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October 6, 2022, 6:50 AM

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New York Times:
Sources: in the weeks before Elon Musk's revived $44B bid, his representatives asked Twitter about doing the deal at an up to 30% discount, or a ~$31B valuation  —  Before Mr. Musk renewed his $44 billion proposal, he and the company haggled in discussions that ultimately did not advance.
Financial Times:
Sources: Twitter agreed to delay a deposition of Elon Musk by its lead litigation attorney on October 6 in Austin, as both sides hash out the $44B deal  —  Tesla chief and social media group are negotiating end to legal fight to finalise $44bn buyout  —  Twitter has agreed to delay …
Jeremy C. Owens / MarketWatch:
Bloomberg:
Cade Metz / New York Times:
A US federal court jury finds ex-Uber Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan guilty for not disclosing a 2016 breach of customer and driver records to regulators  —  A jury found Joe Sullivan, who led security at the ride-hailing company, guilty on two different counts.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Google unveils two text-to-video AI generators: Imagen Video, a higher image quality system, and Phenaki, which prioritizes coherency and length over quality  —  Not to be outdone by Meta's Make-A-Video, Google today detailed its work on Imagen Video, an AI system that can generate video clips given …
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
iPhone 14 Plus review: multiday battery, big bright screen, and light, but hard to use one-handed, no ProMotion, and adopting eSIM will be painful for some  —  Excellent battery life and a large display make the 14 Plus upgrade-worthy … This is the new iPhone that most people want.
David Cohen / Adweek:
Financial Times:
An investigation shows Amazon, Microsoft, and others destroy millions of data storage devices each year, creating huge waste when software wiping methods exist  —  Companies like Amazon and Microsoft routinely destroy used hard drives in the name of data security — but industry insiders say there is a better option
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
What to expect from the “Made by Google” event on October 6: Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, and potentially Nest hardware and previews of Pixel devices  —  - Wildcards: More Pixel device previews and Nest hardware  —  Google's fall hardware event promises to be special this year.
Bloomberg:
Sources: to evade US sanctions, Huawei is supporting PXW, a startup based in its hometown Shenzhen that ordered chipmaking equipment for a semiconductor plant  —  When the US government blacklisted Huawei Technologies Co. as a national security threat, it cut the Chinese company off …
Will Douglas Heaven / MIT Technology Review:
DeepMind uses its AlphaTensor AI to solve a matrix multiplication problem by building a 3D TensorGame board game, beating a record that has stood for 50+ years  —  The new version of AlphaZero discovered a faster way to do matrix multiplication, a core problem in computing that affects thousands of everyday computer tasks.

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