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Twitter officially deploys its new option to everyone to limit who can reply to your tweets – Latest News, Breaking News, Top News Headlines

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There has been long talk about the option of Twitter to limit responses to posts Since the social network announced its arrival at CES 2020. Without setting a specific date, Jack Dorsey’s platform has been testing with user groups on a recurring basis over the past months. Today, finally, is the day that will come for the bulk of those who use the service.
This has been communicated by Twitter, who highlights that There will be three initial options from which one can choose to limit the responses: everyone, people you follow or those they mention. In this way, one will have the possibility to choose one or the other at the bottom of the tweet writing tab.

Those people who do not enter any of the selected groups will see the comment icon in a dim gray color. Anyways, all users can retweet, retweet with comment, share, and like to publications.
Improving the conversation
These new options are part of a movement by Twitter to improve the conversion that takes place on the social network. “These settings help some people feel more secure and could lead to more meaningful conversations,” they say.

Limiting responses reduces abuse and harassment, although …

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Alibaba Stock: Alibaba Still Has the World’s Most Powerful Cloud | InvestorPlace

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Speculators sell shares in Alibaba Group Holding (NASDAQ:BABA) because Trump hates China. Investors like Dan Loeb of Third Point buy Alibaba stock because they like China’s e-commerce market growth.  As our Josh Enomoto writes, it’s a play on the Chinese consumer.
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But the reason I think you should buy Alibaba is the same as I gave over a year ago. Alibaba is the world’s most powerful cloud. It represents what is possible when a cloud owner makes their cloud everything it can possibly be.
Better Than Amazon
Beyond running its own store and media operations, Amazon.Com (NASDAQ:AMZN) sells its cloud. It’s a landlord. It’s good being a landlord. Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is trying to be a landlord.
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) does more with its cloud. Microsoft Azure is a platform, for both its own software and that of others. This is true for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) as well.
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), the smallest of the cloud czars, uses its infrastructure solely for its own social media applications. Its business model is based entirely on advertising.
Alibaba has none of these limitations.
Alibaba creates applications that can …

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos & 26 Other CEOs Pledge to Hire 100,000 Minority Workers

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Some of the biggest employers in New York are making a public commitment to fight racial disparities in the workforce.
Today, 27 CEOs, including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos; Stephen Squeri, chairman and CEO of American Express; and Ajay Banga, CEO of Mastercard, announced the creation of the New York Jobs CEO Council.
The coalition — which is chaired by the CEOs of JPMorgan Chase, IBM, McKinsey, EY and Accenture — plans to collaborate with the CUNY college network and local nonprofits to create more job opportunities for low-income, diverse communities throughout the five boroughs.

Among its goals, the council members collectively aim to hire 100,000 traditionally underserved New Yorkers by 2030, including creating job and internship opportunities for 25,000 CUNY students.

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“I’m thankful the New York Jobs CEO Council is joining us to promote economic justice and provide opportunities for our city’s diverse workforce,” said NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio in a statement. “Together, we will build back our economy fairer and stronger than ever before.”

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The COVID-19 crisis has created widespread job losses throughout the U.S., but it has disproportionately impacted the Black, Latinx and Asian communities, who have higher levels of unemployment. As of the …

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Miami General Employees sues Fidelity National chairman over buyout

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Miami General Employees and Sanitation Employees Retirement Trust has sued Fidelity National Financial Inc. Chairman William Foley II over the largest U.S. title insurer’s $2.7 billion acquisition of a life insurance company connected to him.Mr. Foley in February pushed for the buyout of FGL Holdings Inc. — in which he was the controlling stockholder — to “improperly enrich himself” at the expense of Fidelity’s shareholders, the $738 million Miami-based fund said in a Delaware lawsuit.”Because the transaction was never conditioned on a stockholder vote, FNF stockholders had zero voice at the ballot box” about the wisdom of the deal, the fund’s lawyers said in the Chancery Court suit.The suit, filed Aug. 4, was unsealed Aug. 7 under the court’s public access rules.”This complaint is wholly without merit,” Peter Sadowski, the title insurer’s chief legal officer, said in an emailed statement. “Through innuendo and publicity-grabbing turns of a phrase, this suit is a gross distortion of the company’s track record under its chairman and a highly talented, independent and experienced board of directors.”

Mr. Foley is one of the highest-paid U.S. executives, with a $104.9 million package in 2014, fourth-highest in the country. Mr. Foley’s pay that year topped Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk …

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#SavetheChildren vs #SaveourChildren: Viral Bill Gates Post Explained

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A movement is gaining momentum on social media to change the viral #SavetheChildren hashtag to #SaveOurChildren instead. This is because the #SavetheChildren hashtag is associated with the humanitarian aid organization Save the Children, which is supported in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, along with many other foundations and organizations. Some social media users believe Gates — the subject of many unproven or false conspiracy theories — benefits from the hashtag and have launched a campaign to get others to stop using it.Save the Children is a humanitarian aid organization that has been around since 1919 and works to help at-risk children across the world.Here’s what you need to know:With Support From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Save the Children Has Funded Emergency Food Aid, Medical Care & ‘Futuristic Bedding’ for Babies in AfricaThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated to Save the Children, which is dedicated to helping children worldwide who are in poverty, fleeing violence, orphaned, abandoned, or abused. According to its website, Save the Children is the world’s first global charity for children and was founded in 1919. The website notes:We’re passionately committed to one goal: Giving all children the best …

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On this week’s podcast … Windows reorg, TikTok, and Samsung

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Update 6: Microsoft wants all of TikTok, but Trump’s order may interfere

The Financial Times reports that as part of negotiations, Microsoft is now inquiring whether it can buy all of TikTok, instead of just the business in the US., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. This new plan would include India and Europe (and excluding China).

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Here’s How to Take a Spacewalk Without a Spaceship

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The company that lets you do the Moonwalk, while floating five feet in the air at 32,000 feet, is back.

After being sidelined since mid-March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Zero-G, the only FAA-approved provider of weightless flight in the US is taking off again with an eight-city tour starting in Long Beach, Calif., on August 16. For $6,700, Zero-G gives thrill-seekers the chance to experience true International Space Station-like weightlessness inside its specially modified Boeing 727.

During a series of gut-wrenching parabolic turns, the jet creates zero gravity, allowing flyers to float around, perform flips and rolls, and watch water droplets and M&Ms hover in front of their eyes.

Martha Stewart floats around the specially modified and now heavily sanitized cabin of a Boeing 727. 

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During its time grounded, Virginia-based Zero-G says it put in place a host of health and safety measures, starting with a 30 per cent reduction in the number of passengers, from 34 to 24. On the plus side, this not only allows better social distancing, but provides more space for flyers to bounce around.

Also, before each take-off, the plane gets professionally sanitized, flyers get their pulse and temperature checked, and personal protective equipment like a custom face mask and …

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DealBook: On McDonald’s and Morality

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Good morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here.)‘Cause’ for concernMcDonald’s is suing its former C.E.O. Steve Easterbrook, who was fired last fall for having a consensual relationship with a subordinate that consisted of the two sending sexual messages to each other. Now, according to a lawsuit filed in a Delaware court, McDonald’s is seeking to recoup Mr. Easterbrook’s $40 million-plus severance package, accusing him of lying, concealing evidence and fraud.The lawsuit claims that Mr. Easterbrook had sexual relationships with three other employees, and that he awarded a lucrative batch of shares to one of them. In the investigation last year that led to his firing, Mr. Easterbrook was “knowingly untruthful” about the existence of these other relationships, the company alleges.Every company’s legal team may want to revisit pay and severance policies after reading about the saga at McDonald’s. The new revelations persuaded the board to conclude that Mr. Easterbrook should have been fired for “cause,” which McDonald’s defined in its separation agreement as any act “involving dishonesty, fraud, illegality, or moral turpitude.” A firing for cause requires the repayment of all severance benefits, according to the company’ …

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Dimon, Bezos Among CEOs Pledging to Hire 100,000 New Yorkers

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You can celebrate Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s 70th birthday with celebrity guests

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is turning 70 on Tuesday. To celebrate, his wife, Janet Hill, is throwing him a giant online party. And we’re all invited.The festivities begin at 8 p.m. ET and will be livestreamed to Wozbday.com and Twitch.tv/inspirehouse as a benefit for singer Jewel’s Inspiring Children Foundation.Virtual guests include: opera singer Andrea Boccelli, country crooners Brad Paisley and Emmylou Harris, actor William Shatner, comedians Chris Rock, Jay Leno and Drew Carey, magician Penn Jillette, former basketball great Shaquille O’Neal, and Jewel, who is hosting the event.Cameras:iPhone Photography Award winnersSchedule:You’ll have to wait a little longer for a new phone, Apple’s next iPhones to be delayed for ‘several weeks’A special “11 days of Wozdom” scavenger hunt will begin the next day. Beyond the party, Woz’s website (he prefers to be known as simply “Woz”) is hosting the scavenger hunt “featuring creative challenges” related to happiness, creativity, ingenuity and fun, according to the organizers.Winners receive Apple products, autographed by Woz, and purchased by him at retail prices. He says he qualifies for a 10% off employee discount from Apple but chooses not to flaunt his celebrity. Wait a minute. An employee discount? The co-founder, …

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