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10 things in tech you need to know today, October 23



Oculus Quest
Oculus cofounder Brendan Iribe announced he will be
leaving Facebook.


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

  1. An Amazon exec and CEO of server company Supermicro have joined
    Tim Cook in demanding that Bloomberg retract its report on
    spying microchips
    The Apple CEO told Buzzfeed
    last week that Bloomberg needs to “do the right thing” and
    retract the story.

  2. A second Oculus cofounder is leaving Facebook after reportedly
    clashing with management
    Oculus cofounder and
    former CEO Brendan Iribe announced on Monday that he would be
    stepping down.

  3. Uber’s top dealmaker and trusted adviser to the CEO has
    resigned following reports of a sexual misconduct
    Uber exec Cameron Poetzscher was
    the subject of a 2017 sexual misconduct investigation,
    according to a report in The Wall Street Journal last month.

  4. SoftBank’s COO has pulled out of the Saudi Arabia Investment
    conference, Bloomberg reports
    high-profile executives have already pulled out of the
    conference after journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance.

  5. Richard Branson is stepping down as chairman of one of his most
    ambitious projects and it could be more fallout from Saudi
    Arabia’s killing of Jamal Khashoggi
    Sir Richard
    Branson is quitting Virgin Hyperloop One citing the company’s
    need for a more “hands-on” leader.

  6. Netflix will raise another $2 billion to help fund original
    shows and acquire more content
    The company plans
    to spend more than $8 billion on entertainment programming this

  7. Uber may start delivering burgers by drones as soon as 2021
    because its CEO says we “need” flying burgers

    Uber is looking to hire an operations executive to make drone
    delivery functional by next year and available for commercial
    use by 2021, according to a jobs listing spotted by The Wall
    Street Journal.

  8. Google’s new video game streaming service could mark the
    beginning of the end for gaming consoles
    ProjectStream lets you play blockbuster video games with your
    internet browser, if you’ve got a strong enough internet

  9. Instagram just surpassed Snapchat as the most used app among
    American teens, according to a new Wall Street
    Overall Snapchat and Instagram were the
    two most used apps among the surveyed teens, with Twitter and
    Facebook trailing behind.

  10. Huawei won’t be selling its new flagship smartphones, the Mate
    20 and Mate 20 Pro, in the US
    The company is
    locked out of the US market because of fears that it spies on
    people for China.

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