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Should Zuckerberg follow in Dorsey’s lead?

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The Co-founder and face of Twitter, Jack Dorsey has shocked the world, announcing that he will be stepping down from his role of CEO of the company, effective immediately

In a statement, Dorsey says “I’ve decided to leave Twitter because I believe the company is ready to move on from its founders”.

“There aren’t many companies that get to this level’,” Dorsey concluded.

“And there aren’t many founders that choose their company over their own ego.”

Twitter’s current chief technology officer, Parag Agrawal will step up to the top job.

Dorsey’s statement continued, adding “my trust in Parag as Twitter’s CEO is deep. His work over the past 10 years has been transformational. I’m deeply grateful for his skill, heart, and soul. It’s his time to lead.”

The outgoing leader will remain a member of the social media giant’s board until at least next year.

His departure comes six years after he returned to the chief executive role to help turn around the business.

Should Zuckerberg follow suit?

There are a number of tech leaders Dorsey could be referring to in his resignation.

Facebook has been the subject of a number of controversies over the past few years, calls with calls for Zuckeberg’s removal.

There have been criticisms of his leadership style.

According to Fortune, Dorsey has previously poked fun at Zuckerberg’s ambitions to focus his company on the “metaverse,”

During Dorsey’s tenure, Twitter achieved profitability, posted its first billion-dollar quarter and began testing and releasing a wide range of features to draw in users.

But in recent times, Twitter has been unable to escape the challenges of content moderation and growing scrutiny from members of the public and global lawmakers.

Following Dorsey’s announcement, shares of Twitter jumped as much as 10 per cent in pre-market trading Monday, before retreating.

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Balloon diplomacy blows China off course

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China claims an “airship” that is flying over the United States is for civilian meteorological and other scientific purposes and voiced regret that it strayed into U.S. airspace.

U.S. officials said on Thursday that a Chinese spy balloon has been flying over the United States for a couple of days, in what would be a brazen act just days ahead of a planned trip to Beijing by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

In a statement late on Friday, China’s foreign ministry also said that it would continue to maintain communications with the United States to properly handle the unexpected situation.

“The airship is from China and is civilian in nature, used for meteorological and other scientific research. Due to the influence of westerly winds and its limited control capability, the airship deviated from its intended course,” it said.

“China regrets that the airship strayed into the United States by mistake due to force majeure. China will continue to maintain communication with the U.S. side to properly handle this accident,” it said.

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U.S. announces longer-range rocket for Ukraine

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A new rocket that would double Ukraine’s strike range in its war with Russia was included in a $2.175 billion U.S. military aid package.

The new weapon, the Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB), will allow Ukraine’s military to hit targets at twice the distance reachable by the rockets it now fires from the U.S.-supplied High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).

The 151 km (94 mile) GLSDB will put all of Russia’s supply lines in eastern Ukraine within reach, as well as part of Russian-occupied Crimea, which Moscow annexed in 2014.

“As part of the USAI package, we will be providing Ground Launched Small Diameter Bomb to Ukraine,” Brigadier General Patrick Ryder told a news briefing at the Pentagon. USAI stands for Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI).

Friday’s aid pledge opens the door to many more deliveries of the Ground Launched Small Diameter Bombs (GLSDB).

When the new rockets arrive, it will mark the first time Ukraine has seen its rocket range grow exponentially since U.S. furnished HIMARS in late-June 2022.

HIMARS have a 77 km (48 mile) range and were instrumental in Ukraine’s counter offensive against Russian forces, which invaded on Feb. 24, 2022.

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Fans struggle to buy Beyonce concert tickets

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If you’re struggling to get Beyonce tickets, you’re not alone

 
O2 customers in the U.K. were reporting problems with the company’s app and website.

For those who were able to get through, they paid anywhere from £56-199.

For those who are super keen, there are V.I.P. packages with front row seats. But that’ll set you back £475.

Some fans took to social media to vent their frustrations over the ticketing fiasco.

It’s Queen B’s first solo tour in seven years, and will take her across Europe and North America.

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