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April 19, 2022, 11:10 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Twitter is expected to rebuff Elon Musk's bid in the coming days, as Apollo Global considers participating in a bid; Morgan Stanley is also interested  —  Elon Musk's $43 billion pitch has put the social-media company in play  —  Apollo Global Management is considering participating …
Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
A look at corporate raider tactics requiring 51% of a company's stock, which tend to treat remaining minority shareholders poorly, amid Twitter's “poison pill”  —  Poison pills  —  Here are some things you could do 1 :  — Buy 51% of the stock of a public company …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
A new study that specifically looked at political speech suggests Twitter's content moderation is biased against misinformation, not conservatives  —  from the if-you-don't-want-to-get-banned-stop- sharing-bullshit dept  —  Behold!  An actually interesting academic study exploring whether …
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Apple employees unionizing at Grand Central Terminal store want a $30/hour minimum pay, tuition reimbursement, more vacation time, and better retirement options  —  - Workers organizing a union at Apple's Grand Central Terminal store are seeking minimum pay of $30 per hour.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
A US appeals court reaffirms that scraping publicly accessible content on the internet is legal, ending a landmark case LinkedIn brought against rival Hiq Labs  —  Good news for archivists, academics, researchers and journalists: scraping publicly accessible data is legal, according to a U.S. appeals court ruling.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Code on Twitter's site reveals how an upcoming Edit button could work: by making a new tweet with the updated content and listing the old tweets before the edit  —  This month, Twitter announced the ground-shaking news that it was actually going to offer users a way to edit tweets — a longtime user request.
Umar Shakir / The Verge:
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Stacey Higginbotham / Stacey on IoT:
Smart home and IoT company Insteon seemingly shuts down as home hubs suddenly stop working and LinkedIn profiles of top executives show their roles have ended  —  Is your Insteon smart home system down?  I'm getting reports from dozens of Insteon users that as of Friday their smart home hubs have stopped working.

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