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  • Bird, bird, bird is the word: Numerous Twitter news today, so sit back and take all of it in. First, Elon Musk confirms what we mainly all knew — he bought Twitter because he thought he’d be forced to. Darrell has more on that. Also, Ivan writes that the legacy check mark you have got is ready to run out on 4/20…we predict. We’ve heard that before, but now some colleagues are seeing them go. And in case you missed it, Amanda reports that NPR leaves Twitter and that Twitter, Inc., has a latest name.
  • Who’s there?: Truecaller is bringing live caller ID to iPhone to its premium tier subscribers, but there’s a little bit little bit of work involved on the a part of the user. Jagmeet has more.
  • Gimme a beat: Music makes every little thing higher, and a latest integration with Spotify gives Strava users a soundtrack to their activities, reports Aisha.

Startups and VC

The early days of the pandemic proved to be an enormous boon for the house fitness crowd. Gyms closed indefinitely, and even after they began reopening, many members seriously questioned whether the model would proceed to suit their life moving forward. One in all the businesses that saw early gains after which a number of turbulence was Tonal. Brian reports that the corporate just picked up $130 million value of fresh funding and minted a latest CEO.

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Are we alone in assuming all of you have got at the least two LinkedIn notifications to attach from someone who hasn’t discovered find out how to add a photograph to their profile? Or they could possibly be shielding their identity for other reasons, in fact. Either way, you most likely need to keep it strictly business on LinkedIn. Well, Aisha writes that LinkedIn rolled out a free feature to confirm your identity and employment so you can tell whether it is the actual person. Now, whether or not you wish to provide a government ID and phone number to a social media site is your call.

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