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October 26, 2020, 8:00 PM

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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.
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
Sources: staff at Verkada, a facial recognition and security camera startup, abused the company's own surveillance cameras to monitor and harass women coworkers  —  Employees at Verkada accessed the company's facial recognition system to take photos of women colleagues and make sexually explicit jokes.
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
David Ingram / NBC News:
Twitter says it will place messages it calls “pre-bunks” at the top of users' feeds to pre-emptively debunk false info about voting by mail and election results  —  Twitter said Monday it would begin placing messages at the top of users' feeds to pre-emptively debunk false information …
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.
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Twilio reports Q3 revenue of $448.8M, up 52% YoY, vs. $409.8M est., says it now has 208,000 active customer accounts, up from 172,000 in Q3 2019  —  The cloud communications as a service provider says it now has 208,000 active customer accounts, up from 172,000 in Q3 2019.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube revamps its mobile apps with gestures like swiping up for fullscreen and expands video chapters by adding lists with chapter preview images  —  YouTube today is rolling out a series of updates to its player page on mobile devices.  The changes relocate some elements, add new features …
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
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Seesaw, a remote learning startup with just 60 employees in February, saw rapid growth during the pandemic and is now used in over 75% of American schools  —  It wasn't simple to become a do-it-all education tool almost overnight.  —  The first requests that upended Seesaw, a popular classroom app …

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