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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 is holding off the relaunch of its blue check subscription service, a delay from his initial tentative timeline to bring back the service on the platform. “Holding off relaunch of Blue Verified until there is high confidence of stopping […]

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WORLD

Trump snubs Twitter after Musk announces reactivation of ex-president’s account

Nov 19 (Reuters) – Donald Trump on Saturday said he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as a slim majority voted in favor of reinstating the former U.S. President, who was banned from the social media service for inciting violence, in a poll organized by new owner Elon Musk. Slightly over 15 million […]

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BUSINESS

After Elon Musk’s ultimatum, Twitter employees start exiting

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

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BUSINESS

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

Nov 11 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s Twitter Inc on Friday brought back the “official” badge to some accounts, just days after doing away with it, while several users reported the new subscription option for the blue verification check mark had disappeared. The move follows a surge in fake accounts on the platform after new boss […]

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BUSINESS

Musk warns of Twitter bankruptcy as more senior executives quit

Nov 10 (Reuters) – Twitter’s new owner 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. regulator and departures of senior executives viewed as future leaders. The billionaire told Twitter employees on a call that that he could not […]

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BUSINESS

Meta to cut more than 11,000 jobs in one of the biggest layoffs this year

Nov 9 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Wednesday it will let go of 13% of its workforce, or more than 11,000 employees, in one of the biggest layoffs this year as the Facebook parent battles soaring costs and a weak advertising market. The mass layoffs, first in Meta’s 18-year history, follow thousands […]

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Latest-News

Biden says Twitter spews lies across the world

ROSEMONT, Illinois, Nov 4 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday that Elon Musk had purchased a social media platform in Twitter that spews lies across the world. Twitter laid off half its workforce on Friday but said cuts were smaller in the team responsible for preventing the spread of misinformation, as advertisers […]

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BUSINESS

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

Musk looking to axe around half of Twitter’s workforce Employees file class action against Twitter Staff lose access to systems Volkswagen pulls ads Nov 4 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc started a major round of layoffs on Friday, alerting employees of their job status by email after barring the entrances to offices and cutting off workers’ […]

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BUSINESS

Musk says Twitter will charge $8/month for blue check mark

Nov 1 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc will charge $8 a month for its Blue service, which includes its sought-after “verified” badge, new boss Elon Musk said on Tuesday as he seeks to boost subscriptions and make the social media network less reliant on ads. “Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t […]

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BUSINESS

Musk begins his Twitter ownership with firings, declares the ‘bird is freed’

Musk says the “bird is freed” after $44 billion deal Musk fires Twitter CEO, CFO, policy chief Some Twitter users flag willingness to walk away Poll shows employee job concerns EU warns: “This bird will fly by our rules” Oct 28 (Reuters) – Elon Musk has taken ownership of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) with brutal efficiency, […]

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