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1. Twitter will begin testing its ‘conceal replies’ function 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 possibly can nonetheless faucet a grey icon to see them.

The aim is to present the one that 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 group up on EVs, with Ford the primary exterior automaker to make use of VW’s MEB platform

This EV tie-up will see Ford utilizing Volkswagen’s platform to develop “no less than one” absolutely electrical automobile for the European market.

3. YouTube is giving creators extra methods to earn money

The brand new options embrace Tremendous Stickers, permitting customers to buy authentic animated stickers throughout a stay stream or premiere.

4. Amazon stated to be launching new Echo speaker with premium sound subsequent yr

Amazon has plans for an Echo that extra immediately competes with high-end audio system like Apple’s HomePod, in response to a new report from Bloomberg.

5. FEC says political campaigns can now get discounted cybersecurity assist

In a long-awaited choice, 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 big Kantar to Bain, valuing Kantar at $4B

Kantar supplies stats and insights on how shoppers purchase and consider merchandise in areas like know-how, media and well being — we’ve written many tales citing their numbers.

7. How Roblox prevented the gaming graveyard and grew right into a $2.5B firm

Time for a brand new EC-1, which supplies an in-depth profile of a profitable startup! This time, we’re specializing in Roblox, an organization that took no less than a decade to hit its stride. (Additional Crunch membership required.)

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