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October 19, 2022, 2:00 AM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces new 11" and 12.9" iPad Pros with M2, Wi-Fi 6E, and a new Apple Pencil hovering feature, in stores on October 26 and starting at $799 and $1,099  —  Apple today unveiled the new generation of 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, powered by the latest M2 Apple Silicon chips.
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Apple unveils a redesigned 10th-gen iPad with A14, flat sides, a 10.9" display, a Touch ID side button, USB-C, and Wi-Fi 6E, coming on October 26 for $449  —  Apple today announced the 10th-generation iPad, featuring the A14 Bionic chip and a complete redesign with a range of color options.
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
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Sarah Whitten / CNBC:
Netflix beats with Q3 revenue up 5.9% YoY to $7.93B, $1.4B net income, down from $1.45B YoY, 2.4M net global subscribers added, vs. 1.09M est.; stock is up 10%+  —  - Netflix beat third-quarter expectations on the top and bottom lines Tuesday.  — The company said it added 2.41 million …
Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Netflix VP of Gaming Mike Verdu says the company is “seriously exploring a cloud gaming offering” and plans to open a new gaming studio in Southern California  —  At TechCrunch Disrupt, Netflix VP of Gaming Mike Verdu dropped two bits of news about the streaming giant's foray into games.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Apple announces an Apple TV 4K with A15, HDR10+ support, and an updated Siri Remote with USB-C, starting at $129 for preorder now and shipping on November 4  —  Apple today announced an updated Apple TV 4K model with the A15 Bionic chip, support for HDR10+, and an updated Siri Remote, for a starting price of $129.
Sander Lutz / Decrypt:
Bluesky previews its Authenticated Transport Protocol, formerly ADX, for large distributed social applications and says a Bluesky social app is “coming soon”  —  The group, formed within Twitter, is building a decentralized protocol that limits corporate and governmental influence on social media platforms.
Jacob Silverman / New Republic:
A profile of venture capitalist and former PayPal COO David Sacks, who is using his wealth and online clout to lead a reactionary movement against liberalism  —  Last month, Chesa Boudin, the former district attorney of San Francisco, spoke with the leftist podcaster and political commentator Katie Halper …
Florence Ion / Gizmodo:
Google adds tablet-friendly features to Chrome on Android, like a visual tab grid, a drag-and-drop mode, and a side-by-side design; tab groups are coming later  —  The update brings abilities like tabs and a drag-and-drop mode, but it's for Android tablets only.  —  Alerts
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Source: Parler has ~50,000 DAUs and its parent company Parlement had been trying to sell the social network for the past few weeks at a “wildly inflated” price  —  On Monday, Kanye West, now legally known as Ye, announced that he would buy Parler, an alternative social media platform …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Amazon launches the Amazon Insurance Store in the UK, a comparison service for buying and reviewing third-party providers' home and contents insurance  —  Company says comparison service that will initially focus on home and contents products is ‘just the beginning’
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Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
iOS 16.1 RC arrives for developers and enables iCloud Shared Photo Library, sharing keys in Wallet, an Apple Card savings account, Matter support, and more  —  Apple today seeded the iOS 16.1 Release Candidate to developers ahead of the update's expected release next week.
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