Weekly News Roundup Feb. 3-10
Trump’s travel ban remains blocked
The federal appeals court rejected Trump’s reinstatement request, which will likely be appealed.
Breaking News: President Trump’s travel ban remains blocked: An appeals court rejected a bid to reinstate it. https://t.co/6asyLC0jzr
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 9, 2017
Trump immediately took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with the decision.
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
The panel, consisting of three judges, stated a lack of evidence of acts of terrorism by people in the seven banned nations as the reasoning for their decision.
Twitter says growth not due just to President’s usage
The social media company says product changes are the main driver of growth.
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) February 9, 2017
Twitter’s advertising business has seen better days, but the company is focusing on marketing and product changes to drive up usage on the platform. There was speculation that President Donald Trump’s heavy usage of Twitter, both during the election and after he was elected, would boost growth. Twitter’s CFO discredited those claims, highlighting improvements in other areas such as changes to the product, including a significant amount of video on the platform as the reason for increased user growth.
Google to leverage Chrome to push Virtual Reality
Google wants two to become one: Web & VR
— CNET (@CNET) February 9, 2017
Chrome now supports WebVR, which brings virtual reality to web browsers. Some of the other companies involved include heavy hitters such as Facebook and Microsoft. However it could take months before the merging technologies will be compatible and available to the public.
Did Kellyanne Conway Break the Law?
By telling people to purchase Ivanka Trump products during an interview, did she break a federal ethics law?
— Forbes (@Forbes) February 9, 2017
On Thursday, press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that Conway had been “counseled” on the issue. Whether or not Conway will own up to her mistake or be punished for her remarks is yet to be seen.
Steph Curry takes shot at Trump
Curry speaks out to disagree with the CEO of the brand that sponsors him, Under Armour.
Steph Curry bluntly disagrees with Under Armour CEO calling Trump an “asset” https://t.co/yEvYgXJ3T0
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 9, 2017
Of Trump being called an “asset,” by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, Curry was quoted in an interview saying, “I agree with that description, if you remove the ‘et.’ ”Curry is not known for being over political, but wanted to ensure that the company he represents also represents his values, such as love, respect, and positivity. Curry had previously shown his gratefulness towards President Obama by wearing custom made shoes in his honor.
Honoring our President Barack Obama today on court! He embodies the inspiration, faith & hope Dr. King stood for! We R Forever Grateful! #44 pic.twitter.com/TYc24JaWEu
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) January 16, 2017