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November 2, 2020, 8:10 AM

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Financial Times:
Sources: Huawei is working on plans for a dedicated chip plant in Shanghai that aims to produce 28nm chips by the end of 2021 and 20nm chips by late 2022  —  Shanghai facility aimed at breaking Chinese company's dependence on American technology  —  Huawei is working on plans …
Washington Post:
Sources: Facebook skirted its own rules to give conservatives, including a pro-Trump super PAC and Donald Trump Jr., preferential treatment on rules enforcement  —  From a pro-Trump super PAC to the president's eldest son, conservatives have blown past Facebook's fact-checking guardrails, with few consequences.
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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Raspberry Pi launches Raspberry Pi 400, a compact keyboard with a built-in ARM-based computer, available today for $70  —  Just add a screen and you've got yourself a PC  —  The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the Raspberry Pi 400, a compact keyboard with an ARM-based computer built in.
David Pierce / Protocol:
A profile of Discord, which lies at the center of the gaming world with 100M+ MAUs, as it pushes to turn into a communication tool for everyone, not just gamers  —  Most longtime Discord users have a similar origin story.  They liked playing video games, and liked playing with their friends …
Mark Graham / Internet Archive Blogs:
The Internet Archive starts adding banners on some Wayback Machine pages with links that provide contextual information from fact-checking organizations  —  Fact checking organizations and origin websites sometimes have information about pages archived in the Wayback Machine.
Tom Krazit / Protocol:
Profile of Google Cloud's Kelsey Hightower, a respected figure in cloud computing and one of the few prominent Black men in enterprise infrastructure tech  —  Peter Idah had met Kelsey Hightower before.  But this time, he brought his son.  —  It was March 2016, and the Kubernetes jamboree …
Sarah E. Needleman / Wall Street Journal:
PitchBook: gaming industry had $10.3B in M&A deals and $1.7B in investments so far this year, compared with $7.8B in M&A and $1.7B in investments for 2019  —  With little else to do, Americans are spending record amounts of money on videogames.  New players are taking up the habit …
Will Oremus / OneZero :
Social media platforms made progress since the 2016 election in addressing the most blatant abuses, but the misinfo issues may be endemic to their core product  —  2016, everyone from Russian agents to British political consultants to Macedonian teenagers to randos in the American suburbs …
Eric Bellman / Wall Street Journal:
Online study company Chegg says its subscribers grew 69% YoY to 3.7M in the last quarter, as many parents from the US turn to online tutors, many from India  —  Coronavirus pandemic is boosting India's education-technology industry; 'We get that one-on-one attention they need and it's affordable'
Karen Hao / MIT Technology Review:
Researchers have developed a deep learning technique that can significantly decrease the computational capacity required to solve partial differential equations  —  Unless you're a physicist or an engineer, there really isn't much reason for you to know about partial differential equations.  I know.
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