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10 things in tech you need to know today

Protesters at the 2018 Google walkout. REUTERS/Stephen Lam Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.And for the biggest stories in politics, sign up here for 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today — launching soon!Google is in trouble over labor laws. The National Labor Relations Board f...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Ipo, Trends, Eu, Bird, Mars, National Labor Relations Board, Musk, Business Insider, Doordash, Nordic, Fidelity Investments, Amazon Alexa


How AI-powered video compression could make an honest man out of Elon Musk

“LIDAR is a fool’s errand. Anyone relying on LIDAR is doomed. Doomed! Expensive sensors that are unnecessary. It’s like having a whole bunch of expensive appendices. Like, one appendix is bad, well now you have a whole bunch of them, it’s ridiculous, you’ll see.” Elon Musk, April 2019. Tesla’s approach to driverless vehicle technology has been controversial at best. A series of increasingly poor marketing and branding choices have made it difficult to ascertain exactly what the company’s actual ...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Neural


Elon Musk Would Consider Having Tesla Acquire a Legacy Automaker

Elon Musk would consider leveraging Tesla's mega $554 billion market cap to buy a legacy automaker, but only if it was on friendly terms, the billionaire entrepreneur said Tuesday in a wide-ranging interview with Axel Springer CEO Mathias Dopfner. From a report: Musk, who received an award Tuesday from the media giant, discussed his various interests and businesses, notably SpaceX and Tesla, both of which he leads. Dopfner noted that Tesla's valuation far exceeds the market cap of incumbent auto...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Vw, Axel Springer, Musk, Mathias Döpfner, BMW Daimler, Döpfner, Elon Musk Would Consider Having Tesla Acquire


SpaceX's next Starship rocket may soar to 15 kilometers this weekend, but Elon Musk says there's a 2-in-3 chance the flight may fail

SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, is building and launching Starship prototypes in Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX; Mark Brake/Getty Images; Business Insider SpaceX is planning to fly a Starship rocket prototype to its highest altitude yet this weekend, according to road closures and a Notice to Airmen issued for the aerospace company's launch site in southern Texas.  The spacecraft should fly 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) into the air. Previous prototypes have only made short hops of about 150 meters (...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Trends, Prototypes, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, South Texas, Cameron County, Callaghan, Boca Chica


Elon Musk is Highly Confident SpaceX Will Land Humans on Mars by 2026

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk remains highly confident that his company will land humans on Mars by 2026, saying on Tuesday that it's an achievable goal "about six years from now." From a report: "If we get lucky, maybe four years," Musk said, speaking on an award show webcast from Berlin, Germany. "We want to send an uncrewed vehicle there in two years." The ambitious 2026 goal matches with what Musk outlined at the International Astronautical Congress in September 2016, when he said that "if things go ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Mars, Musk, Berlin Germany, International Astronautical Congress


10 things in tech you need to know today

Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.And for the biggest stories in politics, sign up here for 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today — launching soon!Salesforce bought Slack for $27.7 billion. The deal is Salesforce's la...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, New York, Nbc News, Trends, Tesla, Joe Biden, Kenya, Salesforce, Marc Benioff, Nordic, Trump, Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Amazon


Tesla Whistleblower Martin Tripp Ordered To Pay $400,000 To Settle Hacking Case

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Martin Tripp, the former Tesla worker who has been embroiled in a bitter legal battle with CEO Elon Musk for over two years, was ordered to pay his former employer $400,000 after admitting to leaking confidential information to a reporter. The settlement is intended to bring an end to one of the more sordid stories at Tesla, in which Tripp, a former process technician, locked horns with the billionaire CEO over allegations that Tesla was wastin...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Nevada, Musk, Tripp, Martin Tripp, Tesla Whistleblower Martin Tripp


SpaceX's next Starship rocket may soar to 15 kilometers on Monday, but Elon Musk says there's a 2-in-3 chance the flight may fail

SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, is building and launching Starship prototypes in Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX; Mark Brake/Getty Images; Business Insider SpaceX is planning to fly a Starship rocket prototype to its highest altitude yet on Monday, according to a road closure notice issued for the aerospace company's launch site in southern Texas.  The spacecraft will fly 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) into the air. Previous prototypes have only made short hops of about 150 hundred meters (492 feet). S...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Trends, Prototypes, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Rocket Launch, Musk, South Texas, Cameron County, Callaghan, Boca Chica, Starship


Elon Musk would consider having Tesla acquire a legacy automaker

Elon Musk would consider leveraging Tesla’s mega $554 billion market cap to buy a legacy automaker, but only if it was on friendly terms, the billionaire entrepreneur said Tuesday in a wide-ranging interview with Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner. Musk, who received an award Tuesday from the media giant, discussed his various interests and businesses, notably SpaceX and Tesla, both of which he leads. Döpfner noted that Tesla’s valuation far exceeds the market cap of incumbent automakers like BMW...
Tags: TC, Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Vw, Axel Springer, Musk, BMW Daimler, Elon musk Tech, Döpfner, Mathias Döpfner Musk


Elon Musk Says EVs Will Double World’s Need for Electricity

While electric automobiles have numerous advantages over internal combustion vehicles, we’ve often wondered when their disadvantages would be offset to a point that would make sense to have them become the dominant mode of transportation. While there are multiple issues that have to be addressed, one of the largest involves finding a way to source […] The post Elon Musk Says EVs Will Double World’s Need for Electricity appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Energy, Elon Musk, Technology, Germany, Tesla, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Tesla Motors, Gigafactory, News Blog, Tesla Inc


Elon Musk says SpaceX will attempt uncrewed Mars flight in two years, human landing in four to six

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk was given an award from media giant Axel Springer on Tuesday, and he sat down to provide a wide-ranging interview that covered topics including space, Tesla, AI and even underpopulation. Musk addressed SpaceX’s Mars ambitions first, providing current timelines he’s working towards for reaching the red planet with SpaceX’s Starship, the next-generation spacecraft it hopes to fly in a new high-altitude test sometime later this week. Musk said that he expec...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Earth, Artificial Intelligence, Mars, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Axel Springer, Musk, Outer Space


The Station: COVID’s effect on car ownership

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. For all my American readers, I hope you’re happy and satiated from the Thanksgiving holiday in this oddest of years. My hope for all Station readers, no matter where you reside, is a safe and hea...
Tags: MetroMile, Transportation, Elon Musk, California, China, Germany, India, Softbank, Toronto, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Canada, Automotive, Ford, Italy


Will Tesla Update Bring Remote Access To Car Cameras?

"Tesla's Sentry Mode is about to bring things to a whole new level by enabling Tesla owners to remotely see what their cars can see through Autopilot cameras," claims Electrek — citing a Twitter user named green "who has been revealing new Tesla features found in software updates." "It's not certain when the live camera update would arrive, provided it's not scrapped," writes Engadget, adding "Elon Musk has been teasing a 'hot' holiday software release, but 'green' warned that it might not mak...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Engadget, Slashdot, Electrek


More Silicon Valley tech talent is flocking to Austin, Texas, during the pandemic. Here's what it's like in the growing tech hub of 'Silicon Hills.'

Katie Canales/Business Insider The COVID-19 pandemic has appeared to bolster an exodus from the pricey San Francisco Bay Area to more affordable locales, including Austin, Texas. Dropbox CEO Drew Houston is among those who have announced their move to Austin in the last few months amid a widespread shift to remote work. Big Tech has noticeably made itself more at home in Texas's capital in the last decade, but the industry has a long history in Austin. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Washington Post, Drew Houston, US, Samsung, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Tech


Tesla just blew past Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway in market value. Here's why that's astounding

Warren Buffett (left) and Elon Musk (right) Alex Wong/Getty, REUTERS/Rebecca Cook Tesla's market capitalization soared as high as $567 billion on Tuesday, easily surpassing the roughly $544 billion market cap of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.Shares in Elon Musk's electric-vehicle company have rocketed up more than 500% this year, while Berkshire stock has risen less than 2%.Tesla's larger market cap is surprising, given Berkshire earned $255 billion in revenue last year, more than ...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Dow Jones, Berkshire, Musk, Buffett, Morningstar, Alex Wong Getty, Burlington Northern, Theron Mohamed, Baron Funds


Elon Musk Overtakes Bill Gates To Grab World's Second-Richest Ranking

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Elon Musk's year of dizzying ascents hit a new apex Monday as the Tesla co-founder passed Bill Gates to become the world's second-richest person. The 49-year-old entrepreneur's net worth soared $7.2 billion to $127.9 billion, driven by yet another surge in Tesla's share price. Musk has added $100.3 billion to his net worth this year, the most of anyone on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world's 500 richest people. In January ...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Musk, Microsoft Corp, Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Space Exploration Technologies Corp


Tesla has surged past $525 billion in market value and could soon overtake Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. Here's why that's astounding

Warren Buffett (left) and Elon Musk (right) Alex Wong/Getty, REUTERS/Rebecca Cook Tesla's market capitalization soared past $525 billion on Tuesday, leaving it within striking distance of the $549 billion market cap of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.Shares in Elon Musk's electric-vehicle company have rocketed up more than 500% this year, while Berkshire stock has only risen 2.4%.The similarity in market caps is surprising, given Berkshire earned $255 billion in revenue last year, mo...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Dow Jones, Berkshire, Musk, Buffett, Morningstar, Alex Wong Getty, Berkshire Hathaway Here, Burlington Northern, Theron Mohamed


SpaceX targeting next week for Starship’s first high-altitude test flight

SpaceX looks ready to proceed to the next crucial phase of its Starship spacecraft development program: A 15km (50,000 feet) test flight. This would far exceed the max height that any prior Starship prototype has achieved so far, since the current record-setting hop test maxed out at around 500 feet. Elon Musk says that SpaceX will look to make its first high-altitude attempt sometime next week. This tentative date (these are always subject to change) follows a successful static test fire of ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Outer Space, Starship, SpaceX Starship


Elon Musk Talks New Tesla Model In Europe

Elon Musk made rare comments about a new Tesla vehicle to be designed in Berlin, adding that the reason behind the new vehicle program is to attract new talent from Europe: "I think there's a lot of talent, talented designers and engineers, in Europe. And a lot of the best people, they want to work somewhere where they are doing original design work. They don't want to just be doing the European version of something that was designed in California. So, I think it's important in order to attract ...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, California, Germany, Berlin, US, Tech, Tesla, Musk, Electrek, Gigafactory Berlin, Elon Musk Talks New Tesla


Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates as the world's second-richest person as Tesla's market value tops $500 billion

Asa Mathat | D: All Things Digital Elon Musk has overtaken Bill Gates as the world's second-richest person. His net worth is now $128 billion.Musk's wealth has been on a steady climb this month: Tesla's market cap soared as high as $509 billion Tuesday as it is set to join the S&P 500 in December.The jump in Musk's net worth places him second to Jeff Bezos, whose net worth stands at $182 billion.He predicted last year that self-driving Teslas, which are still being refined, would boost the...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, California, Trends, Tech, Markets, Tesla, Bill Gates, Goldman Sachs, Jeff Bezos, Morgan Stanley, Gates, Billionaire, Musk, Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Net Worth


Tesla is now worth half a trillion dollars

Surging Tesla shares have pushed the company’s market capitalization to more than $515 billion, a fivefold increase since the start of the year. The traditionally volatile stock has continued to experience price swings. But since reaching a low for the year in March, Tesla’s share price has been on an upwards trajectory that accelerated in August. Tesla’s share price, which rose 4.6% in morning trading to $545.62, has helped blast its CEO Elon Musk into the upper stratosphere of Bloomberg’s B...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Automotive, Jeff Bezos, Ford Motor Co, Apple Berkshire Hathaway, Surging Tesla


Elon Musk has surpassed rival Bill Gates as the world's second-richest person. Here's where their simmering feud began and how it's escalated amid the pandemic.

Elon Musk and Bill Gates. Susan Walsh/AP; Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times Elon Musk and Bill Gates have been feuding over everything from the coronavirus to electric vehicles. The two moguls don't see eye to eye on electric-car technology. Musk has said Gates doesn't know what he's talking about, and Gates has said he bought a Porsche electric car over a Tesla. This year, Gates and Musk have feuded over the coronavirus. Gates called Musk's comments on the outbreak "outrageou...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Washington, US, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Nasa, Features, Harvard University, Porsche, International Space Station, Electric Vehicles, New York Times


Elon Musk is now the world's second-richest person. Here's how the billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO went from getting bullied as a child to becoming one of the most successful and controversial men in tech.

Elon Musk. Steve Nesius/Reuters Elon Musk has had a tumultuous yet successful life.  He was bullied as a child but ultimately attended an Ivy League university before going on to become the CEO of two companies, Tesla and SpaceX, and the founder of three more. He's also been married three times and has triplets and twins. He recently had another baby with his girlfriend, the musician Grimes.  But Musk also courts controversy, especially on Twitter. The tech billionaire has been outspoken a...
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Tesla just surged past $500 billion in market value. Elon Musk predicted self-driving cars would boost it to that level

Elon Musk. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Tesla CEO Elon Musk predicted last year that autonomous driving would boost his company's market capitalization to $500 billion.The electric-vehicle maker's market cap soared as high as $515 billion on Tuesday, even though Tesla is still refining its self-driving software and has only released a beta version to a limited number of customers.Musk made the claim during an investor call in May 2019, when Tesla's market cap was less than $45 billion, CNBC re...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Warren Buffett, Cnbc, Musk, Teslas, Elon Musk AP, Theron Mohamed, Mark Lennihan Tesla


Elon Musk surpasses Bill Gates as the world's second-richest person as Tesla's market value nears $500 billion

Asa Mathat | D: All Things Digital Elon Musk has overtaken Bill Gates as the world's second-richest person. His net worth is now $128 billion.Musk's wealth has been on a steady climb this month: Tesla's market cap soared as high as $498 billion Monday as it is set to join the S&P 500 in December.The jump in Musk's net worth places him second to Jeff Bezos, whose net worth stands at $182 billion.He predicted last year that self-driving Teslas, which are still being refined, would boost the ...
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Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to be world's second-richest person

Further rise in Tesla share price pushes entrepreneur past Microsoft founderElon Musk has toppled Bill Gates as the world’s second-richest person, just a week after the .Driven by a further surge in Tesla’s share price, the 49-year-old entrepreneur’s net worth rose by $7.2bn (£5.4bn) to $127.9bn. It has soared by more than $100bn this year – outranking everyone else on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which lists the world’s 500 richest people. In January, Musk was in 35th place.
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Tesla is nearing $500 billion in market value. Elon Musk predicted self-driving cars would boost it to that level

Elon Musk. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Tesla CEO Elon Musk predicted last year that autonomous driving would boost his company's market capitalization to $500 billion.The electric-vehicle maker's market cap soared as high as $498 billion on Monday, even though Tesla is still refining its self-driving software and has only released a beta version to a limited number of customers.Musk made the claim during an investor call in May 2019, when Tesla's market cap was less than $45 billion, CNBC rep...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Warren Buffett, Cnbc, Musk, Teslas, Elon Musk AP, Theron Mohamed, Mark Lennihan Tesla


Elon Musk Claims Full Recovery From Covid-19, Analyst Upgrades Tesla's Stock Forecast

Slashdot reader Charlotte Web quote The Street: Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that he has "fully" recovered from his bout with a mild fever or cold about a week after he took to Twitter to say he tested positive for coronavirus... [T]his week, Musk took a more reliable PCR test that he said showed "unequivocal" evidence that he had Covid... On Wednesday, Morgan Stanley raised Tesla to overweight for the first time in more than three years, predicting that the electric carmaker is on the verge of a...
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Watch SpaceX launch a satellite that will monitor the world’s oceans

SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Saturday morning, with a target liftoff time of 9:17 AM PST (12:17 PM EST). This is the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Mission, which carries a satellite of the same name developed by the European Space Agency, NASA, and both U.S. and European meteorological monitoring bodies. The Sentinel-6 is named for former NASA Earth Science Division Director Michael Freilich, who occupied the position between 2006 and ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, California, Tech, Nasa, United States, European Space Agency, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Vandenberg, Hyperloop


Werner Herzog On Asteroids, Star Wars, and the 'Obscenity' of a City On Mars

78-year-old filmmaker Werner Herzog shared some interesting thoughts before the release of his new documentary on asteroids, Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds now available on Apple TV+. From Herzog's new interview with the science site inverse: Herzog tells Inverse he's less concerned than ever that a meteorite will destroy the Earth, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't still be worried about our own extinction. "It may be 100 million years to go until then," Herzog says, before adding, "...
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