April 14, 2022, 10:00 AM

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Filing: Elon Musk delivers a non-binding proposal to acquire all of Twitter's outstanding stock for $54.20/share in cash, in a 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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Jonathan Greig / The Record:
US government agencies warn of new custom tools, created by several APT actors, that are capable of compromising IT equipment used in critical infrastructure  —  Several advanced persistent threat (APT) actors have created custom-made tools designed to breach IT equipment used …
Sandali Handagama / CoinDesk:
The auction for an NFT of Jack Dorsey's first-ever tweet, which sold for $2.9M last year, ended with a maximum bid of 2 ETH, worth around $6.2K  —  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 …
New York Times:
Since the Ukraine invasion, thousands of Russian tech workers have left the country, an exodus that will fundamentally change the Russian tech industry  —  Since their country invaded Ukraine, Russian tech workers have left by the thousands.  They appear intent on rebuilding their lives and businesses in other countries.
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.
Callan Quinn / The Block:
Context, an app that lets users follow and track other people's crypto wallets and transactions, raises a $19.5M seed led by Variant Fund and Sam Altman  —  Quick Take  — The round was led by Variant Fund and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.  — The firm's app lets users track on-chain activity from followed wallets.
Sources: Sequoia India's Shailendra Singh leaves fashion marketplace Zilingo's board, amid a probe into its accounting methods and suspension of CEO Ankiti Bose  —  Sequoia Capital India's Shailendra Singh has stepped down from the board of troubled Zilingo Pte following questions …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple customers say delivery estimates for orders of some MacBook Pro models have been pushed back, in some cases as far as mid-June, amid China's lockdowns  —  Apple Inc. shoppers are facing longer wait times for the company's flagship MacBook Pro laptops, a sign that Covid-19 lockdowns in China may be contributing to delays.
Nicolle Liu / Wall Street Journal:
After the pandemic forced employees to work from home, some neurodivergent people are thriving at remote cybersecurity jobs  —  The Covid-19 pandemic forced many employees to work from home, leveling the playing field for people with conditions such as autism, who might not fare as well in office settings
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Wikipedia editors vote 232 to 94 to request the Wikimedia Foundation stop accepting crypto donations; the foundation is not legally bound by the proposal  —  Critics argue the bitcoin and ethereum networks consume too much energy.  —  More than 200 long-time Wikipedia editors have requested …

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