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Elon Musk floats 'general amnesty' of suspended Twitter accounts
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Elon Musk floats 'general amnesty' of suspended Twitter accounts

The move comes as Musk has faced pushback that his criteria for content moderation is subject to his personal whim, with reinstatements decided for certain accounts and not others

Explained: How Elon Musk's control of Twitter has driven employees to quit
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Explained: How Elon Musk's control of Twitter has driven employees to quit

Since Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter, hundreds of employees have decided to depart with three months of severance pay. The mass exits in a compressed period has raised questions about how the social media platform will keep operating effectively

'Work long hours or lose your job': Elon Musk gives ultimatum to Twitter staff
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'Work long hours or lose your job': Elon Musk gives ultimatum to Twitter staff

Musk has fired half of the company's 7,500 staff, scrapped a work-from-home policy, and imposed long hours, all while his attempts to overhaul Twitter have faced chaos and delays

Twitter Blue comes to India: Who can avail of it and how much will it cost?
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Twitter Blue comes to India: Who can avail of it and how much will it cost?

Indian users will now have access to Twitter Blue at a price of Rs 719 per month. The paid subscription, available as of now on iPhone, will give people a free Blue Tick and other exclusive access to premium features

Explained: Elon Musk’s ‘pay for Twitter blue tick’ row
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Explained: Elon Musk’s ‘pay for Twitter blue tick’ row

The blue tick indicating a verified account may soon come for a price. Elon Musk, who took complete control of Twitter, is planning on charging people — anywhere between $4.99 and $19.99 a month — to retain their checkmark. The move has unsurprisingly angered people on the platform

Explained: Who is Sriram Krishnan, the Indian-origin investor, helping Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover?
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Explained: Who is Sriram Krishnan, the Indian-origin investor, helping Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover?

Sriram Krishnan worked at Twitter as its senior director of product in 2017 where he helped grow the company. Elon Musk as ‘Chief Twit’ will now want to use Krishnan’s prior experience to bring about his changes to the platform

Elon Musk completes Twitter takeover. What changes will the billionaire introduce?
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Elon Musk completes Twitter takeover. What changes will the billionaire introduce?

‘Chief Twit’ Elon Musk has long had ideas to make Twitter ‘maximum amazing’. With his takeover completed, the billionaire could make updates such as reinstating Donald Trump and defeating spam bots

From flamethrowers to challenging Putin to combat, why Elon Musk is the king of publicity stunts
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From flamethrowers to challenging Putin to combat, why Elon Musk is the king of publicity stunts

Elon Musk has finally taken control of Twitter. Whether this move is yet another publicity stunt or not, only time will tell. In the meantime, here are some of the billionaire’s most audacious and wildest news-grabbing exploits

Excited to buy Twitter, despite overpaying, says Elon Musk
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Excited to buy Twitter, despite overpaying, says Elon Musk

A US judge earlier this month suspended litigation in the saga over Musk's proposed takeover of Twitter, giving the parties until 28 October to finalize the on-again, off-again megadeal

'Perfume Salesman' Elon Musk sold over 10,000 bottles of his new fragrance in just under one hour after launch
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'Perfume Salesman' Elon Musk sold over 10,000 bottles of his new fragrance in just under one hour after launch

Although it was launched as a meme-product, Elon Musk has managed to sell about $2 million's worth of his perfume 'Burnt Hair'. In fact, he sold half of the perfumes within an hour of being launched.

Elon Musk plans to go ahead with deal to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share: Report
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Elon Musk plans to go ahead with deal to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share: Report

Musk has been trying to back out of the deal for several months after signing on to buy the social media platform in April. Musk claimed that Twitter under-counted the number of fake accounts on its platform, and Twitter sued when he announced the deal was off

Court battle to open in Musk, Twitter buyout fight
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Court battle to open in Musk, Twitter buyout fight

After pausing the deal in May, Musk's lawyers announced in July he was "terminating" the agreement because of skepticism over Twitter's false or spam accounts tally and allegations the firm was not forthcoming with details

Elon Musk's old business card goes viral, here is how he reacted
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Elon Musk's old business card goes viral, here is how he reacted

Elon Musk's first venture Zip2 was launched in 1995. Well, who had thought that the company would make him a millionaire. After running it for a few years, Musk decided to sell the company to Compaq for about $300 million in 1999

Elon Musk ends Twitter hiatus after 'feeling bored', shares photo of himself with Pope
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Elon Musk ends Twitter hiatus after 'feeling bored', shares photo of himself with Pope

On Friday, a Bloomberg report stated that the Tesla CEO and other billionaires had collectively lost $1.4 trillion in the first six months of 2022. Musk saw his fortunes plummet by $62 billion in the period

Tesla on my mind 24/7, spending less than 5% of time on Twitter acquisition, says Elon Musk
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Tesla on my mind 24/7, spending less than 5% of time on Twitter acquisition, says Elon Musk

Elon Musk's latest tweets came in response to wary investors, who are worried that he may be distracted by the Twitter deal

Elon Musk says, 'can no longer support Democrats, will vote Republicans'; here's why
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Elon Musk says, 'can no longer support Democrats, will vote Republicans'; here's why

Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a tweet today said that he voted for Democrats in the past 'because they were (mostly) the kindness party'

Decoding the truth behind Elon Musk’s Japan will ‘cease to exist’ tweet
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Decoding the truth behind Elon Musk’s Japan will ‘cease to exist’ tweet

The Tesla billionaire tweeted that Japan would 'cease to exit' without a higher birthrate, putting the spotlight on the country's continuous declining population. After hitting a peak in 2008, the country has seen the numbers rapidly falling

Pay for account on Twitter? Elon Musk says may charge slight fee for commercial, government users
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Pay for account on Twitter? Elon Musk says may charge slight fee for commercial, government users

The Tesla billionaire, however, clarified that for 'casual users', Twitter will be 'always free'

Elon Musk's tweet on political ideologies ignites debate on the left, right and wokes
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Elon Musk's tweet on political ideologies ignites debate on the left, right and wokes

The billionaire whose buyout bid was recently accepted by Twitter, shared a meme about polarisation in American politics

Elon Musk wants to put 'cocaine back' in Coca-Cola: Was the beverage ever spiked?
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Elon Musk wants to put 'cocaine back' in Coca-Cola: Was the beverage ever spiked?

After acquiring Twitter, Elon Musk quipped about purchasing Coca-Cola. His tweet about 'putting the cocaine back in' has fuelled conspiracy theories