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October 5, 2022, 11:05 AM

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Ed Hammond / Bloomberg:
SEC filing: in a letter to Twitter, Elon Musk revives his original bid for $54.20 per share, aiming to avoid a courtroom fight; Twitter's stock rises 20%+  —  Elon Musk is proposing to buy Twitter Inc. for the original offer price of $54.20 a share, Bloomberg News reports.Musk made the proposal …
Jeremy C. Owens / MarketWatch:
Elon Musk claims that buying Twitter “is an accelerant to creating X, the everything app”; in August 2022, Musk teased launching X.com as a social media site  —  Entrepreneur's first big hit was with X.com, an online bank that was acquired by PayPal; he re-acquired the rights …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
A look at possible outcomes for Twitter under Elon Musk: firing Parag Agrawal, revolts by employees, bringing back Donald Trump, adding new features, and more  —  His deal to buy the company is back on.  Here are six predictions about Twitter under Musk's control, if it happens.  —  Buckle up.
Tom Hals / Reuters:
Sources: Elon Musk and Twitter have not yet reached an agreement to end litigation; Musk is scheduled to be deposed on Thursday in Austin  —  Elon Musk and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) have not yet reached an agreement to end the litigation and clear the way for the world's richest person to close …
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Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Blizzard President Mike Ybarra says Overwatch 2 is “experiencing a mass DDoS attack” on its servers, preventing hundreds of users from joining the game's launch  —  Overwatch 2's early access launch has been marred by a few bugs and a massive DDoS attack preventing players from getting into the game.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
What to expect from Google's “Made by Google” event: Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, and potentially Pixel device previews and Nest hardware  —  - Wildcards: More Pixel device previews and Nest hardware  —  Google's fall hardware event promises to be special this year.
Wall Street Journal:
A report from Chess.com alleges widespread cheating in 100+ online games by Hans Moke Niemann, who was accused of cheating by champion Magnus Carlsen  —  An internal report reviewed by The Wall Street Journal alleges a previously unknown pattern of likely widespread cheating by Hans Moke Niemann …
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Tesla plans to remove ultrasonic sensors from some new Model 3 and Y cars this month and Model S and X cars in 2023 in favor of camera and software assistance  —  Tesla is removing ultrasonic sensors from Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, the next step in CEO Elon Musk's plan to only use cameras …
Cheng Ting-Fang / Nikkei Asia:
Sources: in a first, Apple asks suppliers to move some AirPods and Beats production to India as early as 2023; some AirPods are already made in Vietnam  —  iPhone maker taps South Asian nation again in push to diversify from China  —  TAIPEI — Apple is asking suppliers to move some AirPods …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
A review of Intel's $329 Arc A770 and $289 Arc A750: ideal for 1080p gaming, slick design, and good performance, but weird driver bugs and few software controls  —  Intel's GPU effort is impressive but early … Intel's Arc graphics cards are finally here, and they're priced to take on Nvidia's popular RTX 3060 for budget PC gamers.
Associated Press:
A US judge sentences Capital One hacker Paige Thompson, who accessed data on over 100M people, to five years of probation; DOJ says it is “very disappointed”  —  A former Seattle tech worker convicted of several charges related to a massive hack of Capital One bank and other companies …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Meta details updates to the Facebook Feed to let users increase or decrease posts from friends, Groups, and Pages, helping improve Meta's AI-based ranking  —  With profits shrinking of late, Facebook has been shutting down unpopular apps and focusing on its core services.
Anna Edgerton / Bloomberg:
Experts say political ads on Meta's platforms no longer represent good ROI, thanks to a stagnating user base and policy changes that make targeting voters hard  —  Beth Becker had just finished teaching Democrats how to use Facebook's digital tools at the Netroots conference in Pittsburgh …

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