Facebook is reportedly testing a new conversation view for messages, VentureBeat reports. The view adds a “Reply” button next to the “Like” button in messages, which should help make comment threads a bit easier to decipher.
“Today, following a renewed declassification review, the Executive Branch is publicly releasing various documents from this litigation, including legal briefs and additional sections of the 2008 FISC-R opinion, with appropriate redactions to protect national security information.” – ODNI
“WASHINGTON — White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Sunday pushed back on claims that the Obama administration threatened prosecution against the families of two American journalists brutally murdered by Islamic State militants in recent weeks.” – HuffPost
“New Jersey’s biggest labor union today plans to file a complaint with the State Ethics Commission against a key adviser to Gov. Chris Christie who is in charge of the agency that oversees pension investments.” — NJ.com
Mark Ames, currently of Pando Daily, formerly the senior editor of NSFW Corp, covered the Deak’s Family Spooktacular quite ably for both the New York Observer and Salon years ago; He’s still baffled by them. “Weirdest fucking story I’ve ever worked on,” Ames said via email, “that includes anything in weird-as-hell Russia.” — Gawker
Less than a year after raising $2.1 billion in its November 2013 IPO, Twitter announced yesterday that it plans to raise a total of $1.3 billion in a hybrid offering of five and seven year convertible senior notes ($650 million each, expiring in 2019 and 2021 respectively). The unsecured, senior obligations will pay interest semi-annually in arrears and will be convertible into cash, shares of Twitter’s common stock, or a combination thereof, at the company’s option. In a press release on the private offering, Twitter also revealed plans to enter enter convertible note hedge transactions with one or more of the purchasers under this offering to minimize the potential dilution upon conversion of the notes. [Source: Twitter]