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October 30, 2020, 8:05 PM

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BuzzFeed News:
Facebook confirms it has stopped recommending that people join online groups dealing with political or social issues in the lead up to Election Day  —  “This is a measure we put in place in the lead-up to Election Day.  We will assess when to lift them afterwards, but they are temporary."  —  Copy
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Apple launches the Apple One subscription bundle, with three tiers ranging from the $14.95 Individual tier to the $29.95 Premier tier  —  Starting at $14.95 a month  —  Apple One, a bundle combining services like Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, and Apple Arcade into one monthly subscription, is now available.
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Apple says it will replace AirPods Pros manufactured before October 2020 that have crackling sounds, static, and active noise cancellation issues  —  - Apple said on Friday that it will replace AirPods Pro headphones that have sound issues.  — These issues include a static or crackling sound …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple seeds iOS 14.2 “Release Candidate” to developers, which adds optimized battery charging for AirPods and MagSafe leather case support  —  Apple today seeded “Release Candidate” versions of upcoming iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 updates to developers and public beta testers …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Samsung launches SmartThings Find app to track down lost Galaxy devices, including phones, tablets, Buds, Watches, and more  —  Smartphones and other devices are so intertwined with our lives that losing one can be traumatic.  To that end, Samsung has unveiled SmartThings Find …
Bloomberg:
Airbnb says it will establish a host endowment fund in advance of its IPO, to be used for educational and financial support for hosts when the fund passes $1B  —  Airbnb Inc. is creating an endowment fund to help support its hosts as the home-rental startup prepares for an initial public offering.
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter lifts restrictions from the NY Post's Twitter account, updating its practice of “not retroactively overturning prior enforcement”  —  Social-media company reverses policy that previously required newspaper to delete old tweets before being able to tweet again
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Under Armour to sell MyFitnessPal to investment firm Francisco Partners for $345M, after buying it in 2015 for $475M, and sunsetting Endomondo, bought for $85M  —  Global fitness giant Under Armour announced this morning that it will be selling MyFitnessPal to investment firm Francisco Partners …
David Yaffe-Bellany / Bloomberg:
US judge issues temporary injunction blocking Trump's TikTok ban in TikTok creators lawsuit, saying ban exceeds gov't authority, causes users “irreparable harm”  —  - Pennsylvania jurist says U.S. probably exceeded its authority  — Administration calls Chinese apps a national security threat
Kevin Purdy / iFixit News:
The cameras on iPhone 12 models become unreliable when swapped between iPhones, which may lock out all unauthorized iPhone camera repairs  —  After exhaustive testing, comparing notes with multiple repair technicians, and reviewing leaked Apple training documents, we've found that the iPhone 12 camera …
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) …
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.

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