Internet

Twitter users can soon get blue check for $7.99 monthly fee

Twitter has announced a subscription service for $7.99 a month that includes a blue check now given only to verified accounts as new owner Elon Musk works to overhaul the platform's verification system just ahead of U.S. ...

Engineering

Vibrating shoes help low-vision people navigate city streets

Honda has announced on its News Room website the establishment of a startup called Ashirase, Inc.— the first new business venture to originate from the company's IGNITION program. Ashirase will produce an in-shoe navigation ...

Energy & Green Tech

EV watchers turn poetic over Canoo set for 2021

One word to describe a potentially hot talking point in the electric vehicle marketplace: Canoo. It's a small-sized van from the company of the same name and the vehicle will launch in 2021. It will be on a subscription-based ...

Internet

Facebook parent Meta threatens to remove news from platform

Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. said Tuesday it will be "forced to consider" removing news content from its platform if Congress passes legislation requiring tech companies to pay news outlets for their material.

Internet

Twitter's blue check: Vital verification or status symbol?

The story of Twitter's blue checkmarks—a simple verification system that's come to be viewed as an elite status symbol—began with some high-profile impersonations, just as the site began taking off in 2008 and '09.

Internet

Musk announces $8 monthly charge for verified Twitter accounts

New Twitter head Elon Musk said Tuesday the site will charge $8 per month to verify users' accounts, arguing the plan would solve the platform's issues with bots and trolls while creating a new revenue stream for the company.

Business

Netflix sets $7 monthly price for its ad-supported service

Netflix next month will unveil the first version of its video streaming service with ads, giving cost-conscious viewers a chance to watch most of its shows at a steep discount in exchange for putting up with commercial interruptions.

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