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April 6, 2022, 5:50 AM

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@twittercomms:
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.
Jillian Ward / Bloomberg:
Elon Musk refiles the SEC disclosure of his Twitter stake to classify himself as an active investor; Musk bought his stake in cash from January 31 to April 1  —  Elon Musk refiled the disclosure of his stake in Twitter Inc. to classify himself as an active investor, making the change …
Casey Newton / Platformer:
With Musk on the Twitter board, Parag Agrawal may struggle to balance his own vision against that of an unpredictable board member with a much louder megaphone  —  Task #1: undermine CEO, consolidate power  —  Today, let's talk about what Elon Musk means for the future of Twitter.
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.
BuzzFeed News:
Investigation reveals Worldcoin, which collects iris scans in exchange for free crypto, is wrestling with issues, from angry field operators to privacy concerns  —  As Kudzanayi strolled through the mall with friends, a small crowd caught his attention.  At its center, three men held …
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.
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
Interview with Tim Sweeney and Epic executives on Unreal Engine 5's launch, its “Nanite” graphic rendering tech, using it in building the metaverse, and more  —  Growing up in suburban Potomac, Maryland in the 1980s, Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games …
Maria Ponnezhath / Reuters:
Intel is suspending all business operations in Russia and says it has implemented business continuity measures to minimize disruption to its global operations  —  Intel Corp (INTC.O) is suspending all business operations in Russia, effective immediately, the U.S. chipmaker said on Tuesday …
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
AMD confirms a bug in its GPU driver is auto-overclocking Ryzen CPUs without the user's knowledge by changing settings in the BIOS  —  Radeon Adrenalin drivers have a mind of their own  —  AMD has confirmed to Tom's Hardware that a bug in its GPU driver is, in fact, changing Ryzen CPU settings in the BIOS without permission.
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Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Uber says it plans to add long-distance travel bookings to its UK app in 2022, including intercity trains, coaches, and flights  —  Ride-booking app aims to become a broader travel hub as part of Khosrowshahi plan delayed by pandemic  —  Uber plans to add long-distance travel bookings …
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
Jiyoung Sohn / Wall Street Journal:
South Korea says Google can't block developers from providing an in-app link to an outside website to buy digital goods under the country's app payment law  —  U.S. tech giant had threatened to delist some local app developers  —  SEOUL—Google can't punish South Korean app developers …
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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:

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