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Elon Musk is finally all set to appoint a new CEO for Twitter

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Elon Musk is finally all set to appoint a new CEO for Twitter

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Elon Musk seems to have finally found the person who will take the charge of Twitter and replace him as the new CEO of the microblogging company. Musk made an announcement about this long-pending decision through a tweet. In the same tweet, Musk said that the new CEO will be appointed in the next six weeks. Although the tech billionaire did not reveal the identity of the person, media reports claim that the Head of the NBC Advertising, Linda Yaccarino, has almost been confirmed for the CEO role. Once the vacancy for CEO is filled, Musk said he will move his position to Twitter’s CTO and mostly concentrate on product development.


Facebook Messenger to bid farewell to Apple Watch  

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Meta has told Facebook Messenger users that its Apple Watch version won’t be available after May 31st. Meta said that while users will continue to receive message notifications after the aforementioned date, they won’t get the option to respond. Meta, back then known as Facebook, had launched Messenger for the Apple Watch in 2015. The app, however, couldn’t offer text responses but allowed users to send audio-clips and stickers. The departure of Facebook messenger will mark the exit of another high-profile app from Apple. The move also marks the deteriorating relation between Meta and Apple ever since the latter announced a new privacy policy.


Apple faces anti-trust Probe in Italy  

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Italy’s anti-trust regulator said on Thursday that it has started an investigation against the tech giant  Apple for misusing its dominant position in the app market. The anti-trust regulator apparently have an issue with Apple’s App Tracking Transparency, which it claims upholds a very regressive privacy policy towards third party app developers but doesn’t apply the same policy on itself. However, Apple has said that it disagrees with the Italian regulator and its app tracking rules apply equally on all developers including on Apple’s developers.


UK adds more restriction on Microsoft and Activision merger  

The Competition and Market Authority (CMA), U.K’s anti-regulator body, has now created a fresh hurdle for Microsoft and Activision merger deal. The CMA has published an interim order stating that the both parties would need “prior written consent” from both the companies for making any acquisition including the acquisition of subsidiary companies. The latest decision comes almost two weeks after it blocked Microsoft’s $68 Bn acquisition deal to acquire Activision Blizzard. The deal, which is also one of the largest acquisition deals in the tech industry, is also facing regulatory hurdles in the U.S. and EU.


Google to remove waitlist for its AI Chatbot Bard  

The search giant announced in its annual I/O event that it is removing the waitlist for its AI chatbot Bard, which was launched in March for limited use in the U.S. and U.K. Bard will now be available across 180 countries in English language. Alongside, Google has empowered Bard with several AI features including features like offering more visual search, giving more AI images with the help of third party tools like Adobe, importing texts to gamil, coding and slew of other features. Google is more than hopeful that these features will help Bard to compete with all new Bing that is powered by ChatGPT.

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