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April 26, 2022, 12:15 AM

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Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Twitter agrees to be acquired “by an entity wholly owned by Elon Musk” for $54.20 per share in cash; the ~$44B deal requires shareholder and regulatory approval  —  - Twitter's board accepted billionaire Elon Musk's offer to buy the social media company and take it private, the company confirmed.
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The Verge:
Elon Musk says he wants to improve Twitter by “making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans”  —  Elon Musk will buy Twitter for $44 billion  —  Twitter has accepted Elon Musk's offer to purchase the company for $44 billion …
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Twitter employees say they heard little from Elon Musk, CEO Parag Agrawal, management, and Charles Schwab about what a sale to the billionaire means for them  —  Workers say they have been left largely in the dark about what a sale to the billionaire will mean for them and their shares in the company.
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Trump says that, regardless of Elon Musk's Twitter purchase, “I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on Truth”, whose stock closed down 12.9% on Monday  —  Trump said a Musk Twitter takeover would be a positive development, but he will stay with his own platform
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Bloomberg:
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and Chairman Bret Taylor told employees that the company will keep operating as usual; sources: the deal could take up to six months  —  Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Parag Agrawal and Chairman Bret Taylor told employees on Monday that the social network …
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Former executives say Twitter, which has long been an underperformer, stands a better chance of improving the service as a private company run by Elon Musk  —  What employees are saying.  PLUS: Musk's key decisions  —  In the moments before Elon Musk bought Twitter, the company Slack channels were lit up with nervous anticipation.
Ranjan Roy / Margins:
Elon Musk is buying Twitter to protect his ability to tweet, which is vital to his current and future business interests, as Tesla's stock appears to be peaking  —  A mini-grand theory on what he's up to with Twitter … A running theory of mine is that, in January 2018 …
Reuters:
Osato Avan-Nomayo / The Block:
A hacker stole millions of dollars' worth of NFTs via a phishing attack compromising Bored Ape Yacht Club's Instagram and promoting a malicious “mint” link  —  Quick Take  — Bored Ape Yacht Club's official Instagram account was hacked.  — A hacker stole 91 NFTs from users …
Brendan Sinclair / GamesIndustry.biz:
Activision Blizzard reports Q1 revenue down 22% YoY to $1.77B, net income down 36% to $395M, Activision MAUs down 33% to 100M, and Blizzard MAUs down 19% to 22M  —  Modest revenue growth at King offset by 49% drop from Activision, 43% decline from Blizzard as MAUs hit new lows
Tim Copeland / The Block:
OpenSea acquires NFT aggregator Gem, which helps users buy and sell NFTs across marketplaces, for an undisclosed sum; Gem will operate as a standalone brand  —  Quick Take  — NFT marketplace OpenSea has acquired NFT aggregator Gem.  — Gem will continue to operate as a standalone brand.
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