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November 2, 2022, 8:45 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sony plans to launch the PlayStation VR2 with Sense controllers and stereo headphones on February 22 for $550, £530, or €600; preorders open on November 15  —  Sony will launch its PS VR2 headset on February 22nd priced at $549.99.  The PS VR2 will be priced at $549.99 in the US …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Elon Musk plans to cut ~3,700 jobs at Twitter, half of the company's workforce, starting November 4, and reverse its existing work-from-anywhere policy  —  Elon Musk plans to eliminate about 3,700 jobs at Twitter Inc., or half of the social media company's workforce …
Hamish McKenzie / On Substack:
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Qualcomm expects to provide modem chips for the “vast majority” of iPhones in 2023, retaining its current foothold after previously planning to supply ~20%  —  Qualcomm Inc. will continue to provide the modem chips for the “vast majority” of iPhones in 2023 …
Washington Post:
Elon Musk says Twitter will not reinstate banned accounts “until we have a clear process for doing so, which will take at least a few more weeks”  —  After Zoom meeting, Twitter boss tweets that no suspended accounts will return to site until there is clear process for doing so
Kate Irwin / Decrypt:
Meta is letting select Instagram US creators test a toolkit for minting NFTs and selling them on and off the platform, and says it won't charge fees until 2024  —  Instagram will soon have NFT creation and trading tools built in, but in-app purchases will be “subject to applicable app store fees.”
Elisa Lipsky-Karasz / Wall Street Journal:
A profile of, and interview with, Jony Ive, covering life before and after Apple, his design philosophy, his company LoveFrom, the importance of words, and more  —  can always write an awful lot that I can't draw,“ Jony Ive, the mastermind behind Apple's most revolutionary products, says as he holds up a Space Age-style coffee cup. ”
Washington Post:
Internal email: Twitter appears to be rushing out a “high”-risk “Paywalled Video” feature, letting users charge to view their videos, with Twitter taking a cut  —  The tool would let video creators charge users for access.  The team working on it flagged big potential pitfalls.
Ian Allison / CoinDesk:
A financial document details some ties between Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX and Alameda Research; Alameda's biggest asset is $3.66B of unlocked FTT, an FTX token  —  Alameda had $14.6 billion of assets as of June 30, according to a private document CoinDesk reviewed.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Google expands Google Play Games beta for PC to the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore, offering 85 Android games  —  Google Play Games is launching in open beta in the US today, allowing anyone to try out a selection of Android games on PC.
Karen Hao / Wall Street Journal:
China's Zhengzhou industrial park, home of Foxconn's most advanced iPhone plant, begins a weeklong lockdown to combat COVID-19's “severe and complicated” spread  —  HONG KONG—The industrial park where Foxconn Technology Group's iPhone assembly plant is struggling to maintain production amid …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Roku reports Q3 revenue up 12% YoY to $761.4M, vs. $694M est., 21.9B streaming hours, and 2.3M active accounts added; the stock drops 18%+ on weak Q4 guidance  —  Roku handily topped Wall Street estimates for the third quarter of 2022, as the streaming platform and media company packed …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple TV 4K (2022) review: affordable, snappy performance, and a USB-C Siri Remote, but no AirTag-like remote tracking, lackluster live TV, and a stale design  —  Packing more speed than ever (and now HDR10 Plus) at a cheaper price, the Apple TV 4K is the best overall streamer on the market — even if tvOS is falling behind in places
Wall Street Journal:
Netflix rolls out its Basic with Ads tier in 12 countries; sources say licensing negotiations with Disney, Comcast's NBCU, Sony, WBD, and Lions Gate are ongoing  —  Disney, NBCU and Sony are among the companies still negotiating licensing with the streaming service

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