Twitter, owned by Elon Musk, buys job-matching startup Laskie. Since Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, gained control of the business, Twitter is said to have made its first purchase. According to recent rumors, Twitter has purchased Laskie, a job-matching firm.
The transaction, which allegedly cost tens of millions of dollars, indicates that Musk is working to make Twitter into a “super–app” that provides its users with a variety of features.
In the past, Musk has stated that he wants Twitter to offer a wide range of integrated services, such as payments and paid video content.
What is Laskie?
According to its LinkedIn website, San Francisco-based business Laskie, launched in 2021, calls itself the “most powerful platform to hire tech talent.” The firm claims that its resources are made to improve job seekers’ job search experiences. With the help of its technologies, businesses may swiftly and effectively identify qualified individuals.
Interestingly, despite rumors that the platform has been bought by Twitter, Laskie’s official website appears to have been erased. The current opening page for the URL laskie.com merely reads, “The Laskie platform is no longer available.”
According to Pitchbook statistics, Laskie has received $6 million in total fundraising. Chris Bakke, the company’s CEO, previously sold another venture to the online employment site Indeed. Twitter is paying for Laskie in cash and shares, according to a source familiar with the situation; however, the specific sum of the deal was not disclosed.
Uncertainty surrounds how Twitter intends to use Laskie’s technology in its service. However, given the constant and open flow of talks among Twitter users, an integrated job search tool on the network would be rather intriguing.
How Musk will incorporate Laskie’s technology into Twitter is yet to be seen. Even said, the rumored acquisition is still a very significant indication that the CEO is working to expand and improve Twitter as a platform for its users.
One step closer to Twitter 2.0
The newly appointed CEO of Twitter wrote on Twitter, “I see I have some new followers.” “I’m equally as committed to the platform’s growth even if I don’t create as much material as Elon Musk (yet!). For that future, YOUR OPINIONS ARE ESSENTIAL. I’m present at all times. Let’s carry on the conversation and develop Twitter 2.0 together.
Since Musk is renowned for relishing the opportunity to be intimately involved in each project he is linked with, many are curious to see how far he backs off and lets Yaccarino manage the job.
In a tweet posted on Friday, questions were raised about Musk’s choice of Yaccarino, noting comments she made during a recent on-stage interview with Musk that suggested she would try to limit some forms of expression on the platform to appease advertisers. In response, Musk tweeted, “I hear your fears but don’t judge too early. I will always support free expression, even if it means spending money.
Musk announces upcoming voice and video calls on Twitter recently. We will see soon the effect of Laskie. You can read more about Musk’s steps on Twitter: