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

Nov 25 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc plans to roll out its verified service next Friday with checks in different colors for individuals, businesses and governments, after a botched initial launch led to a surge in users getting impersonate celebrities and brands on the platform. On Friday, Chief Executive Elon Musk assigned colors to the categories …

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Wall Street rises as Fed signals slowdown in rate hikes

Growth stocks rebound as Treasury yields fall Tesla leaps as Citigroup modernizes Nordstrom falls on reduced earnings forecast Dow Jones Industrial closed at the highest level since April Dow up 0.28%, S&P 500 up 0.59%, Nasdaq up 0.99% Nov 23 (Reuters) – Major Wall Street indexes ended Wednesday with strong gains after minutes from the …

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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 was pausing the relaunch of its blue check subscription service, a delay from its original tentative schedule to bring the service back on the platform. “Withholding Blue Verified relaunch until there is high confidence in stopping spoofing,” Musk said …

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Elon Musk encourages Twitter engineers to fly in for in-person meetings

November 18 (Reuters) – Elon Musk on Friday asked all remaining Twitter employees who write software code to report to the 10th floor of the San Francisco office by early afternoon, according to an email reviewed by Reuters . The billionaire said in a follow-up email: ‘If possible, I would appreciate it if you could …

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After Elon Musk’s ultimatum, Twitter employees start exiting

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

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

November 17 (Reuters) – Blizzard Entertainment (ATVI.O) and NetEase (9999.HK) caused consternation 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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Tesla board member says Elon Musk identified potential successor as CEO

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 16 (Reuters) – James Murdoch of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) director, said in court on Wednesday that CEO Elon Musk had in recent months identified someone as a potential successor at the helm of the electric car maker. Murdoch, who did not name the potential successor, was testifying in a lawsuit over Musk’s …

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Amazon laid off some devices unit staff as it targets 10,000 cuts

November 16 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN.O) said on Wednesday it laid off some employees in its device group, with a person familiar with the company saying it was still targeting around 10,000 job cuts, including in its retail division and human resources. The announcement, Amazon’s first since news outlets including Reuters announced its layoff …

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