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September 7, 2022, 2:25 AM

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Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google announces an in-person Pixel hardware event for October 6 at 10am ET in Brooklyn, where the company will detail the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch  —  Google this morning announced that it will be hosting its Pixel hardware event on Thursday, October 6.
Sylvia Varnham O'Regan / The Information:
Internal memo: Meta plans to eliminate Instagram's Shopping page and test a simpler and less personalized version known as Tab Lite over the next few months  —  Instagram is planning to drastically scale back its shopping features, the company told Instagram staffers on Tuesday …
Ian Hamilton / UploadVR:
Meta announces its Connect conference will be held virtually on October 11, when it is expected to debut its high-end Quest Pro standalone VR headset  —  Meta Connect is on for October 11th, 2022 as a one-day virtual event with announcements outlining the company's next steps in VR and AR.
Bloomberg:
Twitter tells Judge McCormick that Peiter Zatko never raised spam concerns until he filed his whistleblower complaint and “started parroting” Musk's allegations  —  A lawyer for Twitter Inc. said a whistle-blower who claims the company responded inadequately to spam and bot accounts …
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest in the US with 600,000+ students, says a ransomware attack over the weekend disrupted its operations  —  The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has confirmed it was hit by a ransomware attack that is causing ongoing technical disruptions.
Bloomberg:
Tencent plans to invest €200M in Ubisoft to increase its direct stake from 4.5% to 9.99% at an implied €80 per share, alongside another €100M in the company  —  Tencent Holdings Ltd. is set to more than double its stake in Ubisoft Entertainment SA, forging its latest major overseas deal …
Peter Frontini / Reuters:
Brazil orders Apple to stop selling iPhones without a charger and fines the company ~$2.38M, citing “deliberate” consumer discrimination; Apple plans to appeal  —  Brazil's government on Tuesday ordered Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to stop selling iPhones without a battery charger in the country …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Hamburg-based Localyze, which offers a B2B SaaS service for employee immigration and relocation support, raised a $35M Series B led by General Catalyst  —  Hamburg-based Localyze is gearing up to launch in North America in the coming months — powered by a fresh raise of $35 million …
Iris Deng / South China Morning Post:
Huawei launches the Mate 50 series, the first smartphones to link with China's BeiDou global satellite navigation system, on sale without 5G for ~$720 to ~$980  —  Huawei Technologies Co on Tuesday launched its new flagship Mate 50-series smartphones that support satellite communications …

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