April 14, 2022, 4:25 PM

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Filing: Elon Musk delivers a non-binding proposal to take Twitter private by acquiring all outstanding stock for $54.20 per share, in a cash deal worth ~$43B  —  Elon Musk has offered to buy Twitter for $54.20 per share in cash, according to an updated 13D filing, Bloomberg News reports.
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Mia Sato / The Verge:
Musk says he may not “actually be able to” buy Twitter, he is motivated by its public interest value, it should open source its algorithm, and he has a Plan B  —  The billionaire made his first public comments about his Twitter takeover efforts at the TED 2022 conference
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Source says Twitter's board of directors views Elon Musk's takeover offer as unwelcome, suggesting the company will fight the bid  —  Twitter's board of directors views Elon Musk's takeover offer as unwelcome, said a person familiar with the situation, suggesting it will fight the bid.
Jon Swartz / MarketWatch:
Apple says Meta's plan to take a 47.5% cut of virtual sales in Horizon Worlds “lays bare Meta's hypocrisy” for taking aim at Apple's 30% cut in the App Store  —  Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc.'s intent to take a nearly 50% cut of digital asset sales within its emerging metaverse …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp announces Communities with admin tools, file sharing, 32-person calls, and more, to let clubs, schools, and other groups host thousand-user chats  —  Meta is throwing billions of dollars into building out the metaverse as the future of social networking but in the near term …
The US Treasury says North Korea-backed hacking group Lazarus is tied to the theft of cryptocurrencies worth $600M+ from the Axie Infinity-linked Ronin bridge  —  Ronin was hacked for more than $600 million in crypto late last month.  —  The U.S. Treasury Department alleged …
Jonathan Greig / The Record:
US government agencies warn of custom hacking tools, created by several APT actors, that are designed to compromise IT equipment used in critical infrastructure  —  Several advanced persistent threat (APT) actors have created custom-made tools designed to breach IT equipment used …

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