13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

This week, Tesla announced plans to buy SolarCity, Twilio IPOed, the NY State senate passed an anti-Airbnb bill and we discovered the world’s largest Nerf gun. Read on for a recap of the biggest tech stories of the week.1. The Elon Musk empire could soon be uniting. Tesla announced bold plans to acquire the solar panel installation company SolarCity — also owned by Elon Musk. Together the companies could allow you to outfit your home with solar panels that power a giant battery for everything inside, as well as your electric car. But is Musk just trying to bail himself out? Some might consider the chairman to be rescuing his 22.2 percent stake in the company by acquiring it with Tesla. 2. Twilio IPOed, trading on the NYSE under the ticker symbol TWLO. It started trading at a price…


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