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Elon Musk bags a seat on Twitter’s board and teases an edit button


Elon Musk joins Twitter's board
Musk paid almost $3 billion for a 9.2% stake in the social media company.
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Elon Musk this week earned himself a spot on Twitter’s board after becoming the social media giant’s largest shareholder. It was revealed on Monday that the Tesla CEO purchased a 9.2% stake in the company, worth almost $3 billion.

Musk also teased an edit button for tweets, which has been one of the most-requested features among Twitter users for many years.

Twitter will ‘probably never’ let you edit your tweets, CEO says


Twitter has changed its mind on deleting inactive user accounts (for now)
Twitter is crushing dreams in 2020.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey this week warned that Twitter will “probably never” let you edit your tweets.

Editing has long been the most-requested feature among the Twitter community. But despite making some “practical considerations,” the micro-blogging network has dashed hopes it will ever happen.

Twitter CEO speaks with employees at Apple Park


Twitter has changed its mind on deleting inactive user accounts (for now)
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was one of Apple's chosen speakers.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reportedly made a stopover at Apple Park on Tuesday, addressing employees in the marketing department.

It’s not exactly clear what was discussed. However, it does suggest “strong ties” between Apple and the microblogging company.

Cash App makes splitting the check easy [50 Essential iOS Apps #34]


Cash app with cash money
Cash app makes paying back your friend as easy as using cash.
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50 Essential iOS Apps: Cash App There are tons of ways to give money to a friend or family member. You could mail a check, hand them a stack of cash, or send it digitally. With the Cash App, sending money to someone is as easy as entering an amount, dropping in their $cashtag, and hitting send. While this is very similar to Apple Pay Cash, the Cash App packs a few extra perks that make it awesome.

Tim Cook and Eddy Cue spotted hobnobbing at Sun Valley


Apple acquisitions
As easy as a stroll down the street.
Photo: Drew Angerer

Apple CEO Tim Cook has made his annual pilgrimage to Sun Valley, Idaho, to gather with other leaders who run the world’s tech and media empires.

This is the fourth year in a row that Cook has made an appearance at the exclusive conference, which attracts dozens of industry bigwigs like Disney CEO Bob Iger, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, HP CEO Meg Whitman and Facbook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

Twitter doesn’t force ads upon ‘VIP’ users


I'm not famous enough to lose promoted tweets.
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Our Twitter timelines have become swamped with ads and sponsored tweets, but if you’re famous enough, you don’t have to see them.

To provide its “VIP” users with a greater experience, and to prevent them from wandering to rival services, Twitter has all but stopped injecting ads into their timelines.

Eddy Cue gives LeBron the business during NBA Finals


Eddy Cue isn't cheering for Lebron this year.
Eddy Cue isn't cheering for Lebron this year.
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The NBA Finals started last night, with LeBron James taking to the court in search of yet another championship ring. His team is taking on the Silicon Valley Golden State Warriors and, while Apple Senior VP Eddy Cue was all too happy to cheer on LeBron during the last two NBA championships, this year he’s defected to the home team — and giving King James hell.

Square plans to add Apple Pay and Bitcoin support to next register



Apple Pay is threatening to put mobile payments companies like Square and PayPal out of business when it launches next month, but according to Square co-founder Jack Dorsey, Apple Pay isn’t actually a threat to his company.

Dorsey revealed yesterday that Square is hoping to use Apple Pay to its advantage by building a new register for sellers that accepts Apple Pay and pretty much every other form of payment you can slide across a counter.

Jack Dorsey Believes The iWatch Will Be More Valuable To Users Than Google Glass




As the CEO of Square, and co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey has quickly become one of Silicon Valley’s most admired CEOs. His Square payment system is quickly changing the way consumers buy things, and it’s making businesses and consumers interact on a more personal level.

Square’s goal is to make payments quicker and easier for both business and consumers, so the company has an intense interest in wearable tech. When asked in a recent interview whether he thinks Google Glass is an interesting product, Dorsey answered that he doesn’t see much value in Google Glass right now, but he’s intrigued by devices that wrap around the wrist – like Apple’s rumored iWatch – because they feel more natural.

When asked whether he’s looked into Google Glass, Dorsey had the following to say: