12 years later, Twitter is still trying to explain itself
Twitter, more than any other social media company, faces a unique challenge even after more than decade of existence: It still doesn’t know how to explain what it is to new users. That’s partly because of marketing missteps and partly because the best way to figure out Twitter has always been to just use it.
But 12 years since launching, the company is finally hitting its stride. It recently shifted its marketing strategy, and user growth is on the rise once again. Oh yeah, it’s also profitable for the first time ever.
But now that the company has refocused its marketing around breaking news and events, it also needs to refocus elements of the actual app and service. Which is why, today, the company unveiled a series of changes meant to make it easier to follow breaking news and other events that unfold over Twitter. Read more…
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Tesla owners will soon be able to try Autopilot for free
Tesla owners will soon be able to give Autopilot a try — for free.
That’s what Elon Musk said at the electric car company’s annual shareholder meeting in Silicon Valley Tuesday afternoon.
Musk — who first came on stage bizarrely teary and on the verge of crying — eventually calmed down and started his presentation about all things Tesla.
After addressing concerns about Model 3 production and pricing and announcing a new Gigafactory for building batteries in Shanghai, he casually mentioned that next month the company would be offering free trials of the car’s semi-autonomous software, Autopilot. Read more…
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Intel announces 28-Core CPU and 5GHz Core i7-8086K at Computex
Intel is only making 50,000 of the Core i7-8086K chips, which arrive 40 years after the release of its 8086 processor. The company says the six-core/12-thread CPU would be its first ever to reach a 5.0GHz turbo frequency without overclocking.
Japan looks to launch driverless car system in Tokyo by 2020
TOKYO (Reuters) – A self-driving car service could be on Tokyo’s public roads in time for the 2020 Olympics as Japan looks to drive investment in new technology to drive economic growth, according to a government strategic review announced on Monday.