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October 22, 2020updated 28 Oct 2020 11:34am

CEO Twitter round-up: Elon Musk on Giga Berlin top tweet in Q3 2020

By GlobalData Technology

Verdict lists ten of the most popular tweets on or by CEOs in Q3 2020 based on data from GlobalData’s Influencer Platform. The top tweets were chosen from influencers as tracked by GlobalData’s Influencer Platform, which is based on a scientific process that works on pre-defined parameters. Influencers are selected after a deep analysis of the influencer’s relevance, network strength, engagement, and leading discussions on new and emerging trends.

Top tweets on CEOs in Q3 2020

1. Elon Musk’s tweet on Giga Berlin

Elon Musk, founder, chairman and CEO of Tesla, a clean energy and electric vehicle company, tweeted on an article on the company’s new plant, Giga Berlin, being developed in Germany. The new plant is set to begin production by July 2021 and is expected to dominate domestic automakers such as Volkswagen, Audi, and BMW.

Musk tweeted that Tesla is trying to support sustainable energy and that the company is willing to license software and provide powertrains and batteries to competitors.

Username: Elon Musk

Twitter handle: @elonmusk

Retweets: 2,979

Likes: 33,312

2. Tim Cook’s tweet on Apple online store

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, a technology company, shared the news on the company’s online store launch in India. The online store will provide support to customers across India apart from financing options and trade-in programmes.

The store provides advice, guidance, and new products information to customers, both in English and Hindi. Specialist teams from the company will offer help to online customers from custom configuring Mac to setting up new devices.

Username: Tim Cook

Twitter handle: @tim_cook

Retweets: 4,730

Likes: 22,942

3. Sundar Pichai’s tweet on Google’s climate action plans

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet, a technology company, shared an article on how Google is building a carbon-free future. Google was one of the first companies to become carbon neutral and meet its annual electricity consumption with renewable energy by 2017.

Google is now aiming to run data centres and campuses worldwide on renewable energy 24/7 by 2030 and create approximately 20,000 jobs in green energy by 2025. The company has also announced the removal of its entire carbon legacy by procuring carbon offsets and achieve 5GW in carbon-free energy investments.

In addition, Google is aiming to reduce one gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions annually by enabling cities to track emissions through the Google Environmental Insights Explorer.

Username: Sundar Pichai

Twitter handle: @sundarpichai

Retweets: 1,966

Likes: 13,839

4. Jack Dorsey’s tweet on Cryptocurrency Open Patent Alliance

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, a payments company, tweeted on how Square’s Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA) enhances existing technologies without the threat of patent litigation, which is restricting mass adoption and innovation of cryptocurrencies.

COPA uses a dual approach to deal with patent lockup. Firstly, each member of COPA assures to not use their crypto patents against each other, except for defence. Secondly, COPA creates shared patent library to form collective shield of patents where every member in the community even a small company can use the patent to defend against patent aggressors.

Username: Jack Dorsey

Twitter handle: @jack

Retweets: 1,920

Likes: 10,558

5. Anand Mahindra’s tweet on new precision potato planter equipment

Anand Mahindra, chairman of Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group, shared an article on new equipment introduced by the company for potato planting. The PlantingMaster Potato + was developed by Mahindra and Dewulf, an agricultural machines manufacturer, to generate higher yields with higher quality.

Mahindra partnered with farmers to introduce the new equipment in the state of Punjab, India. The farmers reported 20%-25% higher yields by using the equipment compared to traditional methods, the article added.

Username: Anand Mahindra

Twitter handle: @anandmahindra

Retweets: 708

Likes: 7,334

6. Peter Beck’s tweet on CAPSTONE mission

Peter Beck, founder and CEO of Rocket Lab, an aviation and aerospace manufacturer, tweeted on the company’s contribution towards NASA’s Artemis programme.

The company will launch a 55-pound Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) in 2021 to evaluate lunar navigation techniques for the Gateway mini-space station, which is part of the Artemis programme.

Username: Peter Beck

Twitter handle: @Peter_J_Beck

Retweets: 160

Likes: 2,225

7. Tim Sweeney’s tweet on xCloud game streaming services

Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, shared an article on Microsoft xCloud game streaming service going live in 22 countries. The service can be availed by Android phone and tablet users, except for Apple users.

xCloud can provide more than 150 titles such as Tell Me Why, Gears 5, Grounded, Sea of Thieves, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Untitled Goose Game and Destiny 2. It also allows multiplayer and cross-play with PC players and supports cloud enabling players to resume the game played on Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S.

Username: Tim Sweeney

Twitter handle: @TimSweeneyEpic

Retweets: 213

Likes: 2,036

8. Satya Nadella’s tweet on Microsoft Surface Duo smartphone

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, a technology company, shared an article on the new Surface Duo smartphone. The new device is powered by Microsoft 365 and Android mobile apps. It can work on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless networks.

The device features a 360-degree hinge enabling users to operate two screens individually or together as one screen. The design helps to increase productivity in multi device world and easily fits in the pocket, the article highlighted.

Username: Satya Nadella

Twitter handle: @satyanadella

Retweets: 257

Likes: 1,694

9. Max Levchin’s tweet on Affirm’s partnership with Shopify

Max Levchin, co-founder and CEO of Affirm, a financial services company, tweeted on the collaboration with Shopify to power shop and pay instalments in the US.

The partnership will enable Shopify eligible merchants in the US to avail Affirms’ buy now and pay later financing option. The two companies will test the solution over the next few months and make it available to eligible merchants in the US.

Username: Max Levchin

Twitter handle: @mlevchin

Retweets: 161


10. Stéphane Richard’s tweet on Google Cloud and Orange partnership

Stéphane Richard, chairman and CEO of Orange, a telecommunication company, tweeted on a strategic partnership between Orange and Google Cloud. Google will provide data, AI, and edge computing services to enhance efficiency across Orange’s operations as well as customer services.

The partnership supports Orange’s business service portfolio and enhances Google Cloud’s presence in Europe.

Username: Stéphane Richard

Twitter handle: @srichard

Retweets: 298

Likes: 617

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