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Musk says Twitter to hold off relaunching blue check verification

Nov 21 (Reuters) – Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk said on Monday the social media company was pausing the relaunch of its blue check subscription service, a delay from its original tentative schedule to bring the service back on the platform. “Withholding Blue Verified relaunch until there is high confidence in stopping spoofing,” Musk said …

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Elon Musk encourages Twitter engineers to fly in for in-person meetings

November 18 (Reuters) – Elon Musk on Friday asked all remaining Twitter employees who write software code to report to the 10th floor of the San Francisco office by early afternoon, according to an email reviewed by Reuters . The billionaire said in a follow-up email: ‘If possible, I would appreciate it if you could …

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After Elon Musk’s ultimatum, Twitter employees start exiting

Nov 17 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Twitter workers are believed to be leaving the beleaguered social media company following an ultimatum from new owner Elon Musk that employees sign up for “long, high-intensity hours ” or leave. In a survey of the work app Blind, which verifies employees through their work email addresses and allows …

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Tesla board member says Elon Musk identified potential successor as CEO

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 16 (Reuters) – James Murdoch of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) director, said in court on Wednesday that CEO Elon Musk had in recent months identified someone as a potential successor at the helm of the electric car maker. Murdoch, who did not name the potential successor, was testifying in a lawsuit over Musk’s …

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Nearly half of Meta job cuts were in tech, reorg underway – execs say

OAKLAND, Calif., November 11 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms, owner of Facebook (META.O) told employees on Friday it would stop developing smart displays and smartwatches and that nearly half of the 11,000 jobs it cut this week as part of unprecedented cost-cutting were in tech roles . Speaking at a public employee meeting heard by Reuters, …

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Twitter restores ‘official’ label; $8 blue check mark option vanishes

November 11 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s Twitter Inc brought back the “official” badge to some accounts on Friday, just days after removing it, while several users reported that the new subscription option for the tick mark of blue check was gone. The move follows a rise in fake accounts on the platform after new boss …

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Musk warns of Twitter bankruptcy as more senior executives quit

November 10 (Reuters) – New owner of Twitter Inc, Elon Musk, on Thursday raised the possibility of the social media platform going bankrupt, capping a chaotic day that included a warning from a U.S. privacy regulator and the exit from the leader in enterprise trust and security. The billionaire in his first mass call with …

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Exclusive: Behind FTX’s fall, battling billionaires and a failed bid to save crypto

November 10 (Reuters) – (This story contains language that some readers may find offensive in paragraph 2) On Tuesday morning, Sam Bankman-Fried, owner of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, caught his employees off guard with a grim message. “I’m sorry,” he told them. “I screwed up.” The reason for the mea culpa: its announcement half an hour …

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Twitter lays off staff as Musk blames activists for ‘massive’ ad revenue drop

Musk seeks to lay off about half of Twitter’s workforce Employees file class action lawsuit against Twitter Staff lose access to systems Volkswagen removes ads Nov 4 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc began a major round of layoffs on Friday, alerting employees to their status via email after barring entry to offices and cutting off workers’ …

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