'Super super serious': Elon Musk tweets about dipping into candy business

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Musk also took on Tesla short-sellers in a series of Twitter missives, saying on Friday that the "sheer magnitude of short carnage will be unreal".

Musk suggested the idea of a moat was outdated, suggesting that companies relying on one would soon find themselves out of business by "invading armies" of competitors and that consistent innovation is a far better tool for a company to employ.

Elon Musk has increased his stake in the electric vehicle maker he founded, a week after the Tesla CEO led a tense earnings call with Wall Street analysts.

Yes, the same guy who is selling flamethrowers and has told his followers about this dragon-dreams, is now planning to open a Candy Company.

Presented with Musk's comment, Buffett acknowledged that the acceleration of technological advancement in recent years has made more moats vulnerable and "susceptible to invasion". "Being the low-priced producer, for example, is a terribly important moat". Berkshire Hathaway owns See's sweets. Some of Berkshire Hathaway's other businesses also have moats wide enough to stave off competition from an innovative tech upstart, such as Garanimals, a line of children's clothing it owns, Buffett added.

Elon Musk also once excitedly explained that it was his goal to build a vehicle that would fly straight to Mars, and then he cleverly devised Starman. "Elon says a conventional moat is quaint, and that's true of a puddle of water". It's ridiculous, Warren does not intend to build an actual moat.

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They reportedly got to chatting, and have even exchanged a bit of banter over Twitter. "There are some pretty good moats around", he said.

But then again if you'd asked me how seriously we should have taken this tweet from Christmas Eve, I'd have said the same and yet.

If you want to help him on his next venture, he's asking, for the "sake of argument", what people on Twitter "wish for" in candy. He followed that up with a single-word tweet: "Cryptocandy".

Over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk caused a furor when he tweeted that he plans to start a candy company, promising that his latest enterprise-whenever it materializes-will be "amazing".

The two have also tweeted back in forth; almost two weeks ago he praised a Spotify play list of hers and she responded playfully.

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