Many didn’t like Elon Musk. They think he is inadequate. When saying this, they don’t mean Musk’s personality but the way he runs his businesses. After his takeover of Twitter, we saw tons of decisions made wrongly. Of course, someone who pays $44 billiard for a social platform can do anything he wants. When he began laying off thousands of employees and canceling free lunches at the headquarters, it caused a lot of stir. But what showed his inability to make working decisions was the new verification algorithm on Twitter. The latter turned many real accounts into fakes and vice versa. As a result, Musk had to pause the new tool.
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Another odd action from this person was the refusal of a meeting with the former T-Mobile president and CEO, John Legere. As a reminder, the latter said he would be interested in working on Twitter. Musk even didn’t hear what he suggested. But the thing is that Legere was the executive who took T-Mobile from the fourth position to the second, making it one of the most innovative companies in the industry.
If Apple & Google boot Twitter from their app stores, @elonmusk should produce his own smartphone. Half the country would happily ditch the biased, snooping iPhone & Android. The man builds rockets to Mars, a silly little smartphone should be easy, right?
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) November 25, 2022
Now, it turns out there are conversations as Apple and Google will not remove the Twitter app from the app stores. Today, Elon Musk tweeted that if Apple and Google bounce Twitter from their app storefronts, he will make an “alternative phone.”
Isn’t this story familiar to you? Another billionaire thought that designing a smartphone was an easy deal. We are talking about Jeff Bezos, who made the Amazon Fire Phone in June 2014. What happened is that they could sell only 26,000 units. Elon Musk is not Jeff Bezos. But they have many things in common.
Anyway, for the time being, there are no signs that any from that couple (Apple and Google) will remove the Twitter app from their app markets. But if Elon Musk talks about this, there is a reason to think everything is not as simple as it might seem at first sight. As said, “no smoke without fire.”