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10 things in tech you need to know today, November 8



samsung foldable phone
Samsung’s foldable phone.

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

  1. Samsung finally unveiled details about its foldable
    The “Infinity Flex” runs on a special
    version of Android developed in partnership with Google, which
    works around its foldable display. 

  2. Eric Schmidt took the blame for Google’s social networking
    The former CEO admitted “I think it
    would be fair to say that the rise of Facebook… occurred on
    my watch,” in a recent podcast interview.

  3. Vice Media is cutting its staff by up to 15% amid missed
    revenue and a traffic slump
    Vice Media CEO Nancy
    Dubuc, who took over for Shane Smith in March, is overseeing
    the savings plan, The Wall Street Journal reports.

  4. The company behind one of the biggest video games in the world
    was just slammed with a lawsuit alleging its “bro-culture”
    created a sexist workplace
     “League of
    Legends” developer Riot Games is facing a class-action lawsuit
    claiming the company harboured a sexist work environment with
    women suffering from unequal pay and harassment.

  5. Scorned Facebook and Twitter users are flocking to LinkedIn to
    spew hate speech, MAGA memes, and misinformation

    LinkedIn has become the social network to turn to for Donald
    Trump supporters who are being kicked off Facebook and Twitter
    for false and abusive posts, BuzzFeed reports.

  6. Europe’s anti-monopoly chief conducted “very preliminary
    investigations” into Apple but decided it’s “not a dominant
    European Commissioner for Competition
    Margrethe Vestager told Web Summit that Apple is not under
    scrutiny for antitrust.

  7. Uber’s board reportedly held a “marathon meeting” as it
    grapples with its ties to Saudi Arabia in the wake of Jamal
    Khashoggi’s murder
    The kingdom now reportedly
    owns more than 10% of the ride-hailing firm, which is eyeing an
    IPO as valuable as $120 billion next year.

  8. Facebook delayed releasing a tool showing exactly who is paying
    for political ads after journalists “gamed” it to expose its
    The ad library system was meant to launch
    on November 7 in the UK, but a flurry of investigations from
    Business Insider, Vice, and ProPublica showed it was far from

  9. Billionaire Marc Benioff celebrated after San Francisco voted
    for new tax that will take millions from big tech firms to
    solve the city’s homelessness crisis
    C, a measure which will tax San Francisco’s largest companies
    in order to combat homelessness, passed on Tuesday.

  10. A cryptocurrency millionaire is buying up land in Nevada’s
    desert to build a utopian village run on Ethereum

    The New York Times reports that the man behind the project,
    Jeffrey Berns, is planning a city that would run entirely on

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