Hundreds of Twitter users respond to Jack Dorsey’s tweet seeking product feedback

Hundreds of Twitter users respond to Jack Dorsey’s tweet seeking product feedback

In an interesting experiment launched on Thursday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey posted a tweet to the users of the microblogging platform, seeking product feedback from them.

In his Thursday tweet, Dorsey asked his approximately four million followers to send in their suggestions about the changes or improvements that they would want Twitter to incorporate, in order to enhance its platform.

Dorsey’s Tweet has drawn responses from hundreds of Twitter users, who have highlighted their concerns with a number of issues linked to the Twitter site.

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Spending an hour a day on social media can affect kids’ happiness: study

Spending an hour a day on social media can affect kids’ happiness: study

Children who spend merely an hour each day on social media may actually feel less satisfied with their lives, a new study published by the IZA Institute of Labor Economics suggested.

Teenagers can often be seen obsessively checking their feeds on various social media sites on their mobile devices. But, researchers found that behind their smiling selfies, teenagers mightn’t be as happy as they try to show in the photos.

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Massachusetts delays opening of retail pot shops

Massachusetts delays opening of retail pot shops

It will remain illegal to sell marijuana in Massachusetts for the coming several months as the state lawmakers have approved a bill to delay the voter-approved measure.

The Massachusetts House and Senate passed the controversial bill on Wednesday, without any public hearing and debate. The passage of the bill means marijuana sales will remain illegal in the state for at least six months.

It has also delayed the licensing of pot shops. However, registered medical marijuana patients can buy and use the drug.

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Asus Chromebook Flip 2 shows up on Best Buy

Asus Chromebook Flip 2 shows up on Best Buy

On Thursday, a refreshed version of Asus' touch-friendly Chromebook Flip - the Asus Chromebook Flip 2 - showed up on the Best Buy website, hinting at an apparently forthcoming launch of the device.

The Asus Chromebook Flip 2 will be the one of the first Chromebooks to boast support for Android apps via the Google Play Store.

The new Chromebook Flip version appeared on Best Buy a few days after the same device - bearing model number C302CA - first showed up on Newegg. com. However, that listing was quickly taken down.

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California police arrest a man for driving under influence of caffeine

California police arrest a man for driving under influence of caffeine

Officers from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control reportedly took a man under arrest for driving under the influence of caffeine.

Joseph Schwab was allegedly driving erratically while returning home from office in Solano County. When an agent from the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control pulled him over and gave him a breathalyzer test, the result turned up as 0.00 per cent.

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Trump discusses veterans’ healthcare overhaul with hospital CEOs

Trump discusses veterans’ healthcare overhaul with hospital CEOs

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday met with leaders of the nation’s top nonprofit hospital systems to discuss plans to overhaul healthcare system for veterans.

After the meeting, a senior transition official told reporters that they discussed a range of options, including public-private partnerships and allowing veterans to more readily visit hospitals outside the existing Veterans Affairs system.

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Flurry: Apple and Samsung missed smartphone sales opportunities this holiday season

Flurry: Apple and Samsung missed smartphone sales opportunities this holiday season

In its Wednesday issued annual report, research firm Flurry Analytics has revealed that bigwig smartphone vendors Apple and Samsung apparently missed smartphone sales opportunities in the 2016 holiday season.

According to the report, the missed 2016 holiday smartphone sales opportunities by Apple and Samsung is evident from the fact that neither of the two companies recorded any dramatic increase or decline in their smartphone sales this holiday season.

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Financial penalties reduce hospital readmission rates among Medicare patients

Financial penalties reduce hospital readmission rates among Medicare patients

Financial penalties effectively reduced thirty-day hospital readmission rates among Medicare beneficiaries with common conditions, according to a report published the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

As per the report, the passage of the ACA’s Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) reduced 30-day risk-standardized readmission rates among Medicare patients with conditions like pneumonia, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and heart failure.

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Legalizing pot can spur kids to try it: experts warn

Legalizing pot can spur kids to try it: experts warn

As more and more states are adopting measures to legalize sale and use of recreational marijuana, health experts have warned that it is like sending a message to teenagers that the controversial drug is harmless.

Following approval of recreational pot by voters in Washington and Colorado, a survey found fewer teens considering marijuana as risky to their health.

Study author Magdalena Cerda, an epidemiologist at UC Davis' Violence Prevention Research Program, said legalization of marijuana would make it less stigmatized, prompting teens to try it.

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Bentonville police issues warrant to Amazon, asks company to hand over data from Echo

Bentonville police issues warrant to Amazon, asks company to hand over data from Echo

In a development first reported in The Information, online retail giant Amazon has been issued a warrant by police authorities in Bentonville, Arkansas, for handing over data – audio or records – from one of its Echo devices to help with a murder case.

The move by the police in Bentonville indicates that the officials apparently want to know whether some information can be gathered from an Echo device to prosecute a suspected murderer, James Andrew Bates.

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