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- Quibi failed to hook users. The streaming service likely failed after six months because its slate of content did not break through with its target audience of 25- to 35-year-olds.
- Iran threatened Democratic voters. According to Google, Iran was behind a spate of emails purporting to be from far-right group the Proud Boys and threatening recipients with violence if they didn't vote for US President Donald Trump.
- Twitter and the White House cast doubt on claims Donald Trump's Twitter got hacked. A hacker said he guessed Trump's password was 'maga2020!', but Twitter and White House denied it.
- We reviewed the new iPhone 12. With a refreshed design, a better screen on the standard model, and Night Mode on all cameras, the device feels like a step forward.
- Apple wants to avoid iPhone queues. A new iPhone launch is usually synonymous with winding lines at the Apple Store, but the company is implementing a reservation system for stores that are open, should lines begin to form.
- Patreon has banned QAnon. The firm said on Thursday morning that creators promoting the movement would be barred from the platform.
- Twitter canned political donations. The firm closed its political action committee and donated its surplus cash — more than $117,000 — to a pair of charities.
- Amazon is trialling cargo e-bikes in Europe for the first time for deliveries. The goal is to find ways to counteract the boom in delivery vans and a rise in congestion.
- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has new compensation goals. Half of Nadella's pay is now dependent on hitting certain goals, like growing the company's cloud business and Teams chat app.
- Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian backed an 18-year-old's AI startup. Oliver Edholm is only 18 years old, and his startup Depict.ai provides AI and deep learning services to e-commerce sites.
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