htxt.africast – Elon Musk and Twitter’s uncertain future

The technology story that has dominated the news cycle this week is Elon Musk and Twitter, with an offer estimated at $44 billion being accepted by the social media platform’s shareholders. It is therefore naturally the major topic of discussion in this week’s africast.

Before we discuss Musk, however, we look at two more stories.

The first is the latest developments with regards to the EU and its Digital Services Act (DSA), which has seen more elements being unpacked.

To that end, the DSA could extend to include transparency over the algorithms of online platforms, but whether big tech firms will allow governments to take a peek under the hood, remains to be seen.

The other piece of news pertains to some potentially well-placed absent mindedness, with what is believed to be a prototype of the rumoured Google Pixel watch being discovered at a restaurant.

This is not the first time that some upcoming hardware has been discovered in the wild, but the circumstances surrounding this discovery sounds more like like clever marketing.

As for the crux of today’s africast, we take a closer look at the yet-to-be finalised deal for Elon Musk to buy Twitter and the potential ramifications for the social media platform.

With Musk making many promises to fix Twitter, as well as some revelations regarding the state of the company coming to light, it will be interesting to see if he does indeed have the appetite to complete the $44 billion deal.


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