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October 30, 2020, 5:35 AM

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Apple:
Apple reports Q4 revenue of $64.7B, up from $64.0B YoY, of which $50.1B came from products, $14.5B from services, and net income of $12.7B; stock down 3%+  —  Company revenue sets September quarter record Services and Mac revenue reach new all-time high  —  Apple today announced financial results …
Wesley Hilliard / AppleInsider:
Apple will launch the Apple One subscription bundle on October 30, with Fitness+ launching later in the quarter  —  Apple will launch the Apple One subscription bundle on October 30, with Fitness+ launching later in the quarter, according to Apple's CFO Luca Maestri.
Elena Schneider / Politico:
Biden campaign says Facebook blocked thousands of its ads approved prior to Facebook's ban; Facebook blames advertisers' misunderstanding and a technical glitch  —  Biden's campaign said ads that had previously been approved by the tech giant have been erroneously removed.
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Netflix increases pricing for standard plan by $1 to $14/month and premium tier by $2 to $18/month; basic plan will remain $9/month  —  The basic plan will remain $9 a month  —  Netflix is introducing price hikes for its US subscribers today, increasing its standard plan to $14 a month and its premium tier to $18 a month.
Facebook:
Facebook Q3: $21.47B revenue, up 22% YoY, net income $7.85B, up 29% YoY, as DAUs rise 12% YoY to 1.82B, MAUs rise 12% YoY to 2.74B  —  Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.  —  “We had a strong quarter as people and businesses continue …
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Alphabet:
Alphabet reports Q3 revenue of $46.17B, up 14% YoY, net income of $11.25B, from $7.07B YoY, Other Bets operating loss grew to $1.1B; stock up 7%+  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - October 29, 2020 - Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google adds a free VPN service for users of its 2TB plan on Google One, rolling out first to US Android users, with more countries, iOS and web to follow  —  Back in July, Google's storage subscription service made phone backups free on Android and announced plans for iOS.
Amazon.com, Inc.:
Amazon reports Q3 revenue of $96.15B, net sales increase of 37% YoY, net income of $6.3B, up from $2.1B YoY, and AWS net sales of $11.6B, up 29% YoY  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2020.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Instagram says it will temporarily remove the “Recent” tab from hashtag pages to reduce the spread of misinformation leading up to the US election  —  - Instagram announced it will temporarily remove the recent tab from hashtag pages to reduce the spread of misinformation in the lead up to the U.S. election.
IDC:
353.6M smartphones shipped in Q3 2020, with Samsung shipping 80.4M up 2.9% YoY, Huawei 51.9M, down 22%, Xiaomi 46.5M, up 42%, and Apple 41.6M, down 10.6%  —  FRAMINGHAM, Mass., October 29, 2020 -The worldwide smartphone market showed signs of improvement in the third quarter of 2020 (3Q20) …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Shopify Q3: revenue of $767.4M, up 96% YoY, vs $658M est., gross merchandise volume of $30.9B, up 109% YoY, ended Q3 with $6.12B in cash and equivalents  —  The company, which has been among the winners during the COVID-19 pandemic, reported third quarter revenue of $767.4 million, up 96% from a year ago,
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Activision Blizzard reports Q3 net revenue of $1.95B, up 38% YoY, vs. estimated $1.7B; company plans to hire 2,000+ staff to meet production demands  —  Activision Blizzard reported earnings today that beat expectations.  Its Call of Duty franchise continued to outperform last year's results …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Arable, which makes connected devices for agricultural insights and predictions for farmers, raises $20M Series B led by Prelude Ventures  —  Arable, a startup developing connected devices for agricultural businesses, today closed a $20 million funding round.

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