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Musk says Twitter to hold off relaunching blue check verification

Nov 21 (Reuters) – Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk said on Monday the social media company is holding off the relaunch of its blue check subscription service, a delay from his initial tentative timeline to bring back the service on the platform. “Holding off relaunch of Blue Verified until there is high confidence of stopping […]

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WORLD

Trump snubs Twitter after Musk announces reactivation of ex-president’s account

Nov 19 (Reuters) – Donald Trump on Saturday said he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as a slim majority voted in favor of reinstating the former U.S. President, who was banned from the social media service for inciting violence, in a poll organized by new owner Elon Musk. Slightly over 15 million […]

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BUSINESS

After Elon Musk’s ultimatum, Twitter employees start exiting

Nov 17 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Twitter employees are estimated to be leaving the beleaguered social media company following an ultimatum from new owner Elon Musk that staffers sign up for “long hours at high intensity,” or leave. In a poll on the workplace app Blind, which verifies employees through their work email addresses and […]

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BUSINESS

Sam Bankman-Fried’s sudden turn from white knight to washout

Nov 11 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried earned a reputation as savior of the crypto industry when he bailed out two platforms earlier this year. But when FTX, the exchange he co-founded and led until Friday, needed a lifeline, none was forthcoming. Until this week, the 30-year-old American was seen as a darling in digital assets […]

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BUSINESS

Twitter restores ‘official’ label; $8 blue check mark option vanishes

Nov 11 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s Twitter Inc on Friday brought back the “official” badge to some accounts, just days after doing away with it, while several users reported the new subscription option for the blue verification check mark had disappeared. The move follows a surge in fake accounts on the platform after new boss […]

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BUSINESS

Musk warns of Twitter bankruptcy as more senior executives quit

Nov 10 (Reuters) – Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk on Thursday raised the possibility of the social media platform going bankrupt, capping a chaotic day that included a warning from a U.S. regulator and departures of senior executives viewed as future leaders. The billionaire told Twitter employees on a call that that he could not […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Drake, 21 Savage blocked from using ‘Vogue’ covers to promote album, judge rules

NEW YORK, Nov 9 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Wednesday has blocked the rappers Drake and 21 Savage from using fake copies of Vogue magazine to promote their new album. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan issued a temporary restraining order less than two days after the duo was sued by Conde Nast, […]

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BUSINESS

Exclusive: Behind FTX’s fall, battling billionaires and a failed bid to save crypto

Nov 10 (Reuters) – (This story contains language some readers may find offensive in paragraph 2) On Tuesday morning, Sam Bankman-Fried, owner of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, caught his employees off-guard with a somber message. “I’m sorry,” he told them. “I fucked up.” The reason for the mea culpa: His announcement half an hour earlier that […]

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BUSINESS

Meta to cut more than 11,000 jobs in one of the biggest layoffs this year

Nov 9 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Wednesday it will let go of 13% of its workforce, or more than 11,000 employees, in one of the biggest layoffs this year as the Facebook parent battles soaring costs and a weak advertising market. The mass layoffs, first in Meta’s 18-year history, follow thousands […]

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Latest-News

Biden says Twitter spews lies across the world

ROSEMONT, Illinois, Nov 4 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday that Elon Musk had purchased a social media platform in Twitter that spews lies across the world. Twitter laid off half its workforce on Friday but said cuts were smaller in the team responsible for preventing the spread of misinformation, as advertisers […]

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