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Twitter’s new ‘Super Follow’ allows journalists to charge for their tweets

During its “Analyst event” on Friday Twitter announced several new features, including “Super Follow” and “Community.” “Super Follow” is a feature used to monetize content, mostly the tweets published on the platform. As an industry heavily addicted to Twitter, news »

International, Politics, Your Columns

Violence engulfs South Sudan as UN warns of looming famine

Ten years after independence, staggering levels of violence have engulfed more than three-quarters of South Sudan, while hunger looms over 60 per cent of the country’s population, UN agencies warn. In a report released Friday, the UN Commission on Human »

Internet, Science & Technology

Report: audio social App Clubhouse has exceeded 8 million downloads worldwide

According to new data from the mobile data and analytics company App Annie, the global downloads of the audio-chat social app Clubhouse have topped 8 million, despite it being still in the phase of pre-launch and invitation-only. Starting from February, »

Internet, Science & Technology

Clubhouse going mainstream but banned in China

On Monday, Feb. 08, after several months of unusually unrestricted downloads, the Chinese users of audio-only social media application Clubhouse suddenly found they couldn’t access it anymore. Clubhouse, which has been gaining popularity in China, has finally joined the list »

Internet, Science & Technology

Google is testing third-party cookie alternatives, crucial to its ad business

Google is experimenting with a new advertising technology called FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts) to replace controversial third-party cookies. Third-party cookies have always been the backbone technology for collecting user data and pinpoint advertising in Google’s ad business. If you »

Internet, Science & Technology

Twitter acquires Revue, a Dutch newsletter platform

Twitter has been acquiring small innovative companies in the area of media and communication for a while. Now on its purchase list: a newsletter business. Revue, a newsletter platform startup based in the Netherlands, was just acquired by Twitter. The »


Google and the French media alliance reach agreement to pay for news content

– News content includes summary and reuse Alliance de la Presse d’Information Générale (APIG), a French media alliance organization, announced an agreement with Google on the use of media content. The news of agreement was jointly announced by Google and »

Economy, International, Politics

Biden’s 1st call to foreign leader will be to Trudeau Friday, says White House

U.S. President Joe Biden’s first call to a foreign leader will be with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters yesterday. Speaking during her first briefing with the media, Psaki said the two »

International, Politics

Canada will ‘review’ U.S. findings of genocide in China’s Xinjiang: Garneau

As Beijing lashed out at the outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for designating China as a perpetrator of genocide and crimes against humanity in the western province of Xinjiang, Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau said Canada takes those »

Health, International, Politics, Society

Trudeau and Merkel discuss problems with global vaccination efforts

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his German counterpart, Chancellor Angela Merkel, discussed on Monday efforts to secure equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics and treatments, as the UN health body warned that “the world is on the brink of »