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November 11, 2020, 7:40 AM

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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 …
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.
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
Analysis of Apple's A14 chip shows an increase in single-thread performance of nearly 3x in 5 years, suggesting M1 will be a formidable rival to x86 incumbents  —  From Mobile to Mac: What to Expect?  —  To date, our performance comparisons for Apple's chipsets have always been in the context …
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Alex Sherman / CNBC:
TikTok asks federal court to intervene in CFIUS order forcing sale of TikTok's US operations by Nov. 12; sources: TikTok hasn't heard from Trump admin in weeks  —  - TikTok hasn't heard from the Trump administration in weeks as it tries to figure out whether or not to proceed to sell a minority stake in itself to Oracle and Walmart.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Joe Biden's transition team of advisors includes employees from Amazon, Airbnb, Uber, and other tech companies, as well as several outspoken tech critics  —  - Biden's transition agency review teams already includes several current and former tech employees from companies …
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 …
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Researchers say YouTube's policy loopholes for election videos have led to an onslaught of videos aiming to undermine the legitimacy of the election  —  Google video site says election misinformation policies are ‘generally working as intended’  —  On Monday, cable outlet One America News Network posted …
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.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Project Taara, an Alphabet X moonshot, plans to deliver wireless internet in sub-Saharan Africa using light beams at distances up to 20km, speeds up to 20Gbps  —  Wireless network in Kenya to use light beams, like fiber but without the cables.  —  Alphabet will soon deliver wireless Internet …
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
As the Xbox Series X and S launch, a look at the challenges Microsoft confronted while developing its next-generation console during a pandemic  —  The debut of a video game console is a carefully choreographed event.  It matches state-of-the-art electronics with complex software and big-budget games.
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.

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