Elon Musk Stories Yesterday

Apple CEO Tim Cook is known for being an excellent communicator, and that was on full display this week as he navigated Elon Musk’s flurry of accusations against Apple. A new report from the Financial Times this weekend offers a deeper look at how former Apple executives view Cook’s skills, with the caveat that there’s one issue he hasn’t yet resolved…

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Elon Musk Stories November 30

Following Elon Musk calling out Apple and Tim Cook over a drop in advertising spend on Twitter, its 30% App Store fee, and more, there’s been a shift. This afternoon, Musk tweeted a thank you to the Apple CEO for a tour of the company’s “beautiful HQ.”

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Elon Musk Stories November 28

In the latest development at Twitter, Elon Musk has taken to his social platform to share that Apple has “mostly stopped advertising.” Along with the announcement, he implied in his short tweet that the decision makes the iPhone maker an opponent of free speech.

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Elon Musk Stories November 25

Rumors of a Tesla phone have persisted for some time – but that’s all these have been. However, for the first time, Musk admitted on Twitter that he would consider creating a competitor to Apple and Android devices if the companies take action against his newly acquired social media platform.

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Elon Musk Stories November 23

Typical Twitter Blue subscriber has 560 followers; Musk refuses to pay bills; more

The typical Twitter Blue subscriber, many of whom bought the subscription in order to get the blue verification checkmark, has 560 followers, says a new analysis.

Subscribers include a significant number of accounts associated with the alt-right and election fraud, says the report …

Elon Musk Stories November 22

Since Musk’s takeover, Twitter news has been… interesting. But there does look to be some good news today, as the company aims to begin replacing engineers and set itself some new goals …

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Elon Musk Stories November 21

Elon Musk’s Twitter latest: First system breaks; emergency service concerns; Trump back(ish)

Elon Musk’s Twitter is continuing to generate concern and entertainment in roughly equal measure.

With the majority of the site’s engineers having resigned or been fired, former employees had warned that it was only a matter of time before systems started to break, and we’ve now seen the first major example of this …

Elon Musk Stories November 16

Twitter DMs likely to get end-to-end encryption; Twitter Blue returning; Musk ultimatum

In a rare piece of good news about the social network, Twitter DMs (direct messages) look set to get end-to-end encryption. After a reference was found to the unannounced privacy feature in code for the Android app, Musk appeared to confirm the plan, responding to a tweet with a winking emoji …

Elon Musk Stories November 15

Twitter employees fired by tweet; others can get stock; ads high risk, says biggest agency

A number of Twitter employees have been fired in tweets by the company’s new owner, Elon Musk. The billionaire apparently wasn’t pleased at being publicly fact-checked by his own engineers

Elon Musk Stories November 11

Amidst the layoffs, verification changes, notable executive departures, a fleeting ads business, and the undeniable dumpster fire that is Twitter right now, many users are seeking alternative platforms, and rightfully so. If you’re looking to do the same, you’re probably wondering: Can anything really replace Twitter?

While Twitter has numerous advantages, some of its best aspects can also be found elsewhere. I did some digging and found several compelling alternatives to the social network. Here were some of the best.

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Elon Musk Stories November 10

There’s no let-up in the Twitter chaos, as new owner Elon Musk continues to make things up as he goes along.

Musk has today stated that the rollout of “new verified Blue” is currently limited to iPhone owners only, and that new accounts are banned from applying for a Twitter Blue subscription after some epic trolling …

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Elon Musk Stories November 8

Another day, another Twitter roundup – ranging from an early investor describing Elon Musk as “alone and winging it” to the billionaire owner considering putting the entire Twitter platform behind a paywall.

A former senior Twitter engineer has also told the story of how the company wanted him to comply with a carrier request to track individual user locations from leaving home in the morning to everywhere they went during the day …

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Elon Musk Stories November 2

Twitter latest: Employee stock deal; Trump won’t be back for midterms; edit button will be free; more

Another day, another roundup of the Twitter latest developments. These begin with employees worried that Elon Musk would fire them before their stock vested, thus depriving them of the bonuses they were due …

Elon Musk Stories November 1

Billionaire Elon Musk took over as owner and CEO of Twitter last week following a long saga between himself and the company. Now that he’s in charge of the social network, one of his first orders was to completely revamp the account verification program. On Tuesday, Musk confirmed that anyone will be able to get a “blue checkmark” plus some other benefits for $8 a month.

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Elon Musk Stories October 31

Twitter verification is to be available to anyone, under a reported plan by the company’s new owner Elon Musk. The catch? If you want that blue checkmark, you have to pay $19.99/month for a Twitter Blue subscription.

According to the report, existing verified users will have 90 days to subscribe, or lose their checkmark …

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Elon Musk Stories October 28

Twitter going private under Elon Musk’s ownership does have a number of advantages for the billionaire, including fewer regulatory requirements and no need for quarterly earnings reports. But the route is not without its challenges …

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Elon Musk Stories October 27

The first chapter of the saga between Twitter and Elon Musk has come to an end, but there’s much more to come. After first saying that he no longer had any interest in buying Twitter, Musk decided to agree to the deal after the company threatened to sue him. Now Elon Musk has officially taken over as owner and (temporary?) CEO of Twitter, and his first action there was to fire top executives from the company.

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Elon Musk Stories October 21

Twitter jobs to be slashed by 75% after Musk acquisition, claim reports

Two reports claim that billionaire Elon Musk plans massive layoffs when he takes ownership of the company. They say that the planned cuts to Twitter jobs amount to 75% of the workforce …

Elon Musk Stories October 14

Twitter acquisition saga continues, each side saying the other is under federal investigation

There’s still no end in sight to the Elon Musk Twitter acquisition saga. Despite the two parties both expressing their intention to complete the deal, the lawsuit between the two is only on hold – and now Musk and Twitter are each claiming that the other side is under federal investigation.

Both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are believed to have an interest into possible wrongdoing by Musk…

Elon Musk Stories October 11

Twitter controversies continue with burned notebooks and unhinged antisemitic tweet

There seems to be no pause in the ongoing Twitter controversies prompted by the on-off-on purchase of the social network by Elon Musk.

The latest developments involve a report about burned notebooks, deleted files, and whether an unhinged antisemitic tweet would have been allowed to remain up under Musk’s ownership …

Elon Musk Stories October 5

Season one of the Elon Musk Twitter saga drew to a close yesterday when the billionaire announced that he would proceed with his promised purchase, and the company accepted.

But there’s much more to come, of course, even if there is no surprise twist. The latest fun begins with banks starting to sweat over the terms of their own involvement…

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Elon Musk Stories October 4

It’s been a roller coaster ride between Elon Musk and Twitter this year with the Tesla CEO giving up on the acquisition back in July. Days after, Twitter sued Musk for breach of contract. Now in the latest chapter of the saga, Musk has sent a letter to Twitter with a proposal to go through with the $44 billion purchase.

Update 12:26 pm PT: Via Walter Bloomberg, a Twitter spokesperson has shared “the intention of the company is to close the transaction at $54.20 per share.”

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Elon Musk Stories August 26

Twitter COVID-19 misinformation labeling has got the company more into trouble as it made literally dozens of embarrassing errors this week. It mistakenly applied the label to factually correct tweets from doctors and scientists, in some cases suspending their accounts.

Twitter has offered its apologies to those affected, and promised to review its procedures to prevent any repetition …

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Elon Musk Stories July 12

Elon Musk confirmed last week that he was officially giving up on the deal he made with Twitter back in April in which he promised to buy the social media platform for $44 billion. Now Twitter is suing Musk for not honoring the deal.

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