Elon Musk joins Disney’s initiative as Chief diversity officer

Billionaire businessman Elon Musk has been appointed as the new Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer of the American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate, The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney. The Tesla boss announced this via his X handle on Monday. He expressed anticipation to work with the Disney team to redefine their content. An elated Musk tweeted, “Excited to join @Disney as their Chief DEI Officer.“Can’t wait to work with Bob Iger & Kathleen Kennedy to make their content MORE woke! Even the linguini.” Walt Disney is one of the world’s leading producers and providers of entertainment and information.

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Elon Musk throws shade at Meta after Facebook, Instagram, Threads suffer global outrage

UNITED STATES- Elon Musk, founder of X, formerly Twitter, threw shade at Meta after its social media apps Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Threads experienced a global outage on Tuesday. Meta’s communications director, Andy Stone, on his official X handle at 4:25 p.m., acknowledged the platforms’ blackout and assured it was being worked on. “If you’re reading this post, it’s because our servers are working,” Musk tweeted shortly after Mr Stone’s tweet. The 52-year-old businessman further shared a photo of four penguins: three penguins marked with Facebook, Instagram and thread, saluting the fourth, marked with the X icon. Attached to the picture was Mr Stone’s post acknowledging Meta’s global outage. Meanwhile, in July last year, X accused Meta owner Mark Zuckerberg of engaging in “unlawful misappropriation” of the company’s trade secrets and intellectual property after the launch of Threads. In a memo addressed to Mr Zuckerberg, X’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, threatened a lawsuit and accused Meta of hiring former X employees fired by the company.  Reacting to the launch of Threads, Mr Musk said, “Competition is fine, cheating is not.” 

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‘I can’t live without the Bible’ – Davido

Famous Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, aka Davido, has revealed that Bible is one of the essentials he can’t live without. In a recent interview with British GQ, the ‘Unavailable’ crooner also mentioned popcorn, wallet, headphones, jewellery, sneakers, sunglasses, and toiletries bag as the other essentials he wouldn’t be able to survive without. He said he has a Bible app on his tablet, stressing that the app also contains hymns and prayers. On why popcorn is essential to him, Davido said he enjoys movies more with popcorn. He recalled that the first movie that ever made him cry was ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’ According to him, he cried because the movie was about love and “I am a lover boy.”

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Elon Musk set to introduce video, audio calls on X

The owner of the social media platform X, Elon Musk, has announced plans to add video and audio call features to the app. In announcing the development on Thursday, Musk disclosed that the new features will not require the use of a mobile number. Musk wrote: “Video and audio calls coming to X. Works on Android, iOS, Mac & PC. No phone number is needed. X is an effective global address book. That set of factors is unique.” This is coming some weeks after X, formerly known as Twitter, started paying rewards to creators who are Twitter Blue subscribers. Precise Post reported that Musk had in July replaced the social media’s globally recognised blue bird logo with a white X on a black background.

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Main reason why Elon Musk is sharing ads revenue with content creators

Many Nigerian content creators with verified accounts on X (old Twitter) are currently praising Elon Musk after receiving payment notices under the company’s new ad-sharing policy. The payments, which vary from $251 to $500 and are made to Nigerian producers who have a Stripe account, are part of Musk’s goal to increase X Premium memberships as well as attract additional content and advertisers to the site. X’s ad traffic tanked by 20.6 percent in June 2023 compared to a year ago, data from Similarweb showed. Overall traffic on the platform has been on a steady decline since January. It declined by 5.8 percent in June. The platform has also seen engagement on Twitter’s app which also dropped within the same period, from roughly 88 million users to 83 million, or 5.5 percent. In July, Musk said X has lost almost 50 percent of its advertising revenue since he acquired the company in October 2022. The expected increase in sales the company anticipated in June 2023 also did not materialise. Apart from decline in traffic and ad revenue, X is also …

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Elon Musk Now Paying Twitter Users With Blue Ticks With One Popular Account Already Paid $100,000

Verified Twitter users are finally getting paid for their posts online with one popular profile already paid $100,000 (£76,275). Elon Musk’s platform will now ‘help people earn a living directly on Twitter’ as it announced plans to kickstart monetisation features just last night. This scheme is only available to notable Twitter Blue subscribers, as creators will need to prove they received at least five million impressions on posts in the last three months. The platform explains that the impressions are a total tally of times a tweet has been viewed, and funds to support those who fit the bill will be sourced from Twitter’s advert revenue. It comes just a week after rival Meta, run by Mark Zuckerberg, released a similar platform called Threads, which has since had more than 100 million new sign-ups. ‘We’re expanding our creator monetization offering to include ads revenue sharing for creators,’ Twitter wrote last night. ‘This means that creators can get a share in ad revenue, starting in the replies to their posts. This is part of our effort to help people earn a …

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Linda Yaccarino: 10 things to know about new Twitter CEO

On Friday, May 12, 2023, Twitter’s owner, Elon Musk, announced 59-year-old American media guru of Italian descent Linda Yaccarino as the new Chief Executive Officer of the platform. The announcement instantly made Yaccarino the most trending topic on social media, as many comb the internet to dig out facts about her. Here are 10 interesting facts about the new Twitter CEO: 1. Linda Yaccarino was born in 1963 in New York, United States, to immigrant parents of Italian descent. 2. Her parents are Bob Yaccarino and Isabella Bartolone Yaccarino. She has two sisters, Lori Yaccarino Armstrong and Kate Yaccarino. 3. She was educated at Deer Park High School and Penn State University. 4. She is married to a fellow American of Italian descent, Claude Peter Madrazo, and the union is blessed with two children, a daughter, Christian Madrazo, and a son, Matthew Madrazo. 5. Linda Yaccarino starred in the Italian version of the reality show Big Brother from 2011 to 2012. 6. She worked as executive vice president and COO of advertising sales, marketing, and acquisitions at Turner Broadcasting between …

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Twitter to soon allow calls and encrypted messaging – Elon Musk says

Twitter owner Elon Musk has revealed details about new features including adding calls and encrypted messaging coming to the platform. The call feature on Twitter will bring the micro-blogging platform into line with the likes of Meta’s social media applications, Facebook and Instagram, which have similar features. Musk said a version of encrypted direct messages will be available on Twitter starting Wednesday May 10, but did not say if calls will be encrypted. “With latest version of app, you can DM reply to any message in the thread (not just most recent) and use any emoji reaction. Release of encrypted DMs V1.0 should happen tomorrow. This will grow in sophistication rapidly. The acid test is that I could not see your DMs even if there was a gun to my head. Coming soon will be voice and video chat from your handle to anyone on this platform, so you can talk to people anywhere in the world without giving them your phone number.” Musk said in a tweet on Wednesday morning, May 10. Twitter also this week said it will …

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I Did Not Have A Happy Childhood — Elon Musk

Elon Musk, one of the world’s richest men, has taken a trip down memory lane as he opened up about his childhood. According to the billionaire, his childhood was not a happy one. In a tweet, Musk noted that despite his wealth, he was not born with a silver spoon nor was any inheritance handed to him. The Tesla boss revealed to his over 138 million followers on Twitter that he grew up in ‘a lower, transitioning to an upper, middle-income situation, but did not have a happy childhood.’ He wrote, “I grew up in a lower, transitioning to an upper, middle-income situation, but did not have a happy childhood. Haven’t inherited anything ever from anyone, nor has anyone given me a large financial gift.” He further gave an insight into his father’s source of income while giving his father credit for teaching him the fundamentals of physics, engineering and construction. Musk added, “My father created a small electrical/mechanical engineering company that was successful for 20 to 30 years, but it fell on hard times. He has been essentially bankrupt for about …

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Elon Musk’s 400 ft rocket, the biggest ever made by man costing $3b explodes 4 minutes after liftoff (videos)

Elon Musk’s space exploration company, SpaceX’s massive rocket, Starship, exploded in the air just four minutes after launching in Boca Chica, Texas on Thursday, April 20. SpaceX’s rocket cleared its launch platform but failed to separate from its booster, exploding four minutes after lift-off during the inaugural flight. The uncrewed spacecraft, which SpaceX says could one day facilitate multi-planetary life, is worth $3b and is the biggest rocket ever created. It thundered off the launch pad for what had been expected to be a 90-minute trip around the Earth before a splashdown near Hawaii. But after reaching MaxQ, the rocket began to spin in the air, then started to plummet before combusting entirely. A livestream of the launch appeared to show some of the 39 engines on the ship had malfunctioned. “Starship just experienced what we call a rapid, unscheduled disassembly,” said John Insprucker, SpaceX’s principal integration engineer. “As we said, excitement was guaranteed.” Successfully lifting the 400-foot-tall rocket off the launch pad is still a big step forward to its ultimate goal of one day ferrying humans to the …

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Twitter Is Breaking Even – Elon Musk Says After Reducing Employees from 8000 To 1,500 In 6 Months

Twitter CEO, Elon Musk has revealed that the social media company is “roughly breaking even,” as most of its advertisers have returned and its aggressive cost-cutting efforts have started bearing fruit after massive layoffs. Musk, in an interview with BBC broadcast live on Twitter Spaces on Wednesday, April 12, said Twitter has about 1,500 employees now, a sharp decline from “just under 8,000 staff members” it had before he took it over in October. Last week, Twitter suffered a bug that prevented thousands of users from accessing links, its sixth major outage since the beginning of the year, according to internet watchdog group NetBlocks. Musk acknowledged some glitches, including recent outages, but said they have not lasted very long. He says Twitter was in a $3 billion negative cash flow situation and had to take drastic actions, referring to its large-scale layoffs. “We could be cash-flow positive this quarter if things go well,” he said in the interview that attracted more than 3 million listeners. Musk said Twitter’s massive decline in advertising since his acquisition was due to the cyclical …

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Elon Musk restores Trump’s Twitter account

New Twitter CEO, Elon Musk has restored the Twitter account of the former President Donald Trump Elon kept to his promise on Saturday, 18th of November after running a poll, seeking whether or not the lifting of the ban on Donald Trump Elon Musk restores former President Donald Trump’s Twitter, shortly after he ran a poll on whether or not to restore the suspended account. The Twitter CEO, Elon kept to his promise on Saturday, 18th of November after running a poll, seeking whether or not the lifting of the ban on Donald Trump’s account should be done or not. Elon said: “The people have spoken,” He revealed that 51.8% of more than 15 million Twitter users voted for the ban to be lifted. Trump’s account was suspended in 2021 due to the risk of violence. Not only did Trump’s Twitter account get suspended, but his Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts were also suspended. Several months later, he launched his own social media platform, Truth Social. See post below;

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Elon Musk sacks almost entire Twitter staff in Ghana 1 year after firm came to Africa

One year after it opened an office in Ghana, its first in Africa, Twitter has laid off almost the entire workforce in the West African country in a massive global layoff which has hit workers at the microblogging site since Elon Musk bought the company a week ago. The layoff also comes three days after Twitter workers in Ghana officially resumed office in Ghana. Many were sacked as part of a purge Musk embarked upon since he took over the company. It is unclear how many workers were affected at the Africa Office, but reports say the social media firm plans to cut about 3,700 jobs. On Friday, November 4, 2022, many workers in its US office needed help logging in to the firm’s systems after the layoffs were announced. Most workers at the African office in Ghana worked from their homes and respective countries despite announcing the company’s official presence on the continent The workers formally resumed for the first time at the Ghana office since Twitter announced its presence in Africa. * According to the Guardian, Twitter is facing a class …

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EPL: Elon Musk speaks on buying Manchester United

Billionaire business mogul, Elon Musk has said that he was only joking when he tweeted his intention to buy Premier League giants, Manchester United. Musk, who, while in the midst of a political ideology discussion on Twitter, announced his intention to buy the struggling club, said he was not ready to acquire any sports team now. He had tweeted, “Also, I’m buying Manchester United ur welcome”. Musk is worth around $260 billion, meaning that he could easily afford buying the Old Trafford outfit. His tweet caused controversies on Twitter leading to his clarification. No, this is a long-running joke on Twitter. I’m not buying any sports teams,” he said. He further explained that if he was to buy any club at all it would be the Manchester outfit because, according to him, it was his childhood favourite. “Although, if it were any team, it would be Man U. They were my fav team as a kid,” the billionaire added. Meanwhile, fans of the Red Devils are no longer comfortable with the current club’s owners, the Glazer family and have been …

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The World Richest Man, Elon Musk Is ‘Pleading’ With Ex-Natasha Bassett to Take Him Back after Split

The world’s richest man, Elon Musk reportedly wants to return to his ex-Natasha Bassett. Just last week, Sunday, July 17, photos surfaced that showed Elon laughing and frolicking in the water with several different beautiful women in Mykonos. The following day, on July 18, photos appeared, which showed Elon shirtless while surrounded by more beautiful women on a friend’s yacht in the waters off the coast of the gorgeous celeb summer hot spot. Prior to Musk’s holiday, the billionaire Tesla founder’s girlfriend, Natasha Bassett, 27, ended their relationship to focus on her acting career following the highly successful debut of her latest film, Elvis. But a report by HollywoodLife claims Musk was not handling the breakup as well as he had hoped and that “Elon was pleading with Natasha to get back together with him prior to taking off on this trip to Mykonos, but she kept shutting him down.” “Natasha and those around her believe that Elon was trying to make her jealous by being photographed with all of these gorgeous women,” the source told Hollywood Life. “But this …

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Why Elon Musk Plans To Abandon Twitter Deal

Billionaire Elon Musk has made a move to end his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. This is according to a letter sent by a lawyer on Musk’s behalf to Twitter’s Chief Legal Officer on Friday. In the letter, disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Skadden Arps attorney, Mike Ringler, said Tesla’s Chief Executive Officer was exercising his right to terminate the merger agreement and abandon the transaction. According to the letter, Musk is terminating the merger agreement because Twitter is in material breach of multiple provisions of that Agreement and appears to have made false and misleading representations to him. Part of the letter read, “While Section 6.4 of the Merger Agreement requires Twitter to provide Mr. Musk and his advisors all data and information that Mr. Musk requests “for any reasonable business purpose related to the consummation of the transaction,” Twitter has not complied with its contractual obligations. “For nearly two months, Mr. Musk has sought the data and information necessary to “make an independent assessment of the prevalence of fake or spam accounts on Twitter’s platform” (our letter to you dated May 25, 2022 (the “May 25 Letter”)). “This …

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