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September 17, 2020, 11:30 AM

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Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat:
PS5 will launch on Nov. 12 in N. America, Japan, Mexico, AU, and NZ for $500 for Blu-ray drive version and $400 for Digital Edition, in more regions on Nov. 19  —  Sony provided more details about the upcoming PlayStation 5.  During a video event today, the company explained what you can expect …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Apple Watch Series 6 hands-on: an iterative update, always-on screen is very bright and is the best feature, but blood oxygen monitor gave a few failed readings  —  Also a very red smartwatch  —  I've had just under 24 hours with the new Apple Watch Series 6, which is just enough time to gather a handful of impressions.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Oracle's bid for TikTok falls short of addressing Trump administration's national security concerns; a final decision has not yet been reached  —  Oracle Corp.'s bid for TikTok falls short of resolving concerns of Trump administration officials that the Chinese-owned video-sharing app poses …
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg on the impact of the pandemic on making VR mainstream, AR glasses, and why he doesn't want to “put an Apple Watch on your face”  —  How Facebook's CEO is thinking about the future of augmented reality, virtual reality, and more  —  Social networks contain multitudes.
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
A critique of The Social Dilemma documentary, which seems to exist only to stoke fear and outrage while promoting a distorted view of how social platforms work  —  The world is more complicated than filmmakers want to believe  —  I. A dilemma  —  On Sunday night, after being encouraged …
Bloomberg:
A look at the alliance of convenience between Facebook and Trump admin as sources say Zuckerberg told employees that Facebook is likely to fare better under GOP  —  In late 2019, during one of Mark Zuckerberg's many trips to Washington to defend Facebook in front of Congress …
Ben Geman / Axios:
Matthew Choi / Politico:
DOJ indicts two Iranians accused of stealing hundreds of terabytes of sensitive data from US and foreign universities and other organizations since 2013  —  Two Iranian nationals have been indicted on charges of hacking into American computer networks, stealing data for both personal financial gain …
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Facebook says it has partnered with Ray-Ban maker Luxottica to develop consumer “smart glasses”, coming next year, but shared few details  —  The company partnered with Ray-Ban maker Luxottica  —  Facebook says its first pair of consumer “smart glasses” will be releasing next year …
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