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Tesla will end its buyer referral program for ‘adding too much cost’

At the end of the month, Tesla will end a long-running referral program that offered incentives for existing Tesla owners to help drive sales. In its recent iterations, the referral system gifted new buyers who found their way to a Tesla through a friend with six months of free charging at Supercharger stations. Most recently, the referring friend would become eligible for a set of characteristically outlandish prizes, from launching a chosen photo into deep space orbit to a VIP invite to one...
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Elon Musk says that Tesla will end its buyer referral program on Feb. 1

In a subsequent reply to a tweet, Musk said that the program was 'adding too much cost to the cars, especially Model 3.'            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Tesla is ending its popular referral program that rewarded owners with a load of free perks because it's getting too expensive (TSLA)

Tesla's customer referral program will end February 1, Elon Musk said on Twitter.  The program was adding too much cost to vehicle production, especially the Model 3, he added.  Tesla owners participating in the referral program can receive rewards such as the opportunity to send a laser-etched photo into "deep space orbit," as well as a signature black wall connector for charging, a miniature Model S for kids, and even upgraded wheels.  Tesla will end its customer referral program on Februar...
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Elon Musk Wants To Put An AI Hardware Chip In Your Skull

"iTMunch reports that Elon Musk apparently believes that the human race can only be "saved" by implanting chips into our skulls that make us half human, half artificial intelligence," writes Slashdot reader dryriver. From the report: Elon Musk's main goal, he explains, is to wire a chip into your skull. This chip would give you the digital intelligence needed to progress beyond the limits of our biological intelligence. This would mean a full incorporation of artificial intelligence into our bod...
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Everybody Wants to Be the Next Elon Musk (at Least in China)

A ground-breaking in Shanghai attended by Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk last week marked what will become the first factory in the nation entirely owned by a foreign automaker. In Tesla’s Silicon Valley neighborhood, meanwhile, there are now about a dozen electric automakers with Chinese owners or backers setting up shop or recruiting Musk’s former co-workers. Landing a former Tesla executive has become a top prize.
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, China, Tesla, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Musk


These are the 577 positions SpaceX is cutting at its headquarters in a major round of layoffs

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, is laying off about 10% of its workforce. In a notice required by California law, the company said it's eliminating 577 positions at its headquarters in Los Angeles. Business Insider compiled that layoff data into two charts that summarize the roles and duties of those being let go. Technicians, engineers, and machinists together make up a majority of SpaceX's terminated positions, while managers and supervisors represent about 7% of the layoffs...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Nasa, Virgin Galactic, Mars, Los Angeles Times, Musk, Falcon, Los Angeles County, LA Times, Hawthorne


SpaceX to lay off about 10% of its workforce 'due to the extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead'

SpaceX, the rocket company owned by Elon Musk, will lay off about 10% of its employees, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday, citing an unnamed source. SpaceX confirmed the layoffs, citing the "extraordinarily difficult challenges" of developing a new interplanetary spacecraft and launching a global satellite internet network. A document filed by SpaceX with the state of California suggests at least 577 people at the company's headquarters will lose their jobs on March 12. The company has ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Fcc, California, China, Trends, Mars, Los Angeles Times, Musk, Business Insider, Los Angeles County, LA Times, SpaceX SpaceX, Employment Development Department, Hawthorne California, Gwynne Shotwell


Greece aims to modernize its islands with Tesla Powerpacks, microgrids

The Greek government is considering collaborating with Tesla to modernize the electric grids on its many islands.The project(s) would involve microgrids connected to Tesla's energy storage systems.Tesla has helped to make energy storage technology better and more affordable in recent years. None The Greek government is considering collaborating with Tesla to modernize the electric grids on its more remote islands by installing microgrids connected to energy storage systems, according to a recent...
Tags: Energy, Elon Musk, Greece, Tesla, Policy, Innovation, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, South Australia, Musk, Alternative Energy, Aegean Sea, Samoa, George Stathakis, Powerpacks, Tesla Powerpacks


SpaceX layoffs include 577 positions in Hawthorne

Hours after launching its first rocket of the new year on Friday morning, Elon Musk’s company told stunned employees that roughly 10 percent of SpaceX’s workforce would be laid off. Workers were sent home early to await notification to their private email addresses about their fate. The vast majority of Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s more than 6,000 employees are employed at its headquarters and rocket factory in Hawthorne; hundreds of others are based in Seattle, Florida, Washington, D....
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Los Angeles, Tesla, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, International Space Station, Mars, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, Musk, Boeing Co


How to Change Your Life

Over the past week, I’ve been writing lessons in anticipation of a new session of my popular course, Make it Happen! In case you missed those lessons, here are some links to get caught up: Lesson 1: Why it’s so hard to stick to your goals (and how to make it easy)Lesson 2: The simple algorithm for making big life decisionsLesson 3: How to work on your goals when you don’t have time Today I want to discuss a topic that is often a difficult one: how do I overcome my failures in the past? How do y...
Tags: Tesla, Paypal, Mars, Lifehacks, Mindset, Musk, Zip2


Elon Musk Offered Chinese Green Card

hackingbear writes: During Elon Musk's trip to China for the ground-breaking of Tesla's first overseas factory, which will allow it to sell vehicles directly in the world's largest market for electric vehicles, he was offered a Chinese green card when he met with Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday in Beijing, where they discussed Tesla's China ambitions. "I love China and want to come here more often," Musk was quoted as saying in the report. "If you do, we can issue you a Chinese green card," the ...
Tags: China, Tech, Tesla, Beijing, Li Keqiang, Musk, Elon Musk Offered Chinese Green Card, Bernard Feringa


Elon Musk got some time with China's premier in a sign that the heat is going out of Trump's trade war

Tesla CEO Elon Musk met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Li said he hoped Tesla could be "a promoter of the stability of Chinese-US relations" in a sign that the two countries' trade war may be thawing. Tesla kicked off the construction of its new $2 billion Gigafactory in China this week. Elon Musk is on a charm offensive in China — and his latest meeting may be a sign that trade hostilities between the US and China are thawing. After beginning construction on Tesla's new $2 billion ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Beijing, Li Keqiang, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Musk, Trump, Gigafactory, Tesla Gigafactory


Is Elon Musk Serious About Building A Flying Tesla?

An anonymous reader quotes Inc: It's inevitable, really. Musk's two largest companies, Tesla Motors and SpaceX, make electric cars and rockets.... Musk tweeted about a "SpaceX option package" for the next Tesla Roadster in June of last year. The upgrade was described as including about "10 small rocket thrusters arranged seamlessly around car. These rocket engines dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking & cornering. Maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly..." Musk then hinted ev...
Tags: Spacex, Tech, Tesla, Tesla Motors, Musk, Tesla Roadster


SpaceX, Elon Musk’s Rocket Company, Cuts 10 Percent of Its Work Force

The private company, which aims to send humans to Mars, will have about 6,000 employees remaining after the companywide layoffs.
Tags: Spacex, News, Mars, Musk, Elon, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Private Spaceflight


SpaceX is trimming back 10 percent of its workforce in strategic realignment

SpaceX says it’s reducing its workforce by about 10 percent as part of a strategic realignment to focus the California-based company on providings its global Starlink satellite broadband service and furthering CEO Elon Musk’s drive to make humanity a multiplanet species. Word of the reductions came just hours after SpaceX executed its first Falcon 9 rocket launch of the year, putting 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into low Earth orbit, and a day after Musk hailed the assembly of a subscale test prot...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, California, Musk, Falcon, Iridium, StarLink


SpaceX laid off 10% of its employees

Elon Musk's SpaceX let go 10% of its 6,000 person staff today. In May of last year, the company stated that it has had "many years" of continuing profitability and in recent weeks raised $273 million so far in a planned $500 million funding round. "To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company," SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell wrote in an email to employees. "Either of thes...
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SpaceX will lay off hundreds to ‘become a leaner company’

SpaceX plans to lay off approximately 10 percent of its workforce in order to manage its costs, the company confirmed to TechCrunch today. First reported by Ars Technica’s Eric Berger, the news comes as the company embarks on an ambitious plan to develop and test an interplanetary spacecraft while simultaneously performing frequent orbital launches. In a statement provided to TechCrunch, SpaceX explained that the layoffs are in pursuit of becoming a “leaner company” and that they were only ne...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Layoffs, Tech, Ars Technica, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Eric Berger, Personnel, COO Gwynne Shotwell, TechCrunch SpaceX


Elon Musk shows off newly-assembled Starship

NASA might still be waiting for its first real test of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft -- which was recently pushed back into February for unspecified reasons -- but that's not the only spacecraft SpaceX has been working on. Starship, the forward-looking concept thought to be the future of the company's space exploration ambitions, has appeared in brief teases as it slowly inches its way towards testing. Now, SpaceX boss Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to show off the very first full...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Nasa, Mars, Musk, Starship, SpaceX Texas


Elon Musk shows off the assembled Starship test rocket

After weeks teasing renderings and production photos, Elon Musk finally showed off the finished Starship test rocket last night. Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the @SpaceX Texas launch site. This is an actual picture, not a rendering. pic.twitter.com/k1HkueoXaz — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 11, 2019 As you can well see, the Starship test rocket has a stainless steel skin, which had a few people scratching their heads. Steel is indeed quite durable, but weigh...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Tech, Steel, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Starship, Boca Chica Texas, Evelyn Janeidy Arevalo, Texas Boca Chica Beach


Here's how a Tesla and SpaceX crossover could pave the way for flying taxis (TSLA)

Elon Musk has on a SpaceX rocket, and Wall Street is looking for more crossovers between the two companies.  The billionaire has hinted at flying-car ambitions but has the same concerns as analysts, regulators, and citizens: safety.  Morgan Stanley says Tesla's expertise in batteries, AI, charging and material science gives it a clear leg up on the competition.  Elon Musk's SpaceX helped the Boring Company build its first tunnel, and it could be far from the last of the billionaire's compan...
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Elon Musk released a photo of his latest rocket, and it already delivers on his promise of looking like liquid silver

Elon Musk tweeted an image of an experimental rocket that will help him get to mars. The so-called "test hopper" will not enter orbit when it launches in the coming weeks, but will inform how SpaceX works toward a full-scale prototype of the Mars Starship. Musk has described Starship as a "Tintin" rocket, referring to the famous 20th-century Belgian comics series. Elon Musk has published a photo of an experimental rocket that will help him achieve his mission of conquering Mars. After teasing...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, China, Trends, Earth, Mars, Musk, Starship, Dave Mosher, Mars Starship Musk, Boca Chica Texas Starship, Evelyn Janeidy Arevalo


Elon Musk shows off SpaceX's Tintin inspired 'Starship'

It may look like something straight out of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century or Tintin's Destination Moon but, according to Elon Musk, the pictures he tweeted of his latest SpaceX creation are very much real. Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and electric car-maker Tesla, revealed that assembly of the 'Starship Hopper' test-flight rocket was complete and that the pictures of the shimmering, stainless steel construction were 'not a rendering'. The Tintin comparison is not an accident. In ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Nasa, International Space Station, Mars, Musk, Hopper, Grasshopper, Vtol, Boca Chica, Starship, Yusaku Maezawa, Big Falcon Rocket, Musk SpaceX


Elon Musk Tweets Again About Tesla Roadster Rocket Engines But He's Going in a Weird Direction

You might recall that around six months ago, Elon Musk tweeted that he was planning an option package for the next Tesla Roadster that would replace the rear seats with equipment for a SpaceX-developed system of rocket thrusters. Initially, Musk described the system as “dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking & cornering,” and followed up with “Maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly…” Now it seems he’s pushing that last bit even more. Which is sort of nuts.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Musk, Tesla Roadster


Elon Musk may be trying to cut a deal with China that could give it a huge advantage, according to a Tesla analyst (TSLA)

Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas thinks Tesla CEO Elon Musk might be taking matters into his own hands to dodge the immediate effects of a Trump trade war. Musk could be looking to cut a deal with China on imported Tesla vehicles while the carmaker is building a new factory in Shanghai. If there's one thing that the Age of Trump seems to have taught everybody in politics and business, it's that transactionalism is in. If longstanding rules are being reworked, ignored, or outright broken ever...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Shanghai, TSLA, Li Keqiang, Morgan Stanley, Jonas, Musk, Trump, Adam Jonas, US China, Shanghai Gigafactory


Elon Musk, Joking Around is Serious Business!

Guest post by Jamie Anderson and Gabor George: Truly creative leaders tap ideas from all ranks, and are typically skillful at fostering innovation. They are open to diverse perspectives, and willing to take risks. These leadership characteristics can be further enhanced by humor. In the words of IDEO founder and CEO Dave Kelly, “If you go into a culture and there's a bunch of stiffs going around, I can guarantee they're not likely to invent anything.” There’s an entire branch of so...
Tags: Elon Musk, Leadership, Yahoo, Tesla, Humor, Mars, Marissa Mayer, Financial Times, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Ideo, INSEAD, Dave Kelly, Jamie Anderson, Dan McCarthy, Gabor George Burt


China offers Elon Musk permanent residency

Tesla boss Elon Musk has been offered a "green card", China said Thursday, a privilege enjoyed by an elite group of foreigners, including several Nobel laureates and a former NBA star. Musk was in China for the ground-breaking of Tesla's first overseas factory, which will allow it to sell vehicles directly in the world's largest market for electric vehicles. The high-profile entrepreneur met with Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday in Beijing, where they discussed Tesla's China ambitions, said the...
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Elon Musk got some time with China's Premier in a sign that the heat is going out of Trump's trade war

Tesla CEO Elon Musk met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Li said he hopes Telsa can be "a promoter of the stability of Chinese-US relations," in a sign that the two countries' trade war may be thawing. Tesla kicked off the construction of its new $2 billion Gigafactory in China this week. Elon Musk is on a charm offensive in China — and his latest meeting may be a sign that trade hostilities between the US and China are thawing.  After beginning construction on Tesla's new $2 billion ...
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Chinese premier meets with Tesla's Musk as trade talks end

BEIJING (AP) — 8:00 p.m.China's top economic official, Premier Li Keqiang, has met with the CEO of electric car brand Tesla Inc., Elon Musk.Musk and other businessmen met with Li on Wednesday in Beijing at the Great Hall of the... [Author: [email protected]]
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Elon Musk's Unlikely Partnership With Old Japan Is Blossoming, For Now

Just two years after the two began operating a giant battery factory on the outskirts of the aptly-named town of Sparks, Panasonic in November said the business will soon be profitable. Musk’s larger-than-life persona and antics hog the headlines but if he succeeds at bringing electric cars to the masses, a lot of the credit goes to Tsuga. Panasonic was already a supplier to Tesla when he took the helm in 2012, but it was the 62-year-old who made the big bet on Musk and sank $1.8 billion into ...
Tags: Japan, Science, Tesla, Musk, Gigafactory, Sparks Panasonic, Tsuga Panasonic


Oracle founder Larry Ellison reveals he’s got a $1 billion stake in Tesla

Oracle Corp. founder Larry Ellison has acquired a $1 billion stake in Tesla Inc., making him the carmaker’s second-biggest individual investor after his close friend Elon Musk. The holding was confirmed in a regulatory filing Tuesday, less than two weeks after Ellison joined Tesla’s board. Shares of the company slid 2 percent to $328.40 at 11:34 a.m. in New York. Ellison, 74, indirectly owns 3 million Tesla shares through the Lawrence J. Ellison Revocable Trust, according to the filing. The 1.75...
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