Apple’s Tim Cook encourages corporate action to improve human rights

CEO told executives at BoxWorks conference that businesses must helm progress where government has stalled: ‘This is not making a partisan statement’

Tim Cook has told a conference of business executives that American corporations have a responsibility to help improve equality, the environment and public education because of a lack of government progress in the past few decades.

Speaking at the BoxWorks conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Cook insisted his position was not partisan but that equality should not still be an issue in 2015.

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Twitter considers allowing posts longer than 140 characters, report says

As company searches for a new CEO and grapples with flattening growth, co-founder Jack Dorsey has suggested change is needed at the social media site

Edward Snowden may soon have more space to write: Twitter is considering allowing its posts to stretch beyond 140 characters, according to a report citing unnamed sources on tech news website Re/code.

Twitter has struggled with flattening growth and is still in the midst of a search for a new CEO, with co-founder Jack Dorsey running the company in the interim.

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