A day after tech billionaire Elon Musk offered to buy microblogging platform Twitter for $43 billion, Koo CEO Aprameya Radhakrishna wondered if rivals like Google and Facebook should make moves. counter-offers.
“Shouldn’t big global tech like Facebook and Google make counterbids to buy Twitter?” This will save them from running when social media rules are rewritten,” Radhakrishna wrote on the Koo platform on Friday.
business today has reached out to Koo’s CEO for comment. The story will be updated when he responds.
A few days ago, the co-founder of Koo had tried to seduce Musk while tagging the CEO of Tesla and offered him to join his start-up.
“@elonmusk let’s talk someday! We are young, agile and dream big! Koo being built as the future of social media @kooindia. Your specific point about democratized verification is already made,” the Koo co-founder tweeted on April 11.
Last month, Radhakrishna addressed Musk in a tweet saying his company had a decentralized approach to microblogging.
“Hey Elon! Try us @kooindia. We are a decentralized take on microblogging where we give voice to the world’s largest non-English speaking audience and allow for the nuances of each country’s laws,” CEO Koo tweeted.
Musk has been a strong advocate for democratizing Twitter, and through his tweets, Tesla’s mercurial boss demanded some changes to the platform, such as the need for an edit button and a more open approach to verification, especially for paid users.
“One of the things I think Twitter should do is open up the algorithm and make changes to people’s tweets – whether they’re being boosted or muted, that action needs to be made apparent. So everyone world can see that action has been taken,” Musk said at a recent TED talks event.
The big tech boss said he may have to reconsider his stake in Twitter if his offer to buy the platform at $54.2 per share isn’t accepted.
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