10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Monday.

1. Apple fired an iPhone X engineer after his daughter’s hands-on video went viral. The video was even shot from within Apple’s cafeteria, and showcased a number of features of the new phone.

2. First-day preorders for the iPhone X sold out in minutes. Apple said demand is “off the charts.”

3. Apple analyst Gene Munster has provided some additional data on just how quickly Apple’s stock of first-day iPhone X units ran out. He found that, at least in the United States, all iPhone X models except for those for the Sprint network were showing two- to three-week shipping times as of 3:17 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday morning, or 17 minutes after the official start of pre-orders.

4. AllBright, a company set up to support female founders, has struggled to raise capital for its investment fund. The company was set up by Love Home Swap founder Debbie Wosskow and ex-Hearst UK CEO Anna Jones.

5. The battle for Amazon’s $US5 billion (£4 billion) headquarters has intensified. But some states don’t want to be involved because they feel the company’s campus would be too large for their cities.

6. A scientist trained AI to come up with Halloween costume ideas. The results are fascinating.

7. Twitter outlined how it will be tougher on banning revenge porn. Accounts that post so-called creepshots of “the other person’s genitals, buttocks, or breasts” will be banned alongside those that post “images or videos captured in a private setting and not intended for public distribution.

8. Apple is shipping many iPhone X preorders sooner than expected. Shipping dates for a noticeable number of iPhone X preorders that initially were estimated to ship in mid-November have recently been updated to now ship by November 3.

9. Amazon’s bookstores are generating almost no revenue. There are a few reasons why including the fact that there aren’t that many of them yet.

10. Google CEO Sundar Pichai joked that he would drop everything else on Monday to address the cheese placement in Google’s burger emoji. Apple has it on top, but Google has it on the bottom.

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