From the modest presenter’s stage to the toned-down entrance music, Google’s annual hardware launch event felt somewhat subdued Tuesday. The tone may partly have resulted from the fact that Google itself leaked some of its biggest news—its latest flagship smartphone, Pixel 4—back in June. Still, Google sparked buzz at the New York event with its new Pixel Bud earbuds that will compete with...
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Musk Puts $20 Billion Value on Twitter
Elon Musk offered Twitter employees stock grants at a valuation of roughly $20 billion, said a person familiar with an email Musk sent to staff, less than half what he paid to buy the company. It was a concrete acknowledgment of how much Twitter’s value has dropped since the deal—but it is still well above public market valuation levels for Twitter’s rivals.
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