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October 26, 2020, 2:50 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.
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
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Variety:
Sources: Apple TV+, Netflix, and others explored buying the rights for “No Time to Die”, but balked at MGM's $600M price tag  —  Apple, Netflix and other streaming services explored the possibility of acquiring “No Time to Die,” the upcoming James Bond movie that was originally slated to debut last April.

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