Ars Technica: Twitter says Musk’s spam analysis used tool that called his own account a bot

Ars Technica: Twitter says Musk’s spam analysis used tool that called his own account a bot. “Twitter yesterday slammed Elon Musk’s response to the company’s lawsuit in a 127-page filing in the Delaware Court of Chancery that says Musk’s claims are “contradicted by the evidence and common sense.” Twitter’s court filing also said Musk’s spam analysis relied on a tool that once called his own Twitter account a likely bot.”

CNN: Elon Musk’s legal team has publicly filed its official response to Twitter’s lawsuit

CNN: Elon Musk’s legal team has publicly filed its official response to Twitter’s lawsuit. “Elon Musk’s legal team on Friday made public its official response to Twitter’s lawsuit attempting to force him to complete their $44 billion acquisition deal. In the answer to Twitter’s complaint, which includes counter-claims against the company, Musk’s team attempts to refute the company’s allegations that the Tesla CEO is unjustly trying to exit the deal.”

CNET: Elon Musk-Twitter Trial to Start Oct. 17

CNET: Elon Musk-Twitter Trial to Start Oct. 17. “Twitter and billionaire Elon Musk will go to trial from Oct. 17 to 21, a Delaware Chancery Court schedule confirmed Friday, over the Tesla CEO’s attempt to back out of a $44 billion deal to buy the company. The setting of the dates comes a week after Twitter partially blamed a revenue shortfall on ‘uncertainty’ linked to Musk’s rocky takeover bid.”

Euronews: UK tribunal quashes Meta-Giphy deal block, regulator to reconsider ruling

Euronews: UK tribunal quashes Meta-Giphy deal block, regulator to reconsider ruling. “Britain’s competition regulator said on Monday it would carry out another review of Facebook owner Meta’s acquisition of Giphy after a tribunal quashed its original decision to block it. Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) last year ordered Meta to sell animated images platform Giphy, which it acquired for a reported $400 million, because of its concerns about a loss of a possible competitor in advertising, and the potential impact on social media rivals.”

WIRED: Twitter Has Entered the Elon Musk Twilight Zone

WIRED: Twitter Has Entered the Elon Musk Twilight Zone . “Manu Cornet joined Twitter last year after 14 years at Google, where he used his hobby of drawing cartoons to poke fun at his employer’s culture and scandals. His latest three-panel drawing depicts an anthropomorphized version of Twitter’s bird logo delivering a monologue. ‘Your strategy is a model of hypocrisy and bad faith,’ it says, seemingly addressing Musk. ‘You’ve trashed me, disrupted my operations, and destroyed shareholder value.’ The angry bird then pivots to a plaintive question: ‘Will you now finally agree to adopt me?’ Cornet’s cartoon gets to the heart of the illogical situation that has ensnared Twitter.”

By signing stars, YouTube aims to replicate Twitch’s secret weapon: culture (Washington Post)

Washington Post: By signing stars, YouTube aims to replicate Twitch’s secret weapon: culture. “Despite stacking its deck with big names, YouTube accounted for just 14 percent of streaming hours watched in the first quarter of this year according to a report published by analytics firms Streamlabs and Stream Hatchet. Twitch, a vastly smaller platform than YouTube overall, nonetheless claimed 76 percent.”

CNN: The SEC has asked Elon Musk more questions about his Twitter deal

CNN: The SEC has asked Elon Musk more questions about his Twitter deal. “The Securities and Exchange Commission has continued to examine Elon Musk’s investment in and $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. A letter sent by the SEC to Musk on June 2 includes questions about the billionaire’s use of Twitter (TWTR) to discuss the deal, including his tweets about the deal being paused, according to a Thursday regulatory filing.”

CNN: Twitter sues Elon Musk to force him to complete acquisition

CNN: Twitter sues Elon Musk to force him to complete acquisition. “Twitter has sued billionaire Elon Musk in an effort to force him to follow through with his deal to buy the social media company. The lawsuit, filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery on Tuesday, comes after Musk said in a letter to Twitter’s top lawyer late Friday that he wants to terminate the blockbuster $44 billion acquisition agreement.”

New York Times: Musk’s Damaged Goods

New York Times: Musk’s Damaged Goods. “Twitter has operated at a loss for seven of the nine years it has been a public company. It received no rival offers while Musk was trying to buy it. Its board determined that Musk’s offer of $54.20 a share was the best it could obtain, suggesting it saw no way to reach that price on its own. And since Twitter accepted Musk’s offer, its stock has lost over a third of its value.”

CNET: Elon Musk’s $44 Billion Twitter Deal Is Reportedly in Jeopardy

CNET: Elon Musk’s $44 Billion Twitter Deal Is Reportedly in Jeopardy. “The Washington Post, citing three anonymous people familiar with the matter, reported on Thursday that the deal is ‘in serious jeopardy.’ Musk’s team thinks it won’t be able to confirm data about the number of fake and spam accounts on Twitter and has stopped certain talks around funding the acquisition, the report said.”