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November 10, 2020, 3:55 PM

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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.
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 …
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Apple's new MacBook Air and Pro still have 720p webcams, updated with improved software for better noise reduction, dynamic range, and ML-based face detection  —  Apple has unveiled its first Macs with custom M1 chips.  For its notebooks, those include the 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
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.
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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 …
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 …
Derek Robertson / The Guardian:
How AI-powered tools like OpenAI's Jukebox are being used to create deepfake music, which could lead to a host of ethical and intellectual property issues  —  'It's Christmas time!  It's hot tub time!" sings Frank Sinatra.  At least, it sounds like him.  With an easy swing, cheery bonhomie …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Facebook removed seven pages, with over 2.45 million followers, tied to Steve Bannon for pushing misinformation about voter fraud and election results  —  The pages, which promoted the ‘Stop the Steal’ effort and other misleading messages related to the election, were removed over the weekend …
New York Times:
US officials and experts say a crippling cyberattack on election infrastructure did not come to pass due to the pre-emptive steps taken by the US Cyber Command  —  The 2020 election was the biggest test yet of a new approach of pre-emptive action against adversaries trying to hack election infrastructure …
Nate Lanxon / Bloomberg:
Take-Two Interactive agrees to acquire British game developer Codemasters for $956M in cash and stock, after disclosing negotiations last week  —  Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., the company behind popular video games including Grand Theft Auto and NBA 2K, agreed to buy …

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