Happy Wednesday, Austin! Here's some of the tech news being followed this morning:
Big changes at Google Fiber
Alphabet's Internet and TV service is going through some changes as it shifts focus from very expensive fiber rollouts to wireless technologies, Business Insider reports. The group is losing its CEO Craig Barratt and is pulling the plug on expanding service to cities including Los Angeles and Portland (or "pausing") as the company states in a blog post. The company plans layoffs in the cities where it was expected to rollout service.
Apple's earnings and a big hardware leak
Apple had a drop in sales for the third quarter in a row, but said it expects to bounce back during the holidays (Samsung's Note 7 troubles surely won't hurt). Meanwhile, its looking ahead to Thursday when it will announce some new Mac hardware, including what's likely to be a big change for its laptops: an OLED touch strip with indicators that would replace the function keys. It's unlikely to be made up since the images from this leak were found inside Apple's own operating system software. Oops!
More moves from AT&T
Fresh from the announcement of a gigantic acquisition over the weekend, AT&T is still making moves, announcing a new streaming service set to launch in November, DirecTV Now. It will offer 100 streaming channels for $35 a month.
Google's new whiteboard
And from Google, a new piece of large-scale hardware: a collaborative whiteboard called "Jamboard." Check it out below:
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