Twitter back online after global outage hits thousands

Twitter back online after global outage hits thousands

Dec 28 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc suffered a major outage on Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of users globally unable to access the popular social media platform or use its key features for several hours before services appeared to come back online. The incident is the social media site’s first apparent widespread service disruption since … Read more

Elon Musk says around 100 Starlinks now active in Iran

Elon Musk says around 100 Starlinks now active in Iran

Dec 26 (Reuters) – SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Monday that the company is now close to having 100 active Starlinks, the firm’s satellite internet service, in Iran, three months after he tweeted he would activate the service there amid protests around the Islamic country. Musk said, “approaching 100 starlinks active in Iran”, … Read more

Iran reroutes plane carrying soccer star’s wife, blames UK over unrest

Iran reroutes plane carrying soccer star’s wife, blames UK over unrest

DUBAI, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Iranian authorities rerouted a flight bound for Dubai on Monday and prevented the wife and daughter of former national soccer team captain Ali Daei, who has supported anti-government protests, from leaving the country, state media reported. Amid a concerted clampdown, Tehran also said the arrests in Iran of citizens linked … Read more

Twitter restores suicide prevention feature after Reuters report

Twitter restores suicide prevention feature after Reuters report

NEW YORK, Dec 24 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc restored a feature that promoted suicide prevention hotlines and other safety resources to users looking up certain content, after coming under pressure from some users and consumer safety groups over its removal. Reuters reported on Friday that the feature was taken down a few days ago, citing … Read more

Facebook parent Meta to settle Cambridge Analytica case for $725 million

Facebook parent Meta to settle Cambridge Analytica case for $725 million

Dec 23 (Reuters) – Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) has agreed to pay $725 million to resolve a class-action lawsuit accusing the social media giant of allowing third parties, including Cambridge Analytica, to access users’ personal information. The proposed settlement, which was disclosed in a court filing late on Thursday, would resolve a long-running … Read more

Tesla sends Shanghai boss and aides to jumpstart US output

Tesla sends Shanghai boss and aides to jumpstart US output

SHANGHAI/SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) China chief Tom Zhu and a team of his reports have been brought in to troubleshoot production issues in the United States, fueling talk among colleagues he is being groomed for a bigger role at a time when Chief Executive Elon Musk has been distracted by … Read more

Musk to step down as Twitter CEO once he finds ‘someone foolish’ enough as successor

Musk to step down as Twitter CEO once he finds ‘someone foolish’ enough as successor

Dec 20 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk said on Tuesday he will step down as chief executive of Twitter Inc once he finds a replacement, but will still run some key divisions of the social media platform. “I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job! After … Read more

Wall Street falls fourth straight day as recession worries nag

Wall Street falls fourth straight day as recession worries nag

Dec 19 (Reuters) – Wall Street equities closed lower on Monday for a fourth straight session with Nasdaq leading declines as investors shied away from riskier bets, worried the Federal Reserve’s tightening campaign could push the U.S. economy into a recession. The three major U.S. stock indexes have been pressured since Wednesday, when Fed Chair … Read more

Twitter prohibits users from promoting accounts on Facebook, Mastodon

Twitter prohibits users from promoting accounts on Facebook, Mastodon

Dec 18 (Reuters) – Twitter on Sunday said that it will remove accounts created solely for the purpose of promoting other social platforms and content that contains links or usernames. The move would impact content from social media platforms like Meta Platforms’ (META.O) Facebook and Instagram, along with Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr and Post … Read more

Elon Musk’s team seeks new funding for Twitter – investor

Elon Musk’s team seeks new funding for Twitter – investor

Dec 16 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s team has reached out to investors to raise new funds for his struggling social media platform Twitter, one of the investors said. Ross Gerber, president and CEO at Gerber Kawasaki Wealth & Investment Management, told Reuters that he was contacted by a Musk representative about offering more shares at … Read more