Elon Musk fires his dog from top Twitter job with mystery woman set to take over

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    Elon Musk's dog might have to update its CV—because it looks like it's out of a job.

    That's because Musk announced last night that he's hired a new CEO to take over the social media giant which he bought late last year.

    The current CEO is technically Musk's pet dog, a Shiba Inu named Floki, who he previously said was an 'amazing' CEO.

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    But in reality, Musk has been running the show and looks set to step back in favour of a mystery woman who is yet to be officially identified.

    In a tweet, Musk said: "Excited to announce that I've hired a new CEO for X / Twitter. She will be starting in ~6 weeks.

    "My role will transition to being exec chair & CTO, overseeing product, software & sysops."

    The favourite rumoured to take over from Elon Musk and his dog is one Linda Yaccarino, head of advertising at media giant NBCUniversal.

    According to the Wall Street Journal, two sources have claimed that Musk is in talks with Ms Yaccarino to take the role—although this has not been officially confirmed yet and she did not respond to the WSJ's requests for comment.

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    Both Musk and Ms Yaccarino appeared recently on stage at a conference where they spoke about the future of Twitter, with 'good rapport' onstage.

    Tesla stock prices jumped by roughly 2 percent following Musk's announcement, as it could mean he starts spending more time running his other companies rather than Twitter.

    Musk first said he would step down as Twitter's CEO back in December after running a poll in which 57.5% of users told him to quit. He promised to step down as soon as he found 'someone foolish enough to take the job'.


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