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Musk steps back and announces new Twitter CEO



In his recent tweet, Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced that he has chosen a new CEO for the company. However, Musk did not specify the name of the person assigned to this role.

Rumors and discussions assume it will Linda Iaccarino, head of publicity for NBC Universal. Musk also said that he will work at Twitter in the future as executive chairman and chief technology officer.

My role will shift to executive chairman and CTO overseeing product, software and sysops.Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter.

The new CEO is likely to take over the position in the next six weeks, Musk said. Previously, Musk suggested that by the end of 2023, he should leave the chair of the CEO and entrust this role to someone else.

However, he wanted to get his opinion back with the results of a poll asking if Elon should continue as CEO of the organization. At the time, Musk also did not name potential candidates.

A step towards appeasing Tesla investors

It is said that Musk’s call to appoint a new Twitter CEO could reassure Tesla investors. They have repeatedly expressed concern over the fact that Musk’s involvement in Twitter operations is somehow pushing him to ignore his role as Tesla’s CEO.

After Elon Musk announced that he would replace him with someone who would take charge of Twitter, Tesla shares skyrocketed.

When Musk was heading Twitter, he controversially tweaked and changed the platform’s features, policies, and terms.

These changes have generated countless concerns and controversy.

Consequently, many giant advertisers stopped spending on the network, resulting in a significant drop in revenue.

To bridge this gap, Musk launched a redesigned and more expensive subscription, Twitter Blue.

Said subscription purports to allow users to purchase verification packages while putting the old legacy platform verified checkboxes into the background. In the Musk era, Twitter canceled the rollout of its trust and safety board.

Moreover, the platform has brought back previously blocked users such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green and former President Donald Trump. The move also caused a stir among critics, who began to claim that Elon was deliberately harming Twitter’s sustainable and free environment.

Takeovers and layoffs

Musk acquired Twitter in October 2022 in a $44 billion deal. The initial offer to buy the platform came in April last year. After acquiring Twitter, Musk was quick to fire former CEO Parag Agarwal.

In November, Musk fired other senior executives and nearly 50% of Twitter’s employees. 2022.

These significant layoffs have been heavily criticized, with Musk’s ability to maintain the popularity and effectiveness of the platform repeatedly questioned.

However, Musk seems to be resistant to controversy and criticism – he continues to evade raised concerns with his usual humorous and sarcastic responses.

From his new announcement, it’s clear that Musk will no longer be the CEO of Twitter, but he will still own the organization.

Musk recently changed the name of Twitter to X, and he’s thrilled to realize his ambition to turn the platform into an “app for everything.”


Stragglers pack up as Swiss village is evacuated amid threat of rockfall



Brienz, Switzerland — Latecomers packed their belongings into cars, trucks and at least one pickup truck before an evacuation order went into effect on Friday in a tiny village in eastern Switzerland that faced an acute threat of rockfall.

As geologists and other experts wearing fluorescent vests took measurements on Friday, villagers and vacationers expressed their emotions that the centuries-old alpine village of Brienz, which has fewer than 100 people, may soon be swallowed up by erupting rock.

Swiss authorities say that about 2 million cubic meters of rock on the slope of the Alpine mountain may soon collapse.

Erosion over generations has left the bald mountainside white, gray and orange with exposed rocks and earth, and a few boulders have already made their way to the edge of the village in the green valley. One sat menacingly next to a small wooden hut.

The rumble of moving ground, the sporadic crackle of colliding rocks and the remnants of dead trees and mud sliding down the mountain’s face on Friday brought an eerie omen to the village and highlighted the growing need for locals to get out of town as soon as possible. 18:00 Deadline set by the authorities.

Earlier this week, authorities raised the alert status to “orange”, meaning residents were to evacuate but could also return during the day to collect items if conditions allowed.

By Friday evening, authorities had raised the alert level to “red”, meaning no return was allowed for the foreseeable future, said Christian Hartmann, a member of the crisis management council in the city of Albula, whose municipality includes Brienz.

One woman loaded a pickup truck with a caged pet turtle named Max and other items, while neighbors also packed cars and trucks. Barriers blocked the roads, and a sign under a portable traffic light read: “Extreme risk of rockfall at red light.”

A woman from Zurich, who had been vacationing in the pastoral village for many years, moved about 30 meters (100 feet) away from the barrier at the edge of the village and looked anxiously up the mountainside.

Centuries-old Brienz covers the German- and Romansh-speaking parts of the eastern Grisons region, lying southwest of Davos at about 1,150 meters (3,800 ft).

The mountain and the rocks on it have been moving since the last ice age, officials say. But on Tuesday, they said measurements showed “strong acceleration over a large area” in recent days, and “up to 2 million cubic meters of rock material will collapse or slide in the next 7 to 24 days.”

Hartmann said experts estimate there is a 60% chance the stone will fall into smaller pieces that won’t reach the village or valley. The landslide can also move slowly. But there is also a 10% chance that the rock mass can pour down, threatening life, property, and the village itself.

Melting glaciers have been affecting rock fragility for millennia, he says, but melting glaciers due to “human-caused” climate change hasn’t mattered in recent decades.

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Google Drive gets much-needed ‘spam’ folder for shared files



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Fifteen years after the launch of Google Docs and Sheets with file sharing, Google is adding what sounds like adequate security controls to this feature. Google Drive (a file storage interface containing document, spreadsheet and slide files) finally get spam folder and algorithmic spam filters like in Gmail. It looks like the update will provide a way to restrict incredibly safe Behavior that allows random people to add files to your Drive account without your consent or control.

Since Google has essentially turned Drive file sharing into email, Google Drive needs all the anti-spam protection that Gmail has. Anyone with your email address can “share” a file with you, and a bunch of spammers already have your email address. In the past, Drive assumed that all shared files were legitimate and wanted, with the only “control” being “security through obscurity” and the hope that no one else knew your email address.

Drive shows all shared files in the shared documents folder, notifies you about sharing on your phone, highlights “new recent file” at the top of the Drive interface, lists the file in the search results, and sends you an email about it, all without any indications that you are familiar with file hosting at all. For years, some people in my life have been inundated with shared Google Drive files containing porn, ads, dating scams, and malware. For a long time, there was nothing you could do to support affected users other than turn off Drive notifications, ask them to ignore the highlighted porn ads at the top of their Drive account, and warn them never to click on the Shared Files folder. . (sorry mom)

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Google acknowledged the problem in 2019 after Like a geek The report follows a woman who was unable to stop her abusive ex-husband from sharing files with her via Drive. In 2021, Google added the first file sharing control to Drive, which made it possible to block individual users. That’s fine for the abusive people you know in real life, but it’s nothing in the face of anonymous spammers who can spin up thousands of accounts in a second. At least Google was doing something after ignoring the issue for years.

As for the spam folder, it looks like Google is finally implementing the Gmail-style spam controls needed on day one. A Google blog post states: “Similar to how the spam folder works in Gmail, automatic qualifiers will redirect files that Drive considers junk to the spam folder. You can also manually move Disk, Documents, Spreadsheets, Slides, Sites. , and generates files in and out of the spam folder. If a file is in the spam folder for more than 30 days, it will be permanently deleted from Drive.”

Now there are only two obvious missing features: the ability to restrict sharing to your Gmail contacts (shouldn’t that be the default?) and the ability to disable sharing entirely. Google says the controls will start rolling out this month.

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Linda Iaccarino on Twitter launch talks – report



HBCUniversal CEO Linda Iaccarino is in talks to become CEO of Twitter, according to the Wall Street Journal. informedafter owner Elon Musk announced that he had found a new leader of the social network and would move into the role of chief technologist.

In a tweet Thursday, Musk said the company’s new CEO would take over in about six weeks, without naming the person. Iaccarino, chair of global advertising and partnerships at NBCUniversal Media, did not respond to an email asking for comment, and a spokesperson for NBCUniversal said she was rehearsing for the company’s preview presentation to advertisers next week.

Iaccarino joined NBCUniversal in 2011 after nearly two decades with Turner Broadcasting. At NBCUniversal, she helped launch advertising streaming service Peacock and curated live events such as the Super Bowl and the Olympics. Iaccarino has also partnered with various tech companies including Snapchat, YouTube and, of course, Twitter.

If Musk chose Iaccarino, then his tweet was published at an inconvenient time for the leader. NBCUniversal plans to host its annual advertiser showcase at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Monday. The pre-events, which span the week, are when major media companies start selling ads for the fall TV season.

This year’s presentations have already been overshadowed by a writers’ strike that could have caused serious delays in TV production and schedules. The NBCUniversal event is expected to focus heavily on online advertising as the company promotes its line of movies and TV shows on Peacock. NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast Corp., was shocked just last month by the firing of its chief executive, Jeff Schell, following a sexual harassment complaint filed by an employee.

Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion last October and has indicated that he will only be in charge for a limited time to complete the organizational overhaul he believes the company needs to thrive. Musk complained that he had “too much work” and that he was sleeping at Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco while he implemented sweeping changes.

In December, Musk asked his Twitter followers if he should step down as CEO, and 57.5% said yes. The billionaire will remain executive chairman after the transition.

Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., has been criticized for abrupt policy changes on Twitter and neglect of other business. He also changed the corporate name of Twitter’s parent company to X Holdings, an entity that could eventually become the parent company for all of his businesses, an idea he’s publicly speculated about. Musk also said he wants to make Twitter not only a social network, but an app for everything, including financial services.

The next CEO will have to deal with the consequences of his ownership, including the exit of advertisers. Musk said in March that despite a modest increase in daily users since early 2022, Twitter’s revenue has fallen 50% since October as a result of a “dramatic reduction” in ads.

The company’s Twitter Blue subscription plan is also down, attracting less than 1% of the user base. Musk has cut thousands of jobs, curtailed the company’s content moderation, and allowed back accounts previously banned for violating the rules.

Read more: A brief history of how Elon Musk said one thing and did another on Twitter

Musk already has a friendly relationship with Iaccarino, who interview last month at a major promotional conference in Miami and called him a “friend” and “buddy” on stage. Twitter and NBCU recently expanded their partnership at the Olympics.

“I can say that she will be my first choice and my only choice to save the platform from the hands of its owner,” said Lou Pascalis, who advises marketers as director of strategy at Ad Fontes Media, on Twitter. “However, I still can’t figure out why she submitted to @elonmusk!”

Dylan Byers of Puck News also revealed via tweet that Musk planned to appoint Iaccarino as CEO of Twitter, citing two people familiar with the matter.

— Assisted by Brandon Sapienza.

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