Expect to hear a lot about VoteCastr today, as it bucks the Election Day news tradition of withholding voting data until the polls close. Using turnout data combined with pre-election polling, the company will project current vote totals in key regions and races throughout the day. — [Peter Kafka / Recode]
Donald Trump has been the first true Twitter presidential candidate. He’s loud, he’s clever, he’s mean, he lies, he brags, he tells a narrative. It’s compelling, but it’s toxic — and, sadly, it’s contagious. — [Kara Swisher / Recode]
Apple is handing over ad sales for its News app to Comcast’s NBCUniversal in an exclusive deal that starts in January. Publishers will still be able to sell their own ads and keep all the revenue, while NBCUniversal will sell the remaining inventory, taking a 30 percent cut. — [Peter Kafka / Recode]
Customers who order a Tesla after the first of the year will no longer enjoy the perk of fast and free recharges at the company’s 734 Supercharger stations. After 400 kWh of free credits, customers will pay “a small fee,” with the money going to expand the network. — [Sean O'Kane / The Verge]
Ever wanted to try out Oculus’ VR headset? An Evening with Code Mobile is this Thursday, Nov. 10, from 5 pm to 9 pm, and there are still a few seats left. Join us in Santa Clara, Calif., for an intimate event where we’ll discuss what’s next for mobile and how virtual reality is about to become a big part of our future. Here’s how you can register. — [Recode]
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Using a custom cube, Mats Valk solved the puzzle in 4.74 seconds, shaving 0.26 seconds off the previous record, set last year.
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