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10 things in tech you need to know today, November 2



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Google employees all
around the world abandoned their desks in protest on

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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday.

  1. Google employees all over the world left their desks and walked
    out in protest over sexual misconduct
    The protest
    followed a bombshell New York Times report last week naming
    executives who had been accused of sexual misconduct and
    allegedly protected by Google.

  2. The Google Walkout organisers wrote an article in The Cut
    laying out their demands for management
    They made
    clear the five things they wish to see changed at the company,
    including a public sexual harassment transparency report.

  3. Apple’s stock price fell after underwhelming iPhone sales, and
    the company said its holiday quarter will be on the low end of
    Apple shares tumbled 7% after an
    earnings report which included soft guidance for Apple’s
    all-important holiday quarter.

  4. As Google employees walked out of their offices, CEO Sundar
    Pichai apologized again for how the company handled sexual
    misconduct allegations
    Pichai said that Google
    “didn’t always get it right” and that the company hopes to do
    better when it comes to dealing with issues of sexual

  5. Apple will stop announcing exactly how many iPhones, iPads, and
    Macs it’s sold
    The surprising news comes after
    Apple failed to hit Wall Street’s expectations for iPhone sales
    in the most recent quarter.

  6. Employees have described to Business Insider how sexual
    harassment and inappropriate relationships were rife at $1.86
    billion software company Apttus
    said CEO Kirk Krappe left the firm unexpectedly in
    July, after the settlement of a sexual harassment claim.

  7. Apple, Google, and Amazon joined a list of over 50 companies
    opposing any Trump administration rollback of transgender
    On Thursday, more than 50 companies —
    including tech giants like Apple, Google, Amazon — signed a
    letter opposing any actions by the administration to legally
    define sex as binary and determined upon birth.

  8. CEOs and founders of tech’s biggest names lost a collective $61
    billion during the stock market’s plunge in
    The tech-heavy Nasdaq index plunged 9.2%,
    its worst month since the financial crisis.

  9. Two of Uber’s most popular services are joining forces as the
    company races toward an IPO
    Uber for Business is
    expanding to include Uber Eats, the company announced on

  10. Investors worth more than $700 billion are ramping up calls for
    a Tesla board shakeup — one that goes far beyond what the SEC
    Tesla has until the end of November to add
    two independent directors to its board, as per a $40 million
    settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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