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.
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.
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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