What to know Monday morning: Digging out
Much of the Northeast is shoveling out and slogging to work more slowly than usual after this weekend’s blizzard. Washington, DC, which got the brunt of the storm, is still mostly closed for business. One fun diversion for those still snowed in: "Blizzard Rat."
Super Bowl set with intriguing quarterback matchup
The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers advanced to Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. The game will feature a matchup between the quarterback position’s past and future, with Peyton Manning and Cam Newton under center. Second-year advertisers are nervous about the big game.
The New England Patriots’ Microsoft Surface tablets stopped working on the sidelines in the first half of the AFC Championship. Microsoft said a network error was to blame, not the tablets themselves. Meanwhile, the Arizona Cardinals’ social media team tried too hard to be funny during the team’s blowout loss to Carolina.
Another leadership shakeup at Twitter
CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet that four of the company’s top executives are stepping down, including head of media Katie Jacobs Stanton. Its international head of comms left at the end of last year. Dorsey said the microblogging platform is planning to hire a CMO. The leading candidate is American Express executive Leslie Berland, according to Re/code.
Bloomberg presidential decision to come in early March
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering a run for president, with plans to make a decision in early March, just after the Super Tuesday primaries shake out the race. It could spell danger for Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders more than their Republican candidates.
Inspectors find big problems at Theranos facility
Federal health inspectors have found significant deficiencies at a Theranos facility in Northern California, The Wall Street Journal reported. The issues could put the company at risk of being suspended from the Medicare program.
Propaganda video shows Paris attackers in action
A propaganda video released by the Islamic State on Sunday depicts the men behind the November terrorist attacks in Paris carrying out atrocities in IS-controlled territory. The video also threatens the UK. The AP says the group could use the video as a recruitment tool.