The Musk buyout bid on Twitter and the future of online platforms

Recent news has been filled with reports of Tesla boss Elon Musk attempting to launch a hostile takeover of Twitter. The platform has been the darling of many politicians, including former US President Donald Trump, and has about 77 million users in the United States and about 24 million users in India, according to Statista. … Read more

Elon Musk offers to buy all Twitter accounts

Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, offered to buy the entirety of Twitter for $54.20 per share, valuing the company at $43 billion, in a letter to the social media company’s chairman, Brett Taylor. In a letter filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Musk says that after buying 9.1% of the company earlier … Read more

Amazon intensifies competition with SpaceX, vying for Internet dominance in space

font size The space represents a small slice of business for Amazon, which is worth a trillion dollars. Here, Amazon offices near Turin, Italy. Stefano Guidi / Getty Images Amazon.com It is said to be making plans to launch thousands of small satellites capable of sending high-speed internet service to Earth – an initiative that … Read more

How social media became a ‘debate-themed video game’

“The Internet is at the same time our greatest affliction and our greatest hope; Justin E.H. Smith writes in his new book, The Internet Is Not What You Think It Is: History, Philosophy, Warning.” Smith, professor of history and philosophy of science at the University of Paris, elaborates on the tragedy of the Internet. He … Read more

Russian netizens learn to beat Putin’s online campaign

CNN Business – A digital Iron Curtain may come down on Russia, as President Vladimir Putin struggles to control the narrative of his war in Ukraine. The Kremlin has already moved to block Facebook and Twitter, and its latest move in that direction came on Friday as the government announced plans to block Instagram in … Read more

Russia pulls the Internet’s Iron Curtain, but loopholes remain

Russia is dropping a digital iron curtain on its population, creating a new and large rift in the global internet — but there are still huge gaps in President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to cut the country off from online information accessible in most parts of the world. A little more than two weeks after Russia’s … Read more

Russia pulls the Internet’s Iron Curtain, but loopholes remain

Russia is dropping a digital iron curtain on its population, creating a new and large rift in the global internet — but there are still huge gaps in President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to cut the country off from online information accessible in most parts of the world. A little more than two weeks after Russia’s … Read more

SpaceX sent Starlink internet terminals to Ukraine. They could paint a ‘giant target’ on users’ backs, experts say

New York CNN Business — SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shipped a truckload of Starlink antennas, which can be used to connect to the company’s satellite internet service, to Ukraine this week, responding to a request from the country’s deputy prime minister amid fears of that Ukrainians could lose access to the Internet if Russia continues … Read more