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November 6, 2022, 1:35 PM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Twitter appears to roll out its new Blue subscription, offering a blue checkmark for $8/month, on iOS in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and UK  —  Twitter is officially rolling out its new Twitter Blue subscription service, which offers “blue check” verification to everyone for $8/month.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
A Twitter product lead says the new Blue subscription isn't live yet but some users may see updates “because we are testing and pushing changes in real-time”  —  Just days after newly minted Twitter CEO Elon Musk floated changes to Twitter's system for verifying user accounts …
Elon Musk / @elonmusk:
Elon Musk says Twitter plans to add the ability to attach long-form text to tweets, creator monetization for all forms of content, and better search  —  Twitter will soon add ability to attach long-form text to tweets, ending absurdity of notepad screenshots
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Ashley Capoot / CNBC:
Jack Dorsey apologizes for growing Twitter “too quickly” amid mass layoffs; Twitter's headcount jumped from ~2,000 to 7,500+ between June 2013 and December 2021  —  - Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey apologized Saturday for growing the company “too quickly,” a day after hundreds …
Stephen Graves / Decrypt:
Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge:
Hands-on with Matter devices at a launch event: Matter has a long way to go before delivering on its promise of an interoperable and simple smart home standard  —  At the official launch event for Matter this week, I saw a lot of exciting things: a Google Nest Hub controlling an Eve Energy smart plug …
Katie Deighton / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon, BurgerFi, Chili's, and other companies end or are rethinking delivery and restaurant robot trials, unable to balance the costs against their usefulness  —  In retail, fast food and delivery, robots with names like Roxo, Rita and Scout have delivered mixed, sometimes quirky results, at costs some companies find too high.
Dave Karpf / The Future, Now and Then:
A look at Twitter's chaotic first week under Elon Musk, who is acting like a poker player on tilt trying too hard to get his money back all at once  —  Well, Elon's first week running Twitter has gone worse than I expected.  I said last week that I thought the platform would be pretty …
Washington Post:
Review of misinformation labels: Twitter and Facebook have done little to refute inaccurate election claims by 26+ US midterms candidates since April 2022  —  A Post review of hundreds of posts found many with misinformation but none with social media labels
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
The US DOJ seizes internet domains for Z-Library, a repository that went viral on TikTok for offering 11M+ books, including pirated textbooks, and 84M articles  —  Internet domains for the popular Z-Library online eBook repository were seized early this morning by the U.S. Department of Justice, preventing easy access to the service.
Financial Times:
CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy says Flipkart plans to cut back on dealmaking and hiring to curb costs as losses mount amid fierce competition from Amazon and Reliance  —  CEO Krishnamurthy insists country's ecommerce sector remains ‘vibrant’  —  Flipkart's chief executive says the Walmart-owned ecommerce group …

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