Twitter's communications email went dark after mass layoffs late last year. CEO Elon Musk announced this weekend (and NPR confirmed) that it now responds to press inquiries with a single poop emoji.
The billionaire owner of Twitter apologized after publicly questioning a Twitter employee's query about whether he had been laid off and speaking dismissively of that employee's disability.
Musk's new "master plan" for Tesla didn't reveal any new vehicle models. Instead he presented a big-picture case for climate action, followed by smaller examples of innovations and cost-cutting.
At a contentious House committee hearing, Republicans aired long-held grievances over what they say is Silicon Valley's bias against conservatives.
The verdict by the nine jurors was reached after less than two hours of deliberation following a three-week trial and represents a major vindication for Musk.
Two tweets in 2018 led to a class-action lawsuit alleging Musk misled investors, pulling him into court for about a half hour to deliver sworn testimony in front of a nine-person jury.
The 631 lots include mid-century modern furniture, an assortment of office supplies, high-end kitchen appliances and company memorabilia. The de facto fire sale lasted for 27 hours.
In 2018, Musk tweeted he had secured enough funding to take Tesla private, but a deal never materialized. A trial over the risk he brought to shareholders could further tarnish the CEO's reputation.
Musk has lost hundreds of billions of dollars in recent years, largely due to Tesla stock plummeting.
The transformational automaker's market cap has dropped by a staggering amount over the past year. Blame new competition, sales that fell short of a lofty target — and a distracted CEO.
From Facebook's troubled pivot to the metaverse to Twitter's management chaos to industry-wide layoffs, social media companies have had a rocky 2022
"I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job!" Musk tweeted after most respondents to his Twitter poll said he should step down.
The United Nations and the European Union are among the groups that condemned Musk's sudden decision to suspend several journalists from the social media platform.
Press advocates said the move sets a dangerous precedent and worried about future moves against journalists who cover the billionaire.
Twitter on Wednesday suspended an account that used publicly available flight data to track Elon Musk's private jet, despite his pledge to keep it up because of his free speech principles.