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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...
Elon Musk confirmed his plan to reinstate Donald Trump's Twitter account if the sale of the social media platform goes through. The tech mogul currently has a $44 billion bid to buy Twitter. The potential of Trump's account being reinstated has been the source of ire for some, and jubilation for others. While... Read more...
Do you ever think the internet's forum for public discourse is a little too public? Maybe a conversation with your friends doesn't need prying eyes on it, but you want everyone involved in the conversation. No, not Reddit. Twitter seems to be right there with you, which is why it has introduced Twitter Circle. A... Read more...
The latest Roblox outage has some of its fan base freaking out from their inability of being able to play the popular game. One person posted a reply to Roblox on Twitter saying, "Fix it please I'm shaking." That's probably a tongue-in-cheek tweet, but who really knows. Yesterday Spotify and Roblox announced a... Read more...
The theatrical Twitter and Musk saga continues. However, there may soon be an end in sight—Twitter’s board is reportedly seriously considering accepting Elon Musk’s offer to purchase Twitter. Twitter’s board has been considering Musk’s offer more seriously since he unveiled the financial package he put together to... Read more...
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter becomes more complicated and interesting by the day. The last few days in particular have only deepened the battlelines between Musk and Twitter’s board. Musk has threatened to reduce Twitter’s board member’s salaries to $0 if he successfully purchases... Read more...
Twitter's long-awaited edit button can already be enabled by some, but it won't allow you to edit your errant tweet quite yet. Twitter has been front and center in its own Twitter drama as of late, as Elon Musk continues his quest to buy out the social media platform. One of the things that Musk has brought more... Read more...
Twitter's board of directors announced that it had unanimously adopted a shareholder rights plan, also referred to as a poison pill. This comes in the wake of Elon Musk's offer to buy the social media platform. Elon Musk has been on a mission to shake things up at Twitter since it was announced he had bought 9.2%... Read more...
Could Twitter eventually one day go private? It may if Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has anything to do with it. Elon Musk has offered to purchase Twitter for over $41 billion USD and threatens to sell his stock if his offer is rejected. Musk has offered to purchase 100% of Twitter for $54.20 per share in cash... Read more...
Just over a year ago, a non-fungible token (NFT) of Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey's very first tweet sold for a staggering $2.9 million. It went to Sina Estavi, a crypto investor who proudly lists on his profile he is the "owner of the first ever tweet," and who recently had intentions of selling it... Read more...
Twitter has been in the spotlight over the last few weeks. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently became Twitter’s biggest stakeholder and was offered a seat on their board. Musk refused the appointment and Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal naturally posted on Twitter. Most of Agrawal’s comments directly addressed the... Read more...
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