Quick Glance: Taylor Swift fan purchased six $500 tickets and intends to purchase more
- Kasey Reiter said she took two days off work and spent more than 13 hours on Ticketmaster trying to get the coveted seats.Given the immense amount of Swift's musical catalog and her ever-increasing fame, Reiter predicted that purchasing tickets for the next Eras Tour would be a nightmare.However, as the less costly tickets were quickly snapped up, Reiter said she took extraordinary measures, requesting that Ticketmaster filter for just "top seats," which include tickets valued at $499 and above.
- "It was so infuriating," Reiter said of his ordeal.
Quick Glance: A California Powerball player has won a record-breaking $2 billion jackpot.
- (Reuters) - ATLANTA, Nov 8 (Reuters) - According to the lottery game's website, a Powerball player in California has the single winning ticket for the $2.04 billion jackpot, ending a stretch of 40 draws that produced no winners and pushed the top reward into record territory.
- Joe's Service Center in Altadena, California, about five miles (8 kilometers) north of Pasedena in Los Angeles County, sold the ticket.
- Joe's sold a single winning $2 billion lottery ticket.
- The Multi-State Lottery Commission, which oversees the Powerball drawing, could not be reached for comment by Reuters.
Quick Glance: Twitter will add a "Official" badge to some verified accounts.
- BENGALURU, India – When Billionaire Elon Musk's social media platform Twitter launches its new US$8 (S$11.20) premium subscription product, it will add a "Official" label for select verified accounts, including major media outlets and governments, its early stage products executive Esther Crawford said on Tuesday.
- Ms Crawford also stated that the redesigned Twitter Blue subscription package, which would allow paid users to display blue check marks on their accounts, will not validate users' identities.
- According to Ms Crawford, not all Twitter accounts that were previously verified with a blue check mark will receive the "Official" label, and the label will not be available for purchase.
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Quick Glance: Twitter sued for mass layoffs with no notice just days after Elon Musk took over the company.
- Outraged Twitter employees expressed their solidarity with one another Thursday night, with many adopting the hashtag #OneTeam.
- Musk has stated publicly that he aims to lay off 50% of the company's staff.
- According to a new study, hate speech on Twitter increased following Elon Musk's takeover.
- After Elon Musk purchases Twitter, Trump's Twitter account may be reinstated.
Quick Glance: Members of the Korean pop group BTS will be required to serve in the South Korean military.
- South Korea's SEOUL (AP) — BTS members will do their necessary military service under South Korean law, according to their management business, effectively ending a discussion over whether they should be allowed exemptions due to their artistic achievements.
- The announcement came after Lee Ki Sik, the Military Manpower Administration's commissioner, told lawmakers earlier this month that it would be "desirable" for BTS members to fulfill their military responsibilities in order to ensure fairness in the country's military duty.
- Because South Korea's draft disrupts young guys' professional pursuits or studies, evading military service or obtaining exemptions is a very contentious topic.
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Quick Glance: TikTok's Elections Center returns to combat disinformation ahead of the midterm elections.
- TikTok is the latest social media platform to reveal its electoral misinformation campaign ahead of the November midterm elections.
- TikTok isn't the only social media site getting an early start on the fall midterms.
- Meta has also just announced its strategy for combating misinformation during the midterm elections, stating that it will replicate many of the actions it did ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
- Oracle declared last week that it would evaluate its algorithms and moderation processes.
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