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1. Twitter will begin testing its ‘cover replies’ characteristic subsequent week, in Canada
Earlier than you begin complaining about censorship, remember that hidden replies gained’t truly get pulled from Twitter — they’ll disappear from the default view, however you may nonetheless faucet a grey icon to see them.
The aim is to provide the one who begins a dialog extra management over which feedback are seen, making it tougher for trolls to leap in and derail issues.
2. Ford and Volkswagen crew up on EVs, with Ford the primary outdoors automaker to make use of VW’s MEB platform
This EV tie-up will see Ford utilizing Volkswagen’s platform to develop “at the least one” absolutely electrical automotive for the European market.
3. YouTube is giving creators extra methods to make cash
The brand new options embrace Tremendous Stickers, permitting customers to buy unique animated stickers throughout a stay stream or premiere.
4. Amazon stated to be launching new Echo speaker with premium sound subsequent 12 months
Amazon has plans for an Echo that extra immediately competes with high-end audio system like Apple’s HomePod, in keeping with a brand new report from Bloomberg.
5. FEC says political campaigns can now get discounted cybersecurity assist
In a long-awaited resolution, the Federal Elections Fee will now permit political campaigns to nominate cybersecurity helpers to guard themselves from cyberthreats and malicious attackers.
6. WPP sells 60% of market analysis large Kantar to Bain, valuing Kantar at $4B
Kantar offers stats and insights on how customers purchase and consider merchandise in areas like know-how, media and well being — we’ve written many tales citing their numbers.
7. How Roblox averted the gaming graveyard and grew right into a $2.5B firm
Time for a brand new EC-1, which offers an in-depth profile of a profitable startup! This time, we’re specializing in Roblox, an organization that took at the least a decade to hit its stride. (Further Crunch membership required.)