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October 23, 2022, 9:45 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: 14"/16" MacBook Pros with M2 Pro/Max and an M2 Mac mini are coming soon; Apple is testing a Mac Pro with 24 CPU cores, 72 graphics cores, 192GB of RAM  —  Apple's latest iPad lineup and software strategy is its most confusing to date, but here's how the company could ultimately fix it.
The Wire:
The Wire retracts its two recent stories about Meta's XCheck program and says the outlet is using “independent external experts” to investigate its coverage  —  Earlier this week, The Wire announced its decision to conduct an internal review of its recent coverage of Meta …
Karl Vick / TIME:
Iranian activists smuggle Starlink receivers into the country for a backup internet, citing “no Starlink donation” from SpaceX nor US government participation  —  Starlink receivers have begun to arrive inside Iran, smuggled into the country in hopes of providing a backup internet …
Michael Mignano / Lightspeed Venture Partners:
Whereas Creator Economy companies have mostly built infrastructure for the top 1% of creators, new AI tools will fuel businesses that democratize creativity  —  Creativity has become the focal point of our modern Internet economy.  What was once just a means of artistic expression now powers …
Bono / The Guardian:
In his memoir, Bono details making a deal with Steve Jobs for the U2 iPod in October 2004 and convincing Tim Cook to give away an iTunes album in September 2014  —  In an exclusive extract from his memoir, the singer looks back  —  nything strange or startling?  " That's how my da, Bob, opens our conversations.
Dave Lee / Financial Times:
An interview with eBay CEO Jamie Iannone on eBay's strategy to focus on the second-hand luxury market, as its market value has fallen from $53B in 2021 to $21B  —  “One of a kind!” said Jamie Iannone, the chief executive of eBay, pointing down to the pair of pristine, custom-made Nike sneakers on his feet.
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Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
A profile of e-commerce company Meesho, which accounts for ~7% of India's online sales; Apptopia: Meesho was the world's most downloaded shopping app in H1 2022  —  Startup makes gains in world's biggest developing digital market, with users drawn to its prices on clothing, household goods
Tracy Qu / South China Morning Post:
Canalys: smartphone shipments in India fell 6% YoY to 44.6M units in Q3 2022; Xiaomi's units fell 18% YoY to 9.2M, for a 21% share, followed by Samsung with 18%  —  Xiaomi Corp held onto the top of the leaderboard in India 's vast smartphone market, despite the sector's overall decline …
Rachel Metz / CNN:
Several artists whose work Stability AI included in the dataset used to train Stable Diffusion are angry that they weren't informed, asked for consent, nor paid  —  Erin Hanson has spent years developing the vibrant color palette and chunky brushstrokes that define the vivid oil paintings for which she is known.
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple plans to expand ads to the App Store's main Today tab and the “You Might Also Like” section of app listings globally on October 25, except for China  —  In an email to developers this week, Apple announced that app-related ads will begin appearing in the App Store's main Today tab and in a …
Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
Podcast app Pocket Casts, which WordPress parent company Automattic acquired in July 2021, releases its mobile clients on GitHub under an open-source license  —  Popular podcast platform Pocket Casts has released its mobile clients under an open source license.

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