Tech Digest each day roundup: Twitter customers vote for Elon Musk to step down

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Twitter customers have voted in favour of Elon Musk stepping down because the platform’s chief govt after the billionaire ran a ballot on his future. A complete of 57.5% voted “sure” after Mr Musk requested his 122 million followers whether or not he ought to stand down. Mr Musk, who purchased Twitter for $44bn (£36bn), mentioned earlier than the ballot closed that he would abide by the outcome.  The expertise tycoon, who additionally runs Tesla and Area X, has confronted a lot criticism since taking on the positioning. Mr Musk is but to remark for the reason that ballot closed. Even when he had been to resign as chief govt, he would stay as Twitter’s proprietor. BBC 

Twitter customers will not be capable of hyperlink to quite a few rival social media web sites, together with Fb, Instagram and Mastodon. On Sunday, Twitter Assist tweeted that it’ll “not enable free promotion of sure social media platforms on Twitter”. “Particularly, we are going to take away accounts created solely for the aim of selling different social platforms and content material that comprises hyperlinks or usernames for the next platforms: Fb, Instagram, Mastodon, Reality Social, Tribel, Nostr and Put up,” it added. Sky Information

Oppo needs to disprove your assumption that every one smartphones share the identical look. We had the chance to attend Oppo Inno Days this week, the Chinese language producer’s annual occasion that serves as a real technological exhibition. The Chinese language firm used the event to introduce a brand new smartphone concept, a cellphone that’s solely constructed of glass, negating the necessity for a body to carry the display screen and shell collectively. Oppo refers to it as “Built-in glass” or “All-glass unibody” for a similar motive. Gizchina

Multi-storey and underground automobile parks might collapse underneath the burden of electrical autos, engineers have warned. Electrical automobiles, that are roughly twice as heavy as customary fashions, might trigger ‘catastrophic’ injury, in accordance with the British Parking Affiliation (BPA), which needs native authorities to conduct pressing structural surveys. A lot of the nation’s 6,000 multi-storey and underground services had been constructed in accordance with steering based mostly on the burden of in style automobiles of 1976, together with the Mk 3 Ford Cortina.  However the electrical automobiles at the moment on the UK market are far bulkier. Each day Mail

The European Union has accused Meta of breaking antitrust guidelines regarding its on-line categorized advert enterprise. The Fb proprietor faces a fantastic of as much as 10 per cent of its annual world income if discovered responsible, which might be an $11.8 billion fantastic if utilized to the agency’s newest monetary outcomes. The EU’s govt fee mentioned it “takes challenge” with the tech firm tying its on-line categorized advert enterprise, Fb Market, to Fb. Which means Fb customers robotically have entry to Market “whether or not they need it or not”, the European Fee mentioned. Unbiased

Boris Johnson’s brother Jo has been advising cryptocurrency enterprise Binance because it struggles to launch its alternate within the UK, official information present. Lord Johnson of Marylebone took up a task on the UK advisory board of one among Binance’s subsidiaries in September, The Telegraph can disclose. He resigned final week as strain grew over the transparency of Binance’s funds and amid a deepening disaster within the cryptocurrency sector. Former universities minister Lord Johnson served as adviser to Bifinity, a funds enterprise based by Binance, alongside Lord Vaizey, the previous digital minister. Telegraph