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October 21, 2022, 6:45 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple VP of Industrial Design Evans Hankey is leaving, after replacing Jony Ive in 2019; sources say Airbnb VP of Design Gary Butcher is returning to Apple  —  Apple Inc.'s head of hardware design, Evans Hankey, is leaving the iPhone maker three years after taking the role …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Twitter and Elon Musk are preparing to complete his $44B buyout by the October 28 court-issued deadline, as talks between the two have turned cordial  —  Advisers to Twitter Inc. and Elon Musk are hard at work trying to get the $44 billion deal closed by the end of the month, according to people familiar with the matter.
Bloomberg:
Sources: the White House is weighing national security reviews for some Elon Musk ventures, including the Twitter deal and Starlink; Twitter's stock is down 4%+  —  Biden administration officials are discussing whether the US should subject some of Elon Musk's ventures to national security reviews …
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Jennifer Korn / CNN:
When researchers submitted 20 ads with “blatant” voting misinformation, TikTok approved 90%, Facebook approved a “significant number”, and YouTube approved zero  —  New York CNN Business —  Facebook and TikTok failed to block advertisements with “blatant” …
Blake Brittain / Reuters:
Apple sues Masimo, saying the medical tech company “carefully studied Apple's IP” during its patent-infringement lawsuit against Apple to make its W1 watches  —  Apple Inc sued medical technology company Masimo Corp in Delaware federal court on Thursday, accusing its new W1 line …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is working on PC Manager, a CCleaner-like app for Windows 10 and above, with storage management, a simplified way to end tasks, and more  —  Microsoft is working on a PC Manager app that's designed to boost your computer's performance. … Much of this functionality is already baked …

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