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One of Elon Musk's first decrees after acquiring Twitter was to restore many controversial accounts that were suspended under the old regime. That included Kanye West, or Ye as he now prefers, who was suspended just before Musk's acquisition for posting antisemitic content. However, it didn't take long for West to... Read more...
Twitter is still chugging along despite its shrinking workforce, and new owner Elon Musk continues to pop up and make promises almost whenever he's summoned. It can be hard to keep track of all the things Musk claims he's going to do, particularly since he started posting his every thought on Twitter. Now, the... Read more...
Hundreds of Twitter employees are said to be exiting the company following an ultimatum from Musk to work "long hours at high intensity" or leave. Elon Musk already fired half of the workforce, including top management, and introduced a new Twitter Blue subscription plan in a bid to make the company profitable since taking over. Twitter's Read more...
Musk's Twitter saga continues to evolve, as the company undergoes an extremely raucous 48 hours. The billionaire has been making some questionable changes in what he says are attempts to make the social media platform profitable. Since Elon Musk took over as Twitter CEO a little over two weeks ago, it seems as though each new day brings Read more...
Elon Musk is not taking bankruptcy off the table as the billionaire continues to try and make the social media platform profitable. The talk of possible bankruptcy also led to a few more top figures leaving the company. Musk seems to be throwing a lot of stuff at the wall in order to see what sticks entering his... Read more...
Billionaire Elon Musk has only owned Twitter for a few weeks, but there are already big changes afoot. Musk has been open about his dislike for Twitter's verification setup, which he referred to as a "lords & peasants system." His vision for the blue checkmark is starting to appear on the service, but not in a... Read more...
Elon Musk follows up his $44 billion buyout of Twitter by announcing his plans for charging more for Twitter Blue, a new video paywall feature, as well as teasing a possible Vine comeback. The billionaire is searching for ways to make the social media platform profitable. Musk finalized the deal to buyout Twitter... Read more...
NASA tweeted a photo of the Sun smiling, which left some reminiscing of the iconic Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from the movie Ghostbusters. However, in this image the giant marshmallow looks to be getting ready to be placed on a giant s'mores cookie. The Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) was the first mission to be... Read more...
Twitter has rolled out a test that presents a pop-up when some users attempt to screenshot a tweet. The prompt asks if the person would rather share the tweet or copy the link, instead of taking a screenshot. It's curious how the platform actually knows what you're doing on your phone though, isn't it?  Twitter... Read more...
It appears that the Elon Musk and Twitter drama may finally be coming to a close. In a tweet, Twitter announced that Musk intends to close the deal at $54.20 per share. Elon Musk announced his intention to buy Twitter back in April of this year for over $41 billion, or $54.20 per share. At the time of the proposal... Read more...
Way back in April we reported that, yes, Twitter was actually working on an Edit button. According to Twitter, they had been working on it for a year by that point. At the time, it was only available to Twitter Blue Labs testers. That edit button is now on its way to the production side of Twitter according to a Tweet... Read more...
The Twitter drama continues, as Elon Musk scores a small victory in court. A judge has determined that Musk has the right to view documents pertaining to Twitter's ex-general manager, Kayvon Beykpour. Twitter and Elon Musk have been embroiled in a battle over the last several months concerning whether or not the... Read more...
By most measures, Elon Musk is the richest person in the world, and he's got more liquid assets at his disposal today. Recent regulatory filings show that Musk has sold off millions of Tesla shares worth billions of dollars. He needs those funds due to a questionable decision made earlier this year when he agreed to... Read more...
We put a lot of faith in the prospect that our information is secure. Unfortunately, this is often just not the case. It is not hard for hackers and security ne'er-do-wells to get access to peoples' accounts when they use weak passwords incorporating little more than birthdates and pet names. This is especially true... Read more...
Much to the horror of social media users around the world, Twitter was inaccessible for around an hour this morning, marking the service's lengthiest outage since 2016. Users in need of their social media fix had to resort back to Facebook (*gasp*!) or any number of other services, though not anymore—Twitter is back... Read more...
According to people familiar with the Twitter buyout, the deal may be in jeopardy due to Elon Musk's team concluding that Twitter's numbers on spam accounts are not verifiable. Those speaking on the condition of anonymity, stated that Musk's team has stopped engaging in certain discussions surrounding the funding for... Read more...
The Shack is back on Twitter promoting its crypto and NFTs in an NFSW kind of way, and reactions are mixed. The 100-year old tech retailer decided to reimagine itself, following decades of decline, bankruptcy and being delisted by New York Stock Exchange in 2015. It isn't unusual to find companies on social media... Read more...
Twitter threads are a blessing and a curse. They can be a great way to share information and engage in discussion but they can also be difficult to follow and just plain too long. There is now a way to streamline these conversations. Twitter is testing a new feature called “Notes” that will allow users to use more... Read more...
Elon Musk and Twitter have both been named in a lawsuit that alleges the Tesla CEO attempted to create doubt about his plans to purchase the social media platform in order to get a lower price. Shareholder William Heresniak from Virginia states in the lawsuit that he is doing so on behalf of all Twitter... Read more...
What a shocker—a social media giant misused its users’ data. It appears that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is not allowing at least one of those giants to entirely get away with its behavior. The FTC is fining Twitter $150 million USD for deceptively collecting users’ data and using it for targeted... Read more...
The Twitter buyout drama continues, as Elon Musk fires off a tweet saying the deal cannot move forward until Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal provides proof of <5% fake/spam accounts. It is just the latest tweet from Musk in the ever-evolving saga of the billionaire trying to close out the multi-billion dollar... Read more...
Elon Musk tweeted that his $44 billion deal for Twitter is "temporarily on hold" pending details that support the social media platform's calculation that spam/fake accounts make up less than 5% of its users. Twitter stock fell more than 20% following his tweet, but since his follow-up tweet stating he was still committed to the deal, the Read more...
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