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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...
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Elon Musk Could Pass Bill Gates Wealth This Week

Elon Musk is close to passing Bill Gates to become the second richest person in the world. As of Sunday, Elon trailed Bill Gates by about $7 Billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaire index.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Elon Musk Passed Bill Gates as Second Richest in the World

Elon Musk is close to passing passed Bill Gates to become the second richest person in the world. As of Sunday, Elon trailed Bill Gates by about $7 Billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaire... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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SpaceX Dragon Uses LIDAR

Elon Musk tweeted that SpaceX developed and uses LIDAR for Dragon docking with the Space Station. Elon and Tesla do not use LIDAR for for self-driving. Elon commented that if you are going to do... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Elon Passes Zuckerberg as Tesla Nears $500 Billion

Tesla is worth $480 billion and Elon Musk is worth about 20% more than Mark Zuckerberg. Another 10% move in Tesla stock will send Elon Musk past the net worth of Bill Gates ($128 billion). SP Global... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Elon Musk Has Conflicting COVID Tests and Starts Twitter Debate

Elon Musk is 49 so his risks are very low with COVID. Elon is a multi-billionaire and will be able to get the best treatments. Elon said he had the symptoms of a typical cold with nothing unusual so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Elon who? Tesla’s Chinese rival NIO is up 1,200% this year

Chinese electric vehicle stock NIO is now up 1,200% for the year-to-date and has shown little sign of slowing down. Often pegged as a primary Tesla rival, NIO is today worth almost $66 billion, making it the sixth most valuable carmaker in the world ahead of major marquees like US’ General Motors and Germany’s BMW. On the other hand, Elon Musk‘s wunderstock Tesla is still number one, having eclipsed Toyota earlier this year. But while Tesla has impressively returned nearly 400% this year, its 20...
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"There is a high level of degenerate behavior with Elon. There’s a paranoia: Are you with me or against me? I genuinely want to leave the room sometimes when he walks in."

"All of these guys, I’ve spent time with them, Musk, Zuck, all of them; they all exhibit tendencies of total and complete pathological sociopathy. They don’t at their core give a flying fuck about you or me as individuals."   Said an unnamed person, quoted in "ELON MUSK’S TOTALLY AWFUL, BATSHIT-CRAZY, COMPLETELY BONKERS, MOST EXCELLENT YEAR/In 2020, the COVID-doubting, media-hating Twitterholic CEO became the third-richest man alive, SpaceX launched two astronauts into orbit, and Tesla became ...
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Tesla employees reportedly fear having a meeting with Elon Musk the day after a SpaceX rocket test fails

Elon Musk. PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images Elon Musk oversees two companies — Tesla and SpaceX — and employees at both companies keep close tabs on his moods, according to Vanity Fair's Nick Bilton.  Tesla employees will watch SpaceX launches and live in fear of Musk's bad mood if they fail. If the launch is successful, employees will submit budget requests while Musk is happy, Vanity Fair reports.  Employees also keep close tabs on Musk's Twitter account, checking it every morning to see if ...
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The Big Question: Why is Elon Musk selling all his houses in America?

Born in South Africa in 1971, Elon Musk was raised in a complex and multicultural family. As a kid, he was smart and eager to read any book that he could get his hands upon. Slowly and steadily, Elon Musk was developing and selling patents related to his own computer coding programs even before he reached adolescence. Today, he is one of the most renowned personalities in the world owing to his success with Paypal, Tesla, and SpaceX among a vast plethora of companies that he has turned into c...
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The Big Question: Why is Elon Musk selling his houses in America?

Born in South Africa in 1971, Elon Musk was raised in a complex and multicultural family. As a kid, he was smart and eager to read any book that he could get his hands upon. Slowly and steadily, Elon Musk was developing and selling patents related to his own computer coding programs even before he reached adolescence. Today, he is one of the most renowned personalities in the world owing to his success with Paypal, Tesla, and SpaceX among a vast plethora of companies that he has turned into c...
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Elon ‘own no home’ Musk sells Gene Wilder’s old pad — 5 properties to go

Elon Musk appears to be following through with his plan to “own no house.” Variety reports the enigmatic billionaire recently parted with Gene Wilder’s former Bel Air estate — the second of seven properties. Musk sold the house for $7 million to an LLC run by Hollywood screenwriter/producer Elizabeth Hunter, the spouse of Wilder’s nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman. The estate, which reportedly can’t be seen from the street, spans 0.78 acre while the house itself covers 2,756 square feet and boasts f...
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RBW Roadster: When Those Classic Vibes & Creative EV Engineering Meet

Now this, Elon, is a roadster. Specifically, this is the RBW Roadster from RBW EV Classic Cars. Constructed in the British Midlands, it’s got style for days and green cred to match. RBW says their EV Roadster is “Inspired by the MGB Roadster of the 1960s,” which is obvious. Less obvious is all the cool tech that lies beneath its skin. That skin, it’s worth noting, is a brand new body shell from British Motor Heritage. This is not a junkyard special with some batteries, and a big motor bolted ...
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Tesla's Full Self-Driving Beta Rolls Out To Rave Reviews

Rei writes: "Oh, it's going dude!" "But there's no lanes -- there's cars on the side of the road!" "DUDE, it's navigating through it ALL, bro!" ... "It paused to look DUDE!" "There's NO LANES! Elon, you madman!" Such was one of the many reaction videos to come out overnight as Tesla released a major upgrade of Autopilot to a limited public beta. Complete with a new LIDAR-like visualization system, the car now provides a detailed display of how it perceives the world as it dodges parked cars, tak...
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'Another major step forward': Here's what 6 Wall Street analysts had to say after Tesla's earnings beat expectations

Reuters Tesla's third-quarter earnings report beat expectations on multiple key metrics including cash flow and gross margins. The electric vehicle automaker also reiterated its goal of 500,000 deliveries in 2020, a statement many analysts were anticipating before the report. Shares of Tesla soared nearly 5% at the market open on Thursday.Here's what six Wall Street analysts had to say about Tesla's third-quarter earnings report. Watch Tesla trade live here.Tesla's third-quarter earnings r...
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Elon Musk Targets Orbital SpaceX Starship in 2021 and Unmanned Mars in 2024

Elon Musk spoke for nearly an hour at the 2020 Mars Society Event. Elon said that he was 80-90% confident that the SpaceX Starship would reach orbit in 2021. Elon was interviewed by Robert Zubrin.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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An auto-manufacturing expert says Tesla's days of production hell have put it '10 years ahead' of the competition

FILE PHOTO: Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at its factory in Shanghai Reuters Tesla's manufacturing has improved by large magnitudes from the days of "production hell," one expert says.  Sandy Munro, one of the foremost experts on vehicle teardowns and cost analysis, says the Model Y is the first electric vehicle he's ever recommended.  The company improves because it constantly evolves its design, something that's helped it get a decade up on the compet...
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Elon Musk Needs a Tesla PR Team

Elon Musk went on Kara Swisher’s podcast recently and complained about the media coverage of Battery Day and I have to say, Elon, in the highly unlikely event that you’re reading this, hire a real honest-to-God comms shop. Let me hit you, dear reader, with some inside baseball. You probably know that just about every large […] The post Elon Musk Needs a Tesla PR Team appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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A Japanese astronaut is in talks to join SpaceX's artist-filled Starship mission around the moon

Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi is slated to fly on the first operational SpaceX Crew Dragon mission, called Crew-1, but is also hoping to join a lunar flight. Sam Friedman/SpaceX SpaceX plans to launch a mission around the moon in 2023 with its reusable steel Starship vehicle. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is funding the private voyage, called #dearMoon, and plans to bring along a handful of artists plus an astronaut or two. Soichi Noguchi, a JAXA astronaut who's slated to fly on ...
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Elon Musk called Bill Gates a 'knucklehead' for criticizing his coronavirus response. Here's where their simmering feud began and how it's escalated amid the pandemic.

Elon Musk, left, 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 revealed he bought a Porsche electric car over a Tesla. Most recently, Gates and Musk have feuded over the coronavirus. Gates called Musk's comments on the outb...
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Tesla says its battery innovations will deliver its goal of a $25,000 mass market electric car

Tesla held its ‘Battery Day’ event on Tuesday to discuss a variety of innovations it has developed and is pursuing in battery technology for its vehicles. At the event, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and SVP of Powertrain and Energy Engineering Drew Baglino detailed new anode and cathode technology it’s working on, as well as materials science, in-house mining operations and manufacturing improvements it’s developing to make more more affordable, sustainable batteries – and they said that taken together, t...
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Are Tesla's Data-Gathering Cars Secretly Improving Autopilot's Algorithms?

"When the history of autonomous cars is written, the winner will be Tesla," speculates long-time technology pundit Robert Cringely. "Heck, I think they've already won." But his article includes a disclaimer that it's "based pretty much on logic, not knowledge, which is to say I might again be too frigging stupid to read, much less write." Tesla has more than a million data-gathering devices on the roads. We call them cars. Tesla cars have no LIDAR but they have eight cameras and RADAR. Every...
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Bill Gates On the Difference Between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs

In an interview with Bloomberg, Bill Gates was asked whether his contemporary Elon Musk could be considered the "next Steve Jobs," due to the advancements his companies Tesla and SpaceX have made in electric cars and reusable rockets, respectively. CNBC reports: "If you know people personally, that kind of gross oversimplification seems strange," Gates told Bloomberg in the interview published Thursday. There are some key differences between the way Musk and Jobs operate, Gates said. "Elon's mor...
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Bill Gates says Elon Musk couldn't be confused with Steve Jobs and that electric cars are 'far easier' than other climate change technology

Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times Bill Gates doesn't think it's fair to call Elon Musk "the next Steve Jobs," the billionaire philanthropist said during an interview on Bloomberg TV Thursday. When asked by Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker if Musk was indeed the next Jobs, Gates replied: "If you know people personally, that kind of gross oversimplification seems strange. Elon’s more of a hands-on engineer; Steve was a genius at design and picking people ...
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Satellite Vu aims to scope out the whole globe with thermal vision

Earth observation has grown from government-run missions to a crucial everyday business tool, but it still has room to grow. Specifically, into the thermal infrared spectrum, if startup Satellite Vu gets itself into orbit. The company plans to be able to monitor the heat signatures of most of the planet’s buildings with a satellite constellation built for the purpose. Presenting today at TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield, Satellite Vu co-founder and CEO Anthony Baker explained the huge m...
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Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 Prototype: No Fuel? No Problem!

Woo-hoo! Ford has, unexpectedly and delightfully, rolled out a new Mustang Cobra Jet drag car on us. And get this. Right out of the box, the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype is putting down over 1,500 horsepower and can crank out low-eight second times in the quarter. But, believe it or not, that’s not the impressive part. No, this is the impressive part: The Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 prototype is electric. No Fuel? No Problem! The raw numbers for this latest Cobra Jet, recorded d...
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619 Spending Too Much Time at Home

Some Boeing 787s are grounded due to structural problems, Rolls-Royce financials don’t look good, a positive TSA story, another virtual flight option, US DOE funding for electric aircraft technologies, Pipistrel to set electric aircraft world records, Elon Musk says 3-4 years for effective electric aircraft batteries, Spirit avoids layoffs, and $200 ticket change fees are dropped. Some co-hosts know how to make a podcast producer laugh… Aviation News Boeing yanks eight 787s from service o...
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Elon Musk's family includes a model, several millionaire entrepreneurs, and multiple sets of twins. Here are the members of the Musk family tree.

Elon Musk with his mother, Maye Musk. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has a large family that includes multiple millionaire entrepreneurs and several sets of twins. Musk, who has been married twice and has five sons, has a new member of the family: a baby boy with his partner, the musician Grimes. Musk also has two siblings, Kimbal and Tosca; his mother, Maye, is a model; and his cousins have sold two companies for millions of dollars. Visit Business Insider's homepage...
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You Musk be joking: A mind-reading Neuralink chip in a pig's brain? Downloadable memories? Telepathy? Watch and judge for yourself

'The future's going to be weird' says startup's founder Elon Video In a late Friday evening reveal, Elon Musk updated the world on his Neuralink brain-to-computer interface startup, with the help of three little piggies. Specifically, his team revealed it has implanted a mind-reading gadget in a live pig's brain.…
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Tesla owners looking for love can now join a dating network exclusively for 'like-minded Elon stans' (TSLA)

A techie in Canada is launching a dating app exclusively for verified owners of Tesla cars, the electric vehicles with a loyal cult following. The idea came about after app creator Ajitpal Grewal noticed that Tesla owners couldn't stop talking about their cars and shared similar values, such as "stanning Elon Musk," he told Business Insider. Grewal says the app is still in the "early stages" of development. Since launching the website Wednesday, more than 160 people have signed up for the app'...
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