Main topic: X (formerly known as Twitter) throttling traffic to websites disliked by Elon Musk.
1. X slowed down access to websites including The New York Times, Instagram, Facebook, Bluesky, Threads, Reuters, and Substack.
2. These websites have been publicly attacked by Musk in the past.
3. The delays potentially affected the traffic and ad revenue of these companies.
Hint on Elon Musk: Musk has previously blocked links to competitors, called the New York Times "propaganda," and took away their verification check mark. He has also feuded with Mark Zuckerberg and threatened a cage fight.
Main topic: Elon Musk-owned social network X (formerly Twitter) has made TweetDeck a subscriber-only product.
1. TweetDeck, previously a free tool, is now only accessible to subscribers of X Pro.
2. This move affects social media managers, journalists, and power users who relied on TweetDeck for tracking lists and trends on Twitter/X.
3. Under Musk's ownership, X has introduced various subscription offerings, including verification marks, longer text and video posts, fewer ads, encryption in DMs, and ad revenue sharing.
Hint on Elon Musk: Elon Musk is the owner of social network X (formerly Twitter) and has implemented changes such as making TweetDeck a subscriber-only product and introducing various subscription offerings.
Main topic: Advertisers suspend advertising on X due to ads appearing next to a pro-Nazi account.
1. Twitter's rebrand into X has made advertisers more confident in using the platform.
2. X has added brand safety controls to prevent ads from appearing in inappropriate places.
3. Gilead Sciences and NCTA-The Internet and Television Association suspended their ad spending on X after their ads appeared next to a verified pro-Nazi account.
Elon Musk believes that X, formerly Twitter, could eventually reach a market cap of $1 trillion, expressing optimism about its future valuation.
Elon Musk's company, X (formerly Twitter), has introduced a new feature for verified organizations to post job listings on the platform, allowing them to reach millions of candidates and connect them to the organization's website for applications.
Linda Yaccarino, the CEO of X (formerly Twitter), is facing challenges in fixing the product after Elon Musk's disruptive changes and limited power to influence the company's direction, leading to concerns that X may be a lost cause.
Elon Musk's Twitter, now rebranded as X, has obtained a currency transmitter license in Rhode Island, indicating a possible move towards crypto payments and turning the platform into an all-in-one app like China's WeChat.
Elon Musk's Subscriptions feature on X (formerly Twitter) is not gaining significant traction, with Musk having only 40,000 subscribers out of his 155 million followers, suggesting that it is not a successful tool in the creator economy.
X, formerly known as Twitter, has been running unlabeled ads in users' feeds, raising concerns about deceptive advertising practices and potentially attracting regulatory investigation.
Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledges the existence of anti-Semitism on Twitter but believes in the importance of the platform for discourse, while also asserting that the Vision Pro and Apple's environmental initiatives are on track.
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, revealed plans for his social network, X (formerly Twitter), to introduce a monthly payment system to combat bots, but did not disclose the cost or additional features included, while also claiming to have 550 million monthly users generating millions of daily posts, without specifying the authenticity of these users. Musk's discussion with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also addressed concerns over hate speech and antisemitism on the platform, following Musk's previous amplification of such content. Musk's takeover of Twitter led to significant changes, including staff cuts, the restoration of previously suspended accounts, and the elimination of Twitter's verification system.
Apple CEO Tim Cook uses the upcoming Apple Vision Pro augmented-reality headset and claims to have watched a full season of "Ted Lasso" on it, while acknowledging that the product is more complex than the iPhone and requires innovation in both development and manufacturing; Cook also discussed Apple's considerations regarding advertising on Twitter and its environmental-sustainability initiatives.
Elon Musk suggests that users of X (formerly Twitter) may have to pay for access to the platform in order to counter bots, with a small monthly payment being considered as a defense against fake accounts.