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October 12, 2022, 3:30 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft debuts the Surface Pro 9, combining the Pro X and Pro lines, available on October 25 for $1,000+ with Intel's 12th Gen CPUs or $1,300+ with an ARM SQ3  —  Microsoft is combining its Surface Pro X and Surface Pro lines into a single product this year, the Surface Pro 9.
Sam Rutherford / Engadget:
Microsoft debuts the Surface Laptop 5 in 13.5-inch and 15-inch models with Intel's 12th Gen CPUs, Wi-Fi 6, and Dolby Vision, available on October 25 for $1,000+  —  After a year and a half on the market, this fall Microsoft is updating its mainstream notebook line with the new Surface Laptop 5.
Parmy Olson / Bloomberg:
Mark Zuckerberg's metaverse keynote didn't address the enormous skepticism around his vision and shows why VR should have been an R&D project, not Meta's future  —  As Mark Zuckerberg spoke to the camera in a pre-recorded presentation on Tuesday to kick off Meta Platforms Inc.'s annual …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Taylor Locke / Fortune:
Mango Markets, a Solana DeFi platform, says a hacker stole ~$100M by manipulating its coin's price; the hacker made a DAO proposal to waive any investigations  —  Mango Markets, a decentralized trading platform on the Solana blockchain, looks to be the latest victim of a massive hack within the crypto realm.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google rolls out beta features for creating and using passkeys on Android and building passkeys into websites for Chrome, ahead of a stable launch later in 2022  —  Apple, Google, Microsoft, and others in the industry want to replace website/app passwords with “passkeys” that just require you to unlock your device.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple told unionized store staff in Maryland that they won't get its new benefits and would need to negotiate via a collective bargaining arrangement  —  Apple Inc. is withholding its latest employee benefits from staff who work at its sole unionized retail store …
Christopher Dring / GamesIndustry.biz:
The UK's CMA details its concerns with Microsoft's Activision Blizzard acquisition, like withholding games from rivals; Microsoft says Sony is the market leader  —  The CMA expects the deal to impact PlayStation and game streaming  —  The Competition and Markets Authority has detailed …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Microsoft says Apple plans to launch desktop Apple TV and Apple Music apps for Windows in 2023; Windows 11's Photos app will get iCloud integration  —  Microsoft today announced that desktop Apple TV and Apple Music apps will be available on Windows PCs next year, downloadable from the Microsoft Store.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils the 28-inch Surface Studio 2 Plus with Intel's 11th Gen i7, Nvidia's RTX 3060, Dolby Vision, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB SSD, for $4,299+  —  It's been a long time since Microsoft updated its Surface Studio line of all-in-one PCs.  While rumors had suggested a Surface Studio 3 …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Microsoft plans to integrate OpenAI's DALL-E 2 into its newly announced Microsoft Designer app and Image Creator tool in Bing and Microsoft Edge  —  Microsoft is making a major investment in DALL-E 2, OpenAI's AI-powered system that generates images from text, by bringing it to first-party apps and services.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft announces Edge Workspaces, which lets teams share a set of browser tabs for collaboration, and adds new security and accessibility features to Edge  —  It's Microsoft Ignite this week and while a lot of the announcements this week target the kinds of IT professionals and admins …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Bloomberg:
Sources: Intel is planning major job cuts, likely in the thousands, close to October 27; some divisions, including sales and marketing, could see ~20% cuts  —  Intel Corp. is planning a major reduction in headcount, likely numbering in the thousands, to cut costs and cope …
BBC:
TikTok plans to take prompt action against “exploitative begging” after an investigation found refugees in Syrian camps pleading for digital gifts on the app  —  BBC Global Disinformation Unit, BBC News Arabic and BBC Eye Investigations  —  Displaced families in Syrian camps …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Roku partners with Wyze to launch smart home products, including lighting, plugs, and cameras, sold exclusively at Walmart in the US starting on October 17  —  Roku has officially announced a lineup of smart home gadgets that includes lighting, plugs, and cameras.
Digiday:
Sources: Apple held separate exploratory discussions with media agencies about monetizing its original video content through ads, possibly as early as 2023  —  Apple's growing designs on the ad industry are already well-documented with the iPhone maker's media unit already generating $4 billion per year on search.
Laura Cooper / Wall Street Journal:
Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners plans to acquire Florida-based KnowBe4, which offers a security training and simulated phishing platform, for $4.6B  —  Private-equity firm has agreed to pay $24.90 a share to acquire KnowBe4  —  Private-equity firm Vista Equity Partners has struck …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Netflix joins the British ratings agency BARB as a full member, planning to publish independently audited viewing figures on individual shows for the first time  —  Streaming service's decision to sign up to independent ratings agency is world first and will give insight into its cultural power

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