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Google Stadia never mattered, and it never had a chance

Google had big plans for its cloud gaming service, but it never tipped the scales. Soon, Google will be shutting it down.

Jay PetersSep 29

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Richard LawlerA minute ago
“You are free to tweet ‘is Twitter dying?’”

If you were wondering exactly when Elon Musk made the switch from grabbing a Twitter board seat to submitting an unsolicited buyout offer, this text exchange on April 9th appears to capture it.

Two minutes after CEO Parag Agrawal pushes back on Elon’s tweeting, the billionaire declared he’d make an offer to take the company private.


Screen capture of court filing showing text messages between Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and Elon Musk. Agrawal writes “You are free to tweet ‘is Twitter dying?’ or anything else about Twitter — but it’s my responsibility to tell you that it’s not helping me make Twitter better in the current context.” Elon Musk responds “What did you get done this week? I’m not joining the board. This is a waste of time. Will make an offer to take Twitter private.”
Screen capture of court filing showing text messages between Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and Elon Musk.
Image: Kate Conger / DocumentCloud
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Richard Lawler15 minutes ago
Street shark... or lake fish.

When we started our reporting this morning, I said we’d update you on that viral video of a shark in a flooded street, and here’s the explanation.

Unlike the usual “shark in a highway” pic that goes around every time there are flooded streets — this video was real and taken yesterday morning in Florida as Hurricane Ian approached.

However, as Storyful’s Rob McDonagh explains, it wasn’t in a street, and it’s hard to tell if it truly shows a shark.