Feb 16, 2017

Hot in Silicon Valley: Twitter's "long way to go"

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Twitter's CEO admits the company still has work to do: Speaking at the Goldman Technology Conference in San Francisco, CEO Jack Dorsey said Twitter still has "a long way to go" as far as making the service easier for its users. He added that in the U.S., the company is seeing patterns similar to those it saw during the Arab Spring in 2011 around political activism and discussion. The company disappointed investors last week with its earnings, proving that even Trump and politics aren't enough to energize the company's growth.

Elon Musks deletes critical immigration tweets: The entrepreneur, who still sits on Trump's economic advisory council, quickly posted and deleted tweets that called the president's immigration order "not right." He later said that these were "earlier drafts" of tweets and mirror what he's already said on the topic.

Why it matters: Musk, himself an immigrant, has so far defended his decision to remain on the council, arguing that it gives him an opportunity to influence Trump on such topics.

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Mass shooting in Milwaukee: What we know

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2012. Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

Six people died in a shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Company in Milwaukee on Wednesday, including the gunman, Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters at a Wednesday evening press conference with local police.

Details: All of the victims worked at the brewery complex, as did the shooter who died of "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," police confirmed in a statement late Wednesday.

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Coronavirus updates: South Korea case count tops 2,000

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

33 people in California have tested positive for the coronavirus, and health officials are monitoring 8,400 people who have recently returned from "points of concern," Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,850 people and infected over 83,000 others in some 50 countries and territories. The novel coronavirus is now affecting every continent but Antarctica, and the WHO said Wednesday the number of new cases reported outside China has exceeded those inside the country for the first time.

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Syria's darkest chapter

Family room without a family, in Idlib. Photo: Muhammed Said/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The worst humanitarian crisis of Syria’s brutal civil war is colliding today with what could be the war’s most dangerous geopolitical showdown, after at least 29 Turkish troops were killed in an airstrike.

The big picture: The fighting is taking place in Idlib in northwest Syria, where a ferocious Syrian and Russian offensive has displaced 1 million civilians and infuriated Turkey, which borders the region.

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