Tweet deal for Musk, Web Summit rows, and the fate of your crypto when you die

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Twitter's board yesterday agreed to a €41 billion takeover by Elon Musk in one of the biggest such deals in history. Read our report from the Financial Times and Martin Wall, our Washington correspondent.

What will Twitter look like under Elon Musk? Cantillon offers some views.

Further legal disputes between Web Summit shareholders Paddy Cosgrave, David Kelly and Daire Hickey emerged in court yesterday, with Kelly and Hickey alleging that a profit sharing agreement has been breached by Cosgrave and the company. The claims are denied. Ellen O'Riordan has the details.

What happens to your crypto when you die? Fiona Reddan investigates in our personal finance feature.


In our media and marketing column, Laura Slattery says Netflix's strategy is now less is more when it comes to buying content as it deals with a decline in subscriber numbers.

In Q&A, a reader wonders if you should have one will or two when dealing with property abroad. Dominic Coyle offers some guidance.

In Me & My Money, Pat Egan, music promoter and author of Backstage Pass, recalls spending thousands on Beatles and Elvis autographs. Tony Clayton-Lea tells the story.

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Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock is Business Editor of The Irish Times