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Twitter’s Jack Dorsey on edit button: ‘We’ll probably never do it’

Twitter users have been asking for the option to edit tweets ever since the service launched in 2006, but the company has always prevaricated, saying it’s looking into the problem, or considering it deeply, or a hundred other ways of saying “please stop bothering us about this, please.” Now, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has given…

Weekly mortgage applications soar 30% as homebuyer demand hits the highest level in 11 years

A couple sits with a mortgage consultant in Miami.Getty ImagesIt was a seriously strong start to 2020 in the mortgage business for new home loans and refinances.Total mortgage application volume surged 30.2% last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's seasonally adjusted index.Refinancing led the surge, thanks to a drop in…

Amazon in India: Jeff Bezos announces $1bn Indian investment

Image copyright Getty Images Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has announced a major investment in India, saying the country is a key growth market.Mr Bezos said his firm will invest $1bn (£770m) in digitising small and medium businesses - allowing them to sell and operate online.Speaking at a company event in New Delhi, he also said…

New Crop Of E-VTOL Aircraft Appears At CES 2020, But Questions Remain

Bell Nexus4EX landing on rooftop, artist's conception. A prototype of the Nexus4EX was shown at CES ... 2020, Las Vegas, NV, January 2020.Bell“It...

The best tech jobs for 2020, according to Glassdoor

Group of people working on Apple laptopsLuke MacGregor | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesIt's good to be a techie.Tech jobs in fields from cloud engineering to UX design filled Glassdoor's annual report on the 50 best jobs in America for 2020. Jobs in the sector appeared 20 times on the list, taking the top seven spots. Glassdoor…

Hipmunk’s co-founders tried to buy it back before the shutdown

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Rent the Runway plans to launch a brand made entirely out of recycled materials, COO says

Rent the Runway will be partnering with an unnamed influencer to launch a new brand made out of recycled materials in the springtime.COO Anushka Salinas announced the new brand and discussed the company's sustainability efforts at Business Insider's IGNITION: Redefining Retail conference on Tuesday."We are one of the only companies out there that is telling…

Here’s what happened to the stock market on Tuesday

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesDow Jones Industrial Average rises 32 pointsThe Dow gained 32.62 points, or 0.11%, to end the day at 28,939.67. The S&P 500 slipped 0.15% to 3,283.15. The Nasdaq Composite dipped 0.24% to 9,251.33. Stocks saw some volatility as the…

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This Is Us recap: The biggest moments from ‘Light and Shadows’

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Ken Jennings wins Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time

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The Warren-Sanders feud just got way uglier

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Netflix’s V Wars: Ian Somerhalder on returning to vampires

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Reverse search, dark mode, auto delete… 4 game-changing features to hit WhatsApp in 2020

WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned instant messaging platform, would be introducing four new features that could potentially change the way its application works. In November 2019, Whatapp had introduced its fingerprint lock feature for android users on the heels of several other changes and policies it had put up to improve user experience. In a new development,…
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Retail outlets shun CBN’s directive on N50 PoS fee

By Collins Nweze Retail outlets in the e-payment value chain are still collecting N50 Point of Sale (PoS) Stamp Duty fee from customers despite Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) directive stopping it. The Nation investigation in the country’s commercial capital Lagos, showed that filling station operators in the downstream oil sector, the supermarkets among others,…