Posts filtered by tags: Yusaku Maezawa[x]


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

Japanese billionaire splashes the cash to break retweet record

Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa has proved again he has a knack for self-publicity after launching a cash-prize contest to break the retweet record. Maezawa is the same fella hoping to go to the moon with SpaceX. The post Japanese billionaire splashes the cash to break retweet record appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Twitter, News, Trends, Social Media, Retweets, Yusaku Maezawa, Maezawa, Yusaka Maezawa

Japanese billionaire takes over top spot on Twitter after he offers prize money for retweets

What gets Twitter users more excited than a year’s supply of Wendy’s chicken nuggets? Apparently cold, hard cash. The most retweeted tweet of all time now belongs to Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire behind the e-commerce company Zozotown. His message to the Twitterverse promised 100 winners a chance to win a piece of 100 million […]
Tags: Business, News, Wendy, Nation & World, Yusaku Maezawa

There Is a New Record-Holder for Most Retweeted Tweet of All Time

One of the richest men in Japan has wrested the title of creator of the most retweeted tweet from an industrious teenager, but he had to offer more than $900,000 in gifts to his 6.1 million followers to do it. That man is Yusaku Maezawa, billionaire founder of ecommerce company Zozotown, whose tweet at 8:35...
Tags: Japan, Advertising, Yusaku Maezawa, Publishers & Platforms

The Japanese billionaire who booked a place on Elon Musk's moon voyage has now posted the most retweeted tweet of all time

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has surpassed a chicken nugget-loving US teen by posting the most retweeted tweet ever. Maezawa's tweet offered a financial incentive for people to retweet it. Elon Musk announced in September that Maezawa had purchased a ticket to fly around the moon on SpaceX's Big Falcon rocket. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa made headlines last year when Elon Musk announced he would be the first commercial passenger to be flown around the moon in SpaceX's Big Falco...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Nasa, Wendys, Wendy, Wilkerson, MZ, Carter Wilkerson, Yusaku Maezawa, Maezawa

Japanese Billionaire Breaks Retweet Record with Promise of $10,000 Each to 100 Twitter Users

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa broke the record for most retweeted tweet over the weekend. How? The 43-year-old, who uses the name YouSuck2020 on Twitter, promised free cash to 100 randomly selected people who follow and retweet him.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Social Media, Billionaires, Retweets, Yusaku Maezawa, Most Retweeted

Moon-bound billionaire supplants nugget lover’s most retweeted tweet

A Japanese billionaire who’s paying Elon Musk to fly him around the Moon, assuming all goes to plan with SpaceX’s giant metal phallus, has bought himself a rather different ride in the meanwhile. The BBC reports that Yusaku Maezawa has elbowed aside nugget-loving U.S. teen, Carter Wilkerson, to bag the title of most retweeted tweet by promising to give away 100 million yen (just under $1M) in cash if people RT the tweet. His 5 million+ Twitter followers probably helped too. At the time of wri...
Tags: Transportation, Ecommerce, Asia, Twitter, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Tweet, Entrepreneur, Tech, Bbc, Moon, Musk, Wilkerson, Carter Wilkerson, Yusaku Maezawa

Japan billionaire says 'free cash' tweet most shared of all time

Billionaire Japanese tycoon and future space tourist Yusaku Maezawa said Monday his tweet promising a cash giveaway of nearly $10,000 was the most retweeted ever. The 43-year-old Maezawa posted a tweet on Saturday promising one million yen ($9,250) in cash each to 100 randomly selected followers who had retweeted it by Monday. The tweet -- now retweeted more than 4.3 million times -- is the most shared in history, according to the entrepreneur.
Tags: Japan, News, Yusaku Maezawa, Maezawa

Follow and Retweet Yusaku Maezawa for 100 Chances at $9,200

Yusaku Maezawa is the Japanese billionaire who is paying SpaceX about $500 million for future trip around the moon on a SpaceX Super Heavy Starship. Yusaku Maezawa is giving away almost a million... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Spacex, Innovation, Yusaku Maezawa, Retweet Yusaku Maezawa, SpaceX Super Heavy Starship Yusaku Maezawa

Japanese billionaire splashes cash to earn title of most retweeted post

Yusaka Maezawa said 100 people who retweeted his message about sales of his fashion retailer would win one million yen Months after he was named as the first passenger on Elon Musk’s planned rocket flight around the moon, the Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has entered the record books for posting the most retweeted message in Twitter’s 13-year-history.Writing in Japanese, Maezawa noted in his 5 January tweet that his online fashion retailer, Zozotown, had recorded astonishing sales, and to ...
Tags: Twitter, Japan, Elon Musk, Technology, Internet, World news, Asia Pacific, Zozotown, Yusaku Maezawa, Maezawa, Yusaka Maezawa

Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese billionaire tweets most retweeted tweet

Fashion mogul Yusaku Maezawa knocks a US teen seeking chicken nuggets off the most-tweeted spot.
Tags: News, US, Yusaku Maezawa

SpaceX is building a 'test hopper' Mars spaceship in Texas — and Elon Musk says it could launch by March

Elon Musk said SpaceX is building a "test hopper" vehicle in Texas that could launch by March or April. The vehicle is a squat version of a full-scale Starship spaceship — one that's being designed to reach Mars as part of the Big Falcon Rocket system. Photos taken by locals in Boca Chica, Texas (where SpaceX is building a launch site) show the outline of a spaceship coming together. Elon Musk logged on to Twitter this weekend to deliver a veritable sleigh full of gifts to fans of his rocket...
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Musk, Martin, Kara Swisher, Starship, Gwynne Shotwell, Yusaku Maezawa, Boca Chica Texas, Super Heavy

I Got Duped by Zozo's Polka Dot Suit-Powered 'Custom-Fit' Clothes Gimmick

The oversized jeans bunched up comically and uncomfortably around my waist as I tightened my belt last night, and I realized that I’d totally fallen for a diabolical scheme. I believed a brand and had been owned very hard.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Scams, Clothes, Yusaku Maezawa, Zozo

Elon Musk says there is a 70% probability he will go to Mars after recent SpaceX 'breakthroughs'

There is a "70 percent" probability Elon Musk will personally go to Mars, the SpaceX CEO said in an interview with Axios. Musk said in September that he might join Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on a trip around the moon in 2023. SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said there is a "70 percent" likelihood that he will personally go to Mars, speaking in an interview with Axios published Sunday.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Mars, Axios, Yusaku Maezawa, Axios Musk

What is going on with SpaceX and all these Big Falcon Rocket changes? (ars technica)

Enlarge / Elon Musk speaks near a Falcon 9 rocket during his announcement that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be the first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard the BFR launch vehicle. (credit: DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images) SpaceX and Elon Musk have been in the news a lot in recent days, both because of financial disclosures and the rocket company founder's musings on Twitter about his current space obsession—the Big Falcon Rocket or BFR. There has been a lot to process, so...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Earth, Musk, Falcon, Eric Berger, Yusaku Maezawa, Big Falcon Rocket, Boca Chica Texas, AFP Getty Images SpaceX

Elon Musk is making a 'radical change' to SpaceX's monster Mars rocket — and renamed its parts 'Starship' and 'Super Heavy'

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, said a "radical change" is coming to the design of the company's reusable Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) for deep-space travel. On Monday, Musk released new details about the BFR redesign and renamed the system's two main parts to "Starship" and "Super Heavy." SpaceX's current workhorse rocket, Falcon 9, will no longer be upgraded for reusability. Instead, Musk said, the company will "accelerate" development of its Mars vehicle. Musk has said he wants to launch a car...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Nasa, Port Of Los Angeles, Mars, Musk, Falcon, Starship, Mars Musk, Yusaku Maezawa, Maezawa, Bfr, Big Falcon Rocket, Super Heavy

Over the moon: PGA announces new tournament in Japan

The PGA Tour has signed a six-year deal to hold a tournament in Japan. The Zozo Championship will start next October and is backed by Japanese fashion website Zozotown and its billionaire founder Yusaku Maezawa.            [Author: AP]
Tags: Japan, News, Ap, Pga, Pga Tour, Zozotown, Yusaku Maezawa

Elon Musk just renamed SpaceX’s Big F** Rocket

BFR, the monster rocket that will cost SpaceX roughly $5 billion to develop, has a new name. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted late Monday night that he has renamed the company’s largest (and yet to be built) BFR rocket to Starship. Or more precisely, the spaceship portion will be called Starship. The rocket booster used to propel Starship from Earth’s gravitational grasp will be called Super Heavy. Starship Super Heavy. Renaming BFR to Starship — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2018 ...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Earth, Mars, Spaceflight, Musk, Falcon, Starship, Yusaku Maezawa, Bfr, Musk s Twitter, Starship Elon Musk

It took me over a month to hunt down an 89-year-old book Elon Musk recommended, and I'm glad I did

William Bolitho's "Twelve Against the Gods" was a bestseller when it was published in 1929. The book gained a second wave of attention in 2016, after Elon Musk gave it a shout-out. The non-fiction work tells the stories of 12 historical risk-takers. Back in 2016, it took me a month to get my hands on an old copy. It's since been reprinted. In July 2016, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed that he was reading a largely forgotten 1929 bestseller: William Bolitho's "Twelve Against the Gods."...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Spacex, Elon Musk, England, New York, Sweden, Greece, France, Scotland, India, Trends, Tesla, Chicago, South Africa, Italy

Will a planned Metro line between Pasadena and North Hollywood save you serious commuting time?

A new rapid transit project connecting the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys will most closely resemble Metro’s Orange Line, transit officials said, as the agency works to come up with a plan for the new route. Orange Line vehicles look a lot like a typical city bus, but they’re actually what’s known as bus rapid transit. It uses a dedicated lane for the entirety of its path through the San Fernando Valley and some traffic lights are timed to give the bus priority. Its stations are farther — ...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Los Angeles, Sport, Transit, Soccer, Pasadena, Local News, Metro, Burbank, 101 Freeway, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Fernando Valley, Haas

Japan space tourist says moon training 'shouldn't be too hard'

Billionaire Japanese tycoon and future space tourist Yusaku Maezawa's training to go the moon should not be too tricky, he joked Tuesday, adding that he planned to use free time from his six-hour work day to squeeze it in. The 42-year-old Maezawa paid an undisclosed sum for a ticket on fellow tycoon Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket around the moon as early as 2023 and the passionate art collector also plans to take around half a dozen artists with him on the trip. Asked how he could fit astronaut tra...
Tags: Japan, Elon Musk, Science, Yusaku Maezawa, Maezawa

Japanese tycoon going on SpaceX rocket says he trusts Musk

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese online retail tycoon who plans to travel to the moon on the SpaceX rocket says he respects and trusts Elon Musk as a fellow entrepreneur, despite his recent troubles. “Twitter can get you into trouble,” Yusaku Maezawa, chief executive of Zozo Inc., said Tuesday at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in […]
Tags: Business, Elon Musk, News, Ap, Tokyo, Foreign Correspondents Club, Nation & World, Yusaku Maezawa, Zozo Inc

Photos: SpaceX launch lights up Southern California skies as rocket blasts into orbit and booster returns to base

Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, deploying an Argentine satellite and for the first time landing a booster rocket back at Vandenberg. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The rocket deployed SAOCOM 1A, a radar observation satellite for Argentina, then returned its booster to earth, landing at Vandenberg for the first time. (Photo by...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, California, California News, Sport, Soccer, Moon, Argentina, West Coast, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Vandenberg, Falcon, Southern California, SpaceX Falcon

SpaceX launch lights up Southern California skies; booster returns to earth not far from launch site

  A SpaceX rocket lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday night. Photo: SpaceX A satellite floats away from the SpaceX rocket and is deployed into action on Sunday night. Photo: SpaceX Sound The gallery will resume in seconds A rocket booster lands on a pad not far from where it took off at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday night. Photo: SpaceX The landing pad where the SpaceX booster landed Sunday night. Photo: SpaceX A SpaceX booster lands safely back to...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Moon, Merlin, Air Force, Disneyland, Local News, Aerospace, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Falcon

Yusaku Maezawa: Why I've bought a ticket to the Moon

Space X's mission to the Moon will be the first lunar journey by humans since 1972.
Tags: News, Yusaku Maezawa

Jeff Bezos plans to build and launch a 'large lunar lander' as part of his quest to colonize space

Jeff Bezos, the richest person on Earth, is designing a spacecraft to land on the moon. Blue Origin, Bezos' 18-year-old rocket company, announced the plan on Wednesday. Bezos has said he wants to move heavy industry off of Earth and into space to make "a very beautiful planet" and colonize space. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon — and now the richest person on Earth — is taking another concrete step toward colonizing space. Bezos' 18-year-old rocket company, Blue Origin, announced on Wednesd...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Berlin, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Jeff Bezos, United Launch Alliance, Blue Origin, Bezos, Jeff Bezos Blue Origin, Blue Moon, Mathias, Axel Springer Business Insider

Jeff Bezos plans to build and launch a 'large lunar lander' in his quest to colonize space

Jeff Bezos, the richest person on Earth, is designing a spacecraft to land on the moon. Blue Origin, Bezos' 18-year-old rocket company, shared new details about plans for its "Blue Moon" mission on Wednesday. Bezos has said he wants to move heavy industry off of Earth and into space to make "a very beautiful planet" and colonize space. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon — and now the richest person on Earth — is dead-set on launching a spacecraft to the moon and colonizing space, though not wi...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Berlin, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, European Space Agency, Mars, Jeff Bezos, United Launch Alliance, Blue Origin, Don, Bezos, Blue Moon

Elon Musk follows 69 accounts on Twitter — here they are

Elon Musk's Twitter account has gotten a lot of attention lately. Musk, who is CEO at both Tesla and SpaceX, uses his Twitter account to share ideas, company announcements, and jokes with his 22 million+ followers. But some of his tweets recently drew the attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which sued Musk last week for tweeting "false and misleading statements" about taking Tesla private. Musk settled with the SEC over the weekend, after agreeing to resign as Tesla's cha...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Tesla, SEC, Musk, Securities and Exchange Commission SEC, Yusaku Maezawa, Elon Musk s Twitter

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin inks rocket deal with Boeing, Lockheed Martin

Blue Origin, the space exploration company run by Jeff Bezos, has won a contract to supply engines for rockets launching US military and spy satellites into orbit. The bespoke BE-4 engine will power the Vulcan rocket when it takes its maiden voyage in 2020. The sum of the deal between Blue Origins and Vulcan maker United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin is thought to be worth billions, according to the Wall Street Journal. United Launch Alliance currently relie...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, US, Alabama, Nasa, Miami, Pentagon, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Bezos, Vulcan

Metro is running out of colors to name its bus, train lines

All the colors of the rainbow may not be enough for Metro’s transit lines, so its Board of Directors voted unanimously Thursday to explore renaming the agency’s color-coded rail and express-bus lines using letters or numbers. Most of Metro’s major transit lines are named after colors — such as the Red Line, Green Line, Blue Line — with one exception, the Expo Line. A report from Metro’s staff states that as the system grows and new lines are added, continuing the use of colors will mean selectin...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Transit, Soccer, Local News, Metro, Anaheim, Yusaku Maezawa, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN