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Twitter Bets on Live Events, Microsoft Goes After Amazon Go and Waymo Coasts

Eric Jhonsa

For all its faults, Twitter remains a one-of-a-kind platform for following major events as they break in real time. On Wednesday, Twitter disclosed that it's trying to address this problem by creating dedicated pages for following news events -- they'll feature a mixture of tweets, videos and Moments, and will be promoted via Twitter's main Timeline, Explore tab and search feature. The events pages could go over well with many casual Twitter users, particularly those who follow a small number of accounts.