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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.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Twitter's board is considering a poison pill after Elon Musk's bid; a source says another plan under consideration is saying that the offer is too low  —  Twitter Inc.'s board is considering adopting a measure that would protect the company from hostile acquisition bids …
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
@rabble:
[Thread]: After Bill Gross' 2015 hostile takeover attempt, Twitter locked the API and limited third-party clients to 100K users until Dorsey's return  —  Twitter is important, but it's always been vulnerable as a company. When Twitter does something which upsets the community of users, it is often due to this vulnerability. Let me tell you a little known story about an earlier time a billionaire tried a hostile takeover of twitter
Bloomberg:
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Developer logs and sources: Apple is testing four different M2-based chips in at least nine new Macs, including MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro  —  Apple Inc. has started widespread internal testing of several new Mac models with next-generation M2 chips, according to developer logs …
CoinDesk:
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 …
Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
A year after Facebook launched podcasts and other audio tools for creators, sources say Meta has shifted its focus to metaverse events and online shopping  —  Facebook's interest in podcasts is fading, barely a year after it began.  —  Last April, during a hot market for audio …

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