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Nikola founder channels Elon Musk in lashing out at naysayer tweets

Milton’s big ambitions, Twitter sparring and choice of name for his company have drawn inevitable comparisons with Elon Musk, and both companies share the goal of shaking up the truck market.

Elon Musk mocks regulators, short-sellers as Tesla soars

Tesla shares finished the official trading day up nearly eight percent, meaning investors who bet on the stock tumbling by "shorting" shares had money-losing positions.

Billionaire Beef: Elon Musk calls Jeff Bezos a copycat…again

This isn’t the first time the Tesla CEO has squared off against the Amazon founder on Twitter.

Lockdown strains another romance: California and Elon Musk

Musk’s showdown with health authorities in California carries real risks. The Fremont plant now has more than 10,000 employees, some enduring marathon commutes from counties outside the San Francisco Bay Area. Packed with machinery and people, it’s not an ideal place for social distancing.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is set to launch two American astronauts

Entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX is set to launch two American astronauts to the International Space Station on Wednesday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ending the US space agency’s nine-year hiatus in human spaceflight.Elon Musk’s SpaceX is set to launch two American astronauts

NASA ropes in Elon Musk, Bezos for moon mission

According to a report by Reuters, NASA on Thursday selected space firms SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics to build lunar landing systems that can carry astronauts to the moon by 2024, the White House's accelerated deadline under the space agency's Moon-to-Mars campaign.

Coronavirus wrecked Tesla’s momentum and Elon Musk is furious

ELon Musk latest attacks and statements have raised questions about Tesla’s financial health and his own judgment, but they also reflect a recognition of the influence he wields as one of the technology industry’s best-known iconoclasts.

Elon Musk names baby X Æ A-12, Twitter tries to decode it with hilarious memes

Musk is not the only famous parent to give his child a rather ‘unique’ name.

Implosion of high-flying billionaire trio shows pledging risks

Pledging is big in Asia, where state-owned banks dominate financial markets and high-growth companies are more common. Tycoons in China and India often turn to lenders and other financial-services firms that offer cash in exchange for committed shares.

Tech mogul Elon Musk and girlfriend Grimes welcome first child together

Musk, 48, has been dating the musician Grimes since 2018.

Tesla overtakes Toyota as the world’s most valuable automaker

Shares of Tesla climbed as much as 3.5% in intraday trading Wednesday.

Tesla tumbles after Elon Musk tweets stock too high

The subsequent share drop erased around $13 billion from Tesla's market value and nearly $3 billion from the value of Musk's stake.

Sunil Mittal’s Bharti Enterprises bids for SoftBank-backed satellite firm OneWeb

OneWeb had formed an alliance in 2018 with partners including Bharti Airtel to allow wireless carriers to extend their service into airplane cabins.

Bezos buys self-driving startup, Musk calls him ‘copy cat’

This isn’t the first time Musk has taken a dig at Bezos for indulging in similar business deals.

HostBooks founder calls books his mentors, and an indispensable part of life

Kapil Rana says that books have helped me take wise decisions for business and life.

Lilly Wachowski unhappy with Elon Musk & Ivanka Trump over 'Matrix' red pill tweet, slams duo

Wachowski was seemingly unhappy with the Twitter interaction between Musk and Ivanka.

Nikola founder exaggerated the capability of his debut truck

Nikola expects to have its first $1 billion year of revenue in 2023. The truck factory plans to build south of Phoenix is projected to reach full production of about 30,000 fuel-cell electric vehicles in 2027 and 15,000 battery-electric vehicles the following year.

In the battle of electric-trucks, it is Nikola vs Tesla

The executive chairman of Nikola Corp. is under siege from skeptics of the company he started in 2014.

Tesla plans to supply FDA-approved ventilators free of cost: Elon Musk

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday the company has extra FDA-approved ventilators that can be shipped free of cost to hospitals within regions where the electric carmaker delivers.

Industry calls for 100% automatic FDI in satellites

All FDI proposals in the satellites space are currently screened by the Department of Space (DoS) and its internal panel, the Committee for Authorisation of Indian Satellite Systems, a scenario that has held up big-ticket FDI proposals for years, say experts.

Musk says ‘time to break up Amazon,’ fueling feud with Bezos

Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk is escalating a rivalry with Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos.

History in the making: SpaceX propels two NASA astronauts into orbit

SpaceX became the first private company to launch people into orbit, a feat achieved by US, Russia & China.

Watch: SpaceX rocket ship lifts off with 2 Astronauts

A rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company has lifted off with two Americans, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, on a history-making flight to the International Space Station from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. This mission marks the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011 that humans will fly to the space station from U.S. soil. The mission's first launch attempt on Wednesday, May 27 was scrubbed due to weather conditions.Watch: SpaceX rocket ship lifts off with 2 Astronauts

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk among billionaires gaining net worth in pandemic: Report

According to the IPS report, eight of these billionaires including Bezos, Zoom Video Communications Inc founder Eric Yuan and Musk saw a $1-billion jump in their total net worth.

Musk wants Dorsey to stay on as Twitter CEO, tweets support for him with a heart

Reports had suggested that investor Elliott Management Corp has pushed for Dorsey's removal from the role.

NASA chief wants to inspire the next generation with Tom Cruise's film on space station

The 'Top Gun' actor had inspired James Bridenstine to become a Navy pilot in elementary school.

SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather, rescheduled for 30th May

The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit has been called off with less than 17 minutes to go in the countdown because of the danger of lightning. Liftoff is rescheduled for Saturday, 30th May.SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather, rescheduled for 30th May

Elon Musk thinks coronavirus panic is dumb, feels fatality rate overstated

The Tesla CEO has made an attempt to explain why he thinks so.

SpaceX, NASA's historic spaceflight postponed 17 mins before launch due to bad weather

The flight would have marked the first time a private company sent humans into orbit.

The space business is about to get really serious

For years, the U.S. has been buying rides to space from Russia, spending $3.5 billion for 52 rides since 2011. Instead of turning to Russia, NASA will now rely on private-sector spacecraft. For many Americans, this will be a needed boost of pride.

View: Cleaner, and now cheaper, solar power beats coal

Solar energy just beat coal-based power hollow, and would do so even if taxes and cesses on coal were lifted.

First commercial space taxi a pit stop on Musk's Mars quest

Elon Musk's Mars vision, morphed into a shake-up of the old space industry, and a fleet of new private rockets. Now, those rockets will launch NASA astronauts from Florida to the International Space Station -- the first time a for-profit company will carry astronauts into the cosmos.

Elon Musk's SpaceX to raise $250 million, valuing it at $36 billion

The company plans to raise the amount at a price of $220 per share and the latest funding round is not expected to close until the second week of March, according to the report.

The Pandemic will permanently change the auto industry

People may travel less now that they have discovered how much they can get done from home. Or they may commute more by car to avoid jostling with others on crowded buses and trains.

Musk reopens Tesla’s plant, dares authorities to arrest him

After claiming Covid-19 wasn’t all that viral a disease, then calling panic about it “dumb” in March, he’s also theorized fatality rates are overstated, promoted the antimalarial drugs dubiously embraced by President Donald Trump and wrongly predicted that new cases would be close to zero by the end of April.

Care to take a call on how you are called?

Sobriquets, appellations, monikers, handles and other names people play.

Tesla sues over shutdown, Musk threatens to leave California

Alameda County, where the Fremont factory is located, is scheduled to remain shut until the end of May,

Musk’s vow to sell homes aimed at blunting billionaire barbs

Musk has listed two of his California homes for sale, seeking a combined $39.5 mn for the Bel Air properties.

Tom Cruise's next adventure: Joining hands with Musk to shoot film in space

Cruise and Musk's aviation company are reportedly in talks with NASA for filming a movie aboard a real SpaceX vessel.

Tesla's Q1 results: Profit streak not derailed by coronavirus as auto industry braces for losses

Shares of the company were up more than 8% at $870 in extended trade.

Stop, look, go: Tesla cars will now automatically detect traffic signals

The feature will slow the car whenever it detects a traffic light, including those that are green or blinking yellow.

Identify bots if you want to fix Twitter, advises Elon Musk

Twitter Chief executive Jack Dorsey had sought direct feedback from the Tesla CEO. “Give us some direct feedback,” said Dorsey, who spoke to Musk via a video call from a company meeting in Houston. Musk was projected onto a giant screen as thousands of Twitter employees watched the two executives chat.

A satellite for only Rs 10 crore, with a little help from Elon Musk and ISRO

Satellize draws attention to how what was once being achieved through large satellites at phenomenally high costs can today be made possible via nanosatellites. And they can do it all - earth observation, remote sensing, optical imaging and communication - at highly reduced costs.

Tesla’s followers are trying to piggyback off Elon Musk’s sales wins

Tesla has spent years lobbying states to loosen these laws, which ban car manufacturers from owning or operating their own stores. Tesla, which sells cars at fixed prices online, now has showrooms or galleries –- spaces to display vehicles without technically selling them -- in 28 states.

Donald Trump names six Indian-Americans to Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups

President Trump has named six Indian-American corporate leaders, including Sunder Pichai from Google and Satya Nadella from Microsoft, to his Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups formed to revive the US economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.

Behind Amazon’s HQ2 fiasco: Jeff Bezos was jealous of Elon Musk

​​Then in 2017, an Amazon executive sent around a congratulatory email lauding his team for landing $40 million in government incentives to build a $1.5 billion air hub near Cincinnati. The paltry sum irked Bezos, the people say, and made him even more determined to try something new.

SpaceX plans first manned flight to space station in May

In March, Musk's Crew Dragon capsule made a round trip to the ISS, which is in orbit more than 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth, with a mannequin on board, before returning to the Atlantic after six days in space. Since the last US space shuttle mission in 2011, after 30 years of service, only the Russians have been going back and forth to the ISS.

Big tech swallows most of the hot AI startups

It's particularly important to have a broad, diverse community developing AI because the technology is informing more decisions and has been susceptible to bias, according to researchers. Representatives for Turi and Apple declined to comment, as did Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.

Hello, world: Tesla cars will soon be able to talk to pedestrians, Elon Musk teases in a video

In a now viral video, Musk teased a talking Tesla, asking passengers to ‘hop in!’.

After 'going offline' for four days, Elon Musk returns to Twitter

Last week, Musk revealed that he is 'going offline' from Twitter.

Tesla's production of electric vehicle reaches 1 million

Musk also said that he was looking for locations in the central United States to build a new factory for the company's electric pickup truck.

PayPal CTO says in for the long haul in India, to back UPI soon

US payments firm to build local products working with the country’s domestic card system RuPay.

2021, a year of cheer: SpaceX, Axiom will ferry space tourists to ISS

Customers willing to pay for extra-terrestrial journeys in the future will benefit both space companies.

SpaceX to launch three space tourists to ISS next year

The 10-day long space voyage would take place sometime around the end of 2021, reported The Verge. The tourists will be shot into orbit in a Crew Dragon space capsule sitting atop a Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Although private tourists have already spent time aboard the ISS, this would be the first time that such a trip is being fully organised by private companies.

Elon Musk scouting for potential Mars landing sites

Companies such as SpaceX and scientific bodies around the world have been working towards inventing technologies to allow humans to venture beyond Earth's moon but it could still take a decade or more before that is attempted.

A lot can happen over a cuppa: How Jack Dorsey stopped Google from poaching a former Twitter intern

The Twitter CEO invited the intern out for coffee to convince him to stay.

World’s richest lose $444 billion after hellish week for markets

The World Health Organization has thus far refrained from declaring it a pandemic.

Wall Street has a new big bull on Tesla

Piper raised its target to $928 from $729, making it the most bullish estimate.

Tesla Solar Roof may soon be available outside US

Tesla's Solar Roof consists of a durable glass roof tile that comes integrated with solar technology that can power a home with 100 per cent renewable energy.

Gaga, Musk, RiRi: When music and biz stars found love in each other

For as long as it lasts, when business heads date singers, it’s a joint venture that is music to the ears.

Tesla’s 2020 advance blows past 100%, leaving Wall Street in awe

Tesla rose as much as 24% to $968.99 Tuesday before plunging suddenly in the last few minutes of trading, trimming share prices by more than $100 each, and bringing the stock’s one-day gain to 14%.

Cha-ching! Musk kickstarts new decade on a high, beats Amazon CEO Bezos with a $13.5 bn gain

On Monday, shares of the electric-vehicle maker surged 20% to a record $780.

Tesla hits $100B; Musk must sustain for big payout

The milestone comes less than a month after Tesla’s stock crossed $420, the infamous price at which Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk had tweeted he would take the electric car maker private.

The X-factor: Not just Brad-Jen, these former couples are still friends after break-up

No matter how nasty the break-up, some Hollywood couples want to stay friends with their ex.

AI needs to be regulated: Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai

Although new regulation is needed, "a cautious approach is required that might not see significant controls placed on AI," Pichai who was last month took over as the CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent company, in an editorial piece in The Financial Times.

Musk aims to send 10 lakh people to Mars by 2050

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk aims to send 10 lakh people to Mars by 2050 and in a series of tweets, has revealed how is he going to achieve the daunting task of colonising the Red Planet and make humans beings 'multiplanetary'.

Dr D advises Pablo Escobar's brother against taking on Elon Musk

Roberto Escobar has claimed that Musk stole the idea for ‘Not a Flamethrower' from him.

Quantum leap: Towards an era of singularity, where machines will out-think humans

SoftBank founder Masayoshi, the Japanese tech investor, thinks singularity will hit humankind by 2047, while futurist Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, is betting on machines matching human intelligence by 2029 and singularity happening by 2045.

Flying cars, Hyperloops and the other 2020 tech predictions that didn’t pan out

In 2013, Elon Musk outlined his vision for a new “fifth mode of transportation” that would involve zipping people through tubes at speeds as fast as 800 miles per hour. Several tech entrepreneurs heeded Musk’s call and went to work on such systems inspired by the billionaire’s specifications.

Musk, Taleb and business leaders you can trust

Business leaders being frank about failure and its consequences and responsibilities are rare, most so in India. As the witticism goes, only industries get sick in India, never industrialists.

Meet the man challenging Elon Musk, with help from Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, sought out RJ Scaringe, a 36-year-old entrepreneur, and spent the better part of a day in Plymouth, Michigan, at the company he founded, Rivian. Bezos got a preview of Rivian’s electric pickup truck and sport utility vehicle and liked what he saw. Not long after his visit, Amazon led a $700 million investment in Rivian. Two months later, in April, Ford Motor invested $500 million. All told, Rivian has raised $1.7 billion without selling a single truck or SUV. (Pic: Rivian)

Every Time A Common Man Stood Up Against Elon Musk, Trump, Kohli

For all his fame and money, Elon Musk is now trying to wriggle out of a defamation lawsuit filed by British diver Vernon Unsworth. The Tesla CEO had called him a ‘pedo guy’ in a tweet. A look at other times an average Joe went up against a famous name. (Image: AFP)

Tesla to take new $1.4-B loan from Chinese banks for Shanghai factory

CEO Elon Musk is counting on the China plant to help build on recent momentum for the company in the world's largest market both for electric vehicles and autos in general. Tesla’s newcar registrations in China climbed to a five-month high of 5,597 in November, compared with 393 a year earlier, according to China Automotive Information Net.

View: Tesla is the decade's best-performing auto company

Tesla is worth 37% more than General Motors and is almost twice the value of Ford Motor Co.

A word of caution from Elon Musk: Tesla boss hints at how advanced AI may influence social media

He warned that the bots may manipulate social media users in the form of fake followers.

Isro’s PSLV turns money-spinner: Forex earnings rise by Rs 90 crore in ’18-19

Indian Space Research Organisation’s PSLV has turned into a money-spinner for the space agency as forex brought by the country’s mainstay rocket increased by Rs 90 crore from Rs 232.56 crore in 2017-18 to Rs 324 crore in 2018-19 fiscal year.

Porsche bets rich Indians will pay to show off electric cars

Local duties in India make imported luxury cars about 2.5 times more expensive than what they cost in Europe -- a reason cited by Elon Musk for ignoring the market so far -- but that’s no deterrent for prospective buyers, accordion to Pavan Shetty, director at Porsche India. But, Porsche is planning to start selling its electric Taycan model in India next year.

Will study and decide, Maharashtra CM tells Branson on Hyperloop project

Branson,, promoter of Virgin Group, met Thackeray to clear "misunderstandings" and gauge the new administration's interest in the USD 10 billion project, which promises to cut the travel time between Mumbai and Pune to less than half and hour. A senior official said Branson sought the chief minister's co- operation for the project.

Tesla's German factory to produce 500,000 cars a year

The carmaker will employ about 10,000 people at the site, which will occupy an area equivalent to 420 soccer fields, the newspaper said, citing initial plans for the factory, which shows a complete production line as well as testing facilities. Construction is set to start next year.

Yash Kotak emulates Elon Musk's knack of using innovations to make this world a better place

Bombay Hemp Co boss thinks SpaceX CEO always sticks to his goal no matter what people around him say.

Everybody wants to be the next Elon Musk

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.

Elon Musk tweets: Fight with SEC goes to court

His latest tussle with the SEC centers on a Feb. 19 tweet, in which Musk said Tesla would make about half a million cars in 2019.

He's a hero of mine: Why Elon Musk inspires OYO’s Maninder Gulati

Elon Musk is not just passionate about business but emotional about it as well, says Gulati.

He's a hero of mine: Why Elon Musk inspires OYO’s Maninder Gulati

Elon Musk is not just passionate about business but emotional about it as well, says Gulati.

Elon Musk explains why Tesla cars may not come to India anytime soon

Tesla CEO Musk said import duties in India are extremely high and the higher duties would make Tesla cars unaffordable.

Tesla cybertruck orders near 150,000 just days after chaotic launch

The industrial-looking Cybertruck is covered in the same steel alloy Musk plans to use for his SpaceX Starship rocket and will be able to go from 0 to 100 kilometers (62 miles) per hour in about three seconds, the Tesla chief executive claimed in his presentation.

When a truck fails to rev up to its billing

Tesla’s pickup may be a bit too futuristic — and vulnerable to missiles and bullets

Elon Musk’s brain tech startup is raising more cash

The venture has both awed and repelled various Musk watchers over the possibilities that it seemingly offers for connecting brains to computers.

Tesla plans to invest $4.4 B in Berlin factory: Report

The first production line at Tesla’s Berlin factory, unveiled by founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk earlier this week, will manufacture the company’s SUV Model Y, which could be produced as early as 2021, according to the newspaper. The electric car maker could receive about €300 million in subsidies subject to approval by the EU, Bild reported.

Tesla domination coming to an end? Ford set to unveil its first electric drive at the LA Auto Show

Ford is spending $11 billion to roll out 40 electric and hybrid vehicles by 2022.

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. raises $120 million in first outside investment

The investment values the company at about $920 million after the new cash injection, according to a Boring Co. spokesman.

How Elon Musk's net worth depreciated by $1 bn in 2 mins

SEC holds Tesla CEO in contempt for sharing confidential information with his 25.5 million followers on Twitter.

Branson’s Virgin Galactic space venture starts trading on NYSE

The listing secures vital new funding for Branson as her competes with Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk.

Anand Mahindra, Elon Musk, Vishal Gondal: CEOs who take complaints from users on Twitter seriously

Recently the Mahindra Group Chairman promised to ban plastic bottles after a Twitter follower pointed them out.

Tesla is no niche automaker anymore: Volkswagen CEO

The words of praise may have been a response in kind to Musk who tweeted last month that Volkswagen's Herbert Diess was “doing more than any big carmaker to go electric.”

Elon Musk’s SpaceX satellites dot the heavens, leaving stargazers upset

Astronomers now worry that the vast number of communications craft planned, including nearly 12,000 of Musk’s Starlink fleet, will shine so brightly that they’ll interfere with research.

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