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- 🍪 Elon buys Twitter, take two
🍪 Elon buys Twitter, take two
Top of the mornin’ to ya, friend! We’re less than 60 days away from December 1st, which means it’s time to start listening to the cool music so your Spotify Wrapped ain’t just Flo Rida.
Let’s get to the good stuff.
In the oven this week:
🐤 A deep dive on the Elon Twitter fiasco
🍪 Cookie crumbs: 7 bite-sized headlines
🍫 Chocolate chips: best finds this week
😂 Snickerdoodles because you can never skimp on the memes
ELON'S BUYING TWITTER (AGAIN)
Well folks, the Elon Twitter saga seems to finally be coming to a close. And what do we have at the end of it?
Us, walking in a giant f-ing circle, that's what.
Because it feels like we’ve followed 10 lifetimes of drama, yet, we're back at the same place we started: Elon's buying Twitter for $54.20 per share.
It’s like choosing what ice cream flavor to get. Ten samples later, ya somehow always end up back at good ol’ trusty mint chip.
Elon sent Twitter a letter this week confirming his intent to close the original deal. It’s still pending approval, but it’s as close to done as we’ve gotten since April.
Sooo what happens next? Let’s talk winners and losers.
Twitter shareholders, who now get saved from the tumbling stock
The crypto community: Elon’s texts with Jack Dorsey got leaked this week, and it confirms that he’s bullish on de-fi and other crypto-esque features in Twitter, like making the algorithm open source. Having him as head honcho could accelerate crypto adoption. Some of his texts:
Losers: basically everyone else.
Elon, who basically overpaid just to get more work thrown on his plate LOL
Twitter employees, who now have to deal with the whims of Elon
Tesla shareholders, who saw their stock plummet, since Musk ain’t buyin' back Tesla shares anytime soon
Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, and Barclays, who committed to lend Musk the dough before inflation and interest rate hikes
After all this kerfuffle, you have to wonder what the heck he’s planning on doing with it. On Tuesday, he shared his ambitions to create a super-app like WeChat.
One cool piece of history on X: Elon bought the x.com domain for his payments startup in 1999, which eventually became rebranded as PayPal.
In 2017, he bought the domain back and has kept it waiting in the wings, until now. 👀 Hope it still comes with some PayPal mafia magic.
Our take on all this:
If this deal goes through, it's game time. Super-apps have been hugely successful in Asia, but haven’t yet translated in the West. But if anyone can make super-apps happen, it’s Elon.
For Twitter plebeians like us, it’s time to buckle up for a wild ride.
Elon Musk is buying Twitter after Twitter didn’t want him to buy them, Elon didn’t want to buy them, and Twitter wanted to force him to buy them
— Dr. Parik Patel, BA, CFA, ACCA Esq. (@ParikPatelCFA)
Oct 4, 2022
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That's all we got today folks, see ya next week!
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