On his Twitter page, billionaire Elon Musk said on Tuesday that the Twitter purchase is “an accelerator for building X, the app for everything.”
Prior to that, he sent a letter to Twitter in which he announced his intention to acquire the microblogging network for an initial cost of $44 billion. This is $54.2 per share.
As for “app X”, according to Bloomberg, this service could be very similar to China’s WeChat super app. The billionaire previously openly admired the app, which grew from a messaging service into a mini internet with a billion user base.
He has speculated about making Twitter more useful, pointing out that he wants it to be more like WeChat and TikTok, the video-sharing service that has become popular in the US and around the world. And he drew parallels with the so-called super apps that are common in parts of Asia, allowing people to use a single smartphone app for a range of services, from communication to calling a car.
While Musk did not reveal his final plans for Twitter, he did say the service could charge business users and government officials.
“This is another unspoken sign of disrespect,” the Twitter office equipped sleeping quarters for “hardcore” employees
According to Forbes, earlier this week, Twitter employees discovered several sleeping areas in the company’s San Francisco office. They were organized in conference rooms, where beds and bedside tables with lamps appeared.
The whistleblower and Twitter said employees were given no explanation for the change and suggested that the beds are for the remaining “hardcore” employees so they can stay overnight in the office. “This is another unspoken sign of disrespect. No one discussed this with us,” said one of the employees.
Last month, CEO Elon Musk gave the thousands of employees remaining at the company the option to leave or stay on the condition that they work hard under Twitter 2.0. Since taking over as owner and CEO, Musk has fired at least half of Twitter’s employees, with many leaving of their own accord.
Another source, who wished to remain anonymous, suggested that there could be “four to eight of these bedrooms per floor,” adding that “they look comfortable.”
One room’s trash bin was reportedly filled with trash, meaning someone had already slept there: “People are already working late into the night, so that kind of makes sense.”
According to Business Insider, the American billionaire and owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, brought quite a few people to the company, among whom were employees of his other companies and relatives.
We reported this morning that Elon Musk briefly lost his title as the richest man in the world on Wednesday, according to Forbes.
Google degrades in Google Photos the definition of the place where the photo was taken
Google has warned users about a new location policy for Google Photos (Google Photos).
Google Photos will stop using a user account’s location history to determine where specific pictures were taken, according to a new support document. This policy will apply to users who have opted out of sharing location data for the camera app for privacy reasons.
Until now, if you didn’t allow the camera app to use your current location, Google Photos used two methods to roughly estimate where you took the photo. First, the app will try to identify visible landmarks in your photos, and second, it will use your location history to narrow down the area.
However, now Google Photos will rely solely on trying to identify landmarks in photos. As you can easily guess, this method is noticeably less reliable.
Google notes that the change has already started rolling out to some Google Photos users, with a full rollout expected in the coming months.
“Digital version of yourself”: WhatsApp launched avatars
The team of the popular WhatsApp messenger announced the launch of an interesting innovation – avatars.
According to the developers, avatars will allow users to create a “digital version of themselves.” A variety of combinations of hairstyles, facial features and images are available for the avatar. You can use your avatar as your WhatsApp profile picture. Moreover, during installation, you can choose one of 36 facial expressions and actions.
In addition, a selection of personal stickers is created with the avatar. The developers also talked about how the avatars will develop. Now work is underway on light and shadow, hair textures and other details.
Avatars are becoming available to WhatsApp users gradually and will eventually appear for everyone.
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