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October 6, 2022, 5:15 PM

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New York Times:
Filing: Elon Musk asks a judge to delay the Twitter trial starting on October 17, since he is arranging financing and his acquisition would close by October 28  —  Key details on the $44 billion offer are still being hashed out on a deal that could head off a trial set to begin in Delaware in a little more than week.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Musk-Twitter talks are stuck on a debt-financing issue; Musk wants to reserve the right to sue Twitter for allegedly misleading him about bot accounts  —  Talks between Elon Musk and Twitter Inc. to reach a resolution of the $44 billion takeover are stuck in part over Musk's statement …
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 …
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Damien Wilde / 9to5Google:
Google announces the Pixel 7 Pro with a 6.7-inch 120Hz LTPO display, updated “camera bar”, Tensor G2, Android 13, and software face unlock, starting at $899  —  At the latest Made by Google launch event, Google has fully detailed the Pixel 7 Pro following a number of early looks, leaks, and teases.
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Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Google unveils the circular Pixel Watch with a 41mm case, a curved display, Fitbit health features, and Wear OS, $350 for Wi-Fi and $400 for LTE; preorder now  —  Google gets into the smartwatch game for real with the $350 Wear OS device  —  2021 was the Pixel's year.
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Max Chafkin / Bloomberg:
After investors bet an estimated ~$100B on self-driving vehicles, startups see little progress, falling back on simulations and remote operators as losses mount  —  The first car woke Jennifer King at 2 a.m. with a loud, high‑pitched hum.  “It sounded like a hovercraft,” she says, and that wasn't the weird part.
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
iPhone 14 Plus review: a multiday battery, a bright screen, and lightweight, but hard to use one-handed, no ProMotion, and adopting eSIM may 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.
Ina Fried / Axios:
Six robotics companies, including Boston Dynamics, pledge not to support the weaponization of their products and say adding weapons will erode trust in robots  —  Several robotics companies, including Boston Dynamics, are pledging not to support the weaponization of their products and are calling …
Financial Times:
An investigation shows Amazon, Microsoft, and others destroy millions of data storage devices each year, creating huge waste when secure software wiping exists  —  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
Dan Primack / Axios:
Letter: Tiger Global is aiming to raise $6B for its next fund that invests in privately held tech companies, less than half of what it raised for its prior fund  —  Tiger Global is seeking to raise $6 billion for its next fund that invests in privately-held tech companies, according to an investor letter viewed by Axios.
Mathieu Rosemain / Reuters:
Sources: a Paris court lowered a 2020 antitrust fine against Apple from €1.1B to €372M; the fine was related to alleged behavior in Apple's distribution network  —  A French court on Thursday substantially lowered a fine against iPhone maker Apple (AAPL.O) for alleged anti-competitive behaviour …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Twitter starts rolling out an edit button to Twitter Blue subscribers in the US, a few days after giving it to subscribers in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand  —  Twitter's edit button is finally arriving in the US.  The company will begin gradually rolling out the long-awaited feature …

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