Twitter is “holding off” relaunching its new verification system “until there is high confidence of stopping impersonation,” its chief executive Elon Musk said on Monday. Musk’s announcement comes after the initial launch of Blue Verified — which gave a blue check to anyone who paid $8 a month for Twitter Blue — led to immediate chaos as individuals impersonated brands and Musk himself....
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Alphabet has doubled the headcount in its Google Cloud unit since early 2019, according to data obtained by The Information, outstripping Alphabet’s overall hiring growth. The rapid growth helps explain why Google Cloud’s losses continue to widen even as its revenue grows rapidly. Google’s hardware unit and YouTube also each roughly doubled headcount between the first quarter...
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