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10 things in tech you need to know today, October 19



Red Dead Redemption 2
The makers of the highly anticipated “Red Dead
Redemption 2” are embroiled in a controversy over working


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

  1. Facebook opened up its election “war room” to the press ahead
    of the US mid-term elections in
    Facebook has built a physical “war
    room” in its California headquarters to try and avoid repeating
    the mistakes of the 2016 US presidential election.

  2. eBay is going to war with Amazon over an alleged scheme to
    steal business
    eBay is suing Amazon for
    allegedly infiltrating eBay’s internal messaging system to
    poach high-value sellers.

  3. The fate of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi hangs over
    SoftBank as it looks to raise another $100 billion
    Japanese conglomerate and tech investor
    SoftBank is under scrutiny over its ties to Saudi Arabia, a
    major backer of its $100 billion Vision Fund.

  4. Uber is reportedly making a new service to provide short-term
    jobs in security, hospitality, and more
    The new
    service could be a major expansion for the California tech
    company, and comes as the company gears up for an IPO.

  5. Amazon is opening a new office in Manchester as it makes a big
    bet on research and development in the
    The new office, based in the Hanover
    Building, will accommodate at least 600 staff.

  6. Tesla is finally making a lower-cost Model
    Tesla is introducing a lower-priced
    version of its Model 3 sedan, with a base price of $45,000.

  7. YouTube announced a new partnership with Eventbrite to show
    tour listings on official music channels
    feature is currently only available in the US.

  8. The game developer behind “Grand Theft Auto” and “Red Dead
    Redemption” is embroiled in an ongoing controversy about
    working hours
     Rockstar Games came under fire
    earlier this week after cofounder Dan Houser claimed employees
    were working 100-hour weeks to finish the company’s upcoming
    game, “Red Dead Redemption 2.”

  9. Careem, a ride-hailing company in acquisition talks with Uber,
    raised $200 million from Saudi backers
    deal was co-led by Kingdom Holding Company, the investment
    vehicle for Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, and
    other existing backers.

  10. Apple sent out invitations for the new iPad
    Apple will launch new products in
    Brooklyn, New York on October 30.

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