Elon Musk says Twitter to launch gold, grey checks alongside blue verified mark. "Gold check for companies, grey check for governments, blue for individuals (celebrities or not). Painful, but necessary," Musk said in a tweet. Elon Musk says Twitter will begin manually authenticating Blue, Grey, and Gold accounts as soon as next week. According to Elon: "Gold check for companies, grey check for government, blue for individuals (celebrity or not) and all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before check activates."
Alphabet seeks to identify 10,000 poor-performing Googlers to "ease out" of the company. Christopher Hohn, a U.K. billionaire activist investor, wrote a letter to Alphabet, the parent company of Google, asserting that its employees are paid too much compared to other tech giants and its bloated workforce needs to be cut down.