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October 7, 2019, 3:40 PM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases macOS Catalina with new apps Find My and Screen Time, as well as Music, TV, and Podcast apps to replace iTunes, Sidecar for companion iPads, more  —  Apple today released the newest version of its operating system for Macs, macOS Catalina, to the public. macOS Catalina comes …
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News:
Instagram is removing the Activity feed's Following tab, which showed users what their friends were liking, saying that few people used it  —  Instagram is ditching the “Following” tab in the Activity feed.  —  A Catholic priest notices a fellow priest liking gay porn star pics on Instagram.
Financial Times:
Sources: Apple has recently approached big music labels about bundling together Apple Music and Apple TV+ for one flat monthly fee  —  Apple's hopes of creating a super-bundle of media content for one flat monthly fee have run into early opposition, with some record labels nervous …
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Indian hotel-booking startup Oyo is raising $1.5B at a $10B valuation, of which $700M is from the founder Ritesh Agarwal, who plans to raise his stake to 30%  —  - 25-year-old founder will spend $700 million for new shares  — Existing investors such as SoftBank, Sequoia will add the rest
David Carnoy / CNET:
Amazon launches $110 Kindle Kids Edition, with a choice of four cases, one year free FreeTime Unlimited subscription, and features like achievement badges  —  Amazon's been selling kid-friendly editions of Fire tablets for a while, but now it's bringing the Kids Edition concept to its Kindle e-reader.
Carl Miller / BBC:
Lisa Bonos / Washington Post:
Tinder debuts Swipe Night, a choose-your-own adventure game inside its app with weekly episodes, and hopes to match users based on their in-game choices  —  Dating apps are often compared to bars where everyone is single.  Now one of the biggest, Tinder, is literally casting itself as a party where all your friends are gathered.
VICE:
Twitter employees explain the platform's more relaxed approach to policing content, while keeping a 1,500-strong enforcement team vs. Facebook's 15,000  —  Multiple current and former Twitter employees, including executives, explain how Twitter really positions itself and its responsibilities around moderating speech.
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