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October 15, 2022, 12:25 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nvidia “unlaunches” the 12GB RTX 4080 announced in September after a backlash, saying the GPU sharing the 4080 designation with the RTX 4080 16GB is confusing  —  Nvidia is pausing the launch of its upcoming 12GB RTX 4080 graphics card.  After originally unveiling the 12GB RTX 4080 …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
NLRB: Apple's Penn Square store employees in Oklahoma City have voted to unionize with the CWA, with 56 votes in favor and 32 against  —  Workers at Apple's Penn Square store in Oklahoma City have voted to unionize with the Communications Workers of America, with 56 yeses, and 32 nos.
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
A look at TikTok's rise, as US viewers spend longer in the video app than Facebook and Instagram combined, and ongoing issues with its Chinese ownership  —  The world's most popular app has pioneered a new age of instant attention.  Can we trust it?  —  On the night Shelby Renae …
Wall Street Journal:
Internal Meta docs detail its metaverse struggles; Horizon Worlds has ~200K MAUs vs. a goal of 500K by end of 2022; 9% of worlds are ever visited by 50+ people  —  Most visitors to Horizon Worlds generally don't return after first month; ‘an empty world is a sad world’
Victoria Gill / BBC:
The WEEE Forum research says that about 5.3B out of an estimated 16B mobile phones worldwide will be thrown away and become waste in 2022  —  This year, 5.3 billion mobile phones will be thrown away the international waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) forum says.
The Wire:
The Wire responds, including an alleged recording of an internal Instagram subdomain and DKIM verification, to Meta's statement questioning its XCheck probe  —  A point-by-point response to Meta's statement questioning The Wire's story on the ease with which the BJP IT Cell head is able to get Instagram to delete posts he reports.
Wayne Ma / The Information:
Sources: Apple's headset will scan users' irises for logging in and making payments and will have two downward-facing cameras to capture users' legs for avatars  —  By the time Apple introduces its much-anticipated mixed reality headset—planned for sometime next year—Meta Platforms …
Erin Woo / The Information:
Sources: Instacart slashed its internal valuation to ~$13B, its third cut in 2022 and 67% below its 2021 valuation, to reset investor expectations for its IPO  —  Instacart, the instant delivery company gearing up to go public, has slashed its internal valuation to about $13 billion, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Help Net Security:
Stairwell, which scans companies' data to detect if they are currently compromised or were in the past, raised a $45M Series B led by Section 32  —  Stairwell announced a $45M Series B capitalization.  The funding round was led by Section 32, with additional investments from Sequoia Capital …
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