Twitter and Elon Musk will go to trial in October

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A judge has ordered that the lawsuit between the billionaire and social media platform go to trial. Twitter is celebrating an early win with respect to its lawsuit against Elon Musk as a judge has ruled that there will be a five-day trial in October for the $44 billion acquisition agreement. The judge’s decision occurred following the closure of the case’s first hearing about expediting proceedings. Twitter filed the lawsuit last week, only days after Elon Musk announced that he would be terminating the deal for him to acquire the…

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Elon Musk faces lawsuit for backing out of $44 billion Twitter takeover

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The Tesla and SpaceX founder cited issues with fake accounts as his reason for withdrawing. Elon Musk recently announced that he was abandoning his intentions for a Twitter takeover, claiming that the social media platform was in violation of the agreement they had made. On Tuesday, the social media company filed a court order in Delaware to require the completion of the deal. Twitter Inc. has sued Elon Musk for being in violation of the $44 billion Twitter takeover deal. The lawsuit included a request that a Delaware court order…

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Twitter Notes feature to transition into long-form posts

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The social media platform is known for its ultra-low character limit, but that could soon change. A new feature called Twitter Notes could soon be coming to the microblogging social media platform to provide users with a higher character limit than they’ve been used to using. The platform has doubled its original character count limit from 140 characters to 280, its current level. That said, the platform will now be adding much more space for users to share longer posts with a feature called Twitter Notes. The upcoming feature provides…

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Twitter and Elon Musk agree to $1B fee for breaking social media platform deal

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A regulatory filing was found to include an agreement to pay the fee if the deal should fall apart. Both Twitter and Elon Musk have each agreed that they will pay the other side $1 billion if they should become the reason that the social media platform deal should fall apart. This was a component of a regulatory filing for the $44 billion takeover deal of the company. The $1 billion termination fee is a common component of sizeable takeovers like the one proposed for the social media platform. This…

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Twitter dumps tabbed timeline four days after launch

Tabbed timeline - Twitter app

Users hated the format and after a massive wave of complaints, the social media platform removed it. Twitter launched a new tabbed timeline to iOS users only to face a huge revolt from its users, forcing it to dump the design only four days later. The algorithmically generated feed didn’t last a week and never made it to the Android roll-out. iOS users were quick to voice their opinion – and strong dislike – for the new tabbed timeline. They made such noise about it that by four days after…

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