Elon Musk agrees to proceed with Twitter acquisition at original price

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captaincranky

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Well. I've put off joining Twitter, in fact I've avoided it altogether. Now I have the best reason ever to validate that decision
 

Bobbydpue

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I had really high opinion on Elon long time ago, but recently he is making such weird stuff I don't know wth is he up to. He is fine entrepreneur and technician, but then he realised people listening to him and decided to be a star. And he have no idea how to do that, resulting in some stupid decisions, unnecessary social media posting and so on. He thinks that everyone should have same approach to issues like he have, and he don't like to take responsibility for his words. Instead of keeping a good relations with Twitter people, he went a superstar approach burning bridges. Now, after he will take over he will keep his personal grudges and kick out all people who somehow 'wronged' him. He seems to be such a small person. And his recent tweets on war in Ukraine as well shows that he don't care about people, just about business.
You shouldn't put people on a pedestal.
 

PEnnn

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No. He doesn't want to waste money. And a court battle would be a HUGE waste of money. Dude's got a plan. I would not want to be the CEO or member of the board of directors at Twitter when the deal finishes...


Oh please. Stop with the ego stroking...
He has a plan!!. I bet it's a similar plan to your hero's, the Orange Buffoon's plan for COVID: "It's like the flu, it will be gone in a few days...."

He is a fat cat coward and was afraid to lose in court, bigly!! Just like the Orange Buffoon.
 

ZedRM

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Well. I've put off joining Twitter, in fact I've avoided it altogether. Now I have the best reason ever to validate that decision
That makes no sense whatsoever!
Since you brought politics into this
Yeah, shouldn't have done that. I'm sorry.
I bet it's a similar plan to your hero's, the Orange Buffoon's
My hero? What are you, blind? What did I just say a few comments above? It's a thinker..
 

Ohnooze

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Since you brought politics into this, maybe they're the same people who voted for Ron DiSantis, who now has to beg "Brandon" for help.
I'm assuming that you're talking about the hurricane Ivan that hit Florida.
Uhhh...it's declared national emergency. It's not about begging Biden but about helping people who need it. Wow...what a ridiculous take on the situation. Maybe get away from partisan politics for a bit.
 
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neeyik

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This is now well off-topic. Stick to commenting on the content of the news article, please.
 

Sir Sparkles

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I should have bought Twitter stocks, it was always going to turn massively around no matter which way it went.
 

AlaskaGuy

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Free speech is a big plus if Musk purchases Twitter along with reading about all the firings that will take place.
 

captaincranky

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Free speech is a big plus if Musk purchases Twitter along with reading about all the firings that will take place.
I have the sneaking suspicion that this is the reason Musk offered to buy Twitter to begin with. So he could kick back, like Zeus on Olympus and watch as we mortals bicker like alley cats, laughing the entire time. You know, sort of like the way it is here at Techspot, except bigger, much, much, bigger..:eek::poop:
 

Bobbydpue

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No. He doesn't want to waste money. And a court battle would be a HUGE waste of money. Dude's got a plan.
He doesn't have a plan. He changed his mind about buying Twitter after he made them an offer and both parties agreed to it. There was nothing to gain by refusing the buy after signing the agreement since it was binding and since he passed on due diligence. Everyone makes mistakes, but it's easier to see the mistakes of people who are so publicized. This wasn't part of a master plan it was a mistake.

I'm fairly certain the people who have made Twitter as successful as it's been know more about the business and its issues than Elon does.
 

captaincranky

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. Everyone makes mistakes, but it's easier to see the mistakes of people who are so publicized. This wasn't part of a master plan it was a mistake.
I beg to differ. Musk had a plan, which was to start as much sh!t as possible on the platform, under the guise of, "free speech".

BTW, he's now back in "negotiations" with Twitter, which has achieved his goal of postponing his trial deposition. Stalling admirably, in the manner of he who shall remain nameless.


Basically, this is possibly Musk doing what he does best, di*king around with stock prices via rumor and innuendo, just enough to not get pounced on by the SEC.

He's good at deflection. For example, Tesla lost 1/4 billion in one quarter, while he's giving a press conference announcing his (on paper) design, for a space suit. It smacked of CIG selling jpegs of potential spacecraft at 1K a pop.
 
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Bobbydpue

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I beg to differ. Musk had a plan, which was to start as much sh!t as possible on the platform, under the guise of, "free speech".

BTW, he's now back in "negotiations" with Twitter, which has achieved his goal of postponing his trial deposition. Stalling admirably, in the manner of he who shall remain nameless.


Basically, this is possibly Musk doing what he does best, di*king around with stock prices via rumor and innuendo, just enough to not get pounced on by the SEC.

He's good at deflection. For example, Tesla lost 1/4 billion in one quarter, while he's giving a press conference announcing his (on paper) design, for a space suit. It smacked of CIG selling jpegs of potential spacecraft at 1K a pop.
What is Elon gaining by drawing up a proposal to buy Twitter, then having both parties agree to it, crapping on the company after refusing to buy it? Musk put himself in a position he couldn’t get out of. There is no strategy to it.
 

captaincranky

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What is Elon gaining by drawing up a proposal to buy Twitter, then having both parties agree to it, crapping on the company after refusing to buy it? Musk put himself in a position he couldn’t get out of. There is no strategy to it.
I should have been more specific. My (uneducated) guess would be that he's waiting for the excitement to kick in and up the stock price. That way, he can save face, and make it appear that he's, "getting his money's worth", as opposed to the tar pit which he inadvertently wandered into.

Twitter stock did tank, when he originally tried to pull out of the deal.
 

Bobbydpue

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I should have been more specific. My (uneducated) guess would be that he's waiting for the excitement to kick in and up the stock price. That way, he can save face, and make it appear that he's, "getting his money's worth", as opposed to the tar pit which he inadvertently wandered into.

Twitter stock did tank, when he originally tried to pull out of the deal.

Twitter’s stock price dropped after Elon posted Tweets crapping on Twitter. He posted about how he wanted to buy Twitter to fix all the bots, then after proposing a deal and having both parties sign it he changed his mind and started complaining about all the bots. First he wanted to fix the bots then he didn’t want any bots. Don’t forget Elon went to Twitter with an amazing deal that Amazon couldn’t refuse and both parties signed the purchase agreement forgoing due diligence on Elon’s part. Amazon did not go to Elon asking him to buy them. It was Elon who put himself in this entire situation.
 

captaincranky

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Twitter’s stock price dropped after Elon posted Tweets crapping on Twitter. He posted about how he wanted to buy Twitter to fix all the bots, then after proposing a deal and having both parties sign it he changed his mind and started complaining about all the bots. First he wanted to fix the bots then he didn’t want any bots. Don’t forget Elon went to Twitter with an amazing deal that Amazon couldn’t refuse and both parties signed the purchase agreement forgoing due diligence on Elon’s part. Amazon did not go to Elon asking him to buy them. It was Elon who put himself in this entire situation.
Perhaps I should have simplified my POV, as well as been more specific,

First of all, I've never said that it wasn't Musk that got himself into this mess, nor did I ever imply that,.Full stop.

As I stated above, "as opposed to the tar pit which he inadvertently wandered into".


Second, if he delays the deal until the stock price rises, then his public perception will be, "Musk is a nice guy for giving stockholders a bit more than the current price". As opposed to buying when the stock is down, at which point public perception would be, "Musk is an imbecile who really got screwed over on that deal".

When the uncertainties, hostilities, and litigation abate, Twitter stock should rally somewhat. That's when the deal will likely take place. (Although, in this bear market, who the hell knows what tomorrow will bring).

Your syntax here is somewhat ambiguous:
. "Amazon did not go to Elon asking him to buy them"..
As rich as Musk is, he couldn't afford to buy Amazon, even if he wanted to. Thus, the pronoun "them" is inappropriate. Since in this context, it would refer back to the subject of the sentence, which is Amazon..

Now please, go impart the largess of your "wisdom", on another, more worthy member, than me.
 

ZedRM

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He changed his mind about buying Twitter after he made them an offer and both parties agreed to it and then it came to light that twitter was lying about the percentage of fake accounts that existed on the site. Then he discovered they were lying about a few other aspects of the company.
You're leaving something important out. Fixed that for you.
 

Bobbydpue

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Perhaps I should have simplified my POV, as well as been more specific,

First of all, I've never said that it wasn't Musk that got himself into this mess, nor did I ever imply that,.Full stop.

As I stated above, "as opposed to the tar pit which he inadvertently wandered into".


Second, if he delays the deal until the stock price rises, then his public perception will be, "Musk is a nice guy for giving stockholders a bit more than the current price". As opposed to buying when the stock is down, at which point public perception would be, "Musk is an imbecile who really got screwed over on that deal".

When the uncertainties, hostilities, and litigation abate, Twitter stock should rally somewhat. That's when the deal will likely take place. (Although, in this bear market, who the hell knows what tomorrow will bring).

Your syntax here is somewhat ambiguous:
. "Amazon did not go to Elon asking him to buy them"..
As rich as Musk is, he couldn't afford to buy Amazon, even if he wanted to. Thus, the pronoun "them" is inappropriate. Since in this context, it would refer back to the subject of the sentence, which is Amazon..

Now please, go impart the largess of your "wisdom", on another, more worthy member, than me.
I mistyped Amazon while I was walking and typing on my phone, but in context anyone could clearly see it was a mistake. There is no need for your snarky response.
The whole point of me saying it’s all his fault is in response to you saying he “inadvertently” walked into anything. He purposefully walked into the tar I’ll say it again: he proposed the offer without due diligence (that’s the part where data about an acquisition is gathered) as part of the deal along with the offer being well above the stocks value at $54.20 a share. Read the legal documents submitted by Twitter in Delaware it’s spells everything out.

The whole purpose of my posts was arguing against any of this being part of some clever scheme. He’s being forced to proceed with the deal he created. If he wanted to raise the value of Twitter’s stock he’d need to start making posts about all the great things he’s going to do with Twitter. If he wanted to be perceived as a clever businessman he should have offered market value in the first place or waited until it dropped.
 

Bobbydpue

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You're leaving something important out. Fixed that for you.
No you missed the part where he gave up due diligence in the offer he made. That’s the part where he gets to ask questions about the business then change his mind. He posted he wanted to get rid of all the bots before making the offer and all the sudden he doesn’t want any bots after making a deal for $44 billion?
 
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