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October 26, 2020, 11:35 AM

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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.
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
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Ant Group will raise $34.5B in its dual Shanghai and Hong Kong IPOs, valuing it at $313.37B, making it the biggest listing of all time  —  - Ant Group will raise $34.5 billion in its dual initial public offering (IPO) after setting the price for its shares on Monday, making it the biggest listing of all time.
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
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.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Melbourne-based Linktree, a social media platform with lightweight, link-centric user profiles, raises $10.7M Series A and says it has 8M+ users  —  Simple, link-centric user profiles might seem might not seem like a particularly ambitious idea, but it's been big enough for Linktree.
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.
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 …
Paola Rosa-Aquino / New York Times:
Right to repair gains ground with proposed regulations in US and EU that would force companies to share parts, tools, and info with consumers and repair shops  —  Both Republicans and Democrats are pursuing laws to make it easier for people to fix cellphones, cars, even hospital ventilators.
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