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Elon Musk hints at Twitter takeover bid with cryptic tweet

Elon Musk raised the possibility of launching a takeover bid to acquire Twitter Inc. in a cryptic tweet following his $43 billion bid last week to acquire the social media platform.

Mr. Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc., tweeted a blank space followed by the words “is the night”, late Tuesday Eastern time. Speculation grew that the post was a veiled reference to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “Tender Is the Night” and implied that the world’s richest man planned to approach Twitter shareholders directly to buy their shares at a specific price over a defined period.