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April 5, 2022, 7:15 AM

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Bloomberg:
Filing: Elon Musk acquires a 9.2% passive stake in Twitter, worth ~$2.89B at Friday's market close, becoming its largest shareholder; Twitter shares rise 27.2%  —  Elon Musk has taken a 9.2% passive stake in Twitter, according to a 13G filing, Bloomberg News reports.  Twitter rose about 26% in pre-market trading.
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Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
If Elon Musk wants to change Twitter with his stake, he might have to gesture in the direction of ESG or profitability to get other shareholders to support him  —  Programming note: Money Stuff was supposed to be off today but, Elon.  So here we are.  —  Oh Elon
Edward Ongweso Jr / VICE:
A look at Axie Infinity “managers”, who loan in-game NFTs to other players in exchange for a cut of any profits and depend on a constant influx of new players  —  Managers in play-to-earn game Axie Infinity employ large teams of “scholars” who can't afford their own NFTs even as the game's economy spirals.
Sidhartha Shukla / Bloomberg:
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Mailchimp discloses a breach where hackers accessed 319 accounts and stole “audience data” from 102 clients; phishing scams of crypto users quickly followed  —  Email marketing firm MailChimp disclosed on Sunday that they had been hit by hackers who gained access to internal customer support …
Hema Parmar / Bloomberg:
Associated Press:
Research: RT en Español is the third-most shared site on Twitter for Spanish-language info about Russia's invasion and in March saw a boost in Facebook likes  —  Washington (AP) — Though Russia is the country that invaded its neighbor Ukraine, the Kremlin's version relentlessly warns …
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
A look at subreddit r/Place, which lets users build collective art by posting a colored pixel every five minutes and had 72M tiles placed by Sunday night  —  Since last Friday, millions of Reddit users have banded together to collectively generate a massive, collaborative piece of artwork that has become a viral phenomenon.
Lily Russell-Jones / City A.M.:
UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak asks the Royal Mint to issue an NFT by the summer, as the Treasury plans a “forward-looking approach” towards crypto assets  —  The Treasury has announced plans to dive into the crypto space with the launch of an official NFT later this year.
Lauren Goode / Wired:
A look at Peloton Guide, an upcoming $295 streaming media box from Peloton that uses a body-tracking camera to let users track their strength-training workouts  —  Peloton has made a device that uses a camera to track your strength-training workouts.  The “camera” part, though, still needs to prove itself.

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