Wednesday’s top tech news: Musk will still run Twitter even if he finds a new CEO
Meanwhile, the controversy around Anker’s security cameras rumbles on.
Thousands of Twitter employees have left since Elon Musk’s takeover of the social media firm, but the biggest resignation is yet to come. Musk himself — under pressure from Tesla investors worried about the car company’s sinking stock price — said Tuesday night that he plans to resign as CEO of the company once he can find a “foolish enough” successor. However, Musk still plans to manage Twitter’s software and server teams. We’ll see if anyone’s up for that kind of split in responsibilities with their owner and boss.
The same can’t be said for noted coder George Hotz, who’s leaving the company because he doesn’t think “there was any real impact [he] could make there.”
In gadget news, we got to try out Dyson’s wacky new air-filtering Zone headphones recently, and the public response was… far more muted than we were expecting?
Also, if the rumors are true, we should find out later today that YouTube will be the new home of NFL Sunday Ticket.
But there’s no guarantee that you’ll get a similar response anywhere that isn’t New York City. Finally, Anker’s smart home brand Eufy is still on our naughty list. Although it now admits that there’s a security flaw impacting its cameras, the company is still yet to apologize or properly answer our questions.
And now, here’s a silly tweet (followed by an excellent thread):
(OSHA inspector walking into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory) what the fuck
— Matt Margolis (@ItsMattsLaw) December 19, 2022