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  • Elon Musk locks his Twitter account to test engagement impact Feb 02, 2023 06:31 AM IST

    Elon Musk locks his Twitter account to test engagement impact

    Twitter Inc.’s chief executive officer was responding to users of the social media site who claimed that setting an account to private dramatically improved the reach of their tweets.

  • Elon Musk turns his Twitter account private: 'Something is wrong' Feb 01, 2023 05:19 PM IST

    Elon Musk turns his Twitter account private: 'Something is wrong'

    In order to test a theory, Elon Musk updated his account settings so that only his 127.7 million followers can see his tweets.

  • Twitter makes first interest payment on Elon Musk buyout debt Jan 31, 2023 07:10 AM IST

    Twitter makes first interest payment on Elon Musk buyout debt

    Twitter paid a group of seven banks, led by Morgan Stanley, which became stuck with the debt after they were unable to sell it to outside investors, the report added.

  • Twitter working on payments feature Jan 31, 2023 07:08 AM IST

    Twitter working on payments feature

    New boss Elon Musk is pushing Twitter to create new streams of revenue as it faces a drop in advertising income, following his $44-billion takeover of the company in October.

  • Twitter says it will take 'less severe actions' on policy-violating accounts Jan 28, 2023 06:24 PM IST

    Twitter says it will take 'less severe actions' on policy-violating accounts

    The company said people would also be able to appeal their suspension starting next month

  • Twitter says users will be able to appeal account suspension Jan 28, 2023 07:30 AM IST

    Twitter says users will be able to appeal account suspension

    Under the new criteria, which follow billionaire Elon Musk's purchase of the company in October, Twitter accounts will only be suspended for severe or ongoing and repeat violations of the platform's policies.

  • Twitter co-founder says Elon Musk ‘doesn’t seem like’ the right person to own company Jan 27, 2023 04:19 PM IST

    Twitter co-founder says Elon Musk ‘doesn’t seem like’ the right person to own company

    Asked if Elon Musk is the right person to run Twitter, the company’s co-founder Biz Stone said, “It doesn’t seem like it right now, but I could be wrong.”

  • Shiv Visvanathan writes on tech layoffs: The real sadness is our entrenched silence to a tragedy Jan 27, 2023 11:09 AM IST

    Shiv Visvanathan writes on tech layoffs: The real sadness is our entrenched silence to a tragedy

    The heartless conduct of big tech companies who have casually announced massive layoffs thrusts the stigma of failure on hapless employees

  • New Twitter whistleblower says privacy lapses continued into Musk era Jan 26, 2023 03:35 PM IST

    New Twitter whistleblower says privacy lapses continued into Musk era

    As many as 4,000 company employees could access an internal function nicknamed “GodMode” that allows them to take over private accounts and tweet – or delete tweets from them, according to a whistleblower complaint filed in mid-October, two weeks before Musk took over the company. It’s not clear if the problem has been resolved since the complaint was filed.

  • Elon Musk is now 'Mr Tweet', says Twitter not letting him change name Jan 26, 2023 08:55 AM IST

    Elon Musk is now 'Mr Tweet', says Twitter not letting him change name

    This is not the first time Elon Musk has changed his name on Twitter, leaving his followers puzzled.

  • Twitter, ad verification firms team up to give advertisers tweet-level analysis Jan 26, 2023 06:33 AM IST

    Twitter, ad verification firms team up to give advertisers tweet-level analysis

    The partnership comes at a time when the social media platform is struggling with falling revenue, as advertisers slash their spending on the platform after billionaire Elon Musk made several changes following his takeover.

  • Flying bikes on sale in US, Japan. What Anand Mahindra suspects they will be used for Jan 25, 2023 01:05 PM IST

    Flying bikes on sale in US, Japan. What Anand Mahindra suspects they will be used for

    The XTURISMO hoverbike is capable of flying for around 40 minutes and can go as fast as 100 kmph.

  • Ad spending on Twitter falls by over 70% in December: Data Jan 25, 2023 09:34 AM IST

    Ad spending on Twitter falls by over 70% in December: Data

    The recent data by Standard Media Index comes (SMI) as Twitter is moving to reverse the advertiser exodus. It has introduced a slew of initiatives to win back advertisers, offering some free ads, lifting a ban on political advertising and allowing companies greater control over the positioning of their ads.

  • Elon Musk defiantly defends himself in Tesla tweet trial Jan 25, 2023 07:31 AM IST

    Elon Musk defiantly defends himself in Tesla tweet trial

    Elon Musk spent roughly three more hours on the stand during his third day of testimony before being excused by U.S. District Judge Edward Chen. It’s unlikely Musk, 51, will be summoned back to the witness stand during a civil trial expected to be turned over to a nine-person jury in early February.

  • Elon Musk hugs YouTuber who waited outside Twitter HQ for months Jan 23, 2023 01:05 PM IST

    Elon Musk hugs YouTuber who waited outside Twitter HQ for months

    After having waited outside the Twitter headquarters for about three months, Fidias was apparently on the verge of giving up when he came across a video taken during the FIFA World Cup in Qatar of children requesting Elon Musk to hug him.

  • Elon Musk says Twitter to roll out zero ads subscription model Jan 22, 2023 07:41 AM IST

    Elon Musk says Twitter to roll out zero ads subscription model

    Musk has sought to diversify the company’s business away from advertising dollars since he acquired the platform in October, pinning his hopes on revenue from “Twitter Blue” subscriptions.

  • Elon Musk says Twitter has a headcount of about 2,300 Jan 21, 2023 02:02 PM IST

    Elon Musk says Twitter has a headcount of about 2,300

    Musk took over Twitter in October and swiftly moved through a number of product and organizational changes.

  • When a Twitter user saw his landlord on Shark Tank India in peak Bengaluru moment Jan 20, 2023 04:40 PM IST

    When a Twitter user saw his landlord on Shark Tank India in peak Bengaluru moment

    Ganesh Balakrishnan had a breakdown after his pitch on Shark Tank India and talked about his struggling business while refusing a funding offer.

  • Why tech giants are on a sacking spree Jan 20, 2023 09:30 AM IST

    Why tech giants are on a sacking spree

    The good news is that the adage, ‘’In a gold rush, bet on the companies providing the shovels’’ may apply to Indian IT services companies

  • Twitter prices Blue for Android at $11 per month; launches annual web plan Jan 19, 2023 02:07 PM IST

    Twitter prices Blue for Android at $11 per month; launches annual web plan

    The blue check mark - previously free for verified accounts of politicians, famous personalities, journalists and other public figures - will now be open to anyone prepared to pay.

  • Check what fetches $100,000 as Elon Musk auctions Twitter HQ items Jan 19, 2023 09:04 AM IST

    Check what fetches $100,000 as Elon Musk auctions Twitter HQ items

    An online auction of "surplus corporate office assets of Twitter" that lasted slightly more than 24 hours also featured a 10-foot neon light in the shape of Twitter's bird logo, which brought in a winning bid of $40,000, Heritage Global Partners auction service confirmed.

  • Moneycontrol Daily: Your Essential 7 Jan 19, 2023 06:26 AM IST

    Moneycontrol Daily: Your Essential 7

    A daily round-up of the most interesting articles to help jump-start the day.

  • Twitter plans further layoffs: Report Jan 19, 2023 06:10 AM IST

    Twitter plans further layoffs: Report

    The layoffs, which come six weeks after top boss Elon Musk reportedly told staff that there would not be further retrenchment, could reduce the company's headcount to under 2,000, according to the report.

  • Twitter auctions off blue bird memorabilia, pricey furniture Jan 19, 2023 12:20 AM IST

    Twitter auctions off blue bird memorabilia, pricey furniture

    With the auction, Musk’s message is twofold: call attention to the perceived excesses of Twitter’s previous administration while signaling that cost cutting — at all costs — is a top priority.

  • Twitter offers new annual plan for subscription service Jan 18, 2023 09:37 PM IST

    Twitter offers new annual plan for subscription service

    Users can subscribe to the service for an annual price of $84, instead of a monthly subscription price of $8 on the web and $11 on Apple devices.