Displaying items by tag: Elon Musk

The short messaging service, Twitter, has announced it is cutting off free access to its APIs from 9 February 2023 as it looks for more avenues to monetise the platform. This could save the company - or it could drive the platform to irrelevance as your favourite Twitterbots disappear.

Published in Apps
Wednesday, 21 December 2022 09:49

Twitter backflips on social media promotion policy

Yesterday, Twitter was against using its platform to link to other social media platforms. Today that policy has been obliterated, and Twitter now says it will poll user opinion before making policy changes.

Published in Apps
Tuesday, 20 December 2022 10:54

Twitter now bans other social media site links

Twitter has announced a new policy that links to other social media sites are now banned, and accounts that try to direct Twitter users to other platforms will be suspended.

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Twitter has updated its privacy policy so accounts dedicated to sharing someone else's live location are no longer permitted; the first casualty of the new policy is the ElonJet account that posted where Elon Musk's personal jet was.

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Forget the great resignation, it's the mass layoff. Experienced tech industry workers have long enjoyed being on the supply end of a demand-and-supply chain in their favour. Yet, a spate of mass terminations across industry giants is gaining momentum.

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When politicians indulge in grandstanding on issues over which they have no control, the normal reaction is to ignore them and treat them with derision.

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Tesla and SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk has assumed the same role at Twitter, after completing his US$44 billion (A$68.6 billion) takeover of the social media company.

Published in Technology Regulation

Tesla and SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk's bid for Twitter appears likely to go through by Friday US time, a deadline set for the proposal to take effect.

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The world's arguably richest man Elon Musk wants the US military to pay for the ongoing costs incurred by the Ukraine's use of the Starlink satellite internet service provided by his company SpaceX.

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Billionaire Elon Musk has terminated his bid to buy social media company Twitter for US$44 billion ($64 billion), according to a filing on Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but he's not off the hook just yet, as Twitter will file legal charges against the controversial SpaceX and Tesla CEO.

Published in Business IT

Social media platform Twitter has reported first-quarter revenue of US$1.2 billion (A$1.7 billion), up 16% year-on-year, in its first results announcement after Elon Musk's acquisition of the company.

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The new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, has given an indication as to how he would run the company, tweeting out that the suspension of the New York Post's Twitter account in 2020 over a story about Hunter Biden was "obviously incredibly inappropriate".

Published in Technology Regulation

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk is the new owner of Twitter after his offer to buy the company for US$54.20 (A$75.55) a share made on 14 April was unanimously approved by the board on Monday.

Published in Market

The objections to Elon Musk buying Twitter can be distilled down to one simple thing: his policies will remove the objections to the return of Donald Trump to the platform. Which for the mainstream in the US — and hence the mainstream in all acolyte countries — means the end of civilisation as we know it.

Published in Open Sauce

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk says his offer to buy Twitter for about US$43 billion (A$58 billion), and take it private, is driven by a desire for the public good.

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Tesla owner Elon Musk has taken a 9.2% stake in the social media messaging platform Twitter, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Brisbane telecommunications provider Netvault has granted Starlink internet access to parts of flood-ravaged Northern Rivers in Australia to allow locals to contact their family, friends, and first responders.

Published in Business Telecoms

With Elon Musk able to influence the price of various cryptocurrencies up or down based on what he tweets, concern is growing, for with great power comes great responsibility, and no-one really knows how responsible Musk is, or isn’t.

Published in Business IT

Elon Musk's decision to banish bitcoin from being able to buy Teslas after investing billions in the cryptocurrency is puzzling financial analysts, with deVere Group CEO Nigel Green sharing his observations.

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The value of bitcoin is likely to fall in coming days after Tesla owner Elon Musk announced on Thursday that the electric car manufacturer would no longer use the digital currency in its transactions.

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