“The takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk is an opportunity to explore new models of social networks”

As soon as he arrived, Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, imposed his style: authoritarian. He dissolves the board of directors, dismisses the managers and lays off half of the company’s employees. This mass dismissal could (almost) remain trivial if we did not look at the details of the functions of the people dismissed: … Read more

official warning from the authorities and resignations

The tumultuous acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk continued to make waves on Thursday, November 10, with the resignation of senior officials of the social network, and a rare warning from the US competition agency (FTC). “We are following recent developments at Twitter with great concern. No CEO or company is above the law”, said … Read more

Elon Musk claims to have sold his ‘Burnt Hair’ perfume for $1 million

“Thank you for buying my perfume, so I can buy Twitter,” the businessman, who is expected to buy the social network for $44 billion by the end of the month, tweeted on Wednesday. Elon Musk said he sold a perfume called “Burnt Hair” for $ 1 million, the latest whimsical claim from the boss of … Read more

Verbal contest between Elon Musk and Ukrainian officials over the Russian invasion

President Volodymyr Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials debated on Twitter with US billionaire Elon Musk on Monday about the Russian invasion, with Kyiv’s ambassador to Germany going so far as to tell the SpaceX founder “to go and be seen”. The exchange began with Elon Musk’s proposal for peace between Kyiv and Moscow based on … Read more

Musk wants to post his tweets about Tesla without having them pre-approved

Elon Musk has asked a New York court to annul a provision of an agreement made with the American stock market policeman (SEC) obliging him to have his tweets linked to the activity of his Tesla group validated by a lawyer. In a document submitted Tuesday evening to a federal appeals court in Manhattan, Elon … Read more

Tesla puts battery factory project in Germany on hold

Tesla has put plans to build a battery factory in Germany on hold to see how the group can respond to new regulations on subsidies for the purchase of electric vehicles in the United States, according to the Wall Street Journal. Washington indeed adopted in August a text providing for tax incentives for manufacturers if … Read more

A ‘pet’ kangaroo suspected of killing an Australian

A wild kangaroo is suspected of having killed a 77-year-old man who kept him as a pet, Australian police announced on Tuesday (September 13th). This would be the marsupial’s first fatal attack in 86 years. The man, who has not been identified, was found on a nearby Sunday afternoon with “serious injuries” at a property … Read more

Tesla plans to build a lithium refinery in Texas

US electric vehicle maker Tesla plans to build a lithium refinery in the Gulf Coast region of Texas and is seeking tax breaks to complete the project. In an application package sent to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts at the end of August and made public on Friday, Tesla says it wants to “process … Read more

American associations want to prevent Elon Musk from buying Twitter

Several human rights NGOs have joined forces in the hope of preventing Elon Musk from buying Twitter, for fear that the multi-billionaire will allow toxic behavior to explode on the platform. “If we don’t block this operation, he will give a megaphone to demagogues and extremists, who (…) incite hatred, violence and harassment”, Nicole Gill, … Read more