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November 10, 2020, 9:05 PM

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Apple:
Apple says its new M1-equipped Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro are available to order today, arriving as early as next week  —  A new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini powered by M1, Apple's breakthrough chip for the Mac  —  Cupertino, California — On a momentous day for the Mac …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple debuts M1-powered 13.3" MacBook Air without a fan, claims up to 3.5x better CPU performance and up to 18 hour video playback, starting at $999  —  Apple today introduced a new MacBook Air as its first Mac with a custom Apple Silicon processor known as the M1 chip.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple debuts 13.3" MacBook Pro with M1, up to 2.8x faster CPU, up to 5x faster GPU, up to 11x faster ML, up to 20 hours battery, and up to 16GB RAM, from $1,299  —  Apple today unveiled a new 13-inch MacBook Pro featuring the Apple M1 chip, replacing the previous Intel x86 models.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces an updated Mac mini with M1, giving 3x faster CPU and 6x faster GPU, up to 16GB RAM and 2TB storage, starting at $699  —  Apple today announced a new Mac mini featuring the Apple M1 chip.  Apple said the new chip enables up to 3x faster CPU performance, and up to 6x better graphics …
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Apple says macOS Big Sur will be available on November 12  —  Featuring big design changes and new app features  —  Apple says it'll release macOS 11.0, dubbed Big Sur, on November 12th.  The company first announced the new OS at its developer's conference in June and released it as a public beta in August.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Apple announces M1, the first Apple silicon SoC for Macs, with 5nm process, 16B transistors, 8-core CPU, up to 8-core GPU, and a 16-core neural engine  —  A big boost over its Intel-based machines  —  Apple has introduced the new M1 chip that will power its new generation of Arm-based Macs.
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
EU files antitrust charges against Amazon over its dual role as a marketplace for third-party vendors and a competitor selling its own goods  —  Vestager says group uses non-public data it gathers on sales on its website to inform its own-label products  —  The EU has hit Amazon …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook says political content makes up about 6% of what is seen on its platform and says CrowdTangle measures engagement but doesn't predict reach  —  Facebook Tuesday said that political content makes up only about 6% of what users actually see on its platform.
South China Morning Post:
China drafts new antitrust guideline to rein in tech giants; Meituan's stock drops 10%+, JD.com is down 5%+, and Alibaba is down 8%+  —  Draft guideline ‘targeting tech giants’ in e-commerce, online food delivery and ride hailing, Atta Capital's Alan Li says Tech giants plunge broadly …
Megan Graham / CNBC:
Spotify to buy Megaphone, which offers technology for podcast publishers and advertisers seeking targeted slots on podcasts, for $235M  —  - Spotify has been on a podcast acquisition tear in the past couple years, striking deals for shows from those including Joe Rogan …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Researchers disclose new remote attack method for extracting data from Intel CPUs using a power monitor interface, with Linux most at risk; Intel issues patches  —  Intel has released microcode updates today to prevent attackers from abusing the Intel RAPL mechanism to steal sensitive data from its CPUs.
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
An ex-Microsoft engineer is sentenced to 9 years in prison for stealing $10M in digital currency from Microsoft, in US' first Bitcoin case involving tax fraud  —  An ex-Microsoft engineer was sentenced to nine years in prison for 18 federal felonies after he stole more than $10 million worth …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Walmart and Cruise partner to launch pilot to deliver orders from a Scottsdale, Arizona store using self-driving cars, scheduled to begin in 2021  —  GM-backed autonomous vehicles startup Cruise today announced a partnership with Walmart that'll see Cruise's cars deliver orders from a Scottsdale, Arizona store to customers' homes.
Levi Sumagaysay / MarketWatch:
Lyft reports Q3 revenue of $499.7M vs. estimates of $486.6M, net loss of $460M, nearly flat YoY, active riders grew 44% QoQ to 12.5M but are still down 44% YoY  —  Although the coronavirus pandemic continued to be a problem for Lyft Inc., its third-quarter results beat analysts' expectations.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Two US House representatives who oversee the FCC ask Ajit Pai to abandon “controversial items under consideration”, likely referencing changes to Section 230  —  Two U.S. Representatives who oversee the FCC have asked the agency to respect the results of the election by abandoning any …

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