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    📱|Google: The Disruptor You Can’t Live Without

    Would you buy Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) today? Investing in its stock seems almost too “obvious.” Google is already a giant. It’s the third-most valuable company in the world and has handed investors 900% gains since 2010. Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more But this is one of the best times to buy Google since 2013, as I’ll show you today. Imagine how much money you’d make if half the planet were your customers?There are eight billion people on earth. Roughly four billion of us use Google’s search engine at least once a month. In other words, Google counts half the world’s population …

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    👍|TikTok And Instagram’s Most Popular Stocks

    Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is the most popular stockAMC Entertainment Holdings Inc (NYSE:AMC) and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) take second and third, respectivelyNew research has found what the most popular stocks across TikTok and Instagram are. Most Popular Stocks On TikTok And InstagramQ2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more It found that Tesla is the most popular stock on social media, with more than 45,400,000 views on TikTok, posted with the hashtag #TeslaStock, and 28,391 posts hashtagged with the same thing. In addition, it is the second most searched stock in the UK on Google accordi…

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    👍|Facebook And Instagram Simultaneously Deplatfor…

    Facebook and Instagram Simultaneously Deplatform Children’s Health Defense Accounts Denying More Than Half a Million Followers Access to Truthful Information Actions came on the heels of CHD’s-Meta/Facebook censorship lawsuit appeal Facebook Deplatform CHD AccountWashington, DC – Yesterday, August 17, without warning, Facebook deplatformed (unpublished) the Children’s Health Defense (CHD) account. Simultaneously, CHD’s Instagram account was deplatformed (suspended). Each of these platforms had hundreds of thousands of followers. CHD received the following notifications from both platforms: Q2 …

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    📱|Over 650 Alphabet Workers Sign Petition Demandi…

    Petition urges Google expand abortion benefits to contract workers, end donations to anti-abortion politicians and PACs, protect user data on abortions from law enforcement access, and stop allowing misleading abortion ads This week, the Alphabet Workers Union, which has over 1,100 members across multiple Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiaries, sent a petition to multiple Alphabet executives calling on them to meet worker demands regarding reproductive justice in a post-Roe world. Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Alphabet Workers Demand Post-Roe ProtectionsThe p…

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    👍|Facebook Complicit In Criminalizing Nebraska Teen

    Facebook turned over the messages of a teenager in Nebraska to law enforcement over charges that she broke a state law banning abortions after 20 weeks. Facebook Helps Law EnforcementIn response, Caitlin Seeley George, she/her, Fight for the Future Campaigns and Managing Director, has released the following statement: Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more In what may be the first example of Meta’s anti-human rights approach to abortion patients’ communication post-Roe, they have turned over the Facebook conversation between a seventeen year old girl and her mother so that the teenag…

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    👍|Elon Musk’s Response To Twitter In Ongoing Buyo…

    Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s response to Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)’s lawsuit aiming to force him to complete his $44 billion buyout offer is expected to be released publicly by Friday evening at the latest. Musk’s team wanted to file a public version of their response and counterclaims by Wednesday. Elon Musk’s Response To Twitter Expected By FridayHowever, Twitter’s lawyers demanded more time to go over and possibly even redact the Tesla chief’s sealed filing. They said it “extensively” details internal information and data Twitter provided to Musk. Q2 2022 hedge fund lett…

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    👍|David Einhorn Buys Twitter As He Encourages Del…

    David Einhorn urges Delaware Chancery Court to rule against Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter. Greenlight Capital commentary for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022. Dear Partner: Greenlight Capital’s PerformanceThe Greenlight Capital funds (the “Partnerships”) returned 8.4%1 in the second quarter of 2022 and 13.2% for the first half of 2022, compared to a 16.1% decline and a 20.0% decline for the S&P 500 index for the quarter and half year, respectively. Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more The quarterly outperformance vs. the S&P 500 was the best relative performance in the hist…

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    👍|Q2 2022 Earnings: Twitter Blames Elon Musk In P…

    Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) partially blames Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk for its surprise revenue miss, claiming that “uncertainty” stemming from his pending purchase resulted in headwinds in the ad industry and caused its revenue shortfall. The social network also missed consensus estimates for earnings and user growth in the second quarter. Meanwhile, Snapchat parent Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP) also posted disappointing results, sending its stock into freefall in early-morning trades. Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Twitter Announces Q2 2022 Earnings ResultsQ2 2022 hedge fund…

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    📱|TTP Investigation: Google ‘Stalkerware’ Loophol…

    Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Google’s Stalkerware LoopholeCampaign for Accountability Executive Director Michelle Kuppersmith said, “Google’s PR team would like you to believe that it is on your side when it comes to the protection of your most vulnerable data. Unfortunately, the company’s desire to maximize the amount of data available to advertisers creates loopholes like this that may put that same data into the hands of people intent on causing harm.” The loophole, described in a September 2021 post on the Malwarebytes blog, allows one person to log into the Google Play…

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    👍|Twitter Wants Support For Musk Deal

    What’s New In Activism – Twitter Wants Support For Musk DealTwitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) wrote to its shareholders urging them to support its proposed merger agreement with Elon Musk at its upcoming special meeting. On July 14, Twitter filed a preliminary proxy statement for a special meeting for shareholders to vote on the merger, valued at $44 billion, but has yet to set a time or date. The deal, which stands to net shareholders a 38% premium on their shares, is in jeopardy after Musk notified the social media platform that he would be terminating the agreement. Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, confer…

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    👍|Twitter, Tesla, And Netflix Earnings All On Tap…

    Oil prices and existing home sales also touchstones this week Investors are prepped for an accelerating corporate earnings flow this week and will look for clues about what results say for the economy’s recent performance and how stiff the headwinds it faces. Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Find A Qualified Financial AdvisorFinding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in y…

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    👍|Twitter Case Goes Before A Judge Whose Past Rul…

    Wasting no time, the judge handling Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)’s lawsuit against Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has set the first hearing in the case for July 19. Based on her reputation and track record, things don’t look good for Musk, who is trying to get out of his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter. The social network is trying to force him to make good on the contract he signed to complete the purchase. Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Who Is The Judge In Twitter’s Case Against Musk?According to Reuters, Kathaleen McCormick was the first woman to become the c…

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    📱|TTP Investigation: Google Allowing Student Loan…

    Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Campaign for Accountability Executive Director Michelle Kuppersmith said, “At a time when there is record attention on student loans, Google is serving up a minefield that may leave users in even worse financial shape. Google must not only remove these ads but re-evaluate its faulty approval system that allows so many scam ads in the first place.” TTP used Google Trends to compile a list of the top 20 student loan-related search queries, including “student loans,” “Biden loan forgiveness,” and “cancel student debt.” Then, using a clean instance …

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    👍|Twitter Deal Goes To Court; Tesla Under Pressure

    What’s New In Activism – Twitter Deal Goes To CourtElon Musk withdrew from his purchase of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), saying that the social media platform had breached the terms of the merger agreement. Musk first requested the information on May 9, he said, as well as on four subsequent occasions. On June 6, he publicly threatened to terminate the deal if this information was not provided. Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Find A Qualified Financial AdvisorFinding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary fin…

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    👍|Elon Musk Threatens To Walk Away From Twitter O…

    Why Elon Musk’s Offer To Buy Twitter Is In JeopardyThe issue is the data Twitter provided regarding fake accounts, spam and bots that crawl its platform. Musk’s team “concluded that Twitter’s figures on spam accounts are not verifiable.” The social network claims that less than 5% of its monthly active user base consists of fake accounts. Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more However, Musk tweeted that 20% of Twitter accounts could be fake or span accounts, adding that his $44 billion offer was “based on Twitter’s SEC filings being accurate.” Musk also said that Twitter’s CEO has re…

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    👍|Europe Faces Possible Facebook, Instagram Black…

    Europeans may no longer have access to Meta Platforms‘ (NASDAQ:META) Facebook and Instagram. Ireland’s privacy regulator continued its push against the company’s structure that involves user information flowing from Europe into the U.S. Irish Regulators Crack Down On Facebook Parent MetaQ2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more The U.S. tech giant has been battling Irish regulators and European privacy activists in court for years. In 2020, the European Court of Justice annulled Facebook’s Privacy Shield pact that allowed for data to flow from the EU to the U.S. The move came due to con…

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    📱|Is Your iPhone Going Obsolete?

    Will you be throwing your smartphone in the garbage soon? If you’re like me, you’re seeing more and more ads claiming your smartphone will be obsolete sooner than you think. But just how soon… and why? RiskHedge’s tech expert Chris Wood shares his predictions… Q1 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more *** The End Of The SmartphoneChris Reilly, executive editor, RiskHedge: Chris, I’m seeing more and more teaser ads calling for the “end of the smartphone.” Recently I got an email advertisement warning that my new 5G iPhone—which I paid nearly $1,000 for—is obsolete. Can you shed some ligh…

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    👍|Official Letter Is The Strongest Sign Yet Elon …

    “This is a move Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) investors have for weeks been steeling themselves for, the moment when Elon Musk’s haphazard ruminations in tweets have been distilled into an official letter to regulators. By openly accusing Twitter of breaching the merger agreement by not providing data on bots and fake accounts, it’s the strongest signal yet that the Tesla founder is prepared to walk away from the $44 billion deal. The takeover was always destined to be a bumpy ride, and this is a deep pothole to navigate for both sides, reflected in Twitter’s further 3% decline. Q1 2022 hedge fund l…

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    👍|Elon’s Threat Is A ‘Sigh Of Relief’ For Twitter

    Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) stock fell on Monday after Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk threatened to terminate his $44bn takeover of the company over what he claimed was a “clear material breach” of the merger agreement. As Elon Musk threatens to walk away from the Twitter deal, sending Twitter stock tumbling, investors wonder what’s next for the social media app? And what does this all mean for Twitter and Tesla shareholders? Q1 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Elon’s Threat To Terminate Deal Sent Twitter Stock Tumbling – What’s Next?”I never believed Elon was serious about thi…

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    👍|Elon Musk Set To Become Trillionaire By 2024 – …

    Elon Musk is set to be the world’s first trillionaire by 2024, new study finds. Q1 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more The World’s First TrillionairesThe world’s richest person, Elon Musk, currently has an estimated net worth of $263 billion with an average annual net growth of 129%, which could potentially mean his net worth can hit a trillion dollars in as little as two years, at the age of 52. Gautam Adani & family own the commodity trading business Adani Group (one of India’s most profitable companies). Adani would be a year behind Musk, reaching trillionaire status in 2025, at t…

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    👍|Twitter Investors Sue Elon Musk As Deal Faces C…

    The swings just keep coming in Elon Musk’s battle for Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR). The billionaire is being sued by the company’s investors in California, who accuse him of market manipulation. They allege Musk bought more than 5% of Twitter stock by March 14 and then continued to buy Twitter stock until he ultimately disclosed roughly 9% ownership in April. LoggerheadsAs reported by Reuters, investors say the delay in disclosing saved him roughly $150 million because it kept share prices low —Musk will get an opportunity to respond. Meanwhile, the billionaire is putting up an additional $6.25 bil…

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    📱|Google, An Unlikely Leader In Sustainability?

    Sustainability has become a big part of any business and some of the biggest mega-cap companies are under pressure to lower carbon emissions. And despite massively offering tech products and services, they have become “unlikely leaders” in the green department such as Google – Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL). InitiativesCommonly, “profitable” does not rhyme with “sustainable.” However, the internet giant —which has also become a top producer of cell phones and devices— has launched a myriad of initiatives to tailing off its carbon footprint. Q1 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more The com…

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    👍|Twitter vs. Elon: What Does This All Mean For T…

    Is Elon having buyer’s remorse or is he just looking for a better deal? Is the $1B breakup fine looking more appealing to him now? What’s the next best move for Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)? And what does this mean for Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)? “I largely agree with the idea Elon is looking for an excuse to walk away or negotiate a better price. I’ve said from the beginning I didn’t think Elon was serious about buying Twitter. He had his bluff called and now he’s having buyer’s remorse. On top of that, I think the expediency with which Twitter accepted his price, especially given their concerns rega…

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    👍|How Facebook-Funded American Edge Project Spend…

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group that runs the Tech Transparency Project (TTP), released a report revealing new research into the expansive–and expensive–influence campaign being waged by American Edge Project (AEP), the Facebook supported anti-regulatory attack dog. TTP’s exclusive analysis of AEP’s 2020 Form 990 and ad buys provides a look inside the group’s messaging campaign, which aims to use small businesses and anti-China fearmongering to convince lawmakers to oppose antitrust enforcement. Beyond ads, the group has used its Facebook…

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    👍|Call For Twitter To Be ‘Public Benefit Corporat…

    What’s New In Activism – Concerns About Solvay’s OperationsGlass Lewis raised concerns about the climate impact of Solvay SA (EBR:SOLB)’s operations in Italy, the heart of a battle between the Belgian chemicals group and activist investor Bluebell Capital Partners. The proxy adviser said Solvay was facing reputational damage due to the controversial plant that discharges the residues of sodium carbonate production into the sea in Rosignano. However, it subsequently changed its recommendation from “against” a proposal absolving the directors of responsibility to instead suggest Solvay sharehold…

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    👍|The Future of Twitter Might be Dark: Could Chin…

    Does Musk’s takeover spell doom for the social media platform? Is Elon the end of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) as we know it? Elon Musk’ Purchase Of Twitter“I have a difficult time believing Elon’s purchase of Twitter can possibly end well. Picture Mr. Rooney, from Ferris Buller’s Day Off, attacked by the dog, kicked by Ferris’ sister, losing his shoe in the mud and the Twitter bird logo droppings on his head for good measure. Q1 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Elon’s success is undeniable. But that success has come from creating amazing technology, whether it was Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TS…

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    👍|Jargon Buster: Explaining The Technical Languag…

    If the jargon is putting you off investing, here’s a simple guide to the investing terminology all beginners need to know. It’s been a few days since the news broke, and many still have absolutely no idea what this means. A whopping 14,800 people are searching every month worldwide for the meaning of ‘poison pill.’ Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) adopted a limited duration shareholder rights plan, also known as a ‘poison pill,” a day after Elon Musk offered to buy the company for $43 billion. A poison pill is a defense tactic used by a target company to prevent or discourage hostile takeover attempts …

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    👍|Tesla’s Plunge: Is Elon In Real Danger Of Losin…

    As Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares collapsed Tuesday as investors continued to digest the implications of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)’s acceptance of CEO Elon Musk’s $44 billion bid for the social media giant. Is Elon In Real Danger Of Losing Out On Twitter Buy?“It’s tough to say if Tesla was down so much yesterday in sympathy with the market or if the market was down in sympathy with Tesla. Q1 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Either way, if this continues, it’ll throw a potential wrench in Elon’s plan to buy Twitter since he needs to sell Tesla stock to cover some of the financing. I’…

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    👍|Online Searches For “Elon Musk President” Skyro…

    Elon Musk taking up ownership of Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) prompted Americans to believe he will be the next president of the United States. Online Searches For “Elon Musk President” SkyrocketQ1 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Adrian Covrig, senior software developer and data analyst at Oxfordshire based digital agency Search Intelligence Ltd commented on the findings: “As Twitter is a tool that can shape democracy and manipulate public opinion, people are rightful to think that he could potentially “tweak the algorithm” to manipulate the public’s opinion, should he ever be running…

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    👍|Searches For ‘Buy Dogecoin’ Explode 392% As Elo…

    Analysis of Google search data reveals that online searches for ‘Buy Dogecoin’ exploded 392% worldwide on April 25, 2022, the same day that it was announced that Elon Musk, one of the biggest endorsers of Dogecoin, had bought the social media platform, Twitter for $44 billion. Online Searches For ‘Buy Dogecoin’ ExplodeQ1 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more A spokesperson from CryptoWallet.com, while commenting on the findings, stated that: “Not only is Elon Musk the richest person in the world, he is also one of the most outspoken endorsers of Dogecoin, with single tweets and comment…

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    👍|Elon Musk And Twitter Have A Deal

    Stocks show resilience, Musk and Twitter have a deal, Oil’s demand problem, Gold’s danger zone, Bitcoin above $40k – OANDA US stocks were under pressure earlier as investors couldn’t quite summon up the courage to ‘buy the dip’ as global growth concerns were driven as China seems poised they won’t back away from their zero COVID strategy. With no more Fed speak until next week’s policy decision, the bond market selloff was ready for a pause. Wall Street won’t feel confident aggressively buying stocks until the Fed shows signs they may tap the breaks on tightening later this year. The S&P 500 i…

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    👍|Twitter Set For Controversial Future As It Acce…

    ‘Although Elon Musk likes his fingers to be pretty much constantly tapping out tweets, he clearly wants Twitter to adopt a hands off approach when it comes to moderation under his ownership. But just how he’ll avoid a collision course with regulators isn’t clear given that he’ll own the platform he uses to makes sweeping criticisms of the way they operate. The challenge will also be maintaining and building revenue given that the controversial opinions he hopes to give more of a free rein to are often unpalatable to advertisers. He clearly sees introducing more subscription models as the way f…

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    👍|Twitter Makes U-Turn And Is Reconsidering A Dea…

    Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) is reconsidering Elon Musk’s offer to buy the company for $43 billion after the billionaire secured financing. The social media company may be more receptive to a deal, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. Twitter’s U-TurnTwitter rejected the offer Musk made earlier this month. However, it was revealed the tech billionaire now has secured $46.5 in financing, plus $21 billion he will add from his own pocket to form a mouthwatering package. Q1 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Upon the announcement and after rejecting the initial $43 b…

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    👍|Elon Musk Goes “All-In” On Twitter After Securi…

    Elon Musk is plotting a bigger hostile bid to take Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) out of the market and become its sole owner. The billionaire has secured $46.5 billion in funding, which he will add up to $21 billion of his own money to create a mouthwatering package. A Bigger OfferQ1 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more The funding was disclosed via a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, which also revealed Musk was weighing a tender offer for the Twitter stock he does not own. Such an offer would be deemed as hostile since it circumvents the Twitter board, which …

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    👍|Twitter Employs A Poison Pill

    What’s New In Activism – Twitter Poison PillTwitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has employed a poison pill in its defense against Elon Musk’s $43 billion hostile takeover bid. The company’s board unanimously approved a one-year shareholder rights plan with a 15% threshold, according to a Friday press release. The move came a day after Musk’s offer and amid rumors private equity firm Thoma Bravo was also interested in a buyout. Q1 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Musk, who holds a 9.1% stake, said on Thursday that he was seeking to take Twitter private at $54.20 so that he could unlock the pla…