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Elon Musk appoints new Twitter CEO, NBCU’s Linda Yaccarino

The rumors are true: Elon Musk has chosen NBCU leader Linda Yaccarino as the next CEO of Twitter. Musk confirmed Yaccarino’s new role in a tweet this morning, a day after he announced that he ha

Linda Yaccarino leaves NBCUniversal, adding fuel to the Twitter CEO fire

Linda Yaccarino, the woman hotly tipped as the next CEO of Twitter, has not made any statements confirming or denying the rumors. But she is definitely open to work: today, NBCUniversal, where she had

Elon Musk says he has found a new CEO for Twitter

Elon Musk says he has found a new CEO for Twitter. Musk did not specify who will be taking on the role, though The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that NBCUniversal Head of Advertising Linda Yacc

Twitter launches encrypted DMs for verified users with security drawbacks

After talking about it for months, Twitter has finally released its first version of encrypted DMs — but there are a few limitations. Currently, this feature is only available to verified users (suc

Twitter now allows you to react to DMs with a wide range of emojis

Twitter has introduced a new feature that lets users choose almost any emoji to react to a direct message in a conversation. Previously, the company allowed you to react to only the most recent DM wit

Tesla’s new Texas lithium refinery to support 1M electric vehicles by 2025

Tesla officially broke ground Monday on a Texas lithium refinery, making it the only U.S. automaker to refine its own lithium. CEO Elon Musk said the refinery will produce enough battery-grade lithium

Elon Musk teases free Tesla FSD trial in North America

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has laid out a rough plan for expanding access to Full Self-Driving (FSD), the company’s advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), throughout North America and the rest of th

Elon Musk says Twitter is purging old accounts, freeing up desired usernames

Twitter is purging inactive accounts on its platform, which may free up a number of long-coveted usernames, according to recent tweets by owner Elon Musk. Though Twitter for years has promised to put

Twitter is mulling a cheaper organizational verification plan

Twitter is thinking about an organizational verification plan that doesn’t cost $1,000 a month. Over the weekend, Elon Musk said on Twitter that the company is working on a cheaper plan for smal

Musk’s The Boring Company to expand Vegas Loop to 18 new stations

The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s project to build underground highways to alleviate traffic congestion, received approval Wednesday to expand its “Vegas Loop,” an underground tunnel s

Twitter makes its API free for public announcement accounts

Twitter announced Tuesday that it is making its API free for accounts posting public announcements such as weather alerts, transportation information, and emergency warnings. The company said that ver

Elon Musk reportedly settles defamation suit after saying he’d never ‘surrender an unjust case’

A defamation case brought against Tesla chief executive Elon Musk by critic Randeep Hothi is coming to a close, reportedly costing the billionaire ten big ones.  Lawyers representing Hothi, a vocal m

Jack Dorsey thinks Elon Musk isn’t doing right by Twitter

Jack Dorsey has been using Bluesky, the app he partially funded that’s built upon a federated and open social networking protocol he advocates, to do some truth-telling about Twitter, Elon Musk

Elon Musk will likely testify about his Autopilot statements

Tesla CEO Elon Musk might be ordered to testify under oath in a lawsuit that blames Autopilot, Tesla’s advanced driver assistance system, for a fatal crash in 2018. The tentative ruling, issued

EU warns Twitter over disinformation after Musk policy shifts found to boost Kremlin propaganda

Twitter was only confirmed yesterday as one of 19 major tech platforms subject to centralized oversight by the European Union’s executive starting this fall, when so-called very large online pla

Elon Musk may have accidentally leaked his burner account

Elon Musk tweeted a photo on Monday night that shows him logged into his Twitter account, advertising to content creators how they can activate monetization features on Twitter. Unfortunately for Musk

Twitter will now show labels on tweets with reduced visibility

Twitter said today that it will add labels to tweets that have been flagged by the company to reduce their visibility. Elon Musk & Co. touted this as a “freedom of speech, not reach” m

Twitter reinstates Blue verification mark for top accounts — even if they didn’t pay for it

After removing thousands of legacy verification checkmarks on April 20, Twitter is restoring the Blue tick marks for large accounts — even if they didn’t pay for subscriptions. Over the we

Twitter removes ‘government-funded’ news labels after NPR and other flubs

After weeks of truly stupid antics, Twitter has removed “government-funded media” labels on all accounts, from NPR to the Chinese state-affiliated Xinhua News. Twitter even appears to have

Twitter’s legacy blue check mark era is officially over

Twitter appears to have officially killed off its legacy blue check marks, one of the last remaining vestiges of the pre-Elon Musk era. The legacy blue checks, which Twitter doled out to journalists,
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