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Mr. Hotz Hired For Twitter

Elon Musk Hires An iPhone Hacker To Fix Twitter Bugs

After fixing his team, Elon Musk is focusing on fixing the “broken” search feature on the platform and removing the non-dismissible login pop-up. The pop-up appears every time someone tries to browse and these are the things that ruin the Internet. Mr. Hotz is already hired for this job.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Musk hires Mr. Hotz as a Twitter intern for 12 weeks
• Hotz is a security hacker known for hacking iPhones

Who Is Mr. Hotz?

Mr. Hotz is a security hacker better known for developing jailbreaks for iOS in 2007. He also developed Play Station 3 reverse engineering. But it isn’t the first time that he is coming into contact with Elon Musk. The Twitter chief is already familiar with Mr. Hotz. He even tried to hire Hotz at Tesla but kept didn’t.

Mr. Hotz founded Comma.ai and according to Tech Crunch, he founded the company after getting into a fight with Musk during the Tesla episode. Hotz claimed that his firm will develop a driver assistance system that will equip other cars with Tesla Autopilot-like functionality. But Tesla claimed that it was “extremely unlikely” that Hotz could beat the Autopilot with his iPhone hacking skills. On the contrary, … Read the rest

Software Engineers Asked To Meet Musk

Software Engineers Asked To Meet Musk In Person After Mass Exodus From Twitter

Elon Musk continues to overhaul Twitter despite facing criticism for his radical measures including long intense hours of work. In the latest step, Musk asked all software engineers to Twitter’s San Francisco office at 2 pm today.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Twitter software engineers are asked to report at the San Francisco office today
• Software engineers were told to send a summary of what their coding has achieved in the past
• Elon Musk wants to understand the Twitter tech stack with this meeting

Twitter’s New Order For Software Engineers

Software engineers received an SOS to fly to San Francisco to reach the 10th-floor office at 2 pm today for an urgent meeting. It has been made mandatory for all engineers to attend the meeting except those who can’t physically access the Bay Area or have family emergencies.

Software Engineers Asked To Meet Musk

What Is The Reason For This Urgent Meeting?

This meeting will help Musk “understand the Twitter tech stack”. The engineers are told to come prepared with a bullet-pointed summary with 10 screenshots of the most salient lines of what their coding work has achieved in the past six months. The meeting would be short said a follow-up email.

Why Are Twitter Employees Resigning?

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Elon Musk’s Witty Reply To Pranksters

See Elon Musk’s Witty Reply To Pranksters Criticizing Mass Layoff On Twitter

Elon Musk tweeted a picture of him posing with two people with the caption “Welcoming back Ligma & Johnson!” this gives the impression that Ligma and Johnson have been hired by the microblogging site and the CEO is welcoming them. But the truth is just the opposite.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Elon Musk shared a picture with two pranksters who were criticizing the layoffs at Twitter

• The latest tweet is seen as a witty reply to pranksters

• There is no information about Twitter re-hiring fired employees

Let’s Study Musk’s Tweet

Musk tweeted the picture and captioned “Welcoming back Ligma & Johnson!” Soon after he sent the second tweet adding that it was important to admit when he was wrong & firing employees was truly one of his biggest mistakes.

The billionaire admitted his mistake and welcomed the two employees – Rahul Lgma and Daniel Johnson. But they weren’t ex-employees of Twitter. They are pranksters and the tweet was a fitting reply to their pranks.

Elon Musk’s Witty Reply To Pranksters

What Was The Prank Musk Replied To?

As soon as Twitter started firing employees, netizens started criticizing the mass layoff by Musk. Ligma and Johnson also pretended to be laid-off Twitter employees on the Internet. They … Read the rest

Elon Musk Create an “Official” Label

New “Official” Tag And Other Latest Updates From Twitter

Elon Musk created an “Official” label for select verified Twitter accounts on Wednesday but it vanished soon. And all Musk had to say about this new label was that he just killed that. It is to be noted that Twitter already has a blue label for select verified accounts.

HIGHLIGHTS

• A new “Official” label appeared on Twitter on Wednesday only to disappear on the same day
• Twitter’s coveted blue badge is undergoing a major makeover under Elon Musk
• Elon Musk wants to levy an $8 fee for the blue badge despite heavy criticism

Why Did Elon Musk Create an “Official” Label?

Elon Musk Create an “Official” Label

It was Twitter’s latest update along with the new $8 service with the blue verification mark but it didn’t last for long. Twitter launched an “Official” label for select verified accounts including government accounts, commercial companies, business partners, major media outlets, publishers, and some public figures but removed it soon after the launch.

PM Modi’s Twitter account had the “Official” label before it was withdrawn. During the launch, Elon Musk tweeted that Twitter would do many dumb things in the coming months. They would what be worked and change what didn’t.

Why Was The “Official” Label

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Twitter Sees An Exodus Of Officials For This Reason

The exodus of top management employees from Twitter continues after Elon Musk took the reins of the company. The latest to resign from Twitter is the chief customer officer and ad boss, Sarah Personette. She tweeted on Tuesday that she resigned last week.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Sarah Personette and other officials resigned from Twitter
• The resignation of top advertising and marketing chiefs has added to the advertisers’ uncertainty
• Advertisers are stopping their ads on Twitter

Which Officials Left Twitter?

Chief Customer Officer and Ad Boss Sarah Personette, Chief People and Diversity Officer Dalana Brand, General Manager for Core Technologies Nick Caldwell, Chief Marketing Officer Leslie Berland, Head of Product Jay Sullivan, and Vice President of Global Sales Jean-Philippe Maheu have left the social media company.

Twitter Exodus Of Officials For This Reason

How Are Advertisers Responding To Twitter?

A group of over 40 advocacy organizations including the NAACP and Free Press asked the top 20 advertisers to pull their ads in an open letter fearing Elon Musk could get content moderation on Twitter. Mediabrands, a unit of ad holding company IPG, has also advised its clients to pause advertising on Twitter until Twitter takes trust-building measures and ensures safety on the platform.

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Elon Musk Say About The Twitter Deal

Twitter Will Reduce Its strength By 75% Ahead Of Elon Musk’s Deal

Twitter Inc will see a mass layoff of nearly 75% of 7,500 workers according to the Washington Post report. The report said that Tesla Chief Elon Musk updated the prospective investors in his deal to buy the social media company about his plans to cut short the company’s employees.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Elon Musk plans to fire 75% of Twitter employees
• Twitter human resources staff denied any mass layoffs
• The Washington Post reported job cut was planned much before Elon Musk’s deal

What Was The Washington Post Report About Twitter?

According to The Washington Post report, Twitter planned to pare its payroll by about $800 million by the end of next year. And this number shows the departure of nearly a quarter of the workforce. But the human resources staff of the company has assured the employees that the company wasn’t planning for mass layoffs.

Elon Musk Say About The Twitter Deal

The Washington Post report mentioned the documents that show job cut plans were already in place before Elon Musk offered the deal. According to the report, the social media company wanted to reduce staff to cut down on infrastructure costs. Reuters requested Twitter for a comment on the report but Twitter didn’t respond.

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