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Wondering about getting a job at SpaceX? Elon Musk says innovation is the main criterion

In a wide ranging discussion at the Air Warfare Symposium held by the U.S. Air Force, Elon Musk touched on some old and new themes, but one highlight of the discussion was the small window into hiring and firing practices at SpaceX — arguably one of the world’s most demanding engineering companies.  The company prides itself on innovation and for its chief executive officer, that apparently extends to the interview process itself. “[When we] i nterview people we ask for some evidence of except...
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Elon Musk's brother has a plan to revolutionize farming

Plant-based foods are all the rage right now, and vertical farms are capitalizing on the trend.
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Elon Musk's brother wants to transform farming

Plant-based foods are all the rage right now, and vertical farms are capitalizing on the trend.
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Sunrun crushed Tesla in solar installations last year. A top executive reveals a key piece of the $2.2 billion company's strategy to widen its lead.

Tesla's primary rival in the rooftop solar industry is a little-known company called Sunrun, which is continuing to dominate the market. Sunrun deployed more than 400 megawatts of solar last year, while Tesla installed just 173. Business Insider talked to a top executive, who revealed two key parts of the company's growth strategy — promoting battery sales and partnering with utilities. Click here for more BI Prime stories. In the years before it was acquired by Tesla in 2016, SolarCity was t...
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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt says China could supplant Silicon Valley as the world's tech powerhouse unless the US government steps in

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt urged the United States government to get more invested in the ongoing tech race between China and the US. In an op-ed published Friday morning in the New York Times, Schmidt argued that the US has a tenuous lead over China on a variety of tech fronts, from AI to biotechnology. "The government needs to get back in the game in a serious way," Schmidt said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who helped build the com...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Congress, White House, China, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, United States, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Eric Schmidt, Trump, Dod, SCHMIDT, New York Times Schmidt

DoorDash just confidentially filed IPO paperwork as it prepares to go public

DoorDash is preparing for a public offering and has confidentially filed IPO paperwork with the SEC, the company announced Thursday. The food-delivery startup has made a series of high-profile acquisitions in the past year, including Scotty Labs and Caviar. DoorDash was valued at $13 billion in a November 2019 funding round and has raised over $2 billion to date. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. DoorDash announced Thursday that it is preparing a public offering and has file...
Tags: Elon Musk, Softbank, Trends, SEC, Financial Times, Doordash, Scotty Labs

The 6 levels of autonomous driving, explained as fast as possible

Welcome to Shift Basics, a collection of tips, explainers, guides, and advice to keep you up to speed with mobility tech. Autonomous driving isn’t quite as clear cut as it sounds. Despite many vehicles claiming to have self-driving capabilities, they aren’t all the same. As it happens, the industry (Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE) has settled on separating self-driving cars into five classes or levels — six if you include cars that have no automation at all. [Read: These idiots shot a porn...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Shift, Society of Automotive Engineers SAE

Aww, a cute mini-moon is orbiting Earth right now. But like all good things, it too will abandon us at some point

Elon Musk confirms car-sized space rock isn't his Tesla Roadster Vid Earth has a mini-moon: a space rock close enough to be a near-Earth asteroid spotted this month orbiting our planet.…
Tags: Elon Musk, Earth, Software, Tesla Roadster Vid Earth

How Tesla failed to maintain a huge lead in residential solar, and why Elon Musk is unlikely to win it back

SolarCity dominated the rooftop solar industry in the years before it was acquired by Tesla in 2016. Now the firm, part of Tesla's energy business, has just 4.6% of the market share, according to the research firm Wood Mackenzie.  What happened? SolarCity was a huge solar installer, but was struggling financially when Tesla bought it. Tesla diverted resources away from SolarCity following the acquisition to focus on the Model 3, according to analysts interviewed for this story.  Elon Musk's fi...
Tags: Energy, Home Depot, Elon Musk, New York, California, US, Trends, Tesla, Walmart, Davis, Silicon Valley, Panasonic, Buffalo, Johnson, Osborne, Solarcity

How to add comments in Google Docs using your computer or mobile device

You can comment in Google Docs using either the desktop version on your computer or the app on your mobile phone or tablet. On a desktop and in the mobile app, you can start the process of adding a comment by highlighting the text that you'd like to add a comment to. There are several methods for adding comments on Google Docs using your computer. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Whether you're editing someone else's work or leaving yourself notes for later, it's easy to a...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Trends, Google Docs, Best Buy Samsung, Best Buy Microsoft

Here are the diets of notable tech billionaires, from Mark Zuckergberg's 'kill what you eat' routine to Bill Gates' Diet Coke obsession

Billionaires may splurge on multi-million-dollar estates and luxury cars, but that doesn't mean they're digging deep in their wallets for the best and most expensive foods. Some tech billionaires are well known for their outrageous and unhealthy eating habits. These are some of the richest in the tech world who have spoken publicly about their diets. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Just because billionaires have the money to pay for pricey personal chefs or high-end health...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, New York City, Trends, Tesla, Daily Mail, Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, Reddit, Virgin Group, Richard Branson

Elon Musk responded to a long-running fan joke that he has a World War I-era fighter pilot doppelganger

A fan of Elon Musk's tweeted at the billionaire alerting him to a fan theory that the billionaire has a historical doppelganger called Raymond Collishaw. Collishaw was a distinguished Canadian fighter pilot during World War I. Musk jokingly replied, "full disclosure, I'm actually a 3000-year-old vampire." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fans of modern-day billionaire Elon Musk think they've found a historical doppelganger for him. Responding to a Twitter thread stemming f...
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The NTSB said Tesla's Autopilot and an inattentive driver were likely factors in a fatal 2018 crash (TSLA)

The National Transportation Safety Board said both Tesla's Autopilot system and an inattentive driver played a role in a fatal 2018 crash, The Verge reported. The NTSB held a hearing about the incident on Tuesday after a 23-month investigation. The 2018 incident raised questions about how Tesla has marketed Autopilot, and whether drivers are capable of using it responsibly. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that Tesla's...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Business Insider, Cadillac, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Huang, Mountain View California, Andrew Yang, Walter Huang

This Stanford-educated lawyer's startup is using Google-created AI tech to launch a new product that it thinks could upend the entire $437 billion legal services industry

Legal-tech company Casetext just released a product that uses an AI technique first pioneered by Google to save lawyers hours in drafting litigation briefs.  The legal profession has long been sheltered from the changes that technology has brought to other industries. But advances in AI could be a game-changer for companies looking to disrupt the $437 billion legal industry: "We're in a unique moment for the industry," CEO James Heller told Business Insider.  Casetext is betting that its team ...
Tags: Google, Y Combinator, Elon Musk, Stanford, Trends, Yale, Casetext, Union Square Ventures, Cara, Brooke, Bowman, Heller, Jake Heller, James Heller, Business Insider Casetext, Roper Gray

This startup is building a brain-reading device to take on Elon Musk’s Neuralink

Last year, Elon Musk came on stage to talk about his ambitious brain-interface company Neuralink, and sold people dreams of controlling an iPhone using only your brain. Now, the company has a new competitor in a New York-based company called Neurosity, which released its own device called Notion today for developers. The company was founded by AJ Keller, a former Boeing employee, who worked on robots, and Alex Castillo, an ex-Netflix engineer in 2018. Last year, the company showed off its Notion...
Tags: Startups, Elon Musk, New York, Netflix, Boeing, Neural, Neuralink, Alex Castillo, AJ Keller

Morning Docket: 02.25.20

* President Trump has demanded that Supreme Court Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor recuse themselves from cases that involve him. [New York Times] * A federal appeals court will decide whether to overturn a $4 verdict in a wrongful death case. That's four dollars, not four million. [USA Today] * Vanessa Bryant has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the helicopter company involved in the deaths of her husband and child. [Washington Post] * Justice Thomas has cited himself in a decision he...
Tags: Elon Musk, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Tesla, Bloomberg, New York Times, Fox News, Kobe Bryant, Usa Today, Trump, Thomas, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Vanessa Bryant, Morning Docket

Netflix is going to rank its most popular shows each day

Netflix is going to start publishing daily lists of its 10 most popular shows and movies in almost 100 countries, including the US. The streaming giant has trialed the daily list feature in the UK and Mexico – a feature that viewers in both countries found "useful," according to its head of product innovation, Cameron Johnson. The company said the feature aims to make it easier for viewers to pick what to watch. It's also possible Netflix wants to appease a TV industry seeking greater clarity ...
Tags: Elon Musk, UK, Mexico, US, Trends, Netflix, Ireland, Johnson, Cameron Johnson, Cameron Johnson Jonathan Bennett Netflix

SXSW Pitch Finalist: Lofty AI

The Lofty AI team includes (from left to right) Jerry Chu, Alysia Silberg, Mark Keane, and Max Ball The Forrest Four-Cast: February 24, 2020 Lofty AI serves both full-time and part-time real estate investors by helping them make more data-driven decisions yielding higher returns.One of 50 finalists for SXSW Pitch 2020, Lofty AI shows potential buyers in 30 markets properties primed for rapid appreciation. As Jerry Chu, CEO and one of the Lofty AI Founders, explains, “our results speak for the...
Tags: Startups, Spacex, Elon Musk, Entrepreneurship, San Francisco, Startup, Earth, Barclays, Npr, Mars, TechCrunch, Sxsw, Max, Andrew Carnegie, Hugh Forrest, Real-estate

Facebook has been investigating 'suspicious' pro-Sanders content, but hasn't found any evidence it's inauthentic

Facebook launched an investigation into "suspicious" content praising Bernie Sanders after receiving a tipoff from an outside researcher, The Wall Street Journal reported. The company did not find any evidence that the behavior was inauthentic. Officials have told Sanders that his campaign may be benefiting from Russian interference, and President Donald Trump called on Sunday for Democrats to investigate. Officials have also briefed that Trump's campaign is being aided by Russia. Visit Busine...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Elon Musk, Washington Post, Russia, Trends, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Bernie Bros, Russia Russia Russia, Sanders President Trump

Amazon's move to 1-day shipping helped juice its total deliveries to 5 billion packages last year, 16 times more than Walmart, Morgan Stanley estimates (AMZN, WMT)

Amazon sold an additional $36 billion worth of products in North America last year, following the launch of its one-day shipping initiative, according to Morgan Stanley. Amazon's e-commerce sales volume in the US is 12 times larger than Walmart's, Morgan Stanley estimates. As shipping frequency increases, package volume is also growing on Amazon, and is now estimated to be 16 times larger than that of Walmart's, according to Morgan Stanley. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Walmart, North America, Morgan Stanley, Amazon Web Services, Emarketer, Andy Jassy, Morgan Stanley Amazon, AMZN WMT, Walmart Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley Visit Business Insider

Max Q: How to build a Starship

Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. Busy week for SpaceX – across funding, space tourism, and next-gen spacecraft. There’s also a space station resupply mission coming up that it’s getting ready for, and signs (this time literally) continue to suggest that its first human spaceflight mission is imminent. Lots of other news, too, including our own: We announced this week that NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is goin...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Space, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, La, Toronto, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Earth

A look at the demanding schedule of Elon Musk, who plans his day in 5-minute slots, constantly multitasks, and avoids phone calls

Elon Musk is so busy running both Tesla and SpaceX that he schedules his day out into five-minute slots. Musk finds time to sleep six hours a night, despite working between 85 to 100 hours each week. The billionaire finds time to spend with his five children during the workweek, but said in 2013 that he still checks his email when he is with them. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk is one busy guy. The billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX generally spends a full work...
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Apple has reportedly signed a lease for 220,000 square feet of office space in New York near Madison Square Garden (AAPL)

Apple has signed a lease for new office space in Manhattan, according to a report by the New York Post.  The 220,000 square feet of space is located at 11 Penn Plaza, near New York's Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.  The lease will run for five years, according to the New York Post.  Apple already has office space in New York in the Flatiron neighborhood, and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple has signed a five-year lea...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York Post, Elon Musk, New York, New York City, Trends, Bloomberg, Manhattan, Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, Flatiron, Cupertino California, Long Island City, Vornado, Hudson Yards

Production of Audi's electric e-Tron SUV is on pause due to a battery shortage — and it shows why Tesla and GM are spending billions on battery factories

Audi's electric e-Tron SUV is in the middle of a production stoppage due to a battery shortage, Bloomberg reports. The pause began on February 20 and will end on Tuesday, an Audi representative told Bloomberg. Automakers have been investing in joint ventures with battery companies as they plan to significantly increase electric-vehicle production over the next decade, and this shortage shows why. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Production of Audi's e-Tron electric SUV has ...
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The chess grandmaster who was beaten by a computer predicts that AI will 'destroy' most jobs

Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov, who lost to IBM's Deep Blue computer in 1997, predicts that AI will 'destroy' most jobs in the US. Kasparov gave an interview with WIRED's Will Knight last week at an AI summit in New York. "For several decades we have been training people to act like computers, and now we are complaining that these jobs are in danger," Kasparov said. "Of course they are." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov says that when he w...
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Huawei just launched its updated $2,700 Mate Xs foldable phone, and it still won't have Google apps and services

Huawei announced on Monday it's releasing a new, more powerful version of its folding Mate X phone. The new iteration is called the Huawei Mate Xs, and has an extra camera, a more robust hinge, and a better processor than the firm's first stab in 2019. The Mate Xs will come without Google services due to Huawei still being on a US trade blacklist. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Huawei is doubling down on its folding phone from last year. Unlike rival Samsung, Huawei is no...
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4 key questions to challenge your views on genetic engineering

A review of Pew Research studies reveals the views of Americans on the role of science in society.4 key questions were asked to gauge feelings on genetic engineering, automation and human enhancement.Americans are split in how they view technology and many worry about its growing role. The Pew Research Center published a fascinating roundup of studies that revealed the opinions of the U.S. public on a number of key science-related issues. The researchers wanted to find out what people thought...
Tags: Elon Musk, Learning, Biology, Genetics, Innovation, Philosophy, Evolution, Statistics, Pew Research Center, Crispr, Forrester, Bioethics, Pew Research, Neuralink

A $1 slice of Apple, WeWork's $2 million settlement, and Michael Bloomberg's ad spree

Hello! Imagine the following scenario: You're a first time investor who wants to start trading on a fancy new app you've downloaded to your iPhone. But your dream investment, Apple, has a stock price of around $310, more than the $200 you've put aside to start investing. Enter: fractional-share trading. As Dan DeFrancesco and Rebecca Ungarino report this week: At a time when some of the most popular stocks are at all-time highs, fractional-share trading allows customer exposure to companies they...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Texas, Wall Street, Boston, Amc, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Rebecca, Netflix, Healthcare, Pimco

Bill Gates can buy any car he wants — but maybe Elon Musk should care it's a Porsche and not a Tesla (TSLA, MSFT)

Bill Gates recently said he'd bought an all-electric Porsche Taycan, prompting Tesla CEO Elon Musk to characterize his billionaire-on-billionaire interactions with the Microsoft co-founder as "underwhelming." Gates can buy any car he wants — and he has a track record for favoring Porsches. For now, Tesla is selling some high-performing versions of its vehicles, but it lacks a car that competes with Taycan on newness and sizzle. Interestingly, if Tesla continues to grow, the company might find ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Porsche, Ford, Bill Gates, Tom Cruise, Ridley Scott, Gates, Musk

Elon Musk went from sleeping in the factory to being on the cusp of launching a crew into space

Just over a year ago, the Securities and Exchange Commission had launched an investigation into Elon Musk after he tweeted that he planned to take Tesla private. He was facing criticism, and a defamation lawsuit, for calling a Thai-cave... [Author: [email protected]]
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