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April 5, 2022, 11:00 PM

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Twitter says it has been working on an edit tweet option since last year and will start testing the feature in Twitter Blue Labs in the coming months  —  now that everyone is asking... yes, we've been working on an edit feature since last year! no, we didn't get the idea from a poll 😉 we're kicking off testing within @TwitterBlue Labs in the coming months to learn what works, what doesn't, and what's possible.
Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
Twitter appoints Elon Musk to its board after he bought a 9.2% stake in the company; Musk cannot own over 14.9% of common stock during his term or 90 days after  —  - Elon Musk will join Twitter's board of directors after taking a 9.2% stake in the social media company, according to a release filed with the SEC.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft will let Windows 11 PCs boot straight to Windows 365 Cloud PCs and switch between cloud and native desktops using the virtual desktops feature  —  Windows is getting even more cloud-powered features  —  Microsoft put PCs in the cloud with Windows 365 last year …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
The Information:
Sources: one-click checkout startup Fast is shutting down entirely; Fast raised $120M from backers including Stripe, Index Ventures, and Addition  —  One-click checkout startup Fast is shutting down entirely and will discontinue its products and brand, according to several people familiar with the matter.
Dan Swinhoe / DCD:
IBM unveils its z16 mainframe, generally available on May 31, which the company claims will be resistant to upcoming encryption-breaking quantum computers  —  New system offers AI capabilities and is reportedly quantum proof  —  IBM has unveiled the latest iteration of its Z-series mainframe.
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Google Maps gets estimated toll road prices, map details like stop lights and stop signs, directions on Apple Watch, and an iOS widget that shows pinned trips  —  Google Maps is getting an update that will add toll road prices and more map details like stop lights and stop signs, Google announced on Tuesday.
TechCrunch:
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Shop, which lets creators sell digital content directly to customers, launches an open beta in the US with more store customization options and tipping  —  Dropbox Shop, a platform that allows creators to sell digital content directly to their customers, is now available in open beta, Dropbox announced on Tuesday.
Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
Plex updates its app with universal search across a user's streaming services, a watchlist, and other discovery features; the company says it has 13M MAUs  —  Plex has an audacious plan to become the daily go-to app for everyone's streaming needs: The media center app rolled out new universal search …
Eliza Gkritsi / CoinDesk:
German police shut down Russian-language darknet market Hydra Market, which had a bitcoin privacy mixer and made €1.23B in 2020 revenue, and seize 543 bitcoins  —  The Hydra Market's bitcoin privacy mixer complicated the investigation, police said.  —  German authorities seized $25 million …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple announces WWDC 2022 will be held from June 6 through June 10 as a virtual event; Apple will host an invite-only watch party on June 6 at Apple Park  —  Apple today announced that its 33rd annual Worldwide Developers Conference is set to take place from Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10.
Cristina Criddle / Financial Times:
Several Instagram creators say Reels payments have fallen in recent weeks by up to 70% and the view threshold for getting paid is over 10 times higher  —  Platform's Reels format was considered a rival to TikTok but content creators say their income has fallen
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Twitter requires removing tweets posted by government or state-affiliated media accounts that contain media of prisoners of war from the Russia-Ukraine conflict  —  It'll ‘ask government or state-affiliated media accounts’ to take down pictures featuring prisoners of war
John Paul Tasker / CBC News:
George Kaloudis / CoinDesk:
Lightning Labs raises a $70M Series B for its Lightning Network-powered Taro protocol, which could bring stablecoins and other assets to Bitcoin's blockchain  —  The Taproot-powered “Taro” protocol aims to bring low-fee stablecoin and asset transfers to the Bitcoin Lightning Network.
Google AI Blog:
Google AI claims PaLM, its 540B parameter, dense decoder-only Transformer model, shows breakthrough capabilities in tasks like language, reasoning, and coding  —  In recent years, large neural networks trained for language understanding and generation have achieved impressive results across a wide range of tasks.
Ken Klippenstein / The Intercept:
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Uber signs with Yellow Cab SF and Flywheel Technologies to bring all of San Francisco's 1,075 taxis to its app in the coming months, after a similar deal in NYC  —  Uber, whose ride-hailing service disrupted the taxi industry, is now partnering with all the taxicabs in its home turf of San Francisco, The Chronicle has learned.
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