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October 22, 2022, 2:50 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 …
Washington Post:
Axios:
The RNC sues Google for allegedly putting its campaign emails in Gmail spam; the RNC has been criticizing Google's pilot to keep campaign emails out of spam  —  The Republican National Committee (RNC) has filed a lawsuit against Google in a U.S. district court in California for allegedly putting …
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” …
Adnan Bhat / Rest of World:
Experts: India's TikTok clones like Moj and Josh have failed to replicate TikTok's success, and Instagram and YouTube will take over India's short-video segment  —  Creators are instead gravitating toward Instagram and YouTube, which may eventually be the winners in the Indian short-video segment.
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.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Reliance, the parent firm of India's largest mobile operator Jio, launches JioBook, a ~$190 4G-enabled laptop running a custom Android-based OS called JioOS  —  Jio Platforms has quietly launched its first laptop, entering into a new product category as the Indian telecom giant aggressively expands its offerings.

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