Daily Crunch: Twitter tests ephemeral Fleets

Twitter tries out its own version of the popular Stories format, a court orders Otto’s founder to pay a big fine to Google and electric skateboard company Boosted makes cuts. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 5, 2020. 1. Twitter starts testing its own version of Stories, called ‘Fleets,’ which disappear after 24 hours Twitter … Read more Daily Crunch: Twitter tests ephemeral Fleets

‘We exist. We’re here’: Afro-Mexicans make the census after long struggle for recognition

The Afro-Mexican population are often overlooked in Mexicos cultural mosaic, but this year marks a statistical first When Bulmaro Garca encounters military checkpoints in Mexicos southern Guerrero state, soldiers sometimes ask him to sing the national anthem to prove his nationality. Garca, a black man from the remote Costa Chica region, always refuses, and instead … Read more ‘We exist. We’re here’: Afro-Mexicans make the census after long struggle for recognition

As Morgan Stanley buys E-Trade, Robinhood preps social trading

Before it was worth $7.6 billion, the original idea for Robinhood was a stock-trading social network. At my kitchen table in San Francisco in 2013, the founders envisioned an app for sharing hot tips to a feed complete with a leaderboard of whose predictions were most accurate. Once they had SEC approval, they pivoted toward … Read more As Morgan Stanley buys E-Trade, Robinhood preps social trading

Twitter starts testing its own version of Stories, called Fleets, which disappear after 24 hours

Twitter is testing its own version of Stories. The company announced today it will begin to trial a new sharing format called “Fleets,” starting in Brazil, which will let users post ephemeral content to its social network for the first time. Unlike Tweets, Twitter’s new Fleets can’t receive Likes, Replies or Retweets. And they’ll disappear … Read more Twitter starts testing its own version of Stories, called Fleets, which disappear after 24 hours

US airlines pushing for massive bailout gave $45bn to shareholders in five years

Delta, American, United, Southwest and Alaska want help but Guardian analysis reveals quintet paid out billions to investors through share buybacks The United States five largest airlines which are pushing for a $50bn-plus bailout to help them survive the Covid-19 crisis have handed out more than $45bn to shareholders and executives over the last five … Read more US airlines pushing for massive bailout gave $45bn to shareholders in five years