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German court orders Tesla to stop felling trees for Gigafactory

Ruling comes after state environmental office greenlit clearance of 92 hectares of forestA German court has ordered Tesla to stop clearing forest land near Berlin to build its first European car and battery factory, in what is being hailed as a victory for environmental activists.The US electric carmaker announced plans last November to build a “Gigafactory” in Grünheide in the eastern state of Brandenburg. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Germany, Berlin, Environment, US, Tesla, World news, Trees and forests, Grunheide, Brandenburg Continue


Meet the 'super angel' investors, the power players of streaming, and the top M&A bankers of 2019

Hello! One of the things we try to do here at Business Insider is to introduce our readers to the individuals shaping their industries. After all, companies don't do things; it's the people working there that make things happen. With that in mind, I wanted to highlight stories focused on key players in Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and Wall Street this week. First off, in Silicon Valley, a special breed of investor known as 'super angels' are raising their own venture-capital funds as solo general...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Texas, Microsoft, Wall Street, Softbank, Digital, US, Trends, Tesla, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Mars


The former Apple engineer who created the programming language Swift has joined AI chip startup SiFive. Here's what he learned working at Apple, Tesla, and Google.

Chris Lattner, the former Apple engineer who created the iOS programming language Swift, joined the artificial intelligence chip startup SiFive in January to head platform engineering there. While Lattner is focusing on software for chips now, he says it's similar to what he's been doing throughout his career at Apple, Tesla, and Google because he's building tools. Lattner says the three tech giants he's worked at have "very distinct corporate cultures" because Apple is about the product, Tesl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Tesla, Intel, Silicon Valley, Amd, Swift, Lattner, Apple Tesla, SiFive, Chris Lattner, Sutter Hill Ventures Spark Capital, SiFive Lattner, Samsung Venture Investment


New Documents Reveal One Driver’s Agony and Confusion During the Fatal Tesla Model 3 Crash in Florida

New documents released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week reveal the agonizing experience of one of the drivers involved in the fatal crash with a Tesla Model 3 in Delray Beach, Florida in 2019. The Tesla crash in Florida is one of two recent cases that have captured the federal government’s…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Technology, Cars, Tesla, Autopilot, Tesla Model, Delray Beach Florida, National Transportation Safety Board NTSB


Tesla Restores Remotely-Disabled Autopilot to Used Model S

An anonymous reader quotes The Verge: Tesla has restored the Autopilot driver assistance features it remotely disabled on a used Model S, just days after Jalopnik published a story about the customer's ordeal. The owner, who Jalopnik simply referred to as Alec, confirmed to The Verge that the features are back after The Next Web spotted new Tesla Motors Club forum posts he wrote earlier this week. Alec said he was contacted by a Tesla customer experience rep who "apologized for my troubles, to...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, ALEC, Jalopnik, Tesla Motors Club


Tesla Owner Says Remotely Disabled Autopilot Features Have Been Restored

Tesla has restored the Autopilot driver assistance features it remotely disabled on a Model S, just days after the story was first reported by Jalopnik. The owner in question, who Jalopnik refers to as Alec, said he was contacted by a Tesla customer experience rep who "apologized for my troubles, told me that Tesla has restored all missed options" and "cited a miscommunication" as the reason why the company pulled the Autopilot features in the first place. The Verge reports: Alec had purchased t...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, ALEC, Jalopnik, Monroney


Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison is holding a fundraiser for Donald Trump, where supporters can pay $100,000 for a golf outing and photo op with the president — and some Oracle employees are livid

Billionaire Oracle chairman Larry Ellison plans to host a fundraiser for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, The Desert Sun's Sam Metz reported Wednesday. A group of Oracle employees launched a calling for the event's cancellation, saying, "Ellison's support of Donald Trump does not affirm Oracle's core values of diversity, inclusiveness, and ethical business conduct." Tickets for the event, which will be held on Ellison's estate in Rancho Mirage, California, cost up to $250,000, a...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, America, Trends, Tesla, Gop, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Peter Thiel, Marco Rubio, Warren, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, Ellison


Tesla locks in stock surge with $2B offering at $767 per share

Tesla has priced its secondary common stock offering at $767, a 4.6% discount from Thursday’s share price close, according to a securities filing Friday. Tesla said in the filing it will sell 2.65 million shares at that discounted price to raise more than $2 billion. Lead underwriters Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, have the option to buy an additional 397,500 shares in the offering. Tesla shares closed at $804 on Thursday. The share price opened lowered Friday, jumped as high at $812.97 an...
Tags: Security, Elon Musk, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Economy, Automotive, Larry Ellison, Goldman Sachs, Stock Market, Morgan Stanley, Stock, Oracle, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S


Want to take your partner on a romantic EV road trip? Head to Norway

Picture it now: It’s early in the evening, you’ve just picked up your sweetheart to surprise them with a romantic road trip in your brand new grass-friendly electric vehicle. But where should you go when you have to stop every 200-300 miles (483 km) to charge up? According to British car marketplace Carwow, you should head to the romance capitals of Northern Europe, Norway and the Netherlands, obviously. [Read: Tesla nosedives in Norwegian consumer satisfaction rankings — but drivers still loyal...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, Tesla, World, Netherlands, Norway, Carwow, Northern Europe Norway


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. The US government has filed racketeering charges against Huawei and its CFO, accusing the Chinese telecom giant of conspiring to steal trade secrets from 6 tech companies. The latest indictment includes information alleging Huawei tried to steal trade secrets from six different US technology companies. Alibaba has pledged $140 million to fight the coronavirus outbreak with a platform to coordinate deliveries of crucial medical s...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Supreme Court, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Alibaba, SEC, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Huawei, Oracle, Wuhan


Former Self-Driving Car Operator Engineers Crash in Tempe, Cops Say

Police arrested an Arizona man Wednesday for allegedly causing an autonomous car to ram his own vehicle. But what might sound like just another day in the desert paradise of Tempe got weirder when the suspect turned out to have a history as a vehicle operator linked to the manufacturer of the high-tech car in question, Google’s Waymo. According to Tempe police, Raymond Tang, 31, admitted to Tempe police that he was “brake checking” a Waymo car—or slamming the brakes at unexpected times, in hopes...
Tags: Google, News, Abc, Tesla, Arizona, Bacon, Bay Area, Mazda, Tempe, Chandler, Tesla Model, Tang, Maricopa County, Raymond Tang, Waymo, Greg Bacon


Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison is holding a fundraiser for Donald Trump, where supporters can pay $100,000 for a golf outing and photo op with the president

Billionaire Oracle chairman Larry Ellison will host a fundraiser for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign, The Desert Sun's Sam Metz reported Wednesday. Tickets for the event, which will be held on Ellison's estate in Rancho Mirage, California, cost up to $250,000, according to The Desert Sun. Billionaires from other industries including Home Depot cofounder Bernie Marcus and real-estate developer Stephen Ross faced public outrage and boycotts of their companies in 2019, following repo...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, America, Trends, Tesla, Gop, United States, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Peter Thiel, Marco Rubio, Warren, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Donald Trump, Ellison


The CEO of a scooter startup owned by Ford explains why it's a good thing that his employees are unionizing — and how it could help Spin get a leg up on Bird and Lime

Forty workers who manage Spin's fleet of scooters in December voted to unionize.  Even before the decision, the Ford-owned startup had classified the workers as employees instead of independent contractors, giving them access to the associated benefits that come with employment.  In an interview, Spin's founder explained why the investments in training and benefits may help the company win in the long fight against competitors Bird, Lime and more.  Click here for more BI Prime stories. Contra...
Tags: Apple, Lyft, California, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Ford, Washington Dc, Bird, Silicon Valley, Teamsters, Lime, Poon, Uber Lyft, Euwyn Poon


Tesla is going back to the markets to raise more than $2B through stock offering

Tesla said Thursday it plans to raise more than $2 billion through a common stock offering and will use the funds to strengthen its balance sheet and for general corporate purposes, despite signaling just two weeks ago that it would not seek to raise more cash. Tesla CEO Elon Musk will purchase up to $10 million in shares in the offering, while Oracle co-founder and Tesla board member Larry Ellison will buy up to $1 million worth of Tesla shares, according to the securities filing. The ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Musk, Cfo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, The Boring Company


From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


Tesla finally returns Autopilot to second-hand Model S owner after secretly wiping it from his car

Tesla’s unsolicited removal of additional vehicle features appears to have been resolved, but it’s highlighted a much bigger issue with buying second-hand Teslas from third-party dealers. Last week, a report from Jalopnik revealed that Tesla surreptitiously removed the Enhanced Autopilot (EAP) and Full Self-Driving (FSD) features from a Model S that was sold second-hand, through a third-party dealer. On one hand, it looks like a quick attempt to make more money by selling upgrades multiple times...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, Tesla, World, Jalopnik, Teslas


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. The CEO of Cisco disagreed with a Trump administration proposal to take an ownership stake in Nokia and Ericsson to counter China's 5G offensive. Chuck Robbins said he disagreed with a Trump Administration proposal to buy an ownership stake in Ericsson and Nokia to counter China in 5G. Apple has added $18 billion in market value after its Chinese factories accelerated their post-coronavirus re-openings. Foxconn, which produces...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, California, China, Softbank, Nokia, America, Trends, Cisco, Tesla, Eu, United States, Beverly Hills, Jack Warner


Lexus will introduce a rival to Tesla's Autopilot this year that will have one big feature that Autopilot doesn't

Lexus will unveil this year an advanced driver-assistance feature that will let drivers take their hands off the wheel on highways, Lexus president Koji Sato told Automotive News Europe. Drivers will have to watch the road while using the system, called Highway Teammate. Tesla's Autopilot can also control steering, braking, and acceleration in some situations, but requires the driver to both keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road at all times. Visit Business Insider's homepage for ...
Tags: Apple, Google, US, Trends, Tesla, Porsche, Lexus, Gm, Louisiana, Sato, Automotive News Europe, Koji Sato, Highway Teammate, General Motors Super Cruise, Cybertruck, Desert Rated Gladiator


Apple adds $18 billion in market value after its Chinese factories accelerate post-coronavirus re-openings

Apple gained as much as $18 billion in market value on Wednesday following a report that its Foxconn iPhone plants will speed up their return to normal production. The Chinese factories were closed for weeks due to a coronavirus-related shutdown, but Foxconn now expects to reach 50% output by the end of February, Reuters reported. The manufacturer, which produces Apple's iPhones and Airpods among other products, also hopes to resume 80% of all China production in March, according to Reuters. A...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Hong Kong, China, Trends, Nike, Tesla, Netflix, Philippines, Goldman Sachs, Starbucks, Goldman, Foxconn, Shenzhen, Fed, Reuters


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Samsung announced multiple new products during its big Unpacked event, from a new foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, to the $1,400 Galaxy S20 Ultra with 100x zoom. The Korean tech giant announced no fewer than five major new devices during the event, including the company's best shot at Apple's AirPods. The FTC is looking into "hundreds" of potential anticompetitive acquisitions made by Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google-...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spacex, Softbank, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Barcelona, Intel, Nasa, Sprint, Airbnb, Cia, Jack Dorsey


Is a $1000 Aftermarket Add-On As Capable As Tesla's Autopilot and Cadillac's Super Cruise?

Car and Driver tested a $1,000 aftermarket autonomous driving add-on from Comma.ai against the best factory systems currently on the market. Slashdot reader schwit1 shares the report: If the self-driving car is the promised land, then today's ever proliferating driver-assist features are the desert. Diminished claims and "it's harder than we thought" mea culpas from self-driving's loudest advocates suggest we'll be wandering here for many years to come. At least the technology is meandering in t...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Toyota, Honda, Ann Arbor, Cadillac, Chrysler Kia


Nikola Motors Unveils Hybrid Fuel-Cell Concept Truck With 600-Mile Range

Nikola Motors on Monday unveiled a concept for a new electric pickup truck called the Badger. Engadget reports: Nikola plans to offer the Badger as both a purely battery-electric vehicle and as an electric/fuel-cell hybrid. The company claims the hybrid powertrain model will feature a maximum range of approximately 600 miles, while the battery model will be limited to 300 miles. It also claims the pickup will be able to tow up to 8,000 pounds and accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in approxi...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Badger, Nikola, Nikola Motors, Badger Engadget, Engadget Nikola


Samsung unveils $1,385 folding phone, Galaxy Z Flip

By Rachel Lerman and Kelvin Chan, The Associated Press Samsung on Tuesday, Feb. 11 unveiled a new foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, its second attempt to sell consumers on phones with bendable screens and clamshell designs. Rebecca Hirst, head of UK Mobile Product Development, speaks in front of photos of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Phones at the Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Drew Blackard, Head of U.S. Mobile Product Management, speaks at Sa...
Tags: Apple, Google, Motorola, London, Samsung, San Francisco, Tesla, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Samsung Galaxy, KELVIN CHAN, Roh, Rachel Lerman, Associated Press Samsung, Rebecca Hirst


Volta Trucks wants to electrify truck deliveries in cities. It's taking a page from Tesla and Apple's playbook to do it.

Volta Trucks has its eye on the niche inner-city delivery market, where electric trucks could replace existing fleets without requiring a professional driver.  In an interview, CEO Carl-Magnus Norden explained Volta's unique truck design, and answered concerns about his lack of relevant experience in the field. The company's taking cues from Apple and Tesla to enter a quickly growing electric vehicle market. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Carl-Magnus Norden isn't a car pe...
Tags: Apple, Europe, England, London, Trends, Tesla, Ford, Paris, Volvo, Midlands, Norden, VOLTA, Tesla Elon Musk, Tesla Volta, Volta Trucks, Carl Magnus Norden


Volta Trucks wants to electrify truck deliveries in cities. It's taking pages from Tesla's and Apple's playbooks to do it.

Volta Trucks has its eye on the niche inner-city delivery market, where electric trucks could replace existing fleets without requiring a professional driver.  In an interview, CEO Carl-Magnus Norden explained Volta's unique truck design and answered concerns about his lack of relevant experience in the field. The company is taking cues from Apple and Tesla to enter a quickly growing electric-vehicle market. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Carl-Magnus Norden isn't a car pe...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Elon Musk, England, London, Trends, Tesla, Ford, Paris, Volvo, Midlands, Norden, VOLTA, Tesla Elon Musk, Tesla Volta, Volta Trucks


Tesla driver in fatal 2018 crash had reported 'Autopilot' problems before, NTSB finds

A Tesla driver in California died in a March 2018 crash while using the Autopilot driver-assistance system. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) disclosed in documents made public Tuesday that Walter Huang, the 38-year-old Apple software engineer killed by his Tesla, previously reported that on prior trips his car steered away from the highway by itself. Huang was driving his Tesla Model X in Mountain View using autopilot feature at about 70 mph when the car crashed into a safety ...
Tags: Post, Business, Elon Musk, Technology, News, California, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Reuters, Ntsb, David Shepardson, Huang, National Transportation Safety Board NTSB, Walter Huang


EV startup Nikola takes on the Tesla Cybertruck with hydrogen-powered ‘Badger’

Electric truck designer Nikola (yes, as in like, Tesla) is throwing down the gauntlet to the auto industry with the announcement of its 600-mile range EV pickup truck. According to the announcement, it’s going to stand toe to toe with the likes of GMC’s Hummer EV, and Tesla‘s Cybertruck. If you hadn’t heard of them, Nikola is an electric vehicle design firm that has so far focussed on developing green semi-articulated haulage trucks. [Read: New Tesla registrations up 168% in Germany — adding to ...
Tags: Startups, Germany, Cars, Tech, Tesla, World, Gmc, Nikola, New Tesla, Hummer EV


Tesla ramps up solar tile roof installations in US, eyes China and Europe expansion

Tesla appears to be ramping up installations of its solar tile roofs in the San Francisco Bay area and will eventually roll out to Europe and China, according to CEO Elon Musk, who, in a series of tweets, provided the first substantial update since the company launched the third iteration of its product in October. The solar tile roof, which Tesla calls Solarglass, is being produced at the company’s factory in Buffalo, N.Y. Musk announced in one of the tweets plans to host a “company talk”...
Tags: TC, Europe, Elon Musk, New York, China, US, Tech, Tesla, Earth, Solar, Construction, Buffalo, GreenTech, San Francisco Bay, Hyperloop, Musk


Tesla reopened its Shanghai factory after a government-ordered closure caused by the coronavirus (TSLA)

Tesla reopened its Shanghai factory on Monday after a government-ordered closure. Deliveries for Tesla's Model 3 have been delayed early this month. Tesla started delivering vehicles made at the Shanghai in December, less than a year after construction of the factory began. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla reopened its Shanghai factory on Monday, the Japanese publication The Asahi Shimbun reported. The Shanghai government had announced the reopening on Saturday. A Tes...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, China, Trends, Tesla, Larry Ellison, Shanghai, Wuhan, Asahi Shimbun, Zach Kirkhorn, Kirkhorn


As Sacha Baron Cohen Criticizes Zuckerberg, Elon Musk Tweets "#DeleteFacebook'

It all began when Sacha Baron Cohen shared a picture of Mark Zuckerberg as a Roman Emperor along with some scathing commentary, reports TechCrunch: He tweeted in frustration, "We don't let 1 person control the water for 2.5 billion people. We don't let 1 person control electricity for 2.5 billion people. Why do we let 1 man control the information seen by 2.5 billion people? Facebook needs to be regulated by governments, not ruled by an emperor! Soon after, Tesla founder Elon Musk responded to...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Sacha Baron Cohen, Musk, Boca Chica, Sacha Baron Cohen Criticizes Zuckerberg



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