The escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing dominated discussions at the G-7 gathering in France.Politicsread more
The latest round of tariff announcements in the last few days means that by the end of the year, essentially all Chinese goods exported to the U.S. will be subject to duties.China Economyread more
Futures fell after Trump said the U.S. will raise tariffs on more than $500 billion worth of Chinese imports, increasing trade tensions.Marketsread more
Tensions stemming from the U.S.-China trade war escalated sharply over the last few days, with much happening as Asian markets were shut down for the weekend.China Economyread more
Clouding the G-7 gathering, which represents the world's major industrial economies, are the tit-for-tat tariffs between Washington and Beijing.Politicsread more
Neither the U.S. nor China wants to be seen as the party that derailed trade talks, says William Reinsch of Center for Strategic and International Studies.World Economyread more
China said Friday it will be resuming 25% duties on U.S. autos, and a further 5% on auto parts and components.Asia Marketsread more
World leaders, environmental groups and celebrities have publicly decried the vast swaths of forest being destroyed by the fires.World Newsread more
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung says the Singapore government has been preparing for the challenge of an aging workforce "for the past 20 years."Employmentread more
Megvii is known for its facial recognition technology and while revenue grew over 350% in 2018, its losses have widened.Technologyread more
Stocks in Asia fell Monday afternoon following an escalation in the U.S.-China trade war late last week.Asia Marketsread more
Following topics on Twitter is a chaotic experience. You type in a matter of interest, like a particular sports team or an event, and your feed fills up with all sorts of irrelevant posts alongside the content you want.
Twitter recognizes the problem and is now working to fix it. On Tuesday, the company said that it's using machine learning technology to filter out the noise and allow users to follow specific topics and see high-quality posts.
"The key thing here is to make it as easy to follow an interest as it is to follow an account," said Sriram Krishnan, Twitter's senior director of product management, at an event at the company's San Francisco headquarters.
Cleaning up the user experience is one of Twitter's key challenges as it seeks to keep consumers engaged. Last month, the company rolled out a redesigned homepage designed to create an "accessible and universal way to join the conversations [people] care about."
That followed an earnings report, in which Twitter reported better-than-expected revenue and beat estimates for monetizable daily active users, or people who could be shown an ad on the app or website. The mDAUs figure increased 14% to 139 million. The stock is up 45% this year.
The new follow feature is already being tested with some users of Twitter's Android app and will be released to all users by the end of the year, said Kayvon Beykpour, Twitter's product lead, at Tuesday's event.
After users follow a topic they care about, the new feature will show them a feed of relevant tweets from numerous accounts curated by Twitter's algorithms. It will initially be focused on sports topics.