Just recently, Twitter announced that they won’t be paying for their Google Cloud renewal fee and that they’re trying to come up with in-house hosting.
Ever since Musk took the leadership mantle, he tried to renegotiate Twitter’s multi-year contract with Google Cloud that the company had signed one year prior. With no success, however.
At the moment, Twitter uses Google Cloud for hosting in the fight against spam and child sexual abuse materials.
If they refuse to pay Google Cloud, what will happen to all that material that will flood Twitter? Twitter needs to come up with a replacement fast.
Some time ago, Twitter also refused to pay Amazon Web Services, which also offers cloud hosting services. But on that account, it was about advertising services which Twitter refused to pay for.
Last year, Twitter was sued by the California Property Trust after refusing to pay the rent on the building where its headquarters are located, according to Engadget.
So, this is definitely not a first when it comes to not honoring payment promises for Twitter.
Twitter also has had a new CEO since a week ago. Linda Yaccarino has officially taken over and it remains to be seen how she’ll tackle Google Cloud’s contract renewal, among other things.
With so much chaos caused by Musk’s takeover, users are hoping that the new leadership will finally bring the platform on the right track.
Twitter’s decision to go for in-house hosting is not much of a choice as much as it is a necessity, given the platform’s disastrous financial situation.
We’ll see how Miss Yaccarino handles it!