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Elon Musk’s Twitter Gets an ‘X’ Factor: Introducing Bold New Branding


Elon Musk’s Twitter Takes a Leap with ‘X’ Branding

In a surprising move, Elon Musk, the renowned entrepreneur, made a dramatic change to the social media platform Twitter on Monday. The iconic blue bird logo was replaced with a striking black-and-white letter ‘X’, setting off a wave of curiosity and speculation among users.

This change was not limited to just the platform’s logo; Twitter’s website name and other corporate accounts also adopted the new ‘X’ branding. Musk had hinted at this transformation on Sunday when he tweeted, “Soon we shall bid adieu to the Twitter brand and, gradually, all the birds.”

The tech mogul’s connection with the letter ‘X’ goes way back. In 1999, he co-founded X.com, an online bank, which later evolved into the well-known PayPal. Furthermore, his space exploration venture SpaceX also bears the ‘X’ logo, and his AI business is named X.ai. Given this history, the transition to the ‘X’ branding for Twitter seemed like a natural progression for Musk.

Reports suggest that some private investors and banks expressed resistance to the rebranding attempt, but Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters signified the change by removing the old signage and projecting the letter ‘X’ on the building after the announcement.

As the Twitterati awaits this significant change, the big question remains: Will this rebranding prove successful, or will it fall flat on its face?

Microsoft’s Bing Chat on Chrome and Safari

Tech giant Microsoft is reportedly bringing its ChatGPT-powered version, Bing Chat, to Google Chrome and Safari browsers. While the official announcement is yet to be made, this development has the potential to revolutionize internet browsing.

The Bing Chat capabilities on Google Chrome may be limited compared to its Edge counterpart. Presently, Edge allows 30 messages per conversation, but the Chrome version might restrict this to five messages. Additionally, the character limit on Bing Chat for Chrome is expected to be 2,000, while Edge offers 4,000 characters.

The introduction of Bing Chat to these browsers could reshape the way users interact and search the web.

Telegram Unveils Instagram-Like Stories

In a bid to keep up with the trends, Telegram, the messaging app, has launched its version of Instagram-like stories. Initially announced by CEO Pavel Durov, the feature is now available for premium users.

Telegram’s Stories bear resemblance to Instagram’s interface, but the platform stands out with its privacy options and greater user control. Telegram users can share images, videos, links, and more, and the shared content disappears after a specified period.

The addition of Stories marks Telegram’s move towards becoming a comprehensive social media and messaging platform.

Netflix Implements Strict Password Sharing Restrictions in India

As part of its efforts to control password sharing, streaming giant Netflix has begun sending emails to subscribers in India. The email notifications remind users that their accounts are limited to one household, meaning that everyone living at the same address can use the same account without additional charges.

However, Netflix clarifies that using the account from a different address may result in additional charges. The crackdown on password sharing is aimed at reinforcing account integrity and fair usage of the popular streaming service.

These developments in the tech and social media landscape promise to shape the way we interact and access content online. With visionary leaders like Elon Musk and tech giants like Microsoft, Telegram, and Netflix leading the way, users can expect exciting changes in the digital world.


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