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September 7, 2022, 4:55 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 …
Bloomberg:
US Senator Amy Klobuchar, the AICO's primary sponsor, says an “incredible onslaught of money” to fund ads against the bill has been an obstacle to passing it  —  An “incredible onslaught of money” against a landmark bill meant to rein in the power of the biggest US technology companies …
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.
Tripp Mickle / New York Times:
Sources: amid lockdowns, Chinese staff and suppliers provided more complex work for the iPhone 14 than past models even as Apple tries to cut reliance on China  —  Apple is taking small steps toward India.  But the production of its latest phone, set for introduction on Wednesday, shows how difficult it will be to make big changes.
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 …
Bloomberg:
Sundar Pichai said in a Code Conference interview that Google is “pro-competitive” and cited Microsoft, Apple, and TikTok as competitors in different businesses  —  Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google parent Alphabet Inc., defended the internet-search giant against claims …

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