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October 22, 2018, 7:15 PM

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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
AWS CEO Andy Jassy and Super Micro CEO Charles Liang join Apple CEO Tim Cook in calling for a retraction of Bloomberg's spy chip story  —  ‘[Tim Cook] is right.  Bloomberg story is wrong about Amazon, too.’  —  Today, executives from both Amazon and the server manufacturer, Super Micro …
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Phil Schiller talks about the R in iPhone XR and the choices Apple made to make it more appealing to a broader audience  —  The iPhone XR might be the most interesting phone Apple has made in years.  —  Think about it: Apple just released its flagship XS and XS Max to a chorus of positive reviews …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Brendan Iribe, co-founder and ex-CEO of Oculus, is leaving Facebook; source: move follows shakeups in Oculus' VR arm that include canceling PC-powered Rift 2  —  Brendan Iribe, the co-founder and former CEO of Oculus, announced today that he is leaving Facebook, TechCrunch has learned.
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Samsung launches Odyssey+, a $499 Windows Mixed Reality headset, with new light diffusion tech to address the screen door effect, available now in the US  —  Leaked two months ago by the FCC, Samsung's HMD Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality headset became official today with a somewhat unexpected feature …
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Cameron Poetzscher, a top dealmaker at Uber, has resigned following report about allegations of sexual misconduct  —  Executive steps down following WSJ article revealing allegations of sexual misconduct  —  Uber Technologies Inc.'s top deal maker, Cameron Poetzscher, has resigned from the company …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says European Union's copyright legislation, Article 13, threatens creators' livelihoods if implemented as proposed  —  ‘Article 13 threatens hundreds of thousands of jobs’  —  The European Union's contentious copyright directive became a major talking point …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Pixel 3 and 3 XL owners report issues with camera not saving images, background apps being killed, and other glitches that may point to memory managment issues  —  With its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google has crafted some pretty fantastic smartphones in terms of the experience they offer.
Michael Laris / Washington Post:
Ford says it will start testing self-driving cars in Washington, DC early next year and expects to launch commercial taxi and delivery services in 2021  —  The black Ford Fusion hybrid with a tiara of laser sensors looped twice through a four-mile stretch of a changing Washington …
New York Times:
Detecting fake news using AI will require a number of major advances far beyond today's AI, which just flags word patterns and operates at a keyword level  —  At least not for decades to come.  Sorry, Mark Zuckerberg.  —  Dr. Marcus is a professor of psychology and neural science.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
White House to meet executives from Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and IBM today urging them to make it easier for their workers to do tours of duty in government  —  The White House plans to convene technology giants including Amazon.com, Google, Microsoft and IBM on Monday and urge …

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