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October 29, 2020, 11:25 PM

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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.
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.
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.
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 …
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
Facebook Q3: ad revenue was $21.2B, up 22% YoY from $17.4B despite July's ad boycott; Facebook expects higher ad growth in Q4 from holiday season  —  UPDATE, 4:15 PM PT: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a glimpse of what changes he envisions for Section 230, the law that gives tech platforms legal immunity …
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.
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.
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,
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.
Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Spotify had total Q3 revenue of €1.97B, up 14% YoY, ARPU of €4.19, down 10% YoY, with 320M MAUs, up 29% YoY, and 144M paying subscribers, up 27% YoY  —  Listening time, revenue increased as use in cars and homes grew  —  Spotify Technology SA moved past a slump that hit early in the pandemic …
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.
Michael del Castillo / Forbes:
Leaked 2018 doc shows Binance conceived of an elaborate corporate structure designed to intentionally deceive regulators and profit from US crypto investors  —  Binance Holdings Limited, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange conceived of an elaborate corporate structure designed …

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