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Elon Musk tells Tesla employees in leaked email that customer demand is still high, despite the stock crashing in recent weeks (TSLA)

Elon Musk told Tesla employees in an email Wednesday night that the company is still on track for a record number of deliveries this quarter.  Tesla received more than 50,000 new orders this quarter he said in the email, a copy of which was seen by Business Insider.  Musk said the company needs to hit production rates of 1,000 Model 3's per day, and is currently at about 900 per day.  Tesla's stock price has been hammered for seven straight days and is showing no sign of stopping. Follow ...


Elon Musk’s Boring Company lands $48.7M contract for underground “people mover” in Las Vegas

The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s tunneling and transportation startup, has landed a $48.7 million project to shuttle people in an underground Loop system around the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is the company’s first commercial contract. The initial design for the project, dubbed Campus Wide People Mover or CWPM, will focus on the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is currently in the midst of an expansion that is expected to be complete in time for CES 2021. The newly expanded Las Vegas ...
Tags: Automotive, Baltimore, Boring Company, Downtown, Driver, Elon Musk, Hyperloop, Las Vegas, Nevada, Tesla, The Boring Company, The Guardian, Washington D.C


Gender, race and social change in tech; Moira Weigel on the Internet of Women, Part Two

Tech ethics can mean a lot of different things, but surely one of the most critical, unavoidable, and yet somehow still controversial propositions in the emerging field of ethics in technology is that tech should promote gender equality. But does it? And to the extent it does not, what (and who) needs to change? In this second of a two-part interview “On The Internet of Women,” Harvard fellow and Logic magazine founder and editor Moira Weigel and I discuss the future of capitalism and its relati...
Tags: Apps, Diversity, Government, Media, Personnel, Policy, Social, Startups, Talent, TC, Venture Capital, Metoo, Capitalism, China, Discrimination, Elon Musk


One of Tesla's biggest bulls just turned around and trashed the company on a private call with Wall Street (TSLA)

In a private call with clients, Morgan Stanley analyst and Tesla perma bull Adam Jonas painted a bleak picture for the company he's been touting for so long. Jonas sees Tesla floundering under its debt load now that it's no longer a growth story. He also sees the company's next moves — the new Model Y, the refresh of the Models S and X — as insufficient to bring it back to good. "Maybe retail consumers aren't ready to get into the segment the way Elon thought they were," he mused. Tesla did no...


Insiders claim the Tesla Model S nearly became the long-rumored Apple car

Apple offered to buy Tesla in 2013, according to an analyst who spoke to people familiar with the talks. Apple made Tesla a great offer, but the deal fell through when Elon Musk refused to step away from the company he helped found. The post Insiders claim the Tesla Model S nearly became the long-rumored Apple car appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, News, Apple, Tesla


Tesla keeps getting hammered, and if the beating doesn't stop, it may need another tech giant like Apple to save it, experts say (TSLA)

Tesla's stock price has plummeted by 35% since the beginning of this year, as of Wednesday when markets opened, reaching levels it hasn't hit since the end of 2016.  Even in the worst-case scenario, Tesla is unlikely to go bankrupt, the Center for Automotive Research's Brett Smith and Morningstar's David Whiston said. Instead, it's more likely another company would take a major stake in Tesla or buy it, Smith and Kelley Blue Book's Karl Brauer said. One possible investor could be Apple, which ...


How far can a viral tweet get you? Be careful what you wish for

Adam Koszary’s ‘absolute unit’ sheep led to a job at Tesla, but his new boss, Elon Musk, has had less social media success – with one missive landing him in courtTwitter is a game with two objectives. The first is to scream your opinions at people who hold an identical set of opinions, in the mistaken belief that you are changing things. The second is to go viral. A viral tweet isn’t just a dopamine hit of validation, it can also lead to crucial exposure. Your work – nay, your entire personality...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Blogging, Internet, Media, Technology


Would-be Apple-Tesla Deal Kiboshed by Musk, Report Claims

In what kind of shape would Tesla find itself today if tech giant Apple had acquired the automaker in 2013? That’s a question for analysts to ponder in their off hours, as Apple’s reported offer went nowhere. Craig Irwin, an analyst at Roth Capital Partners, claims specific knowledge of the failed bid, telling CNBC that […] The post Would-be Apple-Tesla Deal Kiboshed by Musk, Report Claims appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Apple, Elon Musk, Mergers And Acquisitions, Tesla


Apple offered to buy Tesla back in 2013 for more than it’s worth today

For years, analysts have maintained that Apple needs to move past the iPhone and look for additional revenue streams. Consequently, many analysts over the years have proposed that Apple would be well advised to make a blockbuster acquisition and snatch up a company like Netflix or Tesla.Interestingly enough, it turns out that Apple actually did make an effort to acquire Tesla six years ago at a valuation of $240 a share. Incidentally, Tesla's share price has been reeling lately and is curren...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Cook, News, Tesla, Netflix, Tim Cook, Morgan Stanley, Cnbc, Irwin, Electrek, ROTH Capital Partners, Craig Irwin, Tesla Interestingly, Adrian Perica


Space-faring humans: Why billionaires, not NASA, will get us there

During the first golden era of space exploration, we went to the moon. Then we sort of dropped the ball for 50 years. The problem is space travel is very expensive, especially the way governments do space travel.Because it costs $10,000 to put a pound of anything into orbit around the planet, we need to have an infusion of public and private funds. That's where billionaires such as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos come into the picture. With their help, we have new energies, new strategies, and new plan...
Tags: Space, Elon Musk, Technology, Future, Nasa, Innovation, Exploration, Jeff Bezos, Humanity, Michio Kaku


Michio Kaku forecasts the future of space travel

During the first golden era of space exploration, we went to the moon. Then we sort of dropped the ball for 50 years. The problem is space travel is very expensive, especially the way governments do space travel.Because it costs $10,000 to put a pound of anything into orbit around the planet, we need to have an infusion of public and private funds. That's where billionaires such as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos come into the picture. With their help, we have new energies, new strategies, and new plan...
Tags: Space, Elon Musk, Technology, Future, Nasa, Innovation, Exploration, Jeff Bezos, Humanity, Michio Kaku


Tesla’s Shanghai Factory Building Has Been Completed

Tesla’s Shanghai factory building has been completed on May 19, 2019. This was a record breaker in terms of the shortest time needed to construct a very large factory building. This will... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Elon Musk, Technology, Cars, Tesla, World, Innovation, Shanghai, Electric Cars


Sam Altman’s leap of faith

Earlier this year, founder-investor Sam Altman left his high-profile role as the president of Y Combinator to become the CEO of OpenAI, an AI research center at its outset that founded by some of the most prominent people in the tech industry in late 2015. The idea: to ensure that artificially intelligence is “developed in a way that is safe and is beneficial to humanity,” as one of those founders, Elon Musk, said back then to the New York Times. The move is intriguing for many reasons, inclu...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Y Combinator, Elon Musk, New York, Microsoft, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Capital, Reid Hoffman, Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, Yc, Openai, Altman


Tesla Shanghai Factory Days From Completion and Maybe First Cars in September

The Tesla Shanghai plant is scheduled to build its first Model 3 in September 2019, the third quarter. A slight delay in the construction of other municipal facilities and facilities might cause a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Ecommerce, Elon Musk, Technology, China, Future, Tesla, World, Innovation, Shanghai, Batteries, Tesla Shanghai Factory


These are dogs of some of the most powerful executives in Silicon Valley, from Mark Zuckerberg to Travis Kalanick

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the owner of an adorable fluffy dog named Beast, but he isn't the only tech executive with a furry friend. Studies show that dogs can help reduce stress levels and boost productivity, so they make ideal companions for tech moguls running billion dollar companies. These are some of the most powerful dogs in Silicon Valley. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With company cultures that celebrate—and even encourage —employees bringing their dogs ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, San Francisco, Trends, Long, David, Alaska, New York Times, Zynga, Marvin, Reddit


Global Learning Xprize splits $10M purse for best teaching app for disadvantaged kids

Kids need a good education to have the best chance of succeeding in the world, but in distant parts of developing countries that may be neither schools nor teachers. The Global Learning Xprize aimed to spur innovation in the tech space to create app-based teaching those kids can do on their own — and a tie means the $10 million grand prize gets split in two. The winners, Onebillion and Kitkit School, both created tablet apps that resulted in serious gains to literacy rates in the areas they were...
Tags: Google, TC, Elon Musk, Education, Africa, Church, Tech, Unesco, Xprize, Un, Tanzania, WFP, Matt Keller, Anousheh Ansari, Global Learning Xprize, Kitkit School


China’s Tesla wannabe Xpeng starts ride-hailing service

There’re a lot of synergies between electric vehicles and ride-hailing. Drivers are able to save more steering an EV compared to a gas vehicle. Environmentally conscious consumers will choose to hire an electric car. And EVs are designed with better compatibility with autonomous driving, which is expected to hit the public road in the coming decades. Indeed, Tesla is eyeing to launch its first robotaxis in 2020 as part of a broader ride-sharing scheme. Over in China where Tesla has a few disc...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, New York, China, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Beijing, Automotive, Alibaba, Transport, Electric Car, Carsharing, Foxconn


XPRIZE names two grand prize winners in $15 million Global Learning Challenge

XPRIZE, the non-profit organization developing and managing competitions to find solutions to social challenges, has named two grand prize winners in the Elon Musk-backed Global Learning XPRIZE . The companies, KitKit School out of South Korea and the U.S., and onebillion, operating in Kenya and the U.K., were announced at an awards ceremony hosted at the Google Spruce Goose Hangar in Playa Vista, Calif. XPRIZE set each of the competing teams the task of developing scalable services that...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, South Korea, Elon Musk, New York, Technology, California, Articles, Tech, Ceo, C, Unesco, United States, United Kingdom, Speech Recognition


Watch SpaceX’s 60-satellite Starlink launch tonight right here

SpaceX’s launch tonight is being performed for a very important client: itself. Yes, the Falcon 9 that will lift off at 7:30 PM Pacific time is loaded not with government or commercial payloads, but the first of SpaceX’s own Starlink orbital communications satellites. You can watch this first-of-its-kind launch here. In the launch press kit (PDF), SpaceX provided new details of the launch, deployment process, and the Starlink satellites themselves, which have only been described in roundabout...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Tech, Earth, Launches, Falcon, StarLink, Space Internet


Tesla’s communications chief is leaving the automaker

Dave Arnold, Tesla’s senior director of communications, is leaving the company after two-and-half years, according to sources familiar with the move. Tesla confirmed to TechCrunch that Arnold was leaving in June. “We’d like to thank Dave for his work in support of Tesla’s mission, and we wish him well,” a Tesla spokesperson said in a company-issued statement. “Dave will remain with the company for the next month to help transition his responsibilities to Keely Sulprizio, Tesla’s director of Glob...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Facebook, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Dave, Automotive, Arnold, Tesla Model S, Musk, Global Communications, Personnel, The Boring Company, Dave Arnold Tesla, Keely Sulprizio Tesla


Tesla Shanghai Factory Building is Nearly Complete

The Tesla Shanghai Factory building is nearing construction completion as seen in several videos filmed of the site. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Elon Musk, Technology, China, Cars, Tesla, World, Innovation, Tesla Shanghai Factory Building, Tesla Shanghai Factory


SpaceX kicks off its space-based internet service tomorrow with 60-satellite Starlink launch

As wild as it sounds, the race is on to build a functioning space internet — and SpaceX is taking its biggest step yet with the launch of 60 (!) satellites tomorrow that will form the first wave of its Starlink constellation. It’s a hugely important and incredibly complex launch for the company — and should be well worth launching. A Falcon 9 loaded to the gills with the flat Starlink test satellites (they’re “production design” but not final hardware) is vertical at launchpad 40 in Cape Canaver...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Facebook, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hardware, Washington, Tech, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Gwynne Shotwell, StarLink


Musk’s new lawyer fights ‘pedo guy’ defamation lawsuit claims, questions motive

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s lawyer argued Tuesday in a court filing that the British cave diver who became embroiled in a public spat with his client and later sued for defamation can’t recover damages because his reputation was not harmed. In court documents filed Tuesday, Musk’s new lawyer Alex Spiro of Quinn Emmanuel questioned the motive of Vernon Unsworth, the British cave diver, who filed a defamation lawsuit in September 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District ...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Buzzfeed, Tech, Tesla, Thailand, Automotive, Musk, Wilson, Spiro, Alex Spiro, Stephen V Wilson, Unsworth, Quinn Emmanuel, Ryan Mac


How Electric Cars Will Affect Oil Company Investors

"Between global warming, Elon Musk, and a worldwide crackdown on carbon, the future looks treacherous for Big Oil," argues CNN Business writer Matt Egan, calling the rise of electric vehicles "an existential threat to the oil industry." "Passenger vehicles are the No. 1 source of demand for oil -- and tomorrow's transportation system may no longer rely on the gas station." Reliance on oil will probably peak between 2030 and 2035 if countries adhere to their recent low-carbon pledges, Barclays ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Barclays, Electric, ESG, Reliance, Natixis, DNV, Matt Egan, Alvik, Mirova, Electric Cars Will Affect Oil Company Investors, Sverre Alvik, Jens Peers


Elon Musk’s “pedo guy” defamation case is going to trial

A defamation case filed last year against Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk after he repeatedly called a British cave diver “pedo guy” will go to trial on October 22, a U.S. district judge determined Friday. Vernon Unsworth, the British cave diver, filed a defamation lawsuit in September 2018  in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California after Musk called him a “pedo guy” and made other statements insinuating he was a pedophile in a public attack on Twitter. The Verge was...
Tags: TC, Spacex, Elon Musk, Buzzfeed, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Drew Olanoff, Vernon Unsworth


Tesla seeks dismissal of suit challenging Musk pay package

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge is weighing whether to dismiss Tesla shareholders’ complaints over a compensation plan that could net CEO Elon Musk more than $50 billion over the next decade. The shareholder lawsuit says the automaker’s pay plan should be subject to court review because it was negotiated by a compensation committee […]
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, Technology, News, Tesla, Ap, Nation, Delaware, Musk, DOVER Del


How to show your battery percentage on any iPhone, including iPhone X models

Your iPhone shows a graphic representation of its battery in the upper right corner at almost all times, which indicates its approximate battery life remaining. On the iPhone X or newer, you can view the device's specific battery percentage by swiping down to display the Control Center. If you have an iPhone 8 or older, and your battery percentage display is off, you can turn the display on from the Battery section of your Settings app. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Trends, Control Center


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Uber and Lyft drivers across the world went on strike on Wednesday over pay, conditions, and the firm's "orgy of greed." The strike came ahead of Uber's IPO, which promises to make investors such as founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick richer by potentially billions of dollars. Google took a major shot at Apple's iPhone camera while announcing its new $400 Pixel smartphone. "What other smartphone cameras try to do with expen...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Elon Musk, Washington Post, Disney, US, Trends, Tesla, SEC, Travis Kalanick, Bob Muglia, Alexa, Cto, Musk, Amazon Alexa


Waymo's top scientist and CTO explain why Elon Musk's approach to self-driving cars is 'very risky' (GOOG, GOOGL)

In April, Tesla CEO Elon Musk had harsh words for the honeycomb-looking sensors — known as lidar — that companies like Alphabet's Waymo use to give their self-driving cars an understanding of the road and what's on it. "Lidar is a fool's errand," Musk said. "Anyone relying on lidar is doomed." On Wednesday at an event at Google's developer's conference, I/O, Waymo executives said that Musk's decision to leave out lidar from Tesla's autonomous approach was "very risky."  The Waymo execs a...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Arizona, Warren Buffett, Lidar, Cto, Alphabet, Musk, Phoenix, GM Cruise, Waymo, Uber Ford, Dolgov, Drago Anguelov


Waymo defends laser sensors after Elon Musk drags them

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's recent strongly worded thoughts on LiDAR laser sensors, which bring 3D imaging to a self-driving car's computer, are still reverberating throughout the autonomous vehicle community. Waymo's head engineers and scientists are now defending its sensor choices for the company's self-driving taxi service.At a Waymo event during the Google I/O developer conference at headquarters in Mountain View, California, the Alphabet-owned company's CTO Dmitri Dolgov and ...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Science, Cto, Musk, Mountain View California, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Waymo, Dmitri Dolgov, Tesla Elon Musk Waymo Google



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