April 14, 2022, 3:01 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
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 …
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 …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Asus launches $2K Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition with a 14-inch display, 12th Gen Intel i9-12900H, and a 3.5-inch display on the lid for notifications and more  —  It comes with a $1,999.99 price tag  —  ASUS has officially launched the Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition, and it's available for $1,999.99 on Newegg and Amazon.
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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