Report: Elon Musk requests that developers from Twitter fly in for a meeting.




According to an email acquired by Reuters, Elon Musk on Friday requested that all remaining Twitter employees who create software come to the 10th floor of the San Francisco office by early afternoon.

In a subsequent email, the billionaire said: “If possible, I would like it if you could fly to SF to be present in person.” He also said that he would remain at the company’s offices until midnight and would return on Saturday.

He said the engineers should report at 2pm Friday (22:00 GMT).

The emails came a day after hundreds of Twitter employees apparently decided to leave the beleaguered social media company following a Thursday deadline from Musk that staffers sign up for “long hours at high intensity”.

The exodus adds to the rapid change and chaos that have marked Musk’s first three weeks as Twitter’s owner, during which the company’s headcount had already been more than halved by layoffs and other departures to approximately 3,700 workers.

Twitter told employees on Thursday that it would close its offices and cut badge access until Monday, according to two sources. Reuters could not immediately confirm whether the headquarters reopened.

BCC News reporter that, one of those sources also said the company was planning to shut down one of Twitter’s three main US data centres, at the SMF1 facility near Sacramento, for cost-saving reasons.

Amid the changes, ratings agency Moody’s withdrew its B1 credit rating for Twitter, saying it had “insufficient or otherwise inadequate information to support the maintenance of the rating”

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