Cheddar Afternoon Business Update 9/11: Twitter eyes 'Tweet Storm' feature

Posted: Updated:

Amazon's nearly $14 billion purchase of Whole Foods is already paying off for the e-commerce giant.

Customer traffic is up 25 percent since the takeover last month, according to a study by Four Square Labs. The reason? Price cuts of up to 43 percent on popular and organizer grocery items.

Meanwhile, Twitter is considering a new 'Tweet Storm' feature, for those moments when 14 characters is not enough. Screenshots leaked show an option to create a thread of up to 352 Tweets.

Lastly, Elon Musk shared a photo of the full Space-X space suit. The Instagram photo shows the white and black suit next to a 'crew dragon' capsule. The suit is what the crew will wear for the capsule's eventual launch.

  • BusinessMore>>

  • Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

    Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:20:01 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:41 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:41:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file). FILE - In this Thursday, May 3, 2018 file photo, Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi AG, attends the shareholders' meeting of the Volkswagen stock company in Berlin, Germany. German prosecutors say they have expanded their probe ...(AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file). FILE - In this Thursday, May 3, 2018 file photo, Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi AG, attends the shareholders' meeting of the Volkswagen stock company in Berlin, Germany. German prosecutors say they have expanded their probe ...
    German authorities have detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into manipulation of emissions controls.
    German authorities have detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into manipulation of emissions controls.
  • Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

    Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:30 AM EDT2018-06-18 10:30:00 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:32 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:32:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018 photo, steam rises in the air from the brown coal power plant Schwarze Pumpe in the Lusatia, (Lausitz) area in Germany.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber). In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018 photo, steam rises in the air from the brown coal power plant Schwarze Pumpe in the Lusatia, (Lausitz) area in Germany.
    Germany's environment minister says the country will likely miss its target of cutting carbon emissions by 2020, an embarrassment for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change.
    Germany's environment minister says the country will likely miss its target of cutting carbon emissions by 2020, an embarrassment for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change.
  • 'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

    'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-06-17 15:29:34 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:41 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:41:12 GMT
    (Disney/Pixar via AP). This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from "Incredibles 2," in theaters on June 15.(Disney/Pixar via AP). This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from "Incredibles 2," in theaters on June 15.
    Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film.
    Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film.
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."