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April 14, 2022, 2:05 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:
Elon Musk says he is motivated by the public interest value of Twitter, which should open source its algorithm, and he has a Plan B if his offer is rejected  —  The billionaire made his first public comments about his Twitter takeover efforts at the TED 2022 conference
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 …
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 …
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 …
Sandali Handagama / CoinDesk:
An NFT of Jack Dorsey's first-ever tweet, which sold for $2.9M in March 2021, received a bid of 3.3 ETH, worth around $9.9K; the owner has seven days to accept  —  Crypto entrepreneur Sina Estavi bought Twitter founder Jack Dorsey's first ever tweet as an NFT for $2.9 million last year.
Kate Kaye / Protocol:
A look at AI tools built by sales and customer service software companies like Uniphore and Sybill to detect human emotions, as Zoom unveils Zoom IQ for Sales  —  Virtual sales meetings have made it tougher than ever for salespeople to read the room.  So, some well funded tech providers …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
DoControl, which develops no-code tools for cloud app log-ins, raises a $30M Series B led by Insight Partners  —  Cloud security is one of the big drivers among enterprises making IT investments this year, according to a recent report from Gartner, which estimated that some $4.4 trillion in IT spend overall in 2022.
Vishal Chawla / The Block:
Terraform Labs, which runs the Terra blockchain and UST stablecoin, gifts 10M LUNA tokens, worth ~$880M, to the Luna Foundation Guard, likely to underpin UST  —  Quick Take  — Terraform Labs said it ‘gifted’ 10 million ($880 million) worth of LUNA tokens to Luna Foundation Guard.

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