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Biz Carson / Forbes:
Officials in Auckland, New Zealand suspend Lime's license after a glitch in e-scooters resulted in sudden braking, causing at least 30 injuries in 155 incidents   —  A software error sent Lime scooter riders flying after a glitch caused the scooter's front wheel to lock up randomly mid-ride.
Feb 23, 2019, 1:40 AMIn context
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Twitter co-founder and former CEO Ev Williams is stepping down from the company's board   —  Twitter Co-founder and former CEO Ev Williams is stepping down from the company's board, according to a Friday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  —  “It's been an incredible 13 years …
Feb 22, 2019, 4:47 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Freight logistics startup Flexport raises a $1B round led by SoftBank's Vision Fund, source says at a valuation of $3.2B   —  His startup operates its own 747 aircraft and employs 1,066 people across 11 offices and four warehouses around the world.  He's tackling a market he calls …
Feb 21, 2019, 12:03 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Twitter opens applications for twttr, its beta program focused on conversations with rounded, indented, and color-coded replies, hidden engagement icons, more   —  Twitter today is opening up applications for its new testing program, first announced at CES in January.
Feb 20, 2019, 5:30 PMIn context
Chloe Bryan / Mashable:
A look at “Reply Guys”, a mostly harmless but annoying Twitter phenomenon where one or two men reply to every tweet from a woman   —  On Twitter, a place where a lot of bad things happen, there's a mostly harmless but decidedly annoying phenomenon.
Feb 20, 2019, 11:20 AMIn context
Twitter:
Twitter expands its policy for political ad transparency to the EU, India, and Australia, will show billing information, ad spend, impressions per tweet, more   —  We continue to be committed to enforcing stricter policies for political advertisers and providing clear, transparent disclosure for all ads on Twitter.
Feb 19, 2019, 9:20 AMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Twitter hides a tweet, reportedly from Iran's head of state, for pointing out that a previous leader's verdict to murder novelist Salman Rushdie is still valid   —  Twitter has previously used a newsworthiness standard to defend its refusal to apply abuse and harassment rules to President Donald Trump's account.
Feb 15, 2019, 8:45 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Security researcher says Twitter retains direct messages for years, including messages users have deleted, which may be illegal under the EU's new GDPR laws   —  When does “delete” really mean delete?  Not always or even at all if you're Twitter .  —  Twitter retains direct messages for years …
Feb 15, 2019, 7:30 PMIn context
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Critics say India's proposed internet rules, which could let Indian officials compel companies to remove posts, violate constitutional free speech protections   —  NEW DELHI — India's government has proposed giving itself vast new powers to suppress internet content, igniting a heated battle …
Feb 14, 2019, 11:45 AMIn context
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Twitter says it is testing a pop-up menu to view previews of profiles without leaving the timeline in its iOS app   —  Twitter announced today that it is testing a new way to quickly preview profiles in its iOS app.  With this change, you can now get a quick glimpse at another user's profile without having …
Feb 13, 2019, 5:00 PMIn context

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