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October 6, 2022, 1:30 PM

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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, up to 256GB, Android 13, and 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 announces the Pixel Watch with a 41mm case, circular, domed display, Fitbit-based health features, and more, starting at $350, preorders open today  —  Google gets into the smartwatch game for real with the $350 Wear OS device  —  2021 was the Pixel's year.
Victoria Song / The Verge:
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 …
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.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Fake LinkedIn executive profiles, which pair AI-generated photos with text from real accounts, are becoming headaches for HR departments and invite-only groups  —  A recent proliferation of phony executive profiles on LinkedIn is creating something of an identity crisis for the business networking site …
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
iPhone 14 Plus review: multiday battery, bright screen, and lightweight, 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.
Salvador Rodriguez / Wall Street Journal:
ByteDance's August report to staff says revenue grew 80% to $61.7B in 2021 but operating losses more than tripled to $7.15B as it spent heavily on growth  —  Social-media giant saw its operating losses more than triple last year to above $7 billion  —  TikTok, Instagram Reels or YouTube Shorts: Who Will Win the Short-Video Race?
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Max Chafkin / Bloomberg:
After investors bet an estimated ~$100B on self-driving vehicle startups, little progress has been made as companies take shortcuts and losses continue to 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.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Twitter is rolling out an edit button to Twitter Blue subscribers in the US  —  Twitter's edit button is finally arriving in the US.  The company will begin gradually rolling out the long-awaited feature to Twitter Blue subscribers in the US on Thursday afternoon, Twitter spokesperson Joseph Nuñez said in an email to The Verge.
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.
CoinDesk:
Court filing: Celsius ex-CEO Alex Mashinsky, ex-CSO Daniel Leon, and CTO Nuke Goldstein withdrew $30M+ between May and June 2022 before the lender's bankruptcy  —  Ex-CEO Alex Mashinsky, ex-CSO Daniel Leon and CTO Nuke Goldstein pulled bitcoin, ether, USDC and CEL holdings from their custody accounts in May …
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
Mathieu Rosemain / Reuters:
Source: a Paris court lowers a 2020 antitrust fine against Apple from €1.1B to €372M; the fine was related to alleged behavior within its distribution network  —  A French court on Thursday substantially lowered a fine against iPhone maker Apple (AAPL.O) for alleged anti-competitive behaviour …

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