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- Twitter's Jack Dorsey Points Out Why Trump's Tweets Are Important
Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey once more addressed Donald Trump's presence on the platform and the many issues this fact has caused. Dorsey remains of the opinion that it's important for Trump to keep tweeting, and not just for the platform's sake, but for accountability's sake. This isn't the first time Dorsey has talked about this. In fact, he was once asked whether Trump's account could get banned for breaking platform policies and he said then that it was quite important for Trump's tweets, as well as any other politicians', to be seen. In a way, they serve as proof for things they've said and stances they've taken on a multitude of issues that may concern the citizens. The fact that they create a lot of conversation on Twitter wasn't mentioned. "It's really important to hold them accountable. And I believe it's really important to have these conversations out in the open, rather than have them behind closed doors," Dorsey said in
- Bitcoin Breaks Another Record, Hits $1,800 Mark
Bitcoin has passed another milestone as it now trades at a brand new record high - $1,839, although it did manage to reach a peak of $1,853. The new spike comes after Russia's largest online retailer, Ulmart, announced that it would begin to accept Bitcoin. "Ulmart started closely monitoring the market and regulatory environment for the use of crypto-currency in Russia as early as March 2014. As the blockchain technology is coming into our operations to fight counterfeit items, we see that the mystery that existed around the bitcoin three years ago has significantly receded," explained Dmitry Kostygin, the Chairman and majority shareholder of Ulmart. Ulmart's announcement comes at a time when it's unclear just what the Russian government plans to do about Bitcoin. Officials have been discussing the matter fo...
- Uber Is a Transport Company, European Court Is Advised
Uber may want to be seen as a "digital enabler" so it doesn't have to comply with the same rules as taxi companies, but an adviser to the European Union's top court is of the opinion that, since Uber provides a transport service, it must be licensed to do so. This, of course, is just an opinion at this point in time, but it may very well lead to EU-wide regulations which would turn Uber into a transport service. This would make it a subject to local licensing regulations, something Uber has been adamant about avoiding in recent years. "The Uber electronic platform, whilst innovative, falls within the field of transport: Uber can thus be required to obtain the necessary licenses and authorizations under national law," came the statement of Advocate General Maciej Szpunar from the Court of Justice of the European Union. While such opinions are non-binding, the court's judg...
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