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While tech journalists recently have embraced a watchdog role, they could be even more useful by focusing on solutions rather than palace intrigue and villains (Columbia Journalism Review)

Columbia Journalism Review: While tech journalists recently have embraced a watchdog role, they could be even more useful by focusing on solutions rather than palace intrigue and villains  —  In March, when Mark Zuckerberg called for new regulations on internet companies, journalists rightly covered the move with skepticism.

Newsletter platforms like Substack, which recently raised a $15.3M funding round, offer some writers a sustainable business model, but others see a bubble (Kaitlyn Tiffany/The Atlantic)

Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Atlantic: Newsletter platforms like Substack, which recently raised a $15.3M funding round, offer some writers a sustainable business model, but others see a bubble  —  Venture capital has finally come for the least sexy communication style.  —  It´s unclear to me whether anyone has ever fallen in love over email …

What to expect from Google on Oct. 15: Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, a faster Google Assistant, a more affordable Pixelbook, new Pixel Buds, and additional devices (Jay Peters/The Verge)

Jay Peters / The Verge: What to expect from Google on Oct. 15: Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, a faster Google Assistant, a more affordable Pixelbook, new Pixel Buds, and additional devices  —  Pixel 4, a new Pixelbook, new Nest devices, and more  —  Google´s annual fall hardware showcase is happening on Tuesday, October 15th, and we expect it to be a big one.

Marketing docs for Pixel 4 and 4 XL confirm 5.7" and 6.3" displays, with 90Hz "Smooth Display", 12MP and 16MP rear cameras, and Snapdragon 855 with 6GB of RAM (Abner Li/9to5Google)

Abner Li / 9to5Google: Marketing docs for Pixel 4 and 4 XL confirm 5.7" and 6.3" displays, with 90Hz “Smooth Display”, 12MP and 16MP rear cameras, and Snapdragon 855 with 6GB of RAM  —  Despite the official announcement being on Tuesday, Best Buy in Canada has already listed the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL for pre-order.
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