Apr 19, 2022 • 53M

Rooting for Elon

We cheer for Elon Musk's Twitter bid and suggest another company he should buy

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On the latest episode of Dead Cat, we throw our weight behind Elon Musk’s bid for Twitter.

Katie Benner, Tom Dotan, and I make our predictions about whether Musk is going to succeed in his mission to acquire Twitter. (I’m betting against.)

Dotan offers Musk a Plan B: Musk could buy the beleaguered photo pin board company Pinterest for a measly $15 billion.

I celebrate venture capitalist Marc Andreessen’s recent Easter absolution: He inexplicably unblocked me on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Benner, who gave up Twitter for lent, brings us the good word about what life looks like post-Twitter — a reality we could all one-day face if Musk is able to bring the company crashing to the ground.

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