Tesla CEO Elon Musk has rescinded his decision to lay off 75% of Twitter’s workforce after previously throwing the entire staff of the organisation into a panic.
The new owner of Twitter has now retracted his statement of laying off 75% of staff as reported last week.
Elon Musk recently posted a video on his Twitter profile where he walked into Twitter’s headquarters carrying a sink. “Entering Twitter HQ – Let that sink in. Meeting a lot of cool people at Twitter today!” he captioned the video.
Investors King on October 21, 2022, reported that the Tesla boss plans to lay off 75% of Twitter’s workforce once he takes over the company.
Musk had disclosed that his decision to do so was necessary, noting that it was ideal to rationalize the number of employees at the company. However, he stated that only those who are significant contributors will be exempted.
Following Musk’s plan to lay off some members of Twitter’s workforce, the company General Counsel Sean Edgett in an email sent to employees clarified that the company has no intentions to lay off any of its workforce since it signed a deal to be acquired by billionaire Elon Musk.
However, Twitter’s CEO Parag Agrawal had earlier admitted that there is quite a bit of uncertainty following Musk’s acquisition as anything can be expected from him.
Experts have warned that Musk’s drastic plan to reduce Twitter’s workforce, could make the platform quickly become overrun with harmful content and spam, which would probably leave it inoperable.
However, following Musk’s decision to halt the firing of 75% of Twitter’s workforce, employees at the company are still anxious about expected staff cuts as part of the takeover, according to a report.
Recall that Elon Musk after his initial decision to opt out of the $44bn Twitter acquisition deal, has made a u-turn to buy the micro-blogging platform, following a court order.
Following a lawsuit filed by Twitter at a Delaware court, the presiding judge gave both sides until Oct. 28 to work out details, otherwise, there will be a trial in November.
Elon Musk Envisions X as the Future of Your Financial Life
Tech visionary Elon Musk unveiled his vision for X, aiming to transform it into the epicenter of people’s financial worlds by the end of 2024.
Musk’s plan transcends mere payment solutions, targeting nothing short of the complete financial ecosystem, including money and securities. “You won’t need a bank account,” he affirmed.
X, led by CEO Linda Yaccarino, sees this as an ambitious opportunity that could reshape the financial landscape as we know it.
Musk expressed his unwavering commitment to the cause, stating, “It would blow my mind if we don’t have that rolled out by the end of next year.”
This ambition traces back to Musk’s dot-com-era online bank, X.com, which later evolved into PayPal. Musk aims to take a page from his earlier playbook, hoping to outshine PayPal with a more comprehensive approach.
The platform’s offerings are set to include high-yield money market accounts, debit cards, checks, and loan services. Musk’s endgame? An ecosystem that empowers users to send money worldwide instantly and in real-time.
However, this transformation is not without its challenges. Elon Musk must convince users of the necessity of such an all-encompassing platform while gaining their trust with their financial lives.
The vision of X as an “everything app” resonates with the rise of super apps like WeChat in China, which provide users with access to a myriad of services, from shopping to transportation.
As X positions itself to revolutionize the financial industry, Musk’s audacious endeavor promises to change the way we handle money, potentially eliminating the need for traditional banking as we know it.
The world watches with bated breath to see if Musk’s bold vision will become a reality.
WhatsApp Introduces Dual Account Feature, Enabling Users to Sign Into Two Accounts
WhatsApp has introduced a groundbreaking innovation that promises to redefine the user experience.
This new feature allows individuals to simultaneously manage two WhatsApp accounts on a single device, eliminating the need for dual phones.
The eagerly anticipated announcement was made by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, who assured Android users that this feature will soon grace their screens.
Gone are the days of juggling multiple WhatsApp accounts, a task that often required carrying two separate devices. While tech giants like Xiaomi and Oppo had previously introduced app cloning features for multiple WhatsApp instances, WhatsApp’s integrated approach sets a new standard for seamlessness.
This innovation is poised to be a game-changer for users who navigate both personal and professional realms on this ubiquitous messaging platform.
Cumbersome login-and-logout routines and the perpetual concern of messaging from the wrong account will soon be a thing of the past, replaced by a newfound ease of multitasking.
Activating this feature is a straightforward process. Users need only navigate to the ‘Settings’ menu and select ‘Add Account.’ During setup, a second phone with a SIM card or a device supporting eSIM technology is required to unlock the full potential of multi-SIM functionality.
WhatsApp ensures that each account can have its own customized notification and privacy settings, preserving data integrity and personalization.
In addition to the dual account feature, WhatsApp recently introduced passkey support for Android, enhancing security by providing an alternative to SMS-based two-factor authentication.
This latest advancement underscores WhatsApp’s dedication to user convenience, connectivity, and digital identity security, setting the stage for a more organized and efficient way of communication.
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