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September 28, 2022, 8:50 AM

Top News

Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple tells suppliers to pull back from increasing the supply of iPhone 14 models by ~6M units in H2, instead aiming for 90M units, on par with 2021  —  Apple Inc. is backing off plans to increase production of its new iPhones this year after an anticipated surge in demand failed to materialize …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Apple confirms it removed apps from VK, which owns Mail.ru and Russia's largest social network VKontakte, citing UK sanctions; the apps are still on Google Play  —  The translated statement says “some VK applications are blocked by Apple” but that it will “continue to develop and support iOS applications.”
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
The latest iPadOS 16 developer beta makes Stage Manager work with older A12X and A12Z iPads, but does not support extending the display to an external monitor  —  Probably the biggest change Apple announced with iPadOS 16 earlier this year is Stage Manager, a totally new multitasking system …
Jacob Ridley / PC Gamer:
Intel plans to launch its Arc A770 graphics card for $329 on October 12, hoping to compete with Nvidia's budget GeForce RTX 3060 on price and performance  —  That's the same MSRP as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 it goes up against, but Intel says that the green team's card isn't actually that cheap.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
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Financial Times:
Bloomberg:
The US SEC and CFTC fine 16 financial firms $1.1B and $710M in penalties, respectively, for failing to monitor employees using unauthorized messaging apps  —  US regulators reached settlements with a dozen banks in a sprawling probe into how global financial firms failed to monitor employees' communications …
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Sources: FTX is in the process of raising $1B as Sam Bankman-Fried considers bidding for bankrupt lender Celsius Network's assets  —  Sam Bankman-Fried, the crypto billionaire who has been bailing out distressed industry players in recent months, is considering bidding for the assets …
Vicky Ge Huang / Wall Street Journal:
Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Tumblr introduces “community labels”, letting users tag posts about drug and alcohol addiction, violence, and sexual content; no content rules are changing  —  Tumblr announced a “community labels” feature this week that will make it easier for bloggers to filter out sensitive content that they may not want to see.
Financial Times:
Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
A look at tappable podcast ads in mobile games, which trigger episode downloads; source: iHeartMedia got ~6M unique listeners/month through such ads since 2018  —  Podcasters are always hunting for new, flashy places to promote their shows, ranging from billboards to floats in parades to airplane banners.
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
A look at Alphabet-owned Verily's opioid addition rehab clinic in Dayton, Ohio, which has largely taken a low-tech approach to treat ~5,200 patients  —  Christopher Boggs started smoking pot in his teens, moved on to cocaine, and finally settled on opioids, which allowed him to evade …
Richard Lawler / The Verge:
Fast Company took its website offline after a hacker used its Apple News account to send two obscene push notifications; Apple disabled the outlet's channel  —  It's been a little while since we had a high-profile media feed hijacking, but tonight someone sent an Apple News notification …
Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
YouTube rolls out narration voiceovers for Shorts on iOS, a popular feature on TikTok  —  YouTube Shorts continues to compete with TikTok by adding loads of new features that are popular on the other app.  Today, the Google-owned platform is rolling out a narration voiceover feature on iOS, a tool that is already often used on TikTok.
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