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Elon Musk says Twitter’s verified service with colors to start next week

Nov 25 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc is planning to roll out its verified service next Friday with different colored checks for individuals, companies and governments, after a botched initial launch led to a surge in users impersonating celebrities and brands on the platform. Chief Executive Elon Musk on Friday allotted colors for the categories – […]

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BUSINESS

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

Gamers lament end of Warcraft in China as Blizzard and NetEase part ways

Nov 17 (Reuters) – Blizzard Entertainment (ATVI.O) and NetEase (9999.HK) caused dismay among thousands of gamers on Thursday by saying hits such as ‘World of Warcraft’ will not be available in China from next year as a 14-year partnership ended. NetEase shares closed 9% lower in Hong Kong after Blizzard said it was unable to […]

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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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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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BUSINESS

Musk sells Tesla shares worth $3.95 bln days after Twitter takeover

Nov 8 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has sold 19.5 million shares of the electric vehicle maker worth $3.95 billion on Tuesday, according to U.S. securities filings, days after he completed the $44 billion takeover of Twitter Inc. Musk, the world’s richest man, had about $20 billion in cash after […]

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BUSINESS

U.S. stocks end higher, Meta jumps as investors eye midterms

Meta Platforms rallies after report of job cuts Apple slips as COVID-19 curbs crimp iPhone production in China Indexes close: S&P 500 +0.96%, Nasdaq +0.85%, Dow +1.31% Nov 7 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended sharply higher Monday as investors focused on Tuesday’s midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, while shares of Meta Platforms […]

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