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…
Elon Musk Stories Yesterday
Elon Musk Stories November 30
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.
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.
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
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
Elon Musk Stories November 15
Twitter employees fired by tweet; others can get stock; ads high risk, says biggest agency
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.
Elon Musk Stories November 10
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 …
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 …
Elon Musk Stories November 2
Twitter latest: Employee stock deal; Trump won’t be back for midterms; edit button will be free; more
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.
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 …
Elon Musk Stories October 28
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.
Elon Musk Stories October 21
Twitter jobs to be slashed by 75% after Musk acquisition, claim reports
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
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
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…
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.”
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 …
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.