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Daily Crunch: Twitter will let you limit replies

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1. Farewell, dont @ me. Twitter will test a way to let you limit replies to your tweets
Twitter users will soon have four options to tailor the replies to their tweets: anyone can reply, only those followed by the user can reply, only those tagged can reply, or setting a tweet to allow no replies at all.
At CES, Twitters head of conversations Suzanne Xie said the feature builds on the already launched ability to hide replies: We thought, well, what if we could actually put more control into the authors hands before the fact? Give them really a way to control the conversation space, as theyre actually composing a tweet?
2. Quibis Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman offer a deeper look at the new streaming service
Quibi is using a new engineering technology its calling Turnstyle, which allows the viewer to move between portrait mode viewing and landscape viewing, seamlessly and without any black bars to fill the rest of the screen when switching to landscape video.
3. IAC sells CollegeHumor to executive Sam Reich, resulting in 100+ layoffs

CollegeHumor will continue on with a new owner and a dramatically reduced team. Reich announced the move on Twitter, saying that digital media holding company IAC made the difficult decision to no longer finance us, but that it would allow him to run with the company.
4. Facebook wont ban political ads, prefers to keep screwing democracy
Instead of banning political ads, Facebook is announcing a few tweaks to the information it lets users see about political ads claiming its boosting transparency and controls. Natasha Lomas is not impressed.
5. MasterClass co-founders new educational startup Outlier raises $11.7M
Founder and CEO Aaron Rasmussen previously helped to popularize online learning as co-founder and creative director at MasterClass. When Outlier launched last year, Rasmussen told me his goal is to address the growing cost of higher education by offering a more affordable alternative.
6. Together with portfolio company AMP Robotics, Sidewalk Labs launches recycling pilot in Toronto
Sidewalk Labs and its portfolio company AMP Robotics are working on a pilot program that would provide residents of a single apartment building of 250 units in Toronto with detailed information about their recycling habits. In other words, waste is categorized, sorted and recorded at a materials recovery facility, and Sidewalk will communicate with building residents about how theyre doing in their recycling efforts.
7. Will online privacy make a comeback in 2020?
Last year was a landmark for online privacy in many ways, with consensus emerging that consumers deserve protection from the companies that sell their attention and behavior for profit. The debate now is largely around how to regulate platforms, not whether it needs to happen. (Extra Crunch membership required.)
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