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With Tesla’s bigger battery, the Model S shoots from zero to 60 in 2.5 seconds | Recode Daily: August 24, 2016

The 100 kWH battery also extends the car's range to 315 miles on a single charge.

Tesla

.Tesla unveiled a more powerful battery that will make its Model S the third-fastest accelerating production car ever made and the first electric vehicle able to go more than 300 miles on a single charge. The 100 kWH battery will also be available for the company’s SUV, the Model X.
[Johana Bhuiyan | Recode]

.Facebook is running a small test that allows all videos to automatically start rolling with the sound on, rather than silently as they do now — this despite the company's own research showing that unexpected, loud video ads annoy 80 percent of users.
[Peter Kafka | Recode]

.The next Code Enterprise conference in November will focus on the changing nature of work and the workplace, and the first batch of speakers to be announced includes April Underwood and Noah Weiss from Slack, Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson, Google exec Diane Greene and product designer Yves Behar.
[Mark Bergen and Johana Bhuiyan | Recode]

.Best Buy had its best day in 15 years. The stock closed up almost 20 percent after the company surprised Wall Street with Q2 sales and profit that topped expectations. The retailer said higher sales of wearables, computers and 4K TVs offset declines in smartphones and gaming.
[Shreya Agarwal | Forbes]

.Google will launch its Daydream virtual reality media service in a few weeks, and it is paying to line up content. The search giant is paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to Hulu, assorted YouTube stars, video game producers and sports leagues to produce 360-degree video for the service.

[Lucas Shaw | Bloomberg]

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