Private Texts Reveal World's Rich and Famous Groveling to Elon Musk• https://www.vice.com By Edward Ongweso Jr
As part of Twitter's lawsuit against Elon Musk for his attempt to renege on acquiring the company for $44 billion, countless of Musk's text messages were made public and published by the New York Times yesterday. The gang's all there: tech executives, various podcasters, media executives, and more, all vying for Musk's attention to pitch ideas about Twitter, social media companies, or a chance to be part of Musk's purchase.
It's clear from the texts that, for a long while, Musk was quite serious about acquiring the company and cast a wide web in pursuit of funding (and also brow beat anyone who was complicating his attempts at fundraising). The texts span from January to June, with Musk expressing concerns early in May before turning on a heel and trying to scuttle the deal altogether.