Tesla founder Elon Musk becomes Twitter’s top shareholder
05 April 2022 | 12:12 pm
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has bought a roughly 9-percent stake in Twitter. Media reports say he is now the largest shareholder in the social-media company. A US Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows Musk owns over 73 million Twitter shares representing a 9.2-percent stake.
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Once a star of Silicon Valley, biotech company founder Elizabeth Holmes is facing several counts of fraud. Prosecutors have accused her of "lying and cheating" in opening arguments.
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Fresh accusations of racism have landed US carmaker Tesla in court. The electric car manufacturer has faced similar allegations in the past.
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A US court has ruled in favor of a Black former employee who was subjected to racial abuse by his colleagues, ordering he be paid an unprecedented $130 million in damages.
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Twitter buys out group chat app Sphere
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The world's richest man sold about 900,000 shares of his company Tesla after asking Twitter followers whether he should sell 10% of his stocks. But documents showed the sale was put in motion much before the poll.
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The billionaire CEO of the electric car maker has taken advantage of a nearly six-month meteoric rally in the stock price that vaulted the firm's value to over $1 trillion.
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Elizabeth Holmes defended herself against charges of deceiving investors and patients about her now-defunct blood-testing company. If convicted, Holmes faces up to 20 years in prison.
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Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is stepping down as chief executive of the company. He will be replaced by the current chief technical officer, Parag Agrawal, Twitter said. Mr Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter in 2006, has been serving as chief executive of both Twitter and payment firm Square.
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