Twitter Fights Musk's Takeover Bid, and a COVID-19 Breathalyzer Gets Approved
Speaker 1: This is CNET. And here are the stories that matter right now, Twitter has adopted an anti takeover mechanism that could prevent billionaire Elon Musk from buying the company earlier this week, Musk CEO of Tesla and SpaceX point up $43 billion in cash to buy the social media giant. The world's richest man already owns roughly 9% of it and said he was, would pay $54 and 20 cents a share in what he calls his best and final offer. But now this so-called poison pill provision announced Friday, preserves the right for [00:00:30] Twitter shareholders, other than Musk to acquire more shares at an inexpensive price, thus diluting Musk stake. It will go into effect. If anyone acquires more than 15%, the us food and drug administration has issued emergency use authorization for the first COVID 19 breathalyzer. Test the instrument, roughly the size of a piece of carry on luggage, detects five chemical compounds in a COVID patient's exhale breath.
Speaker 1: The breathalyzer was found to accurately identify positive COVID cases, roughly 91% of the time. [00:01:00] And 99% of the time for negative cases, each device could be used to test 160 samples a day. And finally, TikTok is the most downloaded app in the world. And just the first few months of 2022, the app has been downloaded more than 176 million times making it the fifth app to reach over three and a half billion total downloads according to a it from sensor tower. The second most downloaded app was Instagram owned by meta, which also had Facebook and WhatsApp in the top five HBO [00:01:30] go rounds out the list, stay to date with the latest by visiting CNET.