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Greg Roumeliotis
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 28, 2022
Elon Musk's Twitter ownership begins with firings and uncertainty
Musk has offered little clarity over how he will achieve the lofty ambitions he has outlined for the influential social media platform.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 6, 2022
Why the banks financing Elon Musk's Twitter deal are unlikely to help him walk away
Twitter has sued Elon Musk to force him to complete a deal for the firm, dismissing his claim that it misled him about the number of spam accounts on its social media platform.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 8, 2022
Financing for Elon Musk's Twitter purchase on hold as deal teeters
The entrepreneur is on the hook to pay $33.5 billion in cash to fund the acquisition, but his liquidity is limited given that his wealth is largely tied to the shares of Tesla Inc.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 25, 2022
Twitter under shareholder pressure to seek deal with Musk, sources say
While the views of Twitter shareholders vary over what a fair price for a deal would be, many urged the firm not to let the opportunity for a deal slip away.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 14, 2022
Elon Musk makes $43 billion offer for Twitter to build 'arena for free speech'
Musk, a self-described 'free speech absolutist,' has been critical of the social media platform and its policies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 13, 2017
Uber board truce paves way for SoftBank investment that could be worth $10 billion
Uber Technologies' warring board members have struck a peace deal which allows a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank to proceed, resolving a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder.

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