Twitter to focus on hardcore software engineering and design, says Musk

Twitter to focus on hardcore software engineering and design, says Musk
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 7): Tesla Inc billionaire Elon Musk said if his Twitter acquisition completes, the company will focus on hardcore software engineering, design, infosec and server hardware.

In a tweet on Friday (May 6), Musk said he strongly believes that all managers in a technical area must be technically excellent.

“Managers in software must write great software or it’s like being a cavalry captain who can’t ride a horse!” he said.

Musk, however, did not elaborate on what he meant by hardcore software engineering, design, infosec and server hardware.

Elon Musk has secured about US$7.1 billion of new financing commitments, including from billionaire Larry Ellison, a Saudi Prince, and Sequoia Capital, to help fund his proposed US$44 billion takeover of Twitter.

The equity commitments from 19 investors come as Musk arranges capital to bankroll one of the biggest tech industry takeovers.