Techmeme
July 9, 2022, 11:40 PM

Top News

Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
SEC filing: Elon Musk notified Twitter he wants to terminate the merger agreement, claiming that Twitter didn't provide the relevant business info he requested  —  Billionaire Elon Musk wants to end his deal to buy Twitter, according to a letter sent by a lawyer on his behalf to the company's chief legal officer Friday.
More: SEC.gov, CNN, Reuters, The Verge, Reuters, The Verge, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, Insider, Washington Post, Ars Technica, Associated Press, NPR, The Guardian, CoinGape, Fortune, TechCrunch, Opus, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, WRAL TechWire, ValueSide, Fossbytes, Wired, Benzinga, Ethereum World News, PYMNTS.com, Global Nerdy, NBC News, City A.M., Financial Times, CoinDesk, TechSpot, Vincos Newsletter, The Crypto Basic, The Block, Platformer, Gizchina, Search Engine Journal, BGR India, United States Securities and Exchange Commission, NBC News, CNBC, BuzzFeed News, CNBC, BBC, Cointelegraph, SlashGear, Social Media Today, Bloomberg, Mercury News, Independent.ie, Reuters, The Verge, America First Report, GeekWire, Al Jazeera, TechRadar, 9to5Mac, Variety, Daily Mail, Insider, Protocol, Insider, MacRumors, Reuters, BGR, and Newser
Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
Elon Musk's offer to buy Twitter likely was a joke, since he previously pretended he would take Tesla private, but he may not be able to get out of the deal  —  Programming note: Ugh, here we are again, huh?  —  Oh Elon  —  I think it is helpful to start with the big picture.
Axios:
Twitter board chair Bret Taylor says the company plans to pursue legal action to enforce the deal and is committed to closing on the agreed upon price and terms  —  Elon Musk is bailing on his $44 billion agreement to buy Twitter, claiming that the social media company hasn't met its contractual obligations …
The Verge:
In an internal memo, Twitter's general counsel says employees should “refrain from tweeting, Slacking, or sharing any commentary about the merger agreement”  —  The company says it's suing Musk for trying to back out  —  Following Elon Musk's notice to Twitter that he wants …
Kellen Browning / New York Times:
A look at the quirky geography game GeoGuessr, in which the world's best players can pinpoint in seconds where a Google Street View image has been taken  —  In a game called GeoGuessr, competitors try to pinpoint where in the world a Google Street View image has been taken.  Some can do it in seconds.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google has proposed splitting parts of its ad-tech business into a separate entity under Alphabet, to head off a possible US antitrust lawsuit  —  Tech giant's offers stop short of the asset sales preferred by Justice Department antitrust enforcers
Viola Zhou / Rest of World:
Africa-based Chinese influencers who post racist videos about Africans on apps like Douyin and Kuaishou made fortunes from China's livestream shopping industry  —  “Chinese people love watching how other places are not as good as China.”  —  On the afternoon of May 24, a beauty pageant took place at an apartment in Kitwe, Zambia.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Joe Biden issues an EO asking the FTC and other agencies to examine and reinforce protections for reproductive health and other sensitive health-related data  —  An executive order signed by President Biden places the White House's weight firmly behind states where access to abortion is guaranteed …
Michael Kan / PCMag:
The US DOJ indicts a Florida man for allegedly importing $1B worth of counterfeit Cisco equipment from China and Hong Kong, and selling it on Amazon and eBay  —  Onur Aksoy allegedly imported thousands of fake Cisco networking devices from China. … A Miami-based CEO has been arrested …
The Verge:
Rogers experienced an 18+ hour outage on Friday, affecting internet and phone services, including 911 calls, in parts of Canada  —  Home internet and wireless connections are coming back, but 18 hours later, there's still no ETA for full restoration.  —  Canadian telecom Rogers is suffering …

Sponsor Posts

Intel:
Managing a Complex Multi-Cloud Environment Requires a Reliable Ecosystem  —  To avoid vendor lock-in and effectively manage your mission critical workload needs, you need a reliable ecosystem and architecture
Pinduoduo:
Pinduoduo Champions “Tech for Agri” to Drive Agricultural Modernization  —  Find out how we use technology to spearhead agricultural modernization by driving efficiency gains and boosting farmer incomes.
Climate Draft:
Join the Climate Draft!  —  Our network is now open for all climate-concerned individuals, and software engineers can apply for our next invite-only draft.
Zoho:
Automate your sales pipeline with the Zoho Sign extension for Pipedrive  —  Sales people spend almost half their work time dealing with paperwork involved in closing deals.  Their days often revolve around collecting signatures …
MicroAcquire:
New opportunities are waiting for you  —  Join 100,000+ entrepreneurs buying and selling startups on the world's #1 acquisition marketplace.  Expertly curated to match serious buyers with pre-vetted startups of all sizes.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Mon. 09/26 - Darth Vader's Voice Is AI Now
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 11:40 PM ET, July 9, 2022.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Osato Avan-Nomayo / The Block:

Earlier Picks

Associated Press:
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters: