10 things in tech you need to know today

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.Facebook is quietly laying the foundation for its own HQ2-style expansion by leasing enough office space in Seattle for 20,000 employees. Facebook has 5,000 employees in the Seattle area at the moment, but this move lays…

10 things in tech you need to know today

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.Facebook is quietly laying the foundation for its own HQ2-style expansion by leasing enough office space in Seattle for 20,000 employees. Facebook has 5,000 employees in the Seattle area at the moment, but this move lays the groundwork for a massive expansion in the region.Uber reported its third-quarter earnings on Monday, which topped Wall Street’s revenue estimates. However, the ride-hailing giant lost more money on a per-share basis than analysts expected, and shares sank by as much as 6% in after-hours trading following the report.Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the company is donating $2.5 billion towards alleviating the California housing crisis. Facebook and Google both announced similar donations of $1 billion earlier this year.TikTok’s parent company has released a $400 smartphone in China that opens the video-sharing platform with just a swipe. ByteDance’s Jianguo Pro 3 is only available for purchase in China, and starts at around $389 US.Palmer Luckey’s defense tech startup Anduril says it would like to so
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