Twitter is asking the public to help measure how toxic or healthy it is. In a series of tweets, CEO Jack Dorsey said Twitter is starting to look at problems on its network differently. Rather than simply taking down disturbing content, the company is seeking proposals to determine exactly how Twitter is fostering “healthy debate, conversations, and critical thinking” versus “abuse, spam, and manipulation.” [Colin Lecher / The Verge]
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Facebook has decided that separating publishers into their own News Feed was a bad idea, after all. After testing the idea in six countries for several months, Facebook has pulled the plug on the experiment. Meanwhile, about 68 percent of Americans use Facebook, but it looks like user growth in the U.S. has officially peaked. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]
On-demand food-delivery company DoorDash is raising $535 million, the latest iteration of the investment spree staged by SoftBank’s massive Vision Fund. Including the new money, the deal values DoorDash at $1.4 billion. It’s another example of how SoftBank is equipping companies with war chests they can use to bash, or maybe even acquire, their rivals. Here’s our ongoing tally of where SoftBank has invested its tech-earmarked megafund so far. [Theodore Schleifer / Recode]
Starting next week, BuzzFeed will sell its own Tasty-branded cookware line in 4,000 Walmart stores and online at Walmart.com. The products range in price from $4.44 to $99 and include spatulas, cooking sheets and mixing bowls. It’s part of a broader push BuzzFeed started last year to diversify its revenue sources, as online ad money it had hoped to get from Facebook and other sources underperformed. [Peter Kafka / Recode]
Amazon, Walmart and Target are squeezing traditional grocery chains on price. Here’s an interactive chart that lets you compare prices at stores across the country. [Jason Del Rey, Rani Molla / Recode]
Uber co-founder Garrett Camp has invented a new form of cryptocurrency called Eco. Camp said he aims to fix technical and other challenges plaguing projects like bitcoin and Ethereum, and wants to resuscitate virtual currency’s original promise: An instant, affordable and borderless means of payment for the masses. [Robert Hackett / Fortune]
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