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November 2, 2020, 8:05 PM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple announces November 10 event where Apple Silicon Macs are expected to debut; invites are titled “One more thing.”  —  Apple today announced a third fall 2020 event, which is set to be held on Tuesday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m. on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.
Bloomberg:
Sources: production has ramped up for new 13" and 16" MacBook Pros and a new 13" MacBook Air with Apple Silicon chips but without other major design changes  —  - Company readies MacBook Pros, MacBook Air with in-house chips  — Smaller Mac Pro and iMac with Apple chips also in development
New York Times:
How Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter plan to handle Election Day and the subsequent days, clamping down on falsehoods and highlighting accurate information  —  The sites are key conduits for communication and information.  Here's how they plan to handle the challenges facing them before, on and after Tuesday.
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.
Sarah Nassauer / Wall Street Journal:
Walmart ends plans to use Bossa Nova robots to scan shelves, sources say after concerns about shoppers' reactions and seeing similar results from human workers  —  Retailer ends contract with robotics company after seeing similar results from workers grabbing online orders during pandemic
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Quibi mulled options like a freemium model and had 450,000 subs paying $4.99/mo., far less than the 7.4M it targeted for its first year, when it closed  —  The instincts of Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, who headed the start-up, proved wrong  —  When Jeffrey Katzenberg …
Sky News:
Sources: UK's NHS COVID app, downloaded 19M times, had the wrong risk threshold and sent warnings to a “shockingly low” number of users about potential exposure  —  The wrong threshold had reportedly been set for the app and was not recording those who were close enough to transmit the virus.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
TVision, which seeks to use WiFi signals and other data to see when ads are played on streaming services or on linear TV, raises $16M, bringing total to $39M  —  TVision is building what its team hopes will become the standard for measuring streaming viewership — and to accelerate those efforts, it's raised $16 million in new funding.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Stensul, which aims to streamline the process of building marketing emails, has raised $16M Series B led by USVP  —  Stensul, a startup aiming to streamline the process of building marketing emails, has raised $16 million in Series B funding.  —  When the company raised its $7 million Series …
Columbia Journalism Review:
A review finds that less than half of 1,100 posts across Facebook and Instagram containing falsehoods debunked by third-party partners bore fact-checking labels  —  Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO, has been back in Congress this week to talk about the need to reform how social-media platforms moderate content …
Washington Post:

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