Musk’s Twitter Slides Say ‘We’re Recruiting’ Following Job Cuts

(Bloomberg) — Twitter Inc. is hiring, according to slides from a company talk tweeted by owner Elon Musk, following sweeping job reductions in a cost-cutting drive since the billionaire took over the social network. Most Read from Bloomberg The first slide had the words “We’re recruiting” with no further details. Musk, who didn’t say when … Read more

Elon Musk predicts ‘Twitter 2.0’ will have 1 billion users a month by 2024

Elon Musk said the number of users signing up to Twitter was at a record high. By 2024, he predicted that the social media platform would have a billion users a month. A leaked document showed Twitter was losing its most active “heavy tweeters,” Reuters has reported. Elon Musk has predicted that Twitter will have … Read more

Elon Musk personally called CEOs of companies that stopped advertising on Twitter to complain, report says

Elon Musk called CEOs of companies that pulled ad spending to complain, Financial Times reported. Musk’s calls backfired and other brands joined the growing list of companies to withdraw spending. Numerous media buyers and ad agencies said big brands have paused Twitter ads, per the FT. Elon Musk called up the chief executives of companies … Read more

Elon Musk will need help at Twitter, leadership expert says

Elon Musk will need more trusted recruits if he wants to successfully according to one former top CEO. Elon “needs a team around him,” Bill George, former Medtronic CEO turned leadership expert, said (video above). “He’s not starting something new. This is an ongoing enterprise. Millions of people are posting every minute on that site. … Read more

A Twitter executive said she’s been working more than 75 hours a week because Elon Musk fired so many people

A Twitter exec said she worked more than 75 hours a week since Elon Musk took over, per Irish Times. The global vice-president for public policy, Sinead McSweeney, said her job has become tougher. She said Musk was leading Twitter “in an unorthodox manner” and giving staff “mixed messages.”  An executive at Twitter said she … Read more

Elon Musk jokes that The Simpsons predicted he would buy Twitter in an episode that aired in 2015

Elon Musk posted a picture on Saturday joking that The Simpsons predicted he would buy Twitter. Lisa Simpson stands with a birdhouse that reads “Home Tweet Home” in an episode that featured Musk. Musk acquired Twitter on October 27 for $44 billion, seven years after the episode aired. Elon Musk posted a picture on Saturday … Read more

A Twitter executive has won a court injunction stopping Elon Musk from firing her, report says

Twitter’s global vice-president for public policy secured an injunction to stop her being fired.   Sinead McSweeney didn’t resign but was locked out from company systems, the Irish Times reported.  McSweeney said she was “unable to work” or get into the Dublin office and had to seek an injunction. A Twitter executive in Ireland obtained … Read more

A Twitter employee had to stop IVF treatment after being laid off by Elon Musk, report says

A Twitter employee says she had to stop IVF treatment after being laid off by Elon Musk. She told Wired she was promised that health cover would continue for a year after a takeover. “To be that close to having a child then being told that it’s gone” was “heartbreaking,” she said. A Twitter employee … Read more

About 1,400 Twitter workers have joined Blind since Elon Musk took over

More than 1,400 Twitter employees signed up to Blind in the past month, its co-founder told Insider. About 95% of Twitter’s workforce is now on Blind, Kyum Kim said. Users of the anonymous professional network can only review the company they work for.  Twitter employees have been flocking to Blind, the anonymous professional network, since … Read more