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October 5, 2023, 6:50 AM

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Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Google unveils the Pixel 8 Pro with a 6.7-inch LTPO display, a 50MP main camera, 48MP ultrawide and telephoto sensors, a temperature sensor, and more, for $999+  —  Thanks to a flood of leaks, you've probably seen its updated camera bar, read all about the new AI photo features …
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
The CMA announces an investigation into public cloud providers in the UK, following a referral from Ofcom, and says the probe will conclude by April 2025  —  The clouds are gathering over Microsoft's Azure operations in the EU and now the UK, with the launch of a new investigation …
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Guideline: X's monthly US ad revenue has declined 55%+ YoY in each of the 10 months since Elon Musk's Twitter takeover in October 2022 through August 2023  —  Monthly U.S. ad revenue at social media platform X has declined at least 55% year-over-year each month since billionaire Elon Musk bought …
Natalie Korach / The Wrap:
X starts removing preview headlines from posts with article links, showing only the lead image and domain name; Elon Musk mentioned the change in August 2023  —  The platform formerly known as Twitter now only displays outside sites' featured images on its iPhone app
Shawn Tully / Fortune:
How interest rates and X's terrible performance gave Elon Musk the upper hand before Linda Yaccarino's October 5 meeting with the banks that backed his takeover  —  Elon Musk may hold the upper hand when negotiating with the banks that financed his Twitter bid.  —  LEAH MILLIS—REUTERS
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases iOS 17.0.3, which “addresses an issue that may cause iPhone to run warmer than expected”, and iPadOS 17.0.3  —  Apple today released an iOS 17.0.3 update for the iPhone, with the software coming a week after the launch of iOS 17.0.2.
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Samsung unveils Galaxy SmartTag 2, with an updated design, both BT low energy and UWB, and exclusive to Samsung devices, available on October 10 for $30  —  As the smart tracker market waits for Google to shake things up on the Android side of things, Samsung has today unveiled the Galaxy SmartTag 2 …
Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Memo: Amazon is shutting down Amp, its live audio streaming app launched in March 2022 that let users act like DJs by playing music and talking alongside songs  —  The service launched in March 2022 following a frenzy around live-audio services during the pandemic.
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google rolls out emoji reactions in Gmail for Android, coming to iOS and the web “over the next few months”; non-Gmail users may get emoji reactions as an email  —  Google is bringing emoji reactions to email, starting with Gmail for Android, to let you “express yourself and quickly respond.”
Elizabeth Lopatto / The Verge:
Wes Davis / The Verge:
Google rolls out Android 14 with customizable lock screens, expanded passkey support, on-device health features, and more, starting with the Pixel 4A 5G and up  —  Google has released Android 14, the latest version of the Android operating system.  It's available today on Pixel phones …
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Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Google unveils the Pixel Watch 2, with a fast-charging battery that lasts 24 hours, a quad-core chip, an improved heart rate sensor, IP68, and more, for $349+  —  It's a much-needed polish.  —  Google's Pixel Watch had years of development time, but still managed to stumble rather than sprint out of the gate.

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