Here’s our daily look at what’s making news in the world of technology.
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Get Verified on Twitter
Anyone with a Twitter account can now fill out an online application to receive verification status. Previously, Twitter alone determined who would receive a blue checkmark next to their name.
Twitter usually verifies accounts after determining the user is “of public interest.” Traditionally, these have included musicians, actors, politicians, journalists, and sports figures.
Besides getting a blue checkmark, verified Twitter users get more privacy tools and may also opt the account out of group direct messages.
To start the process of verifying your Twitter account, click here.
Japan is still waiting for Pokémon Go
Those in Pokémon’s home country will have to wait a little bit longer before gaining access to the popular Pokémon Go game. Previously, the game was expected to launch in Japan today, July 20.
As TechCrunch reports:
“One major reason for that change of heart is that internal communication from McDonalds Japan, the game’s sponsor, detailing the launch made its way to internet forums (including 2ch, “Japan’s Reddit”) and photo site Imgur.”
Despite the delay, Pokémon Go is expected to launch in Japan soon.
The world is remembering #GarryMarshall on this Wednesday. The Hollywood director, producer, and actor passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 81.
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On this day
Today, July 20 is National Lollipop Day, Moon Day, and Ugly Truck Day.
Rewind: As we noted yesterday, on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon.
Looking for more to read? We’ve got you covered:
- Apple’s iPhone Could Be Banned in Iran, Fortune
- University of Pennsylvania Police Officers Surprise Girl with Leukemia with New iPad, NBC News 10
- Apple is About to Make a Bunch of iPads Obsolete, and It Could Benefit Shareholders, Motley Fool
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