Andrew Hutchinson / Social Media Today: Musk Reissues Original Twitter Offer in Bid to Avoid Court Battle
Raquel Maria Dillon / NPR: Elon Musk says he’s willing to buy Twitter after all
Catarina Moura / The Block: Musk renews bid for Twitter as he looks to avoid trial
Karissa Bell / Engadget: Twitter confirms it intends to close deal with Elon Musk
Brandon Vigliarolo / The Register: Elon Musk tells Twitter: My takeover deal is back on
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News: Elon Musk Is Going To Buy Twitter At The Original Price
Liam ‘Akiba’ Wright / CryptoSlate: DOGE up 8% as Elon Musk makes new acquisition offer for Twitter
Matthew Hughes / KnowTechie: Elon Musk offers to continue with $43b Twitter buyout
@twitterir: Twitter issued this statement about today’s news: We received the letter from the Musk parties which they have filed with the SEC. The intention of the Company is to close the transaction at $54.20 per share.
Ben Collins / @oneunderscore__: For those of you asking: Yes, I do think this site can and will change pretty dramatically if Musk gets full control over it. No, there is no immediate replacement. If it gets done early enough, based on the people he’s aligned with, yes, it could actually affect midterms.
Kara Swisher / @karaswisher: Lastly, if he gets it Donald Trump will be back on. He said he would do that and he will. Had he just paid to settle and current Twitter management was in charge, not so much.
Justin Horwitz / @justinahorwitz: In a world where Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post, Elon Musk owns twitter, and Mark Zuckerberg and Rupert Murdoch own the rest of the public square, it seems like time to re-evaluate anti-trust laws and also how our information is concentrated and disseminated.
Matthew Yglesias / @mattyglesias: IMO the relationship between Twitter content moderation policies and electoral outcomes is a little ambiguous — letting Trump back on here almost certainly good for Dems, letting more Nazis and bigots back on also probably good for Dems. https://twitter.com/…
Ben Collins / @oneunderscore__: If Musk is really taking this site private, there are no real guardrails anymore. Rulemaking can be capricious. He can elevate any idea or person he wants through recommendations and UX choices and there will be no oversight on this as a private company.
Ben Collins / @oneunderscore__: Elon Musk got embarrassed on Twitter yesterday by a lot of the Western world, and continuing this lawsuit would’ve meant releasing more private texts. There’s always a desire to over-intellectualize the decision-making of the richest guy in the world, but don’t over think this.
Rumman Chowdhury / @ruchowdh: Living the plot of succession is fucking exhausting
Derek Thompson / @dkthomp: Elon is such a committed advocate of open free speech norms that he agreed to do the Twitter deal only after his entire text message history had been published for the world to read. Principled. Gutsy. Inspiring.
Dan Primack / @danprimack: Last week we wrote about how Elon knew there was a good chance he’d lose, and how he’d view his Twitter ownership as a chance to prove the critics wrong. https://www.axios.com/…
Ryan Mac / @rmac18: Just imagining Elon and his lawyers working diligently on Monday to put to bed one debacle, only for him to fire up his Twitter account and start posting about his solutions to an on-going geopolitical conflict. https://www.nytimes.com/… https://twitter.com/…
Ben Collins / @oneunderscore__: Yesterday: Elon Musk claims people disagreeing with him on Twitter about his plan to potentially cede Crimea to Russia is a “bot attack” with no evidence. Today: Elon Musk buys Twitter at full purchase price. https://twitter.com/…
Donie O’Sullivan / @donie: TWITTER’S GENERAL COUNSEL @edgett IN EMAIL TO ALL STAFF: “We received the letter from the Musk parties which they have filed with the SEC. Our intention is to close the transaction at $54.20 per share.”
Dan Primack / @danprimack: @chancery_daily Agree. Still not sure why Elon sent them a letter rather than simply withdrawing his lawsuit — unless: (1) he wants some other concession, (2) his lawyers want to make sure Twitter also drops countersuit (though i dunno why). Maybe something about sealing certain discovery?
@chancery_daily: just remember, Twitter is not going to stop litigating the case until this deal is done. another promise is about as good as the first contractual promise (and we see how well that one played out). https://twitter.com/…
Matt Levine / @matt_levine: Over the course of my efforts, it became clear to all involved that there was no internal control in place to track in real time the amount of newsletters offered and sent. https://www.bloomberg.com/…
Brian Boland / @brianboland: Is there any way that @elonmusk closes @Twitter before the US midterms? Because if yes and he makes a bunch of rapid arbitrary changes, that could really create some issues with misinformation and influence.
Ben Collins / @oneunderscore__: We know from Musk’s private texts he talks with people who want to let Trump back on and make a “Blake Masters type” a “VP of enforcement.” Masters is a far-right Senate candidate backed by Facebook founder and Trump donor Peter Thiel. https://twitter.com/…
Ryan Broderick / @broderick: Incredible 5D chess in action here https://twitter.com/…
Tero Kuittinen / @teroterotero: So now a newly radicalized Elon who bitterly resents most Twitter users will get to torture both Twitter executives and us without any constraints. A CEO who genuinely loathes his new company and will ask Thiel and Bannon advice on what to do.
@chancery_daily: y’all think this is a done deal, but there are still steps to be taken on all fronts. and twitter has no incentive to slow down without a strong incentive. this could do it ⤵️ https://twitter.com/…
James Temple / @jtemple: Is it a “proposal” if he entered into a binding commitment at that price months ago? Or is the proper verb choice “concedes defeat & implicitly admits he had no legal leg to stand on, in what amounts to a humbling blow to his deal-making credibility.” https://www.bloomberg.com/…
@nycsouthpaw: Musk has already terminated that merger agreement at least three times that I remember, so I wonder how eager his lenders and co-investors are to reaffirm their commitments. Serious people actually set aside money when they do that, and this reversal might not last the week.
Tero Kuittinen / @teroterotero: Twitter opening at $51.80 because nobody knows if Elon will flip again. CNBC twists the knife: “Some think this would be trading at $15 without him… maybe he was worried about depositions”
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