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Mario Flipped Off Twitter for Nearly Two Hours With the Blessing of Musk’s ‘verification’

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Twitter verification used to mean “Twitter has checked you are who you say you are.” As of this morning, the only thing it means is that you’re coughing up eight dollars to join the club because Elon Musk decided that anyone can buy a “verified” check mark without any verification at all.

In the hours since, some hilarity has ensued.

Can’t imagine why all the advertisers are pulling out of Twitter lmao pic.twitter.com/pg55WXkxhS

— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) November 9, 2022

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“LeBron James” says he’s officially requesting a trade away from the Lakers.

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“Donald Trump” points out why Elon Musk’s verification system is flawed.

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023: All the News and Updates From the Event

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Here’s the latest from this year’s first Samsung event.

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Nissan Shows Off a Real Version of Its Rad-looking Max-Out Electric Convertible Concept

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The Nissan Max-Out is virtual no longer. The automaker rolled out a physical version of its electric convertible concept to celebrate its Nissan Futures event, which is being held at its global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, for the next several weeks.

We’ve seen renderings of the Max-Out, alongside several other futuristic concepts, when Nissan announced its ambitious five-year $17.6 billion electrification strategy in November 2021. Now, the Max-Out has taken physical form and will be on display for the duration of the company’s event, which is expected to last through March.

The Max-Out is a two-seater with a low-slung stance to emphasize speed and performance. Nissan says that it will include dynamic cornering and a steering…

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Pinterest’s New Round of Layoffs Comes Weeks After Its Last Cuts

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Pinterest is reportedly laying off around 150 people after it already cut jobs in December, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg’s report says that’s less than five percent of Pinterest’s workforce, and that they affect several different teams.

The company says its “making organizational changes to further set us up to deliver against our company priorities and our long-term strategy,” according to a statement sent to The Verge by spokesperson Meredith Klein. It did not specify how many employees were being laid off. The people who are losing their jobs will receive “separation packages, benefits and other services,” according to Klein.

There have been a lot of recent layoffs in tech, with Amazon cutting 18,000 jobs, Google letting go of…

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