Good morning. Elon Musk proposed — and Twitter said yes. Today we’re breaking down how it all unfolded.
Here we go.
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1. Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover is official. The company finalized a deal with the Tesla CEO Monday, less than two weeks after the billionaire unveiled his $43 billion bid.
The official price tag for Twitter comes out to $54.20 per share, or about $44 billion. It is the biggest social media deal since Microsoft bought LinkedIn in 2016.
As news of the deal trickled out Monday, Digital World Acquisition Corp., the SPAC planning to merge with former President Trump’s social media company, fell 15%. Under Musk’s leadership, the “free speech” focused Truth Social could be less appealing to investors and users.
Meanwhile, dogecoin spiked as much as 26% late in the day, as speculation leading up to the Twitter deal included the possibility that Musk could incorporate dogecoin into the platform somehow.
On April 14, when Musk first made the offer, it wasn’t clear how he’d pay for it, and Twitter implemented a “poison pill” to block the acquisition. In the past week, however, the board warmed to the offer as Musk secured funds and opened the door for negotiations.
In a statement, Musk said his vision for Twitter includes:
Adding new features to enhance the product;
Make the Twitter algorithms open source;
“Defeat” spam bots;
Authenticate all human users.
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Source:: Business Insider