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Elon Musk Wants Twitter to Be a Little More Like TikTok

On Thursday, Elon Musk appeared at an all-hands meeting of Twitter employees, his first since announcing his bid to buy the company. Appearing via his phone from what looked like a hotel room, Musk elaborated on his plans for the company, should his acquisition go through. And while Musk continued to frame the purchase through […]

Twitter to Comply With Elon Musk’s Demand For Data on Fake Accounts

Twitter plans to comply with Elon Musk’s demand for internal data on spam bots and fake accounts after threatening to walk away from the deal, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. Citing a person familiar with the state of negotiations, the report says the company will offer access to the so-called “firehouse” of data comprising […]

Elon Musk Says Twitter “Actively Resisting” Terms of Merger Agreement, Threatens Termination of Deal Over Spambot Dispute

In a letter sent to Twitter Monday morning, an attorney for Elon Musk wrote that the company “is actively resisting and thwarting his information rights” in regards to a dispute over spam accounts, and threatened to terminate the deal. The letter, sent by a lawyer for Skadden Arps, follows a weeks-long back and forth between […]

Twitter to Pay $150M In Settlement With FTC, DOJ for Allegedly Misusing Data

Twitter will pay $150 million to resolve a joint lawsuit from the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission accusing it of illegally giving advertisers access to users’ contact information for targeted advertising. “From at least May 2013 until at least September 2019, Twitter misrepresented to users of its online communication service the extent to […]

‘Elon Musk’s Crash Course’ Director Talks Autopilot Safety Questions and Silicon Valley Promises

At a moment when there are no shortage of headlines about Elon Musk and his paused bid to take over Twitter, a new New York Times Presents documentary is attempting to refocus attention on the ongoing saga of Musk’s self-driving tech ambitions for Tesla, and safety questions that the company’s moves to realize that dream […]

Elon Musk Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegation by Flight Attendant

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has denied a claim of sexual misconduct by a flight attendant contracted by SpaceX who worked on his private jet in 2016. A report by Business Insider said SpaceX paid the woman $250,000 in severance in 2018 in exchange for her agreeing not to file a lawsuit over her […]

With Films on Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Andy Warhol, New Yorkers Remain a Nonfiction Favorite

“From a nonscripted place, so many amazing stories happen in New York, and we can’t help but bring the city alive because it’s a character in itself — I don’t think many other cities have that,” says Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive vp and head of programming at A&E Network. The network recently announced that the […]

Elon Musk: Twitter Deal “Cannot Move Forward” Without “Proof” on Fake Accounts

Elon Musk’s $44 billion deal to acquire Twitter “cannot move forward” without “proof” for a fake accounts estimate previously disclosed by the social media giant, the Tesla and SpaceX boss tweeted on Tuesday. On May 13, he had said the mega-transaction was “temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent […]

Trump Agrees to Use Truth Social as Primary Social Media Platform

Donald Trump has agreed to post on Truth Social before any other social media platform, as the new company views the former president as the centerpiece of its business model.  The disclosure comes in a filing related to the merger between blank check company Digital World Acquisition Corp. and Trump Media & Technology Group Corp., […]

Twitter CEO Ushers in Budget Cuts Amid Elon Musk Deal Tumult

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal clarified Friday that he was the force behind recent executive exits, not Elon Musk, whose acquisition offer hangs in the balance.  On Thursday, Agrawal fired Twitter’s general manager Kayvon Beykpour and Bruce Falck, the company’s revenue product lead. And on Friday, Musk said his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter was […]

Elon Musk: “Twitter Deal Temporarily on Hold”

His megadeal to acquire social media giant Twitter is “temporarily on hold,” Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk tweeted Friday. “Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” he said, providing a link to an early May Reuters article citing a Twitter regulatory […]

Twitter Pushes Out Two Execs Ahead of Elon Musk Deal Close

Twitter has let go of general manager Kayvon Beykpour and Bruce Falck, the revenue product lead, ahead of the company’s possible acquisition by Elon Musk.  Beykpour, who joined Twitter through the 2015 acquisition of his company, Periscope, said the decision came about as Parag Agrawal, chief executive of Twitter, was looking for new leadership.  “The […]