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Elon Musk Responds to Twitter’s Lawsuit Over $44B Deal

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What’s happening

Elon Musk’s lawyers responded to Twitter’s lawsuit on Friday.

Why it matters

Twitter sued Musk this week after the billionaire said he wanted to back out of a deal to buy the social media company for $44 billion, raising questions about Twitter’s future.

What’s next

A hearing is scheduled on July 19 about Twitter’s request for a four-day trial in September. Musk’s lawyers want a trial in February or at a later time.

The between billionaire and over a $44 billion deal is heating up.

On Friday, Bloomberg that Musk’s lawyers pushed back against Twitter’s request for a four-day trial in September and instead want the trial to start on Feb. 23 or later. Citing a 14-page filing with the Delaware Chancery Court, Musk’s lawyers said holding the trial next year is still “an extremely rapid schedule for a case of this enormous magnitude.”

The filing is the first time Musk’s legal team has responded to Twitter’s lawsuit, which was filed on Tuesday, days after Musk said he no longer planned to purchase Twitter for $44 billion. Musk said he wants to end the deal because the social network hasn’t provided him enough information to verify that fewer than 5% of Twitter’s 229 million daily users are fake or spam accounts. Musk says he thinks the number is much higher and that he needs the information because it’s important for understanding Twitter’s ads business. Twitter denied Musk’s allegations and said in the lawsuit that his information requests were “designed to try to tank the deal.” Most of Musk’s wealth is tied to his stake in his company , and the electric-car maker’s stock has fallen, so buying Twitter has become more expensive for the billionaire, Twitter said in the lawsuit.

In a  filed Tuesday, Twitter asked the Delaware court to speed up the process in order to protect its shareholders and the company from potential harm caused by Musk’s efforts to “bully his way” out of the deal. But Musk’s lawyers want to block that from happening.

“Twitter’s sudden request for warp speed after two months of foot-dragging and obfuscation is its latest tactic to shroud the truth about spam accounts long enough to railroad defendants into closing,” the filing said. 

In its lawsuit, digitechchain Twitter also accused Musk of violating a part of the merger agreement that bars him from tweeting disparaging remarks, pointing out that he replied to Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal with a poop emoji in May. Musk’s lawyers said in the filing that “Twitter ignores that Musk is its second largest shareholder with a far greater economic stake than the entire Twitter board.” Musk has a 9% stake in Twitter.

Delaware Chancery Court Chief Judge Kathaleen St. J. McCormick has set a hearing for July 19 on Twitter’s request to speed up the trial, Bloomberg .

Twitter didn’t have a comment about the filing by Musk’s lawyers. 

Where to Score Free Scoops and Deals Today for National Ice Cream Day

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If you’re a fan of ice cream, Sunday’s your day. July 17 is National Ice Cream Day. To celebrate, ice cream shops and makers are offering deals, freebies and other goodies to salute the frozen treat.

President Ronald Reagan inaugurated the celebration in 1984, designating July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.

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Here are plenty of ways to celebrate National Ice Cream Day this weekend.‍


At the ice cream shop

Many national and regional chains and artisanal shops are taking part in National Ice Cream Day.


Baskin-Robbins

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Baskin-Robbins new Oreo S’mores flavor

Baskin-Robbins

America’s best-known ice cream chain is heating things up for the holiday with a new flavor, Oreo S’mores, which features toasted-marshmallow-and-graham-cracker-flavored ice cream with Oreo pieces and chocolate cookie swirls, “to capture the memories made during this special season,” Jeanne Bolger, director of research and development, said in a statement.

In addition, between July 17 and July 23, Baskin-Robbins is offering $5 off any purchase of $15 or more. To get in on the offer, just use the promo code BECOOLER at checkout for online orders.

To get the discount in person, scan your B-R mobile app at the register. It’s also applied automatically on orders with DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates. 

Carvel

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Its BOGO soft-serve at Carvel on July 17.

Carvel

Carvel’s newest flavor is Brookie, a mix of soft-serve fudge-brownie batter and chocolate-chip cookie dough. Visit any location on July 17 and get buy a small cup or cone of Brookie (or any other Carvel soft-serve flavor) and get a second one free. 

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Cold Stone Creamery

A waffle cone of Cold Stone's Oreo Cookie Goldmine ice creamA waffle cone of Cold Stone's Oreo Cookie Goldmine ice cream

Cold Stone Creamery celebrates Oreo’s 110th birthday with cookie-centric ice cream.

Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone is celebrating National Ice Cream Day in a variety of ways. First off, all orders made through the between July 15 and July 17 come with free delivery.

Then, on July 17, users of the Cold Stone app will get a secret treat. Just create your account and check the app for a surprise sweet deal.

And to help Oreo celebrate its 110th birthday, Cold Stone is featuring two cookie-centric concoctions: The Oreo Cookie Goldmine Creation — Oreo Crème Ice Cream mixed with Oreo cookies, Golden Oreos and caramel — and Oreo Cookie Confetti & Crème, made with Oreo Crème Ice Cream, Oreo cookies, rainbow sprinkles and fudge.

Both flavors are available nationwide through Aug. 30.   

Cumberland Farms

Every Friday in July, the with more than 600 locations in the Northeast and Florida is offering any for 49 cents.The chain’s signature frozen drink flavors include Sour Apple Shock, Sucka Punch, Pinka Saurus, Cotton Candy Commander, Lemonaze and Mad Cola.

Dippin’ Dots

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Find out when your local Dippin’ Dots is giving away free mini-cups on July 17.

Dippin’ Dots

On July 17, is offering free mini cups of its frozen sweet treats during a two-hour window. The catch is each location has its own giveaway hours, so first. 

Dairy Queen

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Get a dollar off DQ dipped ice cream.

Dairy Queen

On July 17, and get $1 off any dipped cone at participating locations, including the , a serving of vanilla soft-serve covered in a light purple, fruity, cereal-flavored flavoring. 

Häagen-Dazs

You can still enter to win free Häagen-Dazs ice cream and limited-edition merchandise through July 16 as part of their National Ice Cream Month celebration. 

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Just follow on Instagram and like  and tag at least three friends in the comments section. 

Three lucky winners will be selected at random on July 17, National Ice Cream Day.

Insomnia Cookies

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Ice cream is now available at more than 60 Insomnia Cookie locations.

Insomnia Cookies

To celebrate the launch of its new line, is giving away a free scoop with any order from July 15 to 17.

Decadent options include Moon Tracks, made with vanilla pudding-flavored ice cream and peanut-butter cup cookies, the Caramellionaire, made with salted caramel cookies mixed in salted caramel ice cream, and Dreamweaver, double chocolate chunk cookies in purple S’mores ice cream with fudge swirls.

Ice cream is now available at more than 60 of the company’s mid-Atlantic locations and will roll out to all 220 stores soon.

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McConnell’s Vacation a la Mode collection.

McConnell’s Ice Creams

McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams

In honor of National Ice Cream Day, is offering a free extra scoop on July 17 with the purchase of a single cup or cone at its shops in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Studio City. 

The brand’s latest line of cool treats is Vacation A La Mode, a rum-infused collection that includes Strawberry Daiquiri, Piña Colada, digitechchain Espresso Rumtini and Toasted Coconut Almond Chip.

Ordering online? Get 20% off on July 16 and 17 using promo code NICD2022.

Museum of Ice Cream

This institution devoted to everyone’s favorite chilly snack is giving out 1,000 free tickets to its locations in New York, Chicago, Austin and Singapore.To earn your chance to win a pair, follow  on Instagram and .

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Dive into a massive Sprinkle pool in Chicago’s Pioneer Court, courtesy of the Museum of Ice Cream.

Museum of Ice Cream

In Chicago, the  has built a 52-foot Sprinkle pool in Pioneer Court, adjacent to The Shops at Tribune Tower. Dive into the super-sized tub and enjoy free ice cream from Breyers, Klondike and Popsicle between noon and 6pm on July 17.

Salt & Straw

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Salt & Straw has launched a line of edible perfumes to enhance the sensory experience of enjoying its ice cream.

Salt & Straw

This West Coast creamery is using National Ice Cream Day to launch , edible fragrances that add a new sense to the ice-cream eating experience. 

On July 17, visitors to can get Culinary Perfume as a free topping on their ice cream. Created in collaboration with , the scents include a Cloud of Cocoa, a Plume of Blooms and a Swoon of Citrus.

You can also to try at home, with a 65-milliliter bottle for $65 or a flight of three 10-milliliter bottles for $48. Plus, if you order five pints of Salt & Straw by July 18, you’ll get a sixth surprise pint for free.

Tipsy Scoop 

Who says ice cream is just for kids? For a 21-and-over take on the holiday, Tipsy Scoop is offering the first 25 customers at all of its New York locations a free scoop of its Frosé All Day Sorbet, a white peach sorbet infused with Bridge Lane rosé. 

If you’re not near a shop, you can buy a four-pack for $36 on from July 17 to 19. (That’s a saving of $20 off the retail price.) 


At the Supermarket

Buy some to have at home.


Alden’s Organic

This organic ice-cream company offers unusually appealing flavors — like honey lemon cookie, ooey gooey brownie and dairy-free peanut-butter cup — at thousands of supermarkets nationwide.Throughout the month of July, Alden’s is offering $1 off coupons on its .

It’s also determined through the month of July: For a chance to win, follow and on Instagram, enter the link in the bio and tell them your favorite flavor.

Blue Bell

is using National Ice Cream Month to launch its latest flavor, Oatmeal Cream Pie, offering hints of brown sugar mixed with soft oatmeal cookies and a vanilla icing swirl.

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Blue Bell’s new flavor, Oatmeal Cream Pie, is out this month.

Blue Bell

“Once the vanilla icing swirl hits your taste buds, you know this is going to be good,” Jimmy Lawhorn,  Blue Bell vice president of sales and marketing, said in a statement. “The texture and taste of the soft oatmeal cookies tie it all together.”Oatmeal Cream Pie is available in half-gallon and pint sizes while supplies last.

Brave Robot

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Brave Robot is giving away free pints of dairy-free ice cream in honor of National Ice Cream Day.

Brave Robot

How’d you like a free pint of dairy-free ice cream? Sign up on the and upload a picture of your receipt and the flavor you bought and they’ll reimburse the cost to your Venmo or Paypal account.

Brave Robot’s “animal-free” flavors include Blueberry Pie, Buttery Pecan, Raspberry White Truffle, PB ‘N’ Fudge and Chocolate Cherry Brownie.

Drumstick

It turns out July 17 is also National Tattoo Day, so Nestle has come up with a unique promotion: Anyone who gets a tattoo and posts a pic on social media has a chance to win a year’s worth of free Drumstick sundae cones.

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Don’t worry — it doesn’t have to be a lifetime commitment.

“The tattoo can be real, temporary, Mini Drum, Lil Drum, drawn on with a sharpie… however you decide to express your love for Drumstick,” the company explained in a release.

Share your photo on either Instagram or Twitter, tagging @Drumstick and adding the hashtag #DrumstickInk. (And be sure you’re following @Drumstick on whichever platform you enter through.)Entries are being accepted until July 31, and five winners will be picked at random out of all eligible entities. 

Klondike

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Enter for a chance to win a own Klondike 100th birthday cake by completing a “What Would You Do for a Klondike” challenge on social media.

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 is celebrating National Ice Cream Day — and its 100th birthday — by giving away free ice cream bars at pop-up locations in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, on July 17.

You can also win a Klondike “100th birthday cake” by posting a photo or video of yourself on Instagram — like making a bow tie out of a Klondike wrapper or wearing a poodle skirt in public — and tagging @klondikebar with  .

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Nick’s is giving away a year’s supply of its keto-friendly, dairy-free ice cream to a pair of lucky winners.

Nick’s

Nick’s

After being diagnosed as prediabetic, Niclas “Nick” Luthman was forced to change his diet. The result is this line of keto-friendly and vegan ice creams, available at supermarkets nationwide and via online shipping.

For National Ice Cream Day 2022, is hosting a sweet giveaway on Instagram. Through July 18, head to  and tag a friend named Nick (or Nicole, Nikki, Niko or any Nick-type name), and you could each win a delicious prize. 

One pair of entries will each win a year’s supply of ice cream. Ten more winners will receive the — a six-pack of fruit-flavored pints, including Swedish Lemon Bar, Rasbär Swirl, Key Lime Pie, Cherry Chocka-Fläka and Strawbär Swirl. A hundred others will get a coupon for a free pint.

You can also enter to win and get more details .

So Delicious

The dairy-free company is giving away free for a year to 10 lucky ice cream fans.

So Delicious' line of Wondermilk frozen desserts.So Delicious' line of Wondermilk frozen desserts.

You could win a year’s supply of So Delicious’ dairy-free Wondermilk frozen desserts.

So Delicious

For a chance to win, follow  on Instagram and comment on the brand’s  with the flavor you’d like to try. Be sure to tag a friend to enjoy it with and use #sweepstakes in the comment.

Check out the entry rules .

Whole Foods Market

Why limit the savings to just one brand? At , all ice cream and frozen treats are 25% off through July 19. Pro tip: Amazon Prime members get an additional 10% off. 

Wildgood

Want to celebrate National Ice Cream Day without the guilt? This plant-based frozen dessert made with extra virgin olive oil has just one gram of saturated fat and less than half the calories of most dairy ice creams.

In honor of the holiday, you can pick up a pint of — including its newest flavor, , for 25% off at Whole Foods or just $5.99 at Sprouts.


On the street

Ice cream in the wild. What could be better?


Ace Hardware

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Ace Hardware is giving away ice cream inspired by some of Benjamin Moore’s most popular paint colors.

Ace Hardware

We can easily imagine paint colors inspired by ice cream flavors. But is mixing it up for National Ice Cream Day, giving out ice cream inspired by some of Benjamin Moore’s most popular paints — French White 1093, Mint Chocolate Chip 436, Strawberry-n-Cream 2103-70 and Cocoa Brown 2101-20.

An ice cream truck will be handing out the colorful concoctions at a surprise Chicago location. (You can find out where on July 17.)

If you can’t get to the truck, you can fill out a questionnaire on the Instagram account. Ten winners will be selected at random to have a pint of their own Ace Hardware ice cream delivered to their home. Additional winners will be chosen in the Chicago, Los Angeles and New York areas.

Check out all of the for more details on this sweet deal.

Oatly

On July 17, a dozen ice cream trucks will hit the streets of New York City to give away 7,000 dessert bars.


On the Web

Special offers you don’t have to leave the house for? Yes, please.


DiGiorno

A DiGiorno Croissant Crust coneA DiGiorno Croissant Crust cone

For National Ice Cream Day, DiGiorno is giving away Croissant Crust cones, along with pints of savory ice cream, to lucky contest winners.

DiGiorno

You know its homemade pizza dough, but is getting in on the National Ice Cream Day fun with buttery, flaky Croissant Crust cones.

And to fill those cones, DiGiorno teamed up with a Cleveland creamery to create a pair of savory ice cream flavors: Strawberry Tomato Basil and Parmesan Cheese.

But don’t rush out to the store: Kits with two cones and pints of both flavors — along with a grocery gift card for toppings — are available exclusively through an online sweepstakes that wraps up on July 17. (Click to enter.)

DoorDash

On July 16 and 17, get $5 off Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Magnum and Talenti ice cream when you order them from . To cash in, meet the $15 purchase minimum and use promo code ICECREAM5 at checkout.

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Elon Musk Responds to Twitter’s Lawsuit Over $44B Deal

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What’s happening

Elon Musk’s lawyers responded to Twitter’s lawsuit on Friday.

Why it matters

Twitter sued Musk this week after the billionaire said he wanted to back out of a deal to buy the social media company for $44 billion, raising questions about Twitter’s future.

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What’s next

A hearing is scheduled on July 19 about Twitter’s request for a four-day trial in September. Musk’s lawyers want a trial in February or at a later time.

The between billionaire and over a $44 billion deal is heating up.

On Friday, Bloomberg that Musk’s lawyers pushed back against Twitter’s request for a four-day trial in September and instead want the trial to start on Feb. 23 or later. Citing a 14-page filing with the Delaware Chancery Court, Musk’s lawyers said holding the trial next year is still “an extremely rapid schedule for a case of this enormous magnitude.”

The filing is the first time Musk’s legal team has responded to Twitter’s lawsuit, which was filed on Tuesday, days after Musk said he no longer planned to purchase Twitter for $44 billion. Musk said he wants to end the deal because the social network hasn’t provided him enough information to verify that fewer than 5% of Twitter’s 229 million daily users are fake or spam accounts. Musk says he thinks the number is much higher and that he needs the information because it’s important for digitechchain understanding Twitter’s ads business. Twitter denied Musk’s allegations and said in the lawsuit that his information requests were “designed to try to tank the deal.” Most of Musk’s wealth is tied to his stake in his company , and the electric-car maker’s stock has fallen, so buying Twitter has become more expensive for the billionaire, Twitter said in the lawsuit.

In a  filed Tuesday, Twitter asked the Delaware court to speed up the process in order to protect its shareholders and the company from potential harm caused by Musk’s efforts to “bully his way” out of the deal. But Musk’s lawyers want to block that from happening.

“Twitter’s sudden request for warp speed after two months of foot-dragging and obfuscation is its latest tactic to shroud the truth about spam accounts long enough to railroad defendants into closing,” the filing said. 

In its lawsuit, Twitter also accused Musk of violating a part of the merger agreement that bars him from tweeting disparaging remarks, pointing out that he replied to Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal with a poop emoji in May. Musk’s lawyers said in the filing that “Twitter ignores that Musk is its second largest shareholder with a far greater economic stake than the entire Twitter board.” Musk has a 9% stake in Twitter.

Delaware Chancery Court Chief Judge Kathaleen St. J. McCormick has set a hearing for July 19 on Twitter’s request to speed up the trial, Bloomberg .

Twitter didn’t have a comment about the filing by Musk’s lawyers. 

5 Takeaways From Twitter’s Lawsuit Against Elon Musk

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Twitter came out swinging against for trying to back out of his $44 billion deal to buy the influential social media network.

In a filed Tuesday in the Delaware Court of Chancery, the social media company pulled no punches, calling Musk’s exit strategy a “model of hypocrisy” and “bad faith.” The deal includes a $1 billion termination fee.

“Musk apparently believes that he — unlike every other party subject to Delaware contract law — is free to change his mind, trash the company, disrupt its operations, destroy stockholder value, and walk away,” the lawsuit said.

Twitter’s lawsuit, which was widely expected, is the latest twist in the uncomfortable relationship between the social network and the world’s richest man. The saga is likely to become even more complicated as bad blood between Twitter and Musk spills out in court documents. 

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Elon Musk vs. Twitter Bots: How Big Is the Problem?

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Musk has said Twitter failed to provide him information he needed to verify the company’s estimate that fewer than 5% of its 229 million daily users are false or spam accounts. The metric is important for understanding the company’s ad business. Twitter denies Musk’s claims and alleges he’s trying to back out of the deal because the purchase has become more expensive for him after Tesla’s stock price tumbled. Most of Musk’s wealth is tied to his stake in his company Tesla. 

Twitter doesn’t mince words in the lawsuit, painting Musk as a liar who’s trying to evade a $44 billion deal for his personal gain. Here are five takeaways from the 62-page lawsuit:

It won’t be easy for Musk to walk away from the deal

Twitter notes there’s a high bar for ending the deal. Musk would have to show that Twitter’s disclosures about bots are false and misleading and that this would likely result in a “company material adverse effect.”

Even though Musk’s lawyers cited a potential material adverse effect in a last week, proving that allegation will be tough. 

The agreement identifies changes, events and circumstances that are excluded from determining whether a material adverse effect has happened. Those exceptions include economic conditions, changes in a company’s stock price and certain information Twitter discloses in regulatory filings. 

Financing and due diligence (the process of gathering or analyzing information before making a decision) also aren’t conditions of closing the deal, Twitter said in the lawsuit. 

“Musk wanted an escape,” the lawsuit said. “But the merger agreement left him little room.”

Twitter doesn’t buy Musk’s arguments

Twitter also pushed back on Musk’s allegations that the social network violated the agreement by failing to provide him information about automated spam accounts.

The company says Musk’s exit strategy is hypocritical because one of the reasons the billionaire gave for buying Twitter was to “defeat the spam bots.” When Tesla’s stock fell, however, Musk began demanding more information to verify that spam wasn’t a serious problem on the platform.

Twitter also said it provided Musk with data and that he was aware of the caveats to those estimates. Even though the agreement required both Musk and Twitter to share information with each other to help close the deal, those requests had to serve a “reasonable business purpose.”

But Musk was making unreasonable requests “designed to try to tank the deal,” the lawsuit said.

“Musk’s increasingly outlandish requests reflect not a genuine examination of Twitter’s processes but a litigation-driven campaign to try to create a record of non-cooperation on Twitter’s part,” according to the suit.

Twitter also refuted allegations that the company had breached the agreement when it fired executives, froze hiring and laid off employees. The company negotiated a right to hire and fire employees without needing Musk’s consent, Twitter said.

Twitter says Musk breached the merger agreement, not the other way around

Twitter is turning the tables on Musk, alleging the billionaire violated the agreement multiple times and has no right to terminate it.

The company included a long list of Musk’s alleged violations in the lawsuit.

“He has purported to put the deal on ‘hold’ pending satisfaction of imaginary conditions, breached his financing efforts obligations in the process, violated his obligations to treat requests for consent reasonably and to provide information about financing status, violated his non-disparagement obligation, misused confidential information, and otherwise failed to employ required efforts to consummate the acquisition,” the lawsuit said.

Musk’s tweets could come back to haunt him

Musk, who has more than 100 million followers on Twitter, hasn’t been shy about sharing his thoughts about the social network, even after he signed the merger agreement. Now Twitter is using the billionaire’s words as evidence that he breached the deal or to raise questions about his motives and character.

In May, Musk replied to Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal with a poop emoji after the executive tweeted about how the company was trying to fight spam on the platform.

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Twitter said Musk’s tweet was disparaging and violated a part of the agreement that barred the billionaire from tweeting remarks that disparaged the company or any of its representatives.

The lawsuit also includes tweets Musk posted after he announced he wanted to terminate the deal. One tweet included a in front of a chess board.

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“For Musk, it would seem, Twitter, the interests of its stockholders, the transaction Musk agreed to, and the court process to enforce it all constitute an elaborate joke,” the lawsuit said.

Twitter has concerns about why Musk wants more data

Musk keeps changing his mind about Twitter, raising questions about what he really wants.

Twitter said in the lawsuit that Musk told Agrawal and Bret Taylor, digitechchain who chairs the company’s board, in March that he had three ideas in mind: join Twitter’s board, take the company private or start a competitor. 

Twitter offered Musk a seat on the board. Musk agreed to be on the board before changing his mind. Then he offered to take Twitter private at $54.20 per share. Now he’s trying to back out of the deal. 

As Twitter tried to work with Musk on his data requests, the company also had concerns about handing over certain information to Musk, because it was “highly sensitive information and data that would be difficult to furnish and would expose Twitter to competitive harm if shared.”

Still, the company tried to work with Musk on his “burdensome” requests and “bent over backwards” to address them.

“Twitter continued to try to get Musk’s team what it demanded while safeguarding its customers’ data and harboring very real concerns about how Musk might use the data if he succeeded in escaping the deal,” the lawsuit said.

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Elon Musk Probed by SEC on Twitter Acquisition Tweet

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The US Securities and Exchange Commission regarding his since-abandoned plan to acquire Twitter for $44 billion. The in question is from May 17 and digitechchain said the acquisition couldn’t go ahead until the on the social media platform was disclosed.

In dated June 7 but revealed earlier Thursday by CNBC, Musk attorney Mike Ringler responded to a request from the SEC’s Office of Mergers and Acquisitions that Musk update his filing on the intended acquisition based on information in this tweet.

“We note that on May 17, 2022, Elon R. Musk referred to the pending acquisition of Twitter, Inc. and publicly stated via his Twitter feed that ‘[t]his deal cannot move forward’,” the SEC said in its letter. “The term ‘cannot’ suggests that Mr. Musk and his affiliates are exercising a legal right under the terms of the merger agreement to suspend completion of the acquisition of Twitter or otherwise do not intend to complete the acquisition.”

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Ringler’s response said Musk didn’t believe the tweet required an amendment to his SEC filings, because “despite Mr. Musk’s desire to obtain information to evaluate the potential spam and fake accounts, there was no material change to Mr. Musk’s plans and proposals regarding the proposed transaction at such time.”

Last week, Musk informed Twitter that he was < on Tuesday to force him to complete his $44 billion purchase of the social media platform. 

Where to Score Free Scoops and Deals Today for National Ice Cream Day

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If you’re a fan of ice cream, Sunday’s your day. July 17 is National Ice Cream Day. To celebrate, ice cream shops and makers are offering deals, freebies and other goodies to salute the frozen treat.

President Ronald Reagan inaugurated the celebration in 1984, designating July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.

Read more:

Here are plenty of ways to celebrate National Ice Cream Day this weekend.‍


At the ice cream shop

Many national and regional chains and artisanal shops are taking part in National Ice Cream Day.


Baskin-Robbins

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Baskin-Robbins new Oreo S’mores flavor

Baskin-Robbins

America’s best-known ice cream chain is heating things up for the holiday with a new flavor, Oreo S’mores, which features toasted-marshmallow-and-graham-cracker-flavored ice cream with Oreo pieces and chocolate cookie swirls, “to capture the memories made during this special season,” Jeanne Bolger, director of research and development, said in a statement.

In addition, between July 17 and July 23, Baskin-Robbins is offering $5 off any purchase of $15 or more. To get in on the offer, just use the promo code BECOOLER at checkout for online orders.

To get the discount in person, scan your B-R mobile app at the register. It’s also applied automatically on orders with DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Postmates. 

Carvel

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Its BOGO soft-serve at Carvel on July 17.

Carvel

Carvel’s newest flavor is Brookie, a mix of soft-serve fudge-brownie batter and chocolate-chip cookie dough. Visit any location on July 17 and get buy a small cup or cone of Brookie (or any other Carvel soft-serve flavor) and get a second one free. 

You don’t have to share — we won’t tell.

Cold Stone Creamery

A waffle cone of Cold Stone's Oreo Cookie Goldmine ice creamA waffle cone of Cold Stone's Oreo Cookie Goldmine ice cream

Cold Stone Creamery celebrates Oreo’s 110th birthday with cookie-centric ice cream.

Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone is celebrating National Ice Cream Day in a variety of ways. First off, all orders made through the between July 15 and July 17 come with free delivery.

Then, on July 17, users of the Cold Stone app will get a secret treat. Just create your account and check the app for a surprise sweet deal.

And to help Oreo celebrate its 110th birthday, Cold Stone is featuring two cookie-centric concoctions: The Oreo Cookie Goldmine Creation — Oreo Crème Ice Cream mixed with Oreo cookies, Golden Oreos and caramel — and Oreo Cookie Confetti & Crème, made with Oreo Crème Ice Cream, Oreo cookies, rainbow sprinkles and fudge.

Both flavors are available nationwide through Aug. 30.   

Cumberland Farms

Every Friday in July, the with more than 600 locations in the Northeast and Florida is offering any for 49 cents.The chain’s signature frozen drink flavors include Sour Apple Shock, Sucka Punch, Pinka Saurus, Cotton Candy Commander, Lemonaze and Mad Cola.

Dippin’ Dots

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Find out when your local Dippin’ Dots is giving away free mini-cups on July 17.

Dippin’ Dots

On July 17, is offering free mini cups of its frozen sweet treats during a two-hour window. The catch is each location has its own giveaway hours, so first. 

Dairy Queen

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Get a dollar off DQ dipped ice cream.

Dairy Queen

On July 17, and get $1 off any dipped cone at participating locations, including the , a serving of vanilla soft-serve covered in a light purple, fruity, cereal-flavored flavoring. 

Häagen-Dazs

You can still enter to win free Häagen-Dazs ice cream and limited-edition merchandise through July 16 as part of their National Ice Cream Month celebration. 

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Just follow on Instagram and like  and tag at least three friends in the comments section. 

Three lucky winners will be selected at random on July 17, National Ice Cream Day.

Insomnia Cookies

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Ice cream is now available at more than 60 Insomnia Cookie locations.

Insomnia Cookies

To celebrate the launch of its new line, is giving away a free scoop with any order from July 15 to 17.

Decadent options include Moon Tracks, made with vanilla pudding-flavored ice cream and peanut-butter cup cookies, the Caramellionaire, made with salted caramel cookies mixed in salted caramel ice cream, and Dreamweaver, double chocolate chunk cookies in purple S’mores ice cream with fudge swirls.

Ice cream is now available at more than 60 of the company’s mid-Atlantic locations and will roll out to all 220 stores soon.

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McConnell’s Vacation a la Mode collection.

McConnell’s Ice Creams

McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams

In honor of National Ice Cream Day, is offering a free extra scoop on July 17 with the purchase of a single cup or cone at its shops in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Studio City. 

The brand’s latest line of cool treats is Vacation A La Mode, a rum-infused collection that includes Strawberry Daiquiri, Piña Colada, Espresso Rumtini and Toasted Coconut Almond Chip.

Ordering online? Get 20% off on July 16 and 17 using promo code NICD2022.

Museum of Ice Cream

This institution devoted to everyone’s favorite chilly snack is giving out 1,000 free tickets to its locations in New York, Chicago, Austin and Singapore.To earn your chance to win a pair, follow  on Instagram and .

The Sprinkle pool at the Museum of Ice CreamThe Sprinkle pool at the Museum of Ice Cream

Dive into a massive Sprinkle pool in Chicago’s Pioneer Court, courtesy of the Museum of Ice Cream.

Museum of Ice Cream

In Chicago, the  has built a 52-foot Sprinkle pool in Pioneer Court, adjacent to The Shops at Tribune Tower. Dive into the super-sized tub and enjoy free ice cream from Breyers, Klondike and Popsicle between noon and 6pm on July 17.

Salt & Straw

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Salt & Straw has launched a line of edible perfumes to enhance the sensory experience of enjoying its ice cream.

Salt & Straw

This West Coast creamery is using National Ice Cream Day to launch , edible fragrances that add a new sense to the ice-cream eating experience. 

On July 17, visitors to can get Culinary Perfume as a free topping on their ice cream. Created in collaboration with , the scents include a Cloud of Cocoa, a Plume of Blooms and a Swoon of Citrus.

You can also to try at home, with a 65-milliliter bottle for $65 or a flight of three 10-milliliter bottles for $48. Plus, if you order five pints of Salt & Straw by July 18, you’ll get a sixth surprise pint for free.

Tipsy Scoop 

Who says ice cream is just for kids? For a 21-and-over take on the holiday, Tipsy Scoop is offering the first 25 customers at all of its New York locations a free scoop of its Frosé All Day Sorbet, a white peach sorbet infused with Bridge Lane rosé. 

If you’re not near a shop, you can buy a four-pack for $36 on from July 17 to 19. (That’s a saving of $20 off the retail price.) 


At the Supermarket

Buy some to have at home.


Alden’s Organic

This organic ice-cream company offers unusually appealing flavors — like honey lemon cookie, ooey gooey brownie and dairy-free peanut-butter cup — at thousands of supermarkets nationwide.Throughout the month of July, Alden’s is offering $1 off coupons on its .

It’s also determined through the month of July: For a chance to win, follow and on Instagram, enter the link in the bio and tell them your favorite flavor.

Blue Bell

is using National Ice Cream Month to launch its latest flavor, Oatmeal Cream Pie, offering hints of brown sugar mixed with soft oatmeal cookies and a vanilla icing swirl.

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Blue Bell’s new flavor, Oatmeal Cream Pie, is out this month.

Blue Bell

“Once the vanilla icing swirl hits your taste buds, you know this is going to be good,” Jimmy Lawhorn,  Blue Bell vice president of sales and marketing, said in a statement. “The texture and taste of the soft oatmeal cookies tie it all together.”Oatmeal Cream Pie is available in half-gallon and pint sizes while supplies last.

Brave Robot

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Brave Robot is giving away free pints of dairy-free ice cream in honor of National Ice Cream Day.

Brave Robot

How’d you like a free pint of dairy-free ice cream? Sign up on the and upload a picture of your receipt and the flavor you bought and they’ll reimburse the cost to your Venmo or Paypal account.

Brave Robot’s “animal-free” flavors include Blueberry Pie, Buttery Pecan, Raspberry White Truffle, PB ‘N’ Fudge and Chocolate Cherry Brownie.

Drumstick

It turns out July 17 is also National Tattoo Day, so Nestle has come up with a unique promotion: Anyone who gets a tattoo and posts a pic on social media has a chance to win a year’s worth of free Drumstick sundae cones.

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Don’t worry — it doesn’t have to be a lifetime commitment.

“The tattoo can be real, temporary, Mini Drum, Lil Drum, drawn on with a sharpie… however you decide to express your love for Drumstick,” the company explained in a release.

Share your photo on either Instagram or Twitter, tagging @Drumstick and adding the hashtag #DrumstickInk. (And be sure you’re following @Drumstick on whichever platform you enter through.)Entries are being accepted until July 31, and five winners will be picked at random out of all eligible entities. 

Klondike

A Klondike ice cream cakeA Klondike ice cream cake

Enter for a chance to win a own Klondike 100th birthday cake by completing a “What Would You Do for a Klondike” challenge on social media.

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 is celebrating National Ice Cream Day — and its 100th birthday — by giving away free ice cream bars at pop-up locations in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, on July 17.

You can also win a Klondike “100th birthday cake” by posting a photo or video of yourself on Instagram — like making a bow tie out of a Klondike wrapper or wearing a poodle skirt in public — and tagging @klondikebar with  .

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Nick’s is giving away a year’s supply of its keto-friendly, dairy-free ice cream to a pair of lucky winners.

Nick’s

Nick’s

After being diagnosed as prediabetic, Niclas “Nick” Luthman was forced to change his diet. The result is this line of keto-friendly and vegan ice creams, available at supermarkets nationwide and via online shipping.

For National Ice Cream Day 2022, is hosting a sweet giveaway on Instagram. Through July 18, head to  and tag a friend named Nick (or Nicole, Nikki, Niko or any Nick-type name), and you could each win a delicious prize. 

One pair of entries will each win a year’s supply of ice cream. Ten more winners will receive the — a six-pack of fruit-flavored pints, including Swedish Lemon Bar, Rasbär Swirl, Key Lime Pie, Cherry Chocka-Fläka and Strawbär Swirl. A hundred others will get a coupon for a free pint.

You can also enter to win and get more details .

So Delicious

The dairy-free company is giving away free for a year to 10 lucky ice cream fans.

So Delicious' line of Wondermilk frozen desserts.So Delicious' line of Wondermilk frozen desserts.

You could win a year’s supply of So Delicious’ dairy-free Wondermilk frozen desserts.

So Delicious

For a chance to win, follow  on Instagram and comment on the brand’s  with the flavor you’d like to try. Be sure to tag a friend to enjoy it with and use #sweepstakes in the comment.

Check out the entry rules .

Whole Foods Market

Why limit the savings to just one brand? At , all ice cream and frozen treats are 25% off through July 19. Pro tip: Amazon Prime members get an additional 10% off. 

Wildgood

Want to celebrate National Ice Cream Day without the guilt? This plant-based frozen dessert made with extra virgin olive oil has just one gram of saturated fat and less than half the calories of most dairy ice creams.

In honor of the holiday, you can pick up a pint of — including its newest flavor, , for 25% off at Whole Foods or just $5.99 at Sprouts.


On the street

Ice cream in the wild. What could be better?


Ace Hardware

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Ace Hardware is giving away ice cream inspired by some of Benjamin Moore’s most popular paint colors.

Ace Hardware

We can easily imagine paint colors inspired by ice cream flavors. But is mixing it up for National Ice Cream Day, giving out ice cream inspired by some of Benjamin Moore’s most popular paints — French White 1093, Mint Chocolate Chip 436, Strawberry-n-Cream 2103-70 and digitechchain Cocoa Brown 2101-20.

An ice cream truck will be handing out the colorful concoctions at a surprise Chicago location. (You can find out where on July 17.)

If you can’t get to the truck, you can fill out a questionnaire on the Instagram account. Ten winners will be selected at random to have a pint of their own Ace Hardware ice cream delivered to their home. Additional winners will be chosen in the Chicago, Los Angeles and New York areas.

Check out all of the for more details on this sweet deal.

Oatly

On July 17, a dozen ice cream trucks will hit the streets of New York City to give away 7,000 dessert bars.


On the Web

Special offers you don’t have to leave the house for? Yes, please.


DiGiorno

A DiGiorno Croissant Crust coneA DiGiorno Croissant Crust cone

For National Ice Cream Day, DiGiorno is giving away Croissant Crust cones, along with pints of savory ice cream, to lucky contest winners.

DiGiorno

You know its homemade pizza dough, but is getting in on the National Ice Cream Day fun with buttery, flaky Croissant Crust cones.

And to fill those cones, DiGiorno teamed up with a Cleveland creamery to create a pair of savory ice cream flavors: Strawberry Tomato Basil and Parmesan Cheese.

But don’t rush out to the store: Kits with two cones and pints of both flavors — along with a grocery gift card for toppings — are available exclusively through an online sweepstakes that wraps up on July 17. (Click to enter.)

DoorDash

On July 16 and 17, get $5 off Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Magnum and Talenti ice cream when you order them from . To cash in, meet the $15 purchase minimum and use promo code ICECREAM5 at checkout.

Instagram Back Up After Experiencing Global Outage

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Instagram experienced an outage across the globe, tens of thousands of  and digitechchain Twitter on Thursday showed.

Reports on Down Detector spiked to more than 23,400 at 1:48 p.m. PT after the outage apparently began around 1 p.m., with hundreds of users flocking to earlier Thursday — to complain. 

“We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal and apologize for any inconvenience,” a Meta spokesperson told CNET in an emailed statement.

Attempting to launch the app on mobile caused it to crash instantly, but the site appeared to be back up and running as of 2:20 p.m. PT.

Instagram parent Meta didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on what caused the outage.