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Tesla sues former employees, Zoox for alleged trade secret theft

Tesla has filed a pair of lawsuits against a handful of former employees who went to work at self-driving vehicle startup Zoox and Chinese EV automaker Xiaopeng. The separate lawsuits filed late Wednesday allege former Tesla employees stole trade secrets and used them at their new places of employment. Tesla declined to comment on either lawsuit. Zoox and Xiaopeng, also known as XPeng have not responded to requests for comment. TechCrunch will update the article once either company resp...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Musk, Tesla Model 3, Autopilot, Aurora, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Tripp, Cao, Sterling Anderson, Zoox, Xiaopeng, Martin Tripp


Band To Watch: Injury Reserve

"Jailbreak The Tesla" is an evocative title, one that can work as a mantra for the Phoenix hip-hop trio that created it. "That was kind of the idea of Injury Reserve," says Nathaniel Ritchie, the rapper also known as Ritchie With A T -- "taking this thing that's supposed to be this futuristic modern car, … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Interview, Tesla, Amine, Sxsw, Phoenix, Band To Watch, Ritchie, Injury Reserve, Parker Corey, Nathaniel Ritchie


Aurora’s Sterling Anderson, Uber ATG’s Raquel Urtasun to discuss self-driving cars and AI at TC Sessions

We’re just weeks away from our TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event at UC Berkeley on April 18. Some of the best and brightest minds are joining us for the day-long event, including Marc Raibert, Colin Angle, Melonee Wise and Anthony Levandowski . Last week, we added to the list of marquee guests and announced a panel with roboticist Ken Goldberg, who is chief scientist at Ambidextrous Robotics and William S. Floyd Jr Distinguished Chair in Engineering at UC Berkeley, and Michael I. Jordan, ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, California, Tech, Tesla, Companies, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Jordan, University Of California Berkeley, Robotics, Uc-berkeley, Anderson, Michael


Tesla is suing former employees, accusing them of stealing confidential information and giving it to robo-taxi rival Zoox (TSLA)

Tesla is accusing four former employees who now work for the robo-taxi startup Zoox of stealing confidential information. The company alleges in a new lawsuit that the documents helped Zoox "leap frog" years of work on self-driving cars.  More than 100 former Tesla employees now work for Zoox, which recently installed a new CEO.  Tesla has accused four former employees who now work at the robo-taxi startup Zoox of stealing proprietary information and trade secrets. In a lawsuit filed Wednesda...
Tags: US, Trends, Tesla, Intel, Graham, Turner, Northern California, Cooper, Foster City, Tripp, Scott Turner, CEO Elon Musk, Aicha Evans, Business Insider Tesla, Dement, Zoox


A Tesla analyst who just toured the electric-car maker's California and Nevada factories reveals what he saw (TSLA)

Tesla has faced a host of challenges in recent months. But one optimistic analyst who toured Tesla's Fremont, California, plant and its Nevada Gigafactory in recent days is doubling down on his bull thesis. Wedbush analyst Dan Ives described his time at the factories to Markets Insider, and explained why he walked away feeling optimistic about the company's direction.  Watch Tesla trade in real-time. Dan Ives really likes Tesla . He and his fellow Wedbush analyst Strecker Backe, along with...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, Wtf, California, China, US, Trends, Tesla, TSLA, SEC, Nevada, Morgan Stanley, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, FREMONT, Wedbush


Starbucks will anchor the new $400 million food-focused Valor Siren Ventures fund

Starbucks is serving up a steaming hot $100 million cash commitment to anchor a new food-focused fund in partnership with the consumer and tech-focused focused private equity firm Valor Equity Partners. The behemoth of burnt-coffee said that its commitment to the Valor Siren Ventures fund is an attempt to focus on “new ideas and technologies that are relevant to customers, inspiring to partners (employees), and meaningful to Starbucks business.” The Starbucks announcement was short on details...
Tags: Apple, Food, TC, Spacex, Restaurants, Tech, Tesla, Companies, Venture Capital, Retail, Starbucks, Johnson, Kevin Johnson, General Mills, Addepar, Tyson Foods


Grimes speaks out about her feelings for Elon Musk and what it's been like since his 'funding secured' scandal

Grimes was featured in a profile for WSJ Magazine ahead of the release of her newest album. In the interview, Grimes discussed her relationship with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who she referred to as a "super-interesting goddamn person." Grimes said it was "disturbing" to see how much attention she garnered from a since-deleted tweet from last year, in which she wrote that Musk hasn't prevented Tesla employees from unionizing. Grimes declined to comment on her feud with singer Azealia Banks that stem...
Tags: Elon Musk, Banks, China, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Azealia Banks, Shanghai, Nintendo, SEC, Fox News, Grimes, WSJ, Musk, Tesla Gigafactory, Securities Exchange Commission


How to buy a Tesla online

Tesla has always bypassed traditional dealerships, and it has now adopted an online-only sales model that lets customers configure and order their car without leaving their couch. Here's what you need to know. The post How to buy a Tesla online appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, How-to, Model S, Model X, Model 3


China's E-Buses Dent Oil Demand More Than Electric Cars Do

China's fleet of electric buses appear to be denting oil demand more than electric cars. "By the end of this year, a cumulative 270,000 barrels a day of diesel demand will have been displaced by electric buses, most of it in China," reports Bloomberg, citing a new report published by BloombergNEF. "That's more than three times the displacement by all the world's passenger electric vehicles (a market where Tesla has a share of about 12 percent)." From the report: Despite rapid growth, the impact ...
Tags: China, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, International Energy Agency Buses


Attend TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day event on the future of transportation

The way people and packages move from Point A to Point B is in the midst of a remarkable transformation driven by technological innovations in AI, robotics, electric battery development, digital platforms and manufacturing. A mobility revolution is in the making. And TechCrunch is here — and we’re not just along for the ride. We’re here to uncover new ideas and startups, root out vaporware and dig into the tech and people spurring this change. In short, we’re helping drive the conversation ar...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Technology, California, Articles, Events, Tesla, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Bird, San Jose, Mobility, Manufacturing, Nissan


TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day session event on the future of transportation

The way people and packages move from Point A to Point B is in the midst of a remarkable transformation driven by technological innovations in AI, robotics, electric battery development, digital platforms and manufacturing. A mobility revolution is in the making. And TechCrunch is here — and we’re not just along for the ride. We’re here to uncover new ideas and startups, root out vaporware and dig into the tech and people spurring this change. In short, we’re helping drive the conversation ar...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Technology, California, Articles, Events, Tech, Tesla, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Bird, San Jose, Mobility, Manufacturing, Nissan


What We're Reading ~ 3/20/19

T. Rowe Price: The Man, The Company & The Investment Philosophy [Cornelius Bond]How to take the outside view [McKinsey] Pitch on short Tesla [Dropbox]What is Amazon [Zack Kanter] Allen Zhang on the key product principles of WeChat [WeChat]KKR is too cheap [Yet Another Value Blog]Buying is easy, selling is hard [Bloomberg] In 12 minutes, everything went wrong: LionAir crash [NYTimes]The SaaS [Matrix Partners]How an app for gamers went mainstream [The Atlantic]The risk of low growth stocks: Pres...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Finance, Tesla, Bloomberg, Netflix, Atlantic, TSLA, Espn, Jack Dorsey, Ba, KKR, Vanity Fair, What We're Reading, Mckinsey, NFLX


Why Tesla needs Elon Musk

Musk's judgment regarding the future of electric cars has become the blueprint for the entire industry, writes Rahul Kapoor, an associate professor of management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Cnn, Musk, Rahul Kapoor


Wall Street's appetite for alternative data has turned into a gold rush, but investors say there's more dirt than nuggets

Investors speaking on a panel in New York on Tuesday said they struggle to find viable alternative data providers. Data sets often times don't meet their minimum requirements for usage. Investors said even the data that is up to par often times can't be integrated into trading strategies.  Alternative data might be one of the hottest industries on Wall Street, but data experts at quantitative hedge funds said the booming space has been difficult to generate incredible returns, despite seeming...
Tags: New York, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nasdaq, Citadel, Morse, Rob Morse, Lisa Schirf, Schirf, Olga Kokareva, Quantstellation, Kokareva, However Kokareva, PDT Partners


A former Tesla investor explains why he thinks Elon Musk is the wrong person to lead the company, why he dumped the stock, and what he’s now buying instead (TSLA)

Tesla's Feb. 28 announcement that it will close all physical stores was so unexpected that it prompted one registered investment advisor to dump its entire stake in the company.  Tesla has since reversed its decision, but Alex Chalekian — the CEO of Lake Avenue Financial — still feels it's not in the best interests of his clients to hold the company's shares.  In an interview with Business Insider, he outlined the issues he has with Tesla and Elon Musk, and where his firm is investing instead....
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, TSLA, SEC, Fintech, Musk, El Chapo, Northern Trust, John Chen, Tesla The Boring Company, Alex Chalekian, Lake Avenue Financial, Chalekian, Pyramid Technology


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Google announced a huge gaming initiative: A Netflix-like video-game streaming platform named Stadia. The service is intended to run high-resolution blockbuster games on any device that runs Google's Chrome — from smartphones and tablets to computers and TVs. Google unveiled a new controller for its Stadia gaming service on Tuesday, which connects to Google's data centers and pairs with whichever device the game is being ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, EA, Snapchat, Netflix, Aclu, New Zealand, Ubisoft, Stephen Collins, Alexa, Trump, Facebook Twitter


Tesla's Meandering Energy Strategy Is Still Killing Solar

The energy business is lost under Tesla's leadership.
Tags: Finance, Tesla, Article, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 1b6243be-6566-5ec5-b476-35cae6031da3


Atlassian's first head of technical teams explains why he couldn't pass up the opportunity to join the $26.9 billion company, even if it meant uprooting to Australia (TEAM)

In January, Atlassian hired its first head of technical teams Noah Wasmer, who joins Atlassian from VMware. As the vice president of product and head of technical teams, Wasmer will head Atlassian's software and IT products, including Jira, Bitbucket, Opsgenie, Jira Service Desk, and Statuspage. Business Insider spoke with Wasmer on how he got to Atlassian and what it's like uprooting to Australia. For years, Noah Wasmer worked in the Silicon Valley tech scene before moving to Atlanta. But n...
Tags: Google, Australia, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Tesla, Sydney, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Pacific, Atlassian, Vmware, Ocean Beach, Sydney Australia, Mike Cannon Brookes, Scott Farquhar


Business briefly: US stocks give up an early rally; JLL buys HFF in Texas

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Tuesday after a late-afternoon splash of selling erased early gains, ending a weeklong rally. Banks accounted for much of the decline, along with utilities and industrial companies. Those losses offset gains in health care, technology and consumer products stocks. The S&P 500 index slipped 0.37 points, or 0.01 percent, to 2,832.57. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 26.72 points, or 0.1 percent, to 25,887.38. The Nasdaq composite gained 9.47 points, o...
Tags: Europe, Business, Elon Musk, Texas, US, Tesla, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Treasury, Manhattan, Dallas, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Commercial Real Estate


These Three Businesses Are Marketing in Unusual Ways

You’re walking down the street and suddenly a zombie rises up out of the sewer. You scream, throw your backpack at the thing and begin sprinting down the street. And then someone cries out, “Watch The Walking Dead this week.” You stop, turn around, and see the zombie waving at you and smiling. You walk back and it hands you your bag. You were just a victim. A victim of gorilla marketing. Businesses employ interesting tactics to get leads and customers to buy all the time. AMC employed similar ta...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Amc, Marketing, Tesla, Climbonline, Pennyhoarder


Aggressive Instagramming is ruining Southern California's super bloom

People trampled California's poppies for the 'gram, and ruined it for the rest of us. Fields of fiery "super bloom" poppies are lighting up the hills of Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore, a city about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Thanks to uncommonly heavy rains this winter, much of Southern California is seeing a massive burst of wildflower blooms across the state. The poppies in Walker Canyon are so lush, they can be seen from space. > Superbloom visible from space - Califor...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, News, Instagram, California, Los Angeles, City, Tesla, San Diego, Cbs, California Highway Patrol, North America, Death Valley, Southern California, Lake Elsinore, Manos


Staff at crowdfunding giant Kickstarter are unionizing in a potential first for big tech in the US

Kickstarter's employees are forming a union called Kickstarter United. If the union is recognized, Kickstarter would be the first major tech company to have union representation. In a statement, the company did not indicate where it stood on the effort. In 2018, BuzzFeed News reported that the company was in turmoil following the return of cofounder Perry Chen as CEO. Employees at Brooklyn's crowdfunding giant Kickstarter are forming a labor union called Kickstarter United, which will aim to ...
Tags: US, Trends, Tesla, Brooklyn, Kickstarter, BuzzFeed News, Chen, Perry Chen, Kickstarter United, OPEIU


Forbes is charging $9 a month for a new video education program that takes a page from MasterClass

Forbes is launching an $8.99-a-month video network for entrepreneurs it's dubbed Forbes8. It's the latest example of a publisher jumping on the direct consumer revenue train to supplement its ad revenue. Forbes is pushing into an e-learning area with already-established players like MasterClass and Real Vision, though. To grow its consumer revenue, Forbes is taking a page from the success of video-learning behemoths like MasterClass and Real Vision. On Monday, the company announced Forbes8, a...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Tesla, Davis, James Patterson, Vox Media, Universal Pictures, Forbes, Tim Ferriss, Donna Langley, Martin Scorsese Ron Howard, Real Vision, Chobani CMO Peter McGuinness, Tom Davis Forbes, Forbes Infinity Forbes, Amos Winbush III


Here comes Tencent Music, China's biggest streaming-music service (TME)

Tencent Music Entertainment is set to report fourth-quarter financial results after Tuesday's closing bell. It will be Tencent Music's first earnings release since going public in the US in December. Watch Tencent Music Entertainment trade live. Tencent Music Entertainment, the biggest streaming-music service in China, is set to report fourth-quarter earnings after Tuesday's closing bell. Here's what analysts surveyed by Bloomberg are expecting: Adjusted earnings per share: $0.55  Reve...
Tags: China, US, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Tencent Music Entertainment, Chinese IPO, Tencent Music, Tencent Music China


Tesla factory workers took twice as many days off last year than in 2017 because of injury or sickness (TSLA)

Workers at Tesla's auto plant spent twice as many days away from their jobs due to work-related injuries and illnesses, after adjusting for workforce growth, in 2018 than in 2017, Bloomberg reports, citing a report Tesla filed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. While the total number of injuries from Fremont employees increased by around 28%, the rate of injuries per hour worked was about the same as in 2017, according to Bloomberg. A Tesla representative told Business Ins...
Tags: Elon Musk, China, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, SEC, Fiat Chrysler, FREMONT, Shelby, OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Ford General Motors, Fremont California, Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA, Bloomberg Tesla, Bloomberg Read


Digital Trends Live: Tesla Model Y, The Missing Link, and good digital hygiene

Episode 89 of Digital Trends Live covered topics including Tesla's newest crossover, as well as an interview with What's Trending co-founder Shira Lazar. We also talked about Laika Studios' latest stop-motion animated film, Missing Link. The post Digital Trends Live: Tesla Model Y, The Missing Link, and good digital hygiene appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Tesla, Shira Lazar


SEC: Musk’s contempt defense ‘borders on the ridiculous’

By Tom Krisher, The Associated Press U.S. securities regulators countered Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s contempt-of-court defense Monday night, writing in court papers that he brazenly disregarded a federal judge’s order and that one of his arguments “borders on the ridiculous.” Lawyers for the Securities and Exchange Commission, in a response to Musk, wrote that when the contempt motion was filed in February, Musk had not had a single tweet approved by a company lawyer, violating a requirement of a cou...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, Manhattan, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Enron, Newport Beach California, Associated Press U S, TOM KRISHER, Hueston, Cheryl Crumpton, U S District Judge Alison Nathan, John C Hueston


7 Reasons the Tesla Model Y Disappoints Investors

Tesla (ticker: TSLA) investors didn't get the reaction they wanted from the market following the highly anticipated unveiling of the Model Y, Tesla's new SUV starting at $39,000. Tesla stock finished Monday's session under $270, its lowest closing price this year. The stock is down 22.3 percent in the past three months, and it seems Wall Street isn't expecting much help from TSLA's Model Y. Several analysts and experts, including former Kase Capital Management hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson...
Tags: News, Tesla, TSLA, Whitney Tilson, Kase Capital Management


Fiat wants to transform the cheeky 500 city car into an urban Tesla

Fiat is finally preparing a new 500. Scheduled to make its debut in early 2020, the retro-chic city car will go electric in part to comply with looming emissions regulations. The post Fiat wants to transform the cheeky 500 city car into an urban Tesla appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Fiat, Fiat 500, Electric Cars, City Cars


Board Question #92104: In the future, what are some of the effects of ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,In the future, what are some of the effects of automation and driverless vehicles? Would the state cut back on officers to write tickets because the speed of cars could be controlled/automated and there would be no need? Would there be fewer deaths and would traffic jams cease to exist? Could people give up control to computers and automation for the sake of safety? Would car insurance rates plummet? What other scenarios could you think of that would be beneficial or detri...
Tags: Tesla, Mit, United States, Sterling, Rhode Island, Delaware, Aurora, Anderson Sterling Anderson