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What will happen when Elon Musk’s Gigafactory faces the wurst?

News here in Germany is that Elon Musk’s Gigafactory in Brandenburg is about to start production.  As an Ausländer myself who has lived in East Germany (Berlin and Leipzig) for almost a decade, I know that Germany has some cultural quirks. So I wanted to offer Elon some tips from the land of wurst, beer, and the German way. I got assistance from a former factory floor worker from Tesla’s Fremont Factory speaking off the record — I’ll call him Tesla man to conceal his identity — and Victoria Mess...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Opinion, Germany, Tesla, Leipzig, Shift, Insider, Elon, Brandenburg, Fremont Factory, East Germany Berlin, Victoria Messer


Elon Says SpaceX Risks Bankruptcy Without a Raptor Engine Solution

Elon Musk emailed SpaceX employees that there is a crisis in Starship Raptor engine production. SpaceX could face a ‘genuine risk of bankruptcy’ if they cannot achieve Starship flight rate of once... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Innovation, Elon, Starship


Binance restarts dogecoin withdrawals following technical glitch and CEO's skirmish with Elon Musk

BinanceSOPA images Binance said Monday investors could resume withdrawing dogecoin after it fixed a technical glitch.  The crypto exchange halted withdrawals for about two weeks after a network upgrade led to technical problems.  Elon Musk and Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao exchanged words on Twitter over the matter.  Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, said Monday investors could again withdraw dogecoin from their accounts after straightening out a technical problem that pr...
Tags: Elon Musk, US, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Doge, Musk, Elon, Zhao, Dogecoin, Carla Mozee, Binance, Changpeng Zhao, MI Exclusive, Dogecoin Core, Dogecoin Cryptocurrencies


Scientists propose first steps toward creating life on Mars

The moment humankind stepped out from our caves and gazed upon the night sky with curiosity and wonder, our ancestors set into motion a chain of events that will almost certainly end up with humans walking on Martian soil. And, if you believe the current hype, that day could come in the next couple of decades. NASA has every intention of sending a crewed mission to the red planet sometime in the 2030s. In the meantime, those of us who remain stuck here on Earth are left to wonder what such an ac...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Elon, Neural, Next Featured


Tesla fans flood JPMorgan's Yelp page with 1-star reviews as Elon Musk spars with the bank

Elon Musk.Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images JPMorgan's Yelp page was temporarily disabled after Tesla fans bombarded it with one-star reviews. Elon Musk had said he'd give JPMorgan a one-star review if it didn't drop a lawsuit against Tesla. The bank sued Tesla over Musk's failed bid to take the company private in 2018.  Elon Musk fans aren't happy with JPMorgan right now, and they've taken to the company's Yelp page to prove it.Egged on by the technoking himself, ...
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Finance, US, Trends, Tesla, Yelp, Wall Street Journal, Musk, Elon, Jpmorgan, JPMorgan Chase, JPM, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Tesla Lawsuit


Elon Musk reportedly threatened to give JPMorgan a 'one star review on Yelp' if it doesn't withdraw its lawsuit

Elon MuskPool An ongoing legal dispute between JPMorgan and Tesla led Elon Musk to fire back at the bank in a recent WSJ article."If JPM doesn't withdraw their lawsuit, I will give them a one star review on Yelp," Musk said.JPMorgan says Tesla owes the bank $162 million from a warrant trade dating back to 2014.An ongoing legal dispute between JPMorgan and Tesla has elicited a memorable response from Elon Musk, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal."If JPM doesn't withdraw ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Goldman Sachs, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Musk, Elon, Jpmorgan, Matthew Fox, Morgan Stanley Tesla, Yelp Musk, Wall Street Journal On Twitter Musk


Tesla’s app outage exposes the bigger problem of IoT

Is there ever a week without some kind of fuck up at Tesla? If it was a lesser brand, I’d think it was a ploy for publicity, but the latest app bug was way too severe for that. Last Friday, the BBC wrote that about 500 users reported an error on the Tesla app at around 4:40 ET (10:40 CET) that left car owners unable to unlock the doors or start their cars. Since the company has no PR team (Elon sacked them), it was Elon Musk to the rescue. So he went on Twitter to keep stranded drivers updated.…...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Tesla, Bbc, Shift, Insider, Elon


House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy has spent more than 3 hours delivering a rambling, erratic speech referencing Elon Musk, Abraham Lincoln, China, and Afghanistan in bid to delay passage of Biden spending bill

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.Patrick Pleul, Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California delivered a chaotic marathon speech late Thursday. McCarthy was trying to stall Democrats passing their roughly $1.7 trillion social spending bill. As of midnight Thursday, McCarthy had been speaking for more than three hours.  In an effort to stall and frustrate Democrats before passing their roughly $1.7 trill...
Tags: Elon Musk, Politics, Texas, Congress, California, Senate, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Economy, Afghanistan, Gop, House, Biden, Mccarthy, Kamala Harris


The AGI hype train is running out of steam

The AGI hype train has hit some heavy traffic. While futurists and fundraisers used to make bullish predictions about artificial general intelligence, they’ve become quieter lately. Peter Thiel — the tech billionaire and rumored vampire — says Silicon Valley big brains have lost enthusiasm for AGI. “Elon’s not talking about it anymore and Larry [Page] is off to Fiji and doesn’t seem to be working on it quite as hard,” Thiel said at a recent event. Thiel described Musk as “a weathervane for the z...
Tags: Startups, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Agi, Fiji, Musk, Insider, Elon, Larry, Thiel, Neural


SCOTT GALLOWAY: Here are the companies I predict will get acquired - and by whom - in 2022

Peloton is one of the companies Galloway predicts could be acquired next year. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent blog post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway talks about which media and content companies he predicts will get acquired. Three weeks ago, "someone" floated the idea of PayPal buying Pinterest. PYPL plunged 5% the next...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Pinterest, Microsoft, Russia, US, Trends, Nike, Tesla, Paypal, Warren Buffett, Jack, Doj, Robinhood, Fintech, Dorsey


Ken Griffin thinks bitcoin will be replaced by ethereum and says the Reddit-fueled conspiracy theories about his involvement in the GameStop saga are like a bad SNL joke

Ken Griffin's Citadel Securities was at the centre of the GameStop saga Michael Kovac/Getty Images Citadel's Ken Griffin said bitcoin will be replaced by a superior cryptocurrency like ethereum.Griffin told DealBook's Andrew Ross Sorkin that there's only one way to value cryptocurrencies.Griffin also dismissed his involvement in the GameStop saga and said it read like a bad SNL joke.Citadel's Ken Griffin thinks bitcoin will be disrupted by a superior cryptocurrency based...
Tags: Elon Musk, China, Amc, America, Trends, Tesla, Reddit, SEC, Griffin, Gamestop, Musk, Elon, Citadel, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Ken Griffin, DealBook


10 things before the opening bell

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Elon Musk stands on the construction site of the Tesla factory in Grünheide near Berlin, May 17, 2021. He revealed in a tweet that he's now living in a rented house in Boca Chica, Texas, that costs $50,000. Christophe Gateau/picture alliance via Getty Images Welcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Plus, join us for an exclusiv...
Tags: Elon Musk, China, Berlin, US, Trends, Tesla, Nba, Crypto, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Wyden, Musk, Ron Wyden, Citi, Fed, Elon


Kimbal Musk cashed out $109 million of Tesla stock just before Elon's tweets whacked the share price

Kimbal Musk (left) is the brother of Tesla CEO Elon Musk (right). Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Hannibal Hanschke Pool/Getty Kimbal Musk sold around $109 million of Tesla stock a day before his brother Elon posted a tweet that knocked the share price. Elon asked his Twitter fans whether he should sell 10% of his Tesla holdings, worth around $21 billion. Kimbal and other Tesla directors have seen their wealth balloon as the EV maker's share price has skyrocketed. Tesla board member Kim...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Morgan Stanley, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Elon, Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Antonio Gracias, Axelle Bauer Griffin, Kimbal Musk, Harry Robertson, Kimbal, Robyn Denholm, Getty Kimbal Musk


Elon Musk Selling 10% of Tesla to Pay Taxes

Elon Musk had a twitter poll to determine if he will sell 10% of Tesla. The poll was 58% for yes Elon should sell 10% of his Tesla shares. Elon has about 170 million shares of Tesla. This sale will... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Elon Musk, Technology, Taxes, Government, Wealth, Tesla, World, Innovation, Elon


Tesla shares slide after Elon Musk runs Twitter poll on selling stock - and his followers vote 'yes'

Tesla shares fell up 5 per cent as the market opened in the US after social media users directed CEO Elon Must to sell stock. Read More Record September for NZ new vehicle sales - and 1 in 5 is electric On Saturday US time,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Tesla, Elon, Elon Musk runs Twitter


From Elon’s mind to Bill Gate’s wallet: How GPT-3 ended up on Azure

Microsoft recently announced it will soon offer ‘invitation only’ access to GPT-3 via Azure. This is a weird bit of news. We all saw it coming the moment Microsoft tossed Open AI a cool $1B for “pre AGI technologies” (AGI, artificial general intelligence, doesn’t exist yet, so literally everything is a pre AGI tech lol). But it’s unclear exactly what this means for OpenAI going forward. Back in 2019, when the two companies inked the partnership, it seemed like OpenAI was going to beef up Azure’s...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, Azure, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Agi, Elon, GPT, Bill Gate, Neural, Next Featured


An analysis of what would happen if Elon’s proposed tax dollars were spent on public transport

It must be hard being Elon Musk. Yep, everyone’s favourite Space Karen is crying into his Giga bier and fiddling with his flame thrower in angst. He’s aimed his ire at a proposal before the US Senate to tax Musk and his wealthiest friends.  Specifically, these billionaires would fall subject to the 23.8% capital gains tax on the increased value of unsold assets like stocks and bonds. Elon has plenty of money Let’s be clear: the man is hardly buying no-name brand baby food for X Æ A-12. His net w...
Tags: Startups, US Senate, Musk, Shift, Insider, Elon, Elon Musk Yep, Space Karen


Billionaire investor Ron Baron has seen his Tesla holdings balloon to over $6 billion since 2014 - and he says his fund will be a holder for at least another 10 years

Ron Baron, chairman and CEO of Baron Capital Management. Baron Capital Management The Tesla stock holdings of billionaire investor Ron Baron's namesake fund have ballooned to more than $6.1 billion. He first invested in the electric carmaker in 2014 with an initial stake of $380 million. "I think we'll probably be an investor for another 10 years, same with SpaceX," he told CNBC. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. The Tesla stock holdings of ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Baron, Cnbc, Musk, Elon, Ron Baron, Baron Capital, Isabelle Lee, Baron Capital Management Baron Capital Management, SpaceX Baron Capital Management


Elon Musk celebrated Tesla's surge to a $1 trillion valuation - after complaining the volatile stock price was distracting

Elon Musk. Patrick Pleul/Pool via Reuters Elon Musk trumpeted Tesla reaching a record $1 trillion market capitalization this week. The electric-vehicle company's CEO complained the stock's volatility was distracting in 2019. Musk quoted Warren Buffett to underscore why daily stock-price movements aren't meaningful. Tesla stock has surged 40% this year, boosting the electric-vehicle company's market capitalization to a record $1 trillion this week. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, Warren Buffett, Hertz, Berkshire, Musk, Buffett, Elon, Reuters Elon Musk, Berkshire Hathaway CEO, Theron Mohamed, Elon Musk Patrick Pleul Pool


Elon Musk 'didn't even tell his team' he was moving Tesla's HQ from the Bay Area to Texas, a top California official reportedly said

Elon Musk himself moved to Texas last year. Patrick Pleul/Pool via Reuters Elon Musk "didn't even tell his team" he was moving Tesla's HQ to Texas, a top California official said, per Bloomberg. Tesla's California leadership didn't know until Musk announced it to shareholders, Dee Dee Myers reportedly said. Tesla still plans to ramp up production in California despite moving its headquarters. Tesla's California leadership team didn't find out the electric-vehicle gi...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, News, California, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Palo Alto, Austin, Silicon Valley, Nevada, Musk, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area


Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg were rivals long before Dorsey mocked Facebook's metaverse plan. Theirs is just one of a dozen yearslong feuds between some of the world's most powerful tech leaders.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Joe Raedle/Getty Images; Mark Lennihan/AP Photo While there are many close friendships in Silicon Valley, there are also plenty of feuds. Some appear to be friendly rivalries, like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle founder Larry Ellison. Others are more contentious: Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, for example, have been feuding for years. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground for rivalries. In a place where world-changing ideas...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, US, San Francisco, Trends


Boeing's Starliner capsule corroded due to high humidity levels, NASA explains, and the spaceship won't fly this year

Meanwhile Elon's running orbital tourist trips and ISS crew missions Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner capsule, designed to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station, will not fly until the first half of next year at the earliest, as the manufacturing giant continues to tackle an issue with the spacecraft’s valves.…
Tags: Nasa, Software, International Space Station, Boeing, Elon


Tesla’s making beer now — and that’s dangerous marketing

Over a week ago, at Tesla’s “Giga Fest” event in Berlin, on the site where the company is currently building its German Gigafactory, Elon Musk announced that Tesla is going to make its own… beer.  Echoing the “giga” spirit of the day, the beer is going to be called “Giga Beer” and “Giga Bier” (the German equivalent), and the bottle’s design is inspired by the futuristic lines and angles of the Cybertruck. Here’s what our dear Elon said during the event: We’re going to build a train station that’...
Tags: Startups, Berlin, Insights, Tesla, Shift, Elon, Gigafactory Elon Musk


Elon Musk teased Warren Buffett for being so much poorer than him - and suggested the investor buy Tesla stock to catch up

Warren Buffett (left) and Elon Musk (right). Alex Wong/Getty, REUTERS/Rebecca Cook Elon Musk joked that Warren Buffett should buy Tesla stock if he wants to get richer. The Tesla and SpaceX chief's net worth is more than double the size of the investor's fortune. Musk and Buffett have clashed before, on issues such as the importance of brands. Elon Musk teased Warren Buffett for being poorer than him in a recent tweet, suggesting the investor should buy a stake in his electric-vehi...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Microsoft, Trends, Tesla, Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Coca Cola, Berkshire, Cnbc, Musk, Buffett, Elon, GEICO


Jamie Dimon is just one finance leader not buying the bitcoin hype as it heads back to its record high. Here are 18 other skeptics.

JPMorgan CEO, Jamie Dimon. Mike Blake/Reuters JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon is well-known for his skepticism towards bitcoin. That is despite heavy institutional adoption of cryptocurrencies, especially in bitcoin and ethereum. Jerome Powell, Michael Burry and Jack Ma are among the financial leaders who might agree with him. While more and more Wall Street firms and retail investors are embracing bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon isn't playing along with the cry...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Getty Images, United States, Christine Lagarde, Jack Ma, Jamie Dimon, Paul Krugman, Cnbc, Imf, Reuters, Elon, Jpmorgan, Nati Harnik


Tesla was ordered to pay $137 million to a Black man who said he was subjected to racist abuse while working as an elevator operator at the company

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Jae C. Hong/AP Tesla must pay $137 million to a former contracted worker who brought a racial harassment case, a jury ruled. Owen Diaz worked at Tesla's Fremont factory as an elevator operator in 2015. Diaz said colleagues told him to "go back to Africa," and that he suffered sleepless nights. See more stories on Insider's business page. A San Francisco federal court jury on Monday ruled that Tesla must pay $137 million to a Black man who said he endured racist...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Africa, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Racism, The Daily Beast, Cnbc, Elon, Berry, FREMONT, Diaz, Fremont California


Top Stories this PM: Biden swipes at Manchin and Sinema; Zuck's net worth sheds billions amid Facebook outage

Good afternoon. Here are the top stories so far today.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What happened today:Biden swipes at Manchin and Sinema. President Joe Biden indirectly blamed Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona on Monday for delaying progress on his sprawling infrastructure and social spending plans. "I was able to close the deal with 99% of my party," Biden said, laughing and holding up two fingers. "Two. Two people." ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hollywood, News, New York City, US, West Virginia, Newsletter, Trends, Joe Biden, Arizona, Biden, Elon, Iatse, Matthew Loeb, Yang


Daily Crunch: Here’s what happened at Apple’s virtual 2021 fall event

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for September 14, 2021. It was an Apple day on the internets, so we’ve all spent the afternoon trying to figure out if we need a new smartphone. Answer? Probably not, but that won’t stop a good portion of the TechCrunch crew from deploying fresh Yahoo lucre into Cupertino’s market cap. We love this stuff. On the TechCrunch front, D...
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If you thought a self-driving Tesla was cool, here is a kit to build and program your own self-driving car

TLDR: This Wheelson AI Self-Driving Car kit not only guides users through building a self-driving vehicle, but also doing the programming to make it get moving and stay on the road all by itself. KITT. Christine. Heck, even Herbie the Love Bug. For decades, we’ve been watching movies and TV shows starring almost sentient vehicles who don’t need a driver to get from point A to point B. Or to handle a lot of other important stuff, if we’re being honest. But although we’re getting closer, the reali...
Tags: Startups, Hollywood, Tesla, Offers, Elon, Herbie, KITT Christine Heck


Vitalik Buterin discussed ether's environmental impact, how dogecoin could become more like ether and joked with Elon Musk in a recent Twitter Q&A. Here are the 10 best quotes

Founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin during TechCrunch Disrupt London on December 8, 2015 in London, England. Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for TechCrunch Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin opened up to his followers over a Twitter Q&A this week and joked with Tesla boss Elon Musk. He answered questions about love, regrets, dogecoin and where ethereum and crypto generally are heading. The ethereum network's ether token has comfortably outperformed larger crypto rival bitcoin this ye...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, London, Trends, Tesla, Elon, London England, Vitalik Buterin, John Phillips Getty, Vitalik, Buterin, Ethereum Vitalik Buterin, Camomile Shumba