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OnePlus is having some terrible luck with scheduling the launch of its latest smartphone

Android phone maker OnePlus scheduled the debut of its next phone, the OnePlus 6T, for October 30. Apple on Thursday just announced its next event — it's also on October 30. Poor OnePlus.

OnePlus, the popular Android phone startup out of China, has been having some terrible luck with scheduling the launch of its latest product, the OnePlus 6T smartphone.

At first, OnePlus had reportedly scheduled its OnePlus 6T event to be on October 17 — but then moved it to the end of the month, on October 30, possibly because Google was holding its big Pixel 3 unveiling just one week prior, on October 9.

Unfortunately for OnePlus, Apple on Thursday just


The game developer behind 'Grand Theft Auto' and 'Red Dead Redemption' is embroiled in an ongoing controversy — here's what's been going on

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."  While the game has received positive early buzz, Rockstar has been accused of taking part in "crunch culture," or pushing staff to work overtime.  Overworking staff is an ongoing problem for video game studios, and the tech industry at large. Houser has since said Rockstar doesn't force anyone to work extra-long hours.  Now, Rockstar employees have taken to social media to express their feelings about the studio’s work environment.

The most anticipated video game of 2018, "Red Dead Redemption 2," will be released next week, marking the culmination of seven years of work from developer Rockstar Games.

And while the game has received positive early buzz, Rockstar itself has faced controversy in recent days. 

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PayPal beats on earnings, revenue, and guidance (PYPL)

PayPal beat on both the top and bottom lines in the third quarter. The company's Q4 adjusted earnings-per-share guidance topped estimates. Shares were little changed following the results. Watch PayPal trade in real time here.

PayPal's third-quarter earnings beat Wall Street estimates on both the top and bottom lines, and the company raised its full-year adjusted earnings-per-share forecast. Shares were little changed in after-hours trading on Thursday. 

The digital-payments company earned an adjusted $0.58 a share on revenue of $3.68 billion, topping the $0.54 and $3.67 billion that analysts surveyed by Bloomberg were expecting. 


John Krasinski is writing a sequel to his hit horror movie, 'A Quiet Place,' after first telling the studio to move on without him

John Krasinski revealed during a Q&A at the Silver Screen Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday that he is currently writing the sequel to "A Quiet Place" after initially telling the studio, Paramount, to move forward without him. "I had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn't think it would go anywhere," he said. But then he added, "And then I thought, 'This might really work.'" "A Quiet Place" is one of the year's biggest hits, making $338 million worldwide with only a $17 million production budget.

 

"A Quiet Place" is one of 2018's biggest hits, raking in over $338 million worldwide with only a $17 million production budget. The horror movie was bound to get a sequel, but writer, director, and star John Krasinski wasn't positive if he'd return.

But he's finally made up his mind. Krasinski 


Amazon is opening a new office in Manchester as it makes a big bet on research and development in the UK

Amazon announced it's opening a new office in Manchester, UK. The new office, based in the Hanover Building, will accommodate at least 600 staff. Amazon is also expanding its research and development teams in Cambridge and Edinburgh.

Amazon has that it's opening up a new office in Manchester, and investing in 1,000 additional research and development jobs in the UK.

Amazon's new Manchester office will open in 2019 and will be based in the Hanover Building in the city's Northern Quarter. It will be big enough to eventually house 600 staff.

UK manager Doug Gurr said: "Manchester was at the heart of the industrial revolution and has a fantastic history of innovation."


Some MoviePass investors are cheering on a new government investigation into the company's finances (HMNY)

MoviePass parent company Helios and Matheson is being investigated by the New York Attorney General, who is probing whether the firm misled investors. Helios and Matheson denied any wrongdoing to Business Insider. A half dozen Helios and Matheson investors expressed positive sentiments about the investigation to Business Insider, with several saying they felt misled about the company's financial situation.

 

On Wednesday, news broke that the New York Attorney General had launched an investigation into whether Helios and Matheson Analytics, the owner of movie-ticket subscription service MoviePass, had misled investors.

Many investors weren’t surprised, they told Business Insider. In fact, some wondered why it had taken so long.


China's biggest retailer is coming to America with the help of Google

China's JD.com will soon have a flagship online store on Google. It will be the first time the Chinese e-commerce giant can sell directly to US customers. The partnership was announced in June, when Google invested $550 million in JD.com. The partnership comes as rising trade tensions threaten to derail partnerships with Chinese companies selling in the US.

China's JD.com is about to get more access to the American customer. 

The retailer, which claims to be the largest in China to sell directly to customers, is opening a US online store with the help of


Tesla is finally making a lower-cost Model 3 (TSLA)

Tesla is introducing a lower-priced version of its Model 3 sedan. The base price will be $45,000; it will cost about $35,000 in California after federal and state tax rebates. The company has long promised the Model 3 would be its vehicle for the masses, but it originally focused on building premium versions of the car while it struggled to ramp up factory production.

Tesla is finally offering a less expensive version of its Model 3 electric car.

The company has relased and is taking orders for a "lower cost, mid-range" version of its mass-production vehicle, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced Thursday on Twitter. The base price will be $45,000. But in California, it will cost $35,000 after federal and state tax rebates, Musk said.

Tesla expects to begin deliveries in about four months, a company representative said.


The parent company of MoviePass just gave another indication that shareholders are balking at its plan to reverse split its stock (HMNY)

Helios and Matheson, the parent company of MoviePass has hired a second firm to help it solicit and collect votes on a plan to reverse split its stock. The company, which has been losing hundreds of millions of dollars, now expects to spend $109,000 on proxy solicitors, which is more than 10 times what it planned to spend initially. The announcement is the latest sign that it's struggling to convince shareholders to back the proposal.

The parent company of MoviePass gave another indication Thursday that it's struggling to convince shareholders to back its plan to reverse-split its stock for the second time in four months.

Helios and Matheson, which bought a controlling stake in the subscription movie ticket service last year, has hired a second firm to help it collect investor votes, it announced


Friend of disappeared journalist Khashoggi says Saudi Arabia likely took Trump's anti-media rhetoric to heart

Khaled Saffuri, a friend of missing Saudi critic and journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said the Saudi regime likely killed him. Saffuri said that the Saudis likely thought: "Trump hates journalists, and he would not react if we killed one journalist." Trump has expressed his concern over the Khashoggi case but said he would not halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia over it. Saffuri's remarks came as Turkey claimed to have audio and video footage of Khashoggi being killed during his visit to the Saudi consulate.

A close friend of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi critic and journalist who went missing under his country's watch last week, said that his friend was likely killed because Saudi Arabia's leadership was encouraged by Donald Trump's anti-media rhetoric.


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