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October 30, 2019, 5:35 PM

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[Thread] Twitter will stop accepting all political advertising on its platform globally starting on November 22  —  We've made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons...🧵
Apple:
Apple reports Q4 revenue of $64B, up 2% YoY, of which $51.5B came from products and $12.5B from services; Q1 2020 revenue expected to be $85.5B-$89.5B  —  Services Revenue Reaches All-Time High of $12.5 Billion  —  EPS Sets New Fourth Quarter Record of $3.03
Facebook:
Facebook reports Q3 revenue of $17.7B, up 29% YoY; DAUs rose 9% YoY to 1.62B as MAUs rose 8% YoY to 2.45B; headcount increased 28% YoY to 43,030  —  Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2019.  —  “We had a good quarter and our community …
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Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Report: Apple will use Qualcomm's X55 5G modem in all three 2020 iPhones  —  Apple's 2020 iPhones will all use Qualcomm's newest and fastest 5G-capable modem chip, claims a new report out of Asia today.  —  Apple is expected to launch three iPhones next year in 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch sizes.
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Legal experts analyze WhatsApp's options in its case against NSO Group, over sending malware to WhatsApp users, which they say will be an uphill battle  —  The Facebook-owned messaging company is taking on a notorious malware vendor in what could be an uphill battle.
Will Cathcart / Washington Post:
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Spotify launches a dedicated Spotify Kids app available in a beta test period in Ireland for its Spotify Premium Family plan subscribers  —  Spotify is trying to sell more multi-account family-plan subscriptions — by setting up a special “playground of sound” just for kids.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Student subscribers to Apple Music, which costs $4.99 per month, will get Apple TV+ at no extra charge  —  In a surprise announcement, Apple has announced its first bundle deal for Apple TV+.  For subscribers to Apple Music on the student plan, $4.99 per month, Apple will giveaway Apple TV+ at no additional charge.
BBC:
Facebook agrees to pay a £500K fine to the UK for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal but makes no admission of liability  —  Facebook has agreed to pay a £500,000 fine imposed by the UK's data protection watchdog for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
Image in macOS 10.15.1 suggests new MacBook Pro is not a major redesign, revealing a Touch ID key separate from the Touch Bar  —  Rumors about a new 16-inch MacBook Pro are not exactly new, with recent icon evidence found in macOS Catalina betas suggesting the redesigned mentioned in some reports is not going to happen as we thought.
Alex Danco:
As the world has moved toward services, consumers have benefited from far more access to what they want but at a cost: hidden complexities and lack of ownership  —  Back in 2015, I wrote a blog post called Dropbox: the First Dead Decacorn.  At the time, it was the most widely shared take I'd ever written.
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Facebook says it won't remove Pages promoting Daily Wire content because they're “run by real people”, but at least two are owned by Daily Wire's parent company  —  This is the online version of the Popular Information newsletter.  You can get independent accountability journalism in your inbox every week.

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