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Elon Musk, owner of the social media platform X, is interviewed at the 2023 New York Times DealBook Summit in New York on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 1, 2023
More advertisers likely to flee X after Musk tirade at conference
Elon Musk unleashed a profanity-laced rant against advertisers for fleeing the platform and accused the brands of "blackmail."
Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla, discusses artificial intelligence in London on Thursday.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 7, 2023
Elon Musk's X curtails disinformation research, spurring legal fears
Restrictions on critical methods of gathering data on the platform have suppressed the ability to untangle the origin and spread of false information.
A graphic pro-Israel advert was displayed within mobile phone video games in Britain, France, Austria, Germany and Holland.
WORLD
Oct 31, 2023
Graphic pro-Israel ads displayed in children’s mobile phone games
Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the video was a government-promoted ad but said they had "no idea" how it ended up inside games.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 12, 2023
Elon Musk says he has found new CEO for Twitter
Tesla shares closed 2.1% higher on Thursday and analysts said the announcement helped alleviate some investor concerns around Musk's active involvement at Twitter.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 22, 2022
Activists pile pressure on brands after Trump's Twitter account reinstated
Twitter, which lost much of its communications team when Musk slashed the staff shortly after taking over, has not immediately responded to request for comment.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 18, 2022
After Elon Musk's ultimatum, Twitter employees start exiting
Musk was meeting some top employees to try and convince them to stay, said one current employee and a recently departed employee who is in touch with Twitter colleagues.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 28, 2022
Elon Musk's Twitter ownership begins with firings and uncertainty
Musk has offered little clarity over how he will achieve the lofty ambitions he has outlined for the influential social media platform.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 26, 2022
Twitter is losing its most active users, internal documents show
Heavy tweeters have been in 'absolute decline' since the pandemic began, a Twitter researcher wrote in an internal document titled 'Where did the Tweeters Go?”
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
May 14, 2022
Do spam bots really comprise under 5% of Twitter users? Elon Musk wants to know.
Independent researchers have said the number of spam bots could be as much as 15% of users, a discrepancy that could affect the Tesla chief's $44 billion deal for the social media company.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 11, 2022
Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter ban on Donald Trump
The question of reinstating Trump has been seen as a litmus test of how far Musk will go in making changes, even though Trump himself has said he would not return.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 28, 2022
‘Take the money … and run’: Elon Musk's quick deal for Twitter highlights weaknesses
Directors lacked confidence in new CEO Parag Agrawal's ability to deliver a higher return than what Musk offered, clearing the way for the decision to sell.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Jan 21, 2022
Microsoft faces challenge cleaning up Activision Blizzard’s culture
After the acquisition closes, Microsoft will look take a more active role by hiring advisers, bringing in law firms or mandating sensitivity training.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 6, 2022
Twitter creates monitoring team to prepare for Capitol riot anniversary
Major social media platforms were accused of enabling extremists on Jan. 6, 2021 — now they're claiming to watch their platforms more carefully for threats.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 19, 2021
Reddit IPO to test social media platform's 'meme' stock hype
The San Francisco-based company filed confidentially last week with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 21, 2021
Changing Facebook's name will not deter lawmaker or regulatory scrutiny, experts say
Facebook is battling intense scrutiny after a whistleblower leaked thousands of internal documents that showed it contributed to increased polarization.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Feb 16, 2021
Advertisers on U.S. TikTok flock back as Trump's threats recede
Accused by the Trump administration of being a front for the Chinese government, TikTok's ad business looked bleak last July.

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People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?