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- Twitter bought Revue. Revue, a competitor to popular newsletter maker Substack, will operate as a stand-alone service.
- Microsoft reported quarterly revenue of $ 43.1 billion. Microsoft’s share price rose more than 5% after-hours trading immediately after the release, to around $ 242 per share.
- Google halted donations for election refusals. The company will not donate via its PAC this cycle to members of Congress who voted against the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory.
- Google abandoned the development of Tilt Brush. The company willinstead of open source development by Tilt Brush, his virtual reality painting application.
- Twitter failed to suppress viral tweets calling for violence in India. BuzzFeed reported Hindu nationalists called for police brutality against farmers protesting against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- Amazon executive supports minimum wage hike. Jay Carney, Amazon’s senior vice president of international affairs, wrote a letter in support of a federal minimum wage of $ 15.
- MyPillow CEO was launched Twitter. He was cited for violating the platform’s civic integrity policy.
- Exclusive: Snap bought a computer vision startup. The company has acquired Ariel AI, whose 12-person team have joined Snap’s computer vision team and are working on making the Snapchat app’s camera smarter.
- Former MoviePass President returns to entertainment. The new Zash company was co-founded by Ted Farnsworth, who ran the parent company of MoviePass, and two investors who have ties to Triller and TikTok.
- Check Point discovered exposed TikTok data. The vulnerability could have allowed attackers to access a user’s profile details and the phone number associated with their account. This would have allowed criminals to create a database of information to use for account takeovers and other crimes, the researchers said.
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