Musk’s Holiday Inn Stay & Tesla China Tax Break
Hotel, motel, Holiday iiiinnn. During a visit last week to China, Tesla CEO Elon Musk won a tax exemption for the electric-car maker and drew praise on social media for his frugal food and accommodation choices — he was spotted eating dumplings and staying at the Holiday Inn. Chinese authorities announced on Friday that Tesla (TSLA) has won an exemption from a 10% purchase tax, which will reduce the price that customers will have to pay for a Model 3, Model S or Model X.
Twitter CEO Sends a Bomb Threat
Hackers took over the Twitter account of Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, on Friday and used the account to post racist tweets and claim that Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters would be bombed.
The brief takeover of Mr. Dorsey’s Twitter account is a reminder of the risks facing celebrities, businesses and public officials that use Twitter. They are prominent targets for hackers and other troublemakers, but their accounts are often poorly protected and can be accessed by determined attackers. Dorsey just ordered a copy of Erik Qualman’s bestseller What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube, seriously.
(Source: New York Times)
Facebook to Remove Likes
Facebook may soon start hiding likes to help reduce the mental issues associated with the thumbs up icon. The company has already tested a similar move on Instagram in August as a way to help break users’ fixation with getting likes on their pictures. If implemented, Facebook posts will no longer show the number of likes or reactions to a post. The user who created the post can see a list of people and their reactions, but a number won’t be displayed.