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10 things in tech you need to know today

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. 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.Let's get started.1. PayPal is reportedly exploring an acquisition of Pinterest. Pinterest soared as much as 19% on Wednesday after reports surfaced that PayPal is considering buying the social-media company for around $39 billion. Everything we ...
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Elon Musk's Tesla reports record sales and profits

The electric car maker recorded its highest quarterly profit of $1.6bn and sold more than 240,000 cars.
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Elon Musk's Boring Company Gets Green Light For Las Vegas Tunnel System

Elon Musk's Boring Company just won approval from local officials to move forward with building a network of vehicle tunnels underneath Las Vegas. The Verge reports: Elon Musk's Boring Company just won approval from local officials to move forward with building a network of vehicle tunnels underneath Las Vegas. The Boring Company already operates a small version of this "Teslas in Tunnels" system underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center, which opened earlier this year and involves two 0.8-mile...
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Tesla's Gigafactory in China has managed to boost production even amid supply chain challenges

Tesla CEO Elon Musk (center) in Shanghai. STR/AFP via Getty Images Tesla said its production in China has "ramped up well," with Shanghai remaining the company's primary export hub. Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory now produces more cars than its Fremont, CA, factory. The electric vehicle maker reported record revenue and profit in the third quarter. Tesla's operations in China appear to be overcoming the supply chain challenges - including a global chip shortage hitting carmakers ...
Tags: Auto, Elon Musk, Technology, China, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Shanghai, Manufacturing, Fremont California, China Passenger Car Association, Getty Images Tesla, Shanghai Gigafactory, Zach Kirkhorn, Supply Chain Crisis, Huileng Tan


Musk Firm Gets Early OK for Vegas Strip Tunnel Transit Plan

A company headed by Tesla chief Elon Musk passed a hurdle in its plan to drill an underground motorway beneath the Las Vegas Strip that could one day also link the city’s busy international airport and downtown casino mall.
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No Elon Musk Show During This Tesla Quarterly Call

By Hyunjoo JinSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk did not participate in the company's earnings conference call for the first time on...
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Elon Musk's SpaceX is stirring up trillion-dollar hype. Here's what Morgan Stanley says clients are talking about.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with Crew Dragon capsule lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on September 15, 2021. Joe Raedle/Getty Images SpaceX has been stirring up trillion-dollar hype among Morgan Stanley's clients. Morgan Stanley analysts have a $200 billion bull-case valuation for the firm - double what it is today. But they acknowledge SpaceX continues to challenge "any preconceived notion of what was possible and the time frame possible..." Sign up here for our daily ne...
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$1,000,000,000,000? Elon Musk could become the world's first trillionaire due to SpaceX

Elon Musk could become the world's first trillionaire. It won't be from car company Tesla — it'll likely be from his fledgling space startup SpaceX,       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Elon Musk's SpaceX sees valuation jump 33% to top $100 billion, becoming the 2nd-most valuable private company, report says

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images The valuation of Elon Musk's SpaceX skyrocketed to $100 billion, CNBC reported. A secondary sale of shares valued them 33% higher vs. a fundraising round in February. SpaceX just trails behind TikTok parent Bytedance, which is worth $140 billion. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. The valuation of Elon Musk's SpaceX has skyrocketed to $100 billion following a secondary-share sale last week, ...
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Elon Musk wants to sell Tesla 'Giga Beer' in a Cybertruck-inspired bottle

Tesla CEO Elon Musk reveals "Giga Beer" in a cyber-truck inspired bottle at the Giga Fest in Germany. Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images Elon Musk announced Tesla's plan to sell beer in a Cybertruck-inspired bottle last week. His previous booze venture was $250 tequila in a lightning-bolt bottle that sold out in hours. Tesla officially owns the trademarks for both "Giga Beer" and "Giga Bier," the German translation. Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to expand his booze business ...
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SpaceX could make Elon Musk world’s first trillionaire, says Morgan Stanley

Most of world’s richest person’s fortune so far has come from electric car company TeslaElon Musk, the world’s richest person with an estimated $241bn fortune, could become the first person to become a trillionaire, a leading investment bank has predicted.Analysts at Morgan Stanley forecast that Musk, who has made most of his fortune so far from the electric car company Tesla, could make much more money from his fledgling space exploration SpaceX. Continue reading...
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Elon Musk said the Tesla Cybertruck's side mirrors will be 'easy to remove'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk stands in front of the Cybertruck during its unveiling on November 21, 2019. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday that Tesla's Cybertruck will have side mirrors that are easy to remove. The prototype Cybertruck unveiled by Musk in 2019 had no side mirrors. Side mirrors are legally required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Elon Musk said Tuesday that Tesla's hotly anticipated Cybertruck will come with side...
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'The Big Short' investor Michael Burry says he's not betting against crypto - and reveals he bought a couple of coins

Michael Burry. Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage Michael Burry isn't betting against cryptocurrencies, and has actually bought a few tokens. "The Big Short" investor said he tweeted about shorting crypto to underline the hype around it. Burry expressed interest in blockchain technology, and suggested NFTs could serve a purpose. Michael Burry teased a wager against cryptocurrencies in a recent tweet. However, the investor of "The Big Short" fame clarified that he isn't betting on a cry...
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Where are all the robotaxis and autonomous cars we were promised?

We’re a couple weeks away from All Hallows Eve and there are plenty of things that go bump in the night for us to fear this year. Things such as dumb cars that can’t figure out how cul-de-sacs work without a human operator. And Tesla FSD’s proclivity towards driving the wrong way down clearly-marked one-way streets, for example. Up front: Rumors of the advent of truly driverless cars have been, for the most part, widely exaggerated. Elon Musk’s now infamous 2019 claim that Tesla would have one m...
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Bucket List; Right Decisions; Stanford Research; Oct 21 Virtual Summit

 Longevity in this business is about being able to reinvent yourself or invent the future.  Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft  Most entrepreneurial ideas will sound crazy, stupid and uneconomic, and then they’ll turn out to be right.  Reed Hastings, Founder Netflix Bucket List Item – Bike, Hike, Canoe Atlantic to Pacific in 6 DaysSpace for 8 biz leaders/guests each adventure – a once in a lifetime opportunity in Panama to bike, hike, and canoe from the Atlantic...
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In this simulation, spending Bill Gates' 100 billion is exhausting

If you had $100 billion that you had to spend, how would you even do it? A simulation by Neal Agarwal lets you squander the wealth of Bill Gates on things like movies, monster trucks, and the Mona Lisa. Try it out here, or spend Elon Musk's fortune here. — Read the rest
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This is what happens to your body if you die in space

As space travel for recreational purposes is becoming a very real possibility, there could come a time when we are traveling to other planets for holidays, or perhaps even to live. Commercial space company Blue Origin has already started sending paying customers on suborbital flights. And Elon Musk hopes to start a base on Mars with his firm SpaceX. This means we need to start thinking about what it will be like to live in space – but also what will happen if someone dies there. After death here...
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Elon Musk reclaims the world's richest person title from Jeff Bezos as Tesla's stock hits an 8-month-high

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO. Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images Elon Musk once again overtook Jeff Bezos as the world's richest person on Friday. Musk said he hopes his fortune is "enough to extend life to Mars." The billionaire added $60 billion to his wealth this year, driven by Tesla's robust performance and a SpaceX stock sale. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Elon Musk regained the title of the world's richest person on Friday...
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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...
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Elon Musk hopes he has enough wealth ‘to extend life to Mars’, but not everyone’s amused

Now, as someone pointed out that Elon Musk’s net worth has increased exponentially, the SpaceX CEO acknowledged it and expressed his wish to continue with his mission involving the Red Planet. Recently, popular crypto YouTuber Matt Wallace tweeted that Musk is now richer than Bill Gates and Warren Buffett combined, with a net worth equal to 861 billion Dogecoin. Many joined Wallace and Musk to share memes and jokes wondering if Dogecoin would be the currency on the Red Planet, while others disc...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mars, Musk, Wallace, Red Planet, Matt Wallace, Dogecoin


Tesla CEO Elon Musk sparks Shiba Inu cryptocurrency surge with single tweet

Elon Musk has yet again shown the power of a single tweet.The Tesla CEO posted a text art image of the Japanese dog Shiba Inu/joke cryptocurrency with a rocket ship — slang in the crypto world for "to the moon".The exclamation... [Author: [email protected]]
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Tesla has started delivering its latest Model X SUV after months of delays

The refreshed Tesla Model X. Tesla Tesla started delivering the updated version of its Model X SUV on Sunday. The first deliveries come several months after Tesla promised. Elon Musk has attributed the delay to supply-chain issues and difficulties in ramping production. Tesla announced the revamped version of its Model X SUV back in January. Now, after months of delays, it's delivering them to customers at long last. The electric-car maker posted photos to Twitter on Sunday of the...
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Elon Musk offers advice to 200 Volkswagen execs on how the German EV maker can streamline its supply chain

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, left, and Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess. Brendan Smialowski and Tobias Schwarz/AFP via Getty Images Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess invited Tesla CEO Elon Musk to address 200 top VW executives. Musk joined the conference by video, dispensing advice on management and supply chains. "Happy to hear that even our strongest competitor thinks that we will succeed," Diess said. Tesla CEO Elon Musk beamed into a meeting with top Volkswagen executives in Austria to explain how Te...
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"Did you know what a caparison is? It's those crazy clothes they put on a horse."

I say out loud as Meade looks over my shoulder at this image: Those are the Dukes of Brittany and Bourbon on caparisoned horses at a tournament fight (1460s), from "Le Livre des tournois" by Barthélemy d'Eyck, illustrating the Wikipedia article "Caparison." I encountered the word this morning in the sentence "But he prances in his new caparisons, and neighs a happy scorn at the old." The "he" is a grotesque racist Democratic Senator (in 1905), who popped onto my blog this morning as I delved in...
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Tesla's Musk Dials Into Volkswagen Executive Conference

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Tesla boss Elon Musk has addressed 200 Volkswagen executives via a video call after an invitation from the German carmaker's...
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It's all going as planned.

I said "Nice PR" back in 2018 when "Banksy Painting Self-Destructs After Fetching $1.4 Million at Sotheby’s."  Now, predictably, "Banksy tried to destroy his art after it sold for $1.4 million. The shredded version just went for $25.4 million" (WaPo). On Thursday, three years after Banksy’s act of destructive creation, the anonymous buyer put up for auction “Girl With Balloon,” or rather, its successor — the retitled “Love Is in the Bin.” After nine bidders battled for 10 minutes, the semi-sh...
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Some Starlink customers have canceled their preorders, after paying a $100 deposit up to 9 months ago and receiving no contact from SpaceX

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. REUTERS/Mike Blake Some Starlink customers have canceled their $100 deposits after waiting months for the service. They said they weren't able to contact SpaceX customer service to see when they'd get the kits. SpaceX said the kits would arrive in mid- or late 2021, but some customers became fed up of waiting. John Duran paid a $100 deposit in February to secure Starlink and replace his "horrible service that is as good or worse than having nothing," he told I...
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Elon Musk is now worth $230 billion—as much as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett combined

Joe Raedle | Getty Images Elon Musk has entered rarified air in the world billionaire rankings. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO is not only currently the richest person in the world, but is now worth as much as fellow billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett combined. The 50-year-old’s net worth is $230 billion as of Friday morning, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Gates sits in fourth place with $130 billion and Buffett is No. 10 with $102 billion. Both Gates and Buffett ...
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