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April 6, 2022, 3:15 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 …
TechCrunch:
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
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 …
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:
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.
Vadim Smyslov / TechCrunch:
Tech workers describe interrogations as they flee Russia; recruitment service HeadHunter says the government demand for IT workers in Russia has increased 100%  —  The mass exodus of IT specialists has been met with hostility from Moscow  —  On the evening of February 23 …

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