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October 26, 2020, 9:25 AM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is working on third-generation entry-level AirPods without noise cancellation and a smaller second version of the AirPods Pro  —  - New AirPods earbuds planned to be announced as early as 2021  — Hit accessory sees new competition from Amazon, Google, others
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook launches free-to-play cloud gaming on desktop and Android but says it is unable to bring games to iOS due to Apple's “arbitrary” policies  —  - Facebook announced the launch of cloud gaming on its desktop website and Android app but not to iOS due to Apple's “arbitrary” policies.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook preps responses to possible post-election unrest, like slowing the spread of viral content, with tools it has used in countries like Myanmar  —  Tools include slowing the spread of certain posts and tweaking users' news feeds  —  Facebook Inc. teams have planned …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Profile of Maddie Stone, who leads Google's Project Zero team that studies and neuters actively exploited Android malware  —  The Project Zero reverse engineer shuts down some of the world's most dangerous exploits—along with antiquated hacker stereotypes.  —  EVEN WITH A knee injury, Maddie Stone is formidable.
Bloomberg:
SAP shares drop as much as 21%, the biggest intraday fall since 1999, as profit and sales declined and it cut revenue forecast for the full year  —  - Previous outlook incorrectly ‘assumed economies would reopen’  — German software maker also delays longer-term financial goals
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Paola Rosa-Aquino / New York Times:
Ian Hamilton / UploadVR:
Oculus owners will lose all store purchases and account information if they delete their Facebook accounts  —  If you've linked your Oculus account to Facebook and decide you want to delete your Facebook account, your purchases on Oculus will be lost as well.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Ketos, a hybrid device- and cloud-based service for monitoring drinking water quality, raises $18M Series B led by Motley Fool Ventures  —  Water analytics startup Ketos today announced it raised $18 million in funding.  The capital will be put toward further advancing the company's cloud …
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Lillian Rizzo / Wall Street Journal:
Users working from home are running into internet usage limits as ISPs reinstate data caps they suspended at the beginning of the pandemic  —  As more people rely on their home broadband for work and school during the coronavirus pandemic, providers are reinstating data caps
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
A look at signature verification software deployed to expedite mail-in ballot verification in US, as signature discrepancies are the main reason for rejections  —  As of early October, more than 84.2 million absentee ballots had been requested or sent to U.S. voters in 47 states and the District …

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