No, there isn’t a new ‘Trump’ magazine coming out

This screen shot captured from a computer in New York on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, shows Eric Trump's Twitter account page, where a tweet by the president's son with the hashtag "HotOffThePress" resulted in several news stories suggesting the president's family was launching a new magazine. (AP)
Updated 13 February 2018
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No, there isn’t a new ‘Trump’ magazine coming out

NEW YORK: This is a Donald Trump story that a certain someone might label “fake news.”
It all started Friday when son Eric Trump tweeted “Trump Magazine 2018 #HotOffThePress” above a photo of the cover of a publication titled, you guessed it, “Trump,” featuring the family’s Washington, D.C., hotel.
Twitter lit up, with several people mentioning Trump’s earlier failed magazine efforts — “Trump Style” and “Trump World” — and others making snarky references to still other collapsed ventures. “Does this magazine come with a coupon to Trump University?” asked one.
The British newspaper The Guardian piled on with a Q&A titled, “The re-re-re-re-relaunched Trump magazine.” Time magazine published an online story titled, “It looks like Trump Magazine is Back.”
There’s only one problem: The publication isn’t new and isn’t a real magazine at all, just an in-house publication touting Trump Organization properties around the world. Eric Trump is the company’s executive vice president.
“The publication is a promotional piece developed for our owners, members and guests,” the Trump Organization said in a statement emailed to The Associated Press. “It is not intended for general public distribution.”
As of Monday morning, the latest copy of “Trump” didn’t seem to be reaching even that smaller hotel audience.
A scan of the lobby at the Trump International Hotel and Tower overlooking Central Park in Manhattan turned up no copies, with requests for it eliciting a quizzical look from a staffer near the front desk.
“Take that one,” he said, pointing to a weathered copy of the 2017 version of “Trump” featuring the president’s golf club in Ireland on the cover.
“Trump” was created, or so readers are told on page 5 of the 2017 edition, for “Trump aficionados” to stay abreast of all the “incredible things we are doing around the world.”
Inside that edition are photos of the company’s two Scottish golf resorts, a ribbon cutting of the Trump hotel and residential tower in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Serena Williams at the opening of a tennis court at a Trump resort in Sterling, Virginia. Its cover bears the tagline: “Live Luxury, Never Settle.”
The Trump Organization didn’t immediately respond to a request for a copy of the latest edition.


Twitter makes it easier to switch between top and latest tweets

Twitter updates the way the timeline now works for iOS users. (Supplied)
Updated 18 December 2018
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Twitter makes it easier to switch between top and latest tweets

JEDDAH: Twitter announced Tuesday that it’s now giving users the ability to switch between tweets chosen by the app’s algorithm and the latest tweets from profiles users follow.
The update, which will be available this week, is only for iOS users and will allow for better conversations, the company says.
“Twitter sees people having more conversations and coming back to Twitter more often likely because they are finding Twitter more useful, informative, and fun. These are people who have turned off ‘Show the best Tweets first” previously’,” a statement said. The company released the algrothim driven trimeline in 2014 but provided a mechanism to disable it. With the changes the company will in the next few months remove the feature completely.
The move, to give the user a better choice of what tweets they see, will likely provide a better balance of relevant and timely content in users’ feeds.