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    Actually didn't trump say he wasn't rejoining? But who believes him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Actually didn't trump say he wasn't rejoining? But who believes him.
    He is one of the "Loons" I mentioned. These guys with too much money and gigantic egos know that there is a huge population of followers that will follow who ever stands up with some whack idea, right or wrong.

    Twatter is a perfect platform for all those asshats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    Same sentiment from me Norts. Elon Musk BELIEVES he can have a social platform that cannot and will not be governed because he owns it. He is wrong and a fool. Wait until some whack job starts to solicit people to do stupid shit and they do it. That isn't freedom of speech. Many people have lost what the spirit of Freedom of Speech really means. So now Twatter will become a social platform of loons ranting at the world and there is always an audience of lost souls looking to follow anyone and believe everything they read........
    That last sentence explains everything people need to know about where Backspin gets his material from. He is part of the Ďaudience of lost soulsí.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    Twatter is a perfect platform for all those asshats.
    Potentially depending on what a Musk owned Twitter defines and allows as "free speech".
    I think the real reason he has acquired Twitter is because of it's huge potential to make him big bucks. We can bet he will turn what is now not much of a money maker into a highly profitable enterprise. Couple easy ways come to mind. Make twitter subsciption based with subscription price ranging from very low to high via a range of "privileges". Another is a push to bring in advertising.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Potentially depending on what a Musk owned Twitter defines and allows as "free speech".
    I think the real reason he has acquired Twitter is because of it's huge potential to make him big bucks. We can bet he will turn what is now not much of a money maker into a highly profitable enterprise. Couple easy ways come to mind. Make twitter subsciption based with subscription price ranging from very low to high via a range of "privileges". Another is a push to bring in advertising.
    If Musk has any political ambitions he could have a better plan than Trump did? That’s a bit scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    If Musk has any political ambitions he could have a better plan than Trump did? That’s a bit scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Potentially depending on what a Musk owned Twitter defines and allows as "free speech".
    I think the real reason he has acquired Twitter is because of it's huge potential to make him big bucks. We can bet he will turn what is now not much of a money maker into a highly profitable enterprise. Couple easy ways come to mind. Make twitter subsciption based with subscription price ranging from very low to high via a range of "privileges". Another is a push to bring in advertising.

    Good luck with that.

    Now that he is buying Twitter, has Elon Musk finally lost the plot?


    Elon Musk has never played by the rules.
    He became the world's richest man by making electric cars through a venture that, despite being unprofitable until 18 months ago, is somehow valued at more than $US1 trillion ($1.38t) — more than every other automobile manufacturer combined.
    His other great business ventures involve exploring space (with SpaceX) and digging tunnels beneath the earth (with The Boring Company).
    Neither of those turn a profit, just yet. But that hasn't deterred his legion of true believers.
    Part of the allure is that Musk is considered a visionary. He's combined that with an extraordinary talent for putting together a management, manufacturing and marketing structure to efficiently source material and produce high-end product with a sharp focus on the future.
    It's a combination that has allowed even the most blue-blood establishment figures to overlook some of his more outlandish and erratic behaviour.
    And there have been some doozies. Remember the time he sparked up a joint during a Joe Rogan podcast? Then there was his plunge into cryptocurrency, telling the world via Twitter that he would accept bitcoin for cars, and the sudden about face not long after.
    What about the time he suggested one of the Thai cave rescuers was a "pedo"? He won the resulting defamation case but left many aghast.
    And who could forget his pledge to launch a takeover of Tesla three years ago, only to reverse course 17 days later?
    Mostly, Musk's sins have been considered an aberration or a sideshow, even when they've attracted the attention of America's corporate regulator.
    After all, he has a brilliant track record of success, given he was one of the brains behind PayPal.
    But this time, even his most ardent supporters have their doubts.


    Musk is stumping up $29 billion for the Twitter purchase, with the other $32 billion coming from his bankers.(AP: Patrick Pleul)What does Elon Musk see in Twitter?

    His $61.1 billion takeover of Twitter has left many analysts stumped.
    While, like many of the billionaire's other ventures, it has never turned a profit, many fear that it never will; that its best days are behind it and that its business model is seriously flawed.
    No matter how you look at it, that is a lot of cash to fork out on a loss-making operation.
    Twitter under Elon Musk

    Twitter has agreed to accept a $61 billion takeover bid from billionaire Elon Musk in a deal that's set to shake up the social media platform as we know it. Here's what it means for Twitter users and how it will change.





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    True, Twitter only lost $307 million last year, a much-improved performance from the previous year's $1.58 billion dip into the red.
    But compared with its main social media rival Facebook, Twitter has been a dismal failure when it comes to harnessing advertising dollars and, worryingly, it appears Musk has little idea how to turn that around.
    If those difficulties already weren't enough of a hurdle, his Twitter plunge has coincided with a dramatic shift in the global economic landscape.
    After more than three decades of declining inflation and interest rates, global finance suddenly has been thrust into reverse with the prospect of a sharp rate hikes.
    It is a situation likely to imperil debt-laden corporations and especially those that do not earn a profit, or at least enough of a profit to cover their debts.
    Given it no longer will be listed on the stock exchange, Twitter's finances will be far more opaque and share price pressures will no longer exist.
    But Musk's bankers, who are forking out about $32 billion to cover his purchase, will be keeping a keen eye on proceedings.
    Concern over Musk's views on free speech

    Musk has long had a love/hate relationship with Twitter.
    He is one of its most prolific and high-profile users, with about 83 million followers. He's used it, much to the annoyance of America's Securities and Exchange Commission, to announce many of his more controversial business moves.
    More recently, he has berated the company for attempting to muzzle free speech and particularly his own.
    And that's what is troubling both corporate America and the broader community.





    While moguls always have been attracted to media and the power it confers upon them, they've traditionally graduated to mainstream outlets. Think Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, whose company Nash Holdings owns The Washington Post.
    As the world's richest man with a penchant for the outrageous, Musk will become commander in chief of an outlet that has faced intense criticism for allowing misinformation on everything from politics to the pandemic to be freely distributed on its platform.





    Recently, Musk has been leading the charge to wind back some of Twitter's self-imposed restrictions, a shift many fear could see the platform once again thrust into the limelight as a tool for social division and political upheaval.
    Who is Elon Musk, the man that will soon own Twitter?

    He's a space rocket mogul, an electric car salesman, a madcap inventor, and a celebrity entrepreneur. Who is Elon Musk, and how did he become the richest person in the world?





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    From a business perspective, such a possibility raises even more concerns.
    Advertisers, particularly those that fear controversy, could disembark, which would further undermine Twitter's financial performance.
    And then there is the time involved. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey only recently had to choose between the company and his new venture Block, as it was believed he couldn't devote the necessary energy to the social media site.
    For a man as obsessive as Musk, brilliant though he may be, there are concerns his personal involvement could well cloud his judgement and draw attention away from what should be his primary focuses — Tesla, SpaceX and The Boring Company.
    Tesla made $7.6 billion last year after making $1 billion the previous year. It was enough to wipe out all the losses it had racked up since it was formed.
    "Which I think makes us a real company at this point," Musk told investors on a conference call in late January this year.
    Musk has pledged to stump up $29 billion in cash for the Twitter purchase. The rest will come in debt from the likes of investment bank Morgan Stanley.
    To fund that, the Tesla boss will be forced to sell down some of the stock in his electric vehicle operation.
    He may be worth more than $367 billion, but his net worth is based almost entirely upon the sky-high valuation of Tesla.
    As we've seen in recent weeks, overvalued technology outfits such as Netflix — which plunged 38 per cent overnight last week — can suddenly unravel when things don't go exactly to plan.




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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
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    Try again Willy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Try again Willy.

    Sorry 'bout that.

    Fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Good luck with that.
    Agree he is certainly a weird dude but he has a knack for making money. We'll just have to wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Agree he is certainly a weird dude but he has a knack for making money. We'll just have to wait and see.
    He's never made money. He is not real like bill gates or Steve jobs. Those guys made a fortune and used the profit to grow their business.

    Musk has never made money. He just has a knack for raising money. Someone who was also good at this was Bernie Madoff. Except musk dresses up his ponzi schemes with fancy techno futurism.

    Buying Twitter was just another attention seeking exercise. And it worked wonders. This will keep him going for another year or so. Unless he crashes and burns in the meantime , he will undertake another attention seeking exercise in about a year.

    You can't retire a ponzi scheme. The show must go on. He knows it.

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    To DW's post. It really sums up Elon Musk. I still say I think he is doing it to piss off the SEC because of his twitter post about him taking Tesla private and got fined a bunch and then he got his mouth taped by the board and lots of damage control.

    On very rare ( and I mean VERY) I agree with Backspit. But he is right. Elon is a salesman and knows how to get money but really doesn't know how to make it. He used to live in Venture capital offices. I have met him quite a few times when a few of my friends worked at Tesla when it was a warehouse in Fremont. He was an odd duck then and still is now.

    I personally think Tesla is a way over valued company. It just doesn't make sense. The S model was a great release and was very stylish. Since then his cars are boring rinse and repeats and just because his cars can travel near 400 miles on a charge most companies have caught up to that technology and offer better styled, nicer appointed vehicles then Tesla. I really see the bottom dropping out soon. I am here in the bay area and that Tesla middle range car is like a boring VW bug. They are everywhere and now owners fight over charging stations. His potential truck release is FUGLY. But like Apple product buyers, there is a sheeple cult that just buy it...because its a Tesla.

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    The deal just fell apart.

    The attention whoring fraud did this just to get his name in the hheadlines. This is what all self promoting shiesters do

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    Link?

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    Twitter’s message to Elon Musk after his attempt to bail on his $44 billion agreement to buy the company: we’ll see you in court.


    “The Twitter Board is committed to closing the transaction on the price and terms agreed upon with Mr. Musk and plans to pursue legal action to enforce the merger agreement,” tweeted Twitter’s chairman, Bret Taylor, less than an hour after Musk’s legal team said he wanted out of the deal in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. “We are confident we will prevail in the Delaware Court of Chancery.”


    If you’ve been following the twists and turns of this deal, it’s not a surprise that Twitter plans to put up a fight. Soon after Musk said he would buy Twitter and take it private, he began laying the groundwork for why he could back out, claiming that Twitter wasn’t being forthcoming about the number of bots on the platform. Twitter has insisted to Musk and the public that it has bots under control and that it intends to enforce the merger agreement.

    Twitter to sue Elon Musk for trying to back out of $44 billion merger - The Verge

    Warning: Be cautious if you are a fragile pink

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