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October 27, 2023, 2:05 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
What to expect from Apple's “Scary Fast” event on October 30: high-end MacBook Pros with M3 Pro and M3 Max, a new 24-inch iMac with an M3, and USB-C accessories  —  The company is poised to introduce computers with speedier chips.  —  Apple Inc.'s last product unveiling …
Ionut Ilascu / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft details Octo Tempest, a native English-speaking hacking group targeting tech, gaming, hospitality, retail, law, financial services, and other sectors  —  Microsoft has published a detailed profile of a native English-speaking threat actor with advanced social engineering capabilities …
Financial Times:
In a testimony heard without the jury present, SBF says he followed his lawyers' counsel to make critical decisions around passing FTX customer money to Alameda  —  Former crypto billionaire blames lawyers as court hears first snippets of testimony without jury present
More: The Verge, TechCrunch, Cointelegraph, Axios, CoinDesk, Reuters, Protos, Reuters, CoinDesk, The Guardian, The Crypto Basic, Blockonomi, Bitcoin Insider, CoinGape, New York Times, Tech in Asia, Business Today, Insider, Wall Street Journal, Matthew Russell Lee's …, Washington Post, Barron's Online, Associated Press, Fast Company, The Daily Beast, Fortune, The Information, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, PYMNTS.com, and BBC
Bloomberg:
Edward Ludlow / Bloomberg:
Source: during an all-hands, Elon Musk and Linda Yaccarino referenced ambitions to create XWire, a press release service that would rival Cision's PR Newswire  —  Executives at X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter, said they see YouTube and LinkedIn as future competitors …
David Pierce / The Verge:
US v. Google: Google's search head testifies that the company spent $26.3B in 2021 to be the default search engine in multiple browsers, phones, and platforms  —  Even if it's easy to switch browsers or platforms or search engines, the one that appears when you turn it on matters a lot.
Mia Sato / The Verge:
Businesses are using SEO-driven names like Thai Food Near Me and Dentist Near Me to optimize for Google Search, but the scheme is likely technically ineffective  —  Thai Food Near Me, Dentist Near Me, Notary Near Me, Plumber Near Me — businesses across the country picked names meant to outsmart Google Search.
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Cruise pauses all driverless operations two days after the California DMV suspended its permits, but plans to continue operating supervised autonomous vehicles  —  Cruise said Thursday evening it has paused all driverless operations, a decision that comes just two days after the California Department …
Liz Young / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Flexport is in talks to acquire collapsed digital freight startup Convoy's tech, a move that would expand Flexport's push into the US trucking market  —  The deal would move the digital-focused freight forwarder into the domestic trucking market  —  Flexport is in talks to buy …
Simon Willison's Weblog:
Julia Black / The Information:
Sources: Humane set its ~$1K Ai Pin launch for the October 14 solar eclipse, but rescheduled to November 9 as a report of Sam Altman and Jony Ive's device broke  —  In late September, a stakeholder in Humane received a humbled message from the startup.  The Information had just broken …
Casey Hall / Reuters:
Documents: Shein and PDD's Temu file joint declarations in Chicago and Boston to end their legal fights, asking judges to dismiss the cases “without prejudice”  —  Fierce rivals Shein and PDD Holdings-owned (PDD.O) Temu have applied to end their legal fights with each other in the U.S. …
More: Tech in Asia and Tech.co
Supantha Mukherjee / Reuters:
The UN creates a 39-member advisory body of tech executives, government officials, and academics to examine issues in the international governance of AI  —  The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday announced the creation of a 39-member advisory body to address issues …
Payments Dive:
Payments processor Wex plans to acquire North Carolina-based Payzer, which sells field services tools to ~150K contractors like plumbers and roofers, for ~$250M  —  The purchase of the field services software business will allow for cross-selling an expanded set of services, CEO Melissa Smith said.
More: Hypepotamus
Amazon:
Amazon Q3: revenue up 13% YoY to $143.1B, net income up 244% to $9.9B, operating income up 343% to $11.2B, subscription revenue up 14% to $10.2B; AMZN jumps 6%+  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2023.
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