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    Coming soon, a self-driving Tesla! Elon Musk touts new version of Autopilot software, cuts battery costs

    Musk said Tesla plans to release a revised 'full self-driving version' of Autopilot in a month.

    Elon Musk’s option haul swells to $8.8 billion

    Musk cleared the final threshold for a third tranche of his moonshot award, pegged to Tesla’s financial and market value.

    Tesla plans cheaper $25,000 electric car within 3 years: Elon Musk

    Elon Musk has said that Tesla plans to produce an electric car with a price tag of $25,000 within the next three years. The aim, said Musk on Battery Day on Tuesday, is to make Tesla electric cars more affordable for the masses. "That will basically be on-par or slightly better than a comparable gasoline car. This has always been our dream to make an affordable electric car," he said during the virtual presentation.Tesla plans cheaper $25,000 electric car within 3 years: Elon Musk

    Tesla's market value plunges after Elon Musk pushes back cheap battery dream by at least three years

    Investors had expected two significant announcements at Musk's oft-touted "Battery Day": The development of a "million mile" battery good for 10 years or more, and a specific cost reduction target -- expressed in dollars per kilowatt-hour -- that would finally drop the price of an electric vehicle below that of a fossil fuel car.

    Elon Musk wants YOU to build a brain-computer interface

    Musk, a founder of both the electric car company Tesla Motors and the private space-exploration firm SpaceX, has become an outspoken doomsayer about the threat artificial intelligence might one day pose to the human race.

    Elon Musk loses a Titan in six hours as Tesla share price plunges; wealth dips by $16 billion

    Tesla stock plunged 21 per cent in Tuesday’s session, logging its biggest daily percentage drop as the electric carmaker was excluded from a group of companies being added to the S&P 500.

    Elon Musk, blasting off in domestic bliss

    Elon Musk and Grimes have a baby with the most unusual name, which they shorten to “X.” Musk said it’s pronounced “just like the letter X. AE is pronounced ‘ash’, as in Old English. A-12 is also pronounced just like it reads. Refers to the Archangel-12 CIA reconnaissance plane.”

    Microsoft's new tech will spot the fake Jeff Bezos & Elon Musk in disturbingly realistic 'Star Trek' video

    The new tool detects blended elements of an image that human eyes may not have picked up.

    Elon Musk is now richer than Warren Buffett

    Elon Musk's fortune rose to $6.1 billion on Friday after his company's stock surged 11%. This has made the CEO of Tesla Inc the world's seventh-richest person, defearing Larry Ellison and Sergey Brin.

    Elon Musk beats Zuckerberg, becomes world's third-richest person after Tesla stock split

    The stock shot up 7.7% by midday to trade above the pre-split record high of $2,238.75 ($447.75 post-split), which it had hit on August 27. The lower price did not change the trajectory of the parabolic uptrend.

    Love him or hate him, Elon Musk is enjoying spectacular run

    SpaceX, the company he founded in 2002, blasted two American astronauts to the International Space Station in late May and brought them safely home in a historic splashdown Sunday, heralding a new age of private-sector space travel.

    What can Elon Musk’s brain startup Neuralink do? We will soon find out

    Some in the scientific community have watched the company’s promises warily, fearing that they might prompt afflicted people to delay necessary procedures.

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk says open to supplying batteries to other automakers

    Tesla has previously supplied batteries to Mercedes and Toyota Motor under separate partnership deals. Battery manufacturing is an area that analysts and industry officials say the U.S. electric car maker has a competitive edge compared with legacy automakers.

    The age of electric vehicles may arrive much before than expected

    As car sales collapsed in Europe because of the pandemic, one category grew rapidly: electric vehicles. One reason is that purchase prices in Europe are coming tantalizingly close to the prices for cars with gasoline or diesel engines.

    Meet the group that hacked Twitter accounts of Elon Musk, Barack Obama and others

    Novice investors lost their hard-earned money earlier this week (on July 15) after fake tweets about bitcoin went viral from verified Twitter accounts of big names including former US President Barack Obama, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Microsoft’s Bill Gates. As per Arjun Vijay, Co-Founder and COO, Giottus Cryptocurrency Exchange, more than 373 users fell for the scam globally, losing an estimated Rs 89 lakh. An investigation by the New York Times has now revealed some crucial details.

    The search for life on Venus could start with this private company

    Rocket Lab has launched a dozen rockets to space, putting small satellites into orbit for private companies, NASA and the U.S. military. It also has a mission to the moon in the works with NASA, called CAPSTONE, scheduled to launch in early 2021.

    Elon Musk gains $8 billion to become world’s fourth-richest person

    ​The rise vaulted the Tesla co-founder past French luxury tycoon Bernard Arnault, the wealthiest non-American on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Musk’s $84.8 billion fortune puts him within $15 billion of Mark Zuckerberg, number three on the ranking of the world’s 500 richest people.

    Tesla surge lifts Elon Musk higher on billionaire list

    Tesla's Elon Musk is on a roll as he further climbs up the billionaire list owing to a whopping jump in Tesla's stock price. Tesla's shares have zoomed up over 250% in 2020.

    Ambani’s wealth beats tech giants Elon Musk and Google founders

    The chairman of RIL, whose wealth surpassed Warren Buffett’s last week, is now worth $72.4 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

    Billionaire Elon Musk's net worth zooms past Warren Buffett's

    Musk's fortune rose by $6.07 billion following a 10.8% jump in the electric carmaker's stock.

    Go ahead and call Warren Buffett a snowflake

    Snowflake Inc., a fast-growing cloud-software and data-warehousing company, filed an amended offering prospectus Tuesday that revealed Berkshire will buy roughly $250 million of Snowflake shares at its IPO price and an additional 4 million shares from another stockholder.

    GM-Nikola partnership will create a formidable challenge for Tesla

    The Nikola-GM partnership will pose strong and well-financed competition for Tesla's much-promoted Cybertruck, but given how much GM is bringing to the table in this transaction and its pre-existing plan to launch an electric version of its Hummer, that threat arguably already existed.

    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.

    Etsy gets into S&P 500, Tesla does not

    The decision by S&P Dow Jones Indices is a blow to Tesla investors who widely expected the company to join the benchmark stock index after a blockbuster quarterly report in July cleared a major hurdle for its potential inclusion.

    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.

    Tesla falls for fourth straight session; insiders offload stake

    Kimbal Musk, TSLA board member and CEO Elon Musk's brother sold shares worth $17.6 million, while Jerome Guillen, president of automotive sold stake worth $7.2 million.

    Mark Mobius sees signs of dotcom bubble in tech rally

    Thanks to the demand for technology names, Nasdaq has nearly doubled from its March lows. The rally has made Apple the first $2 trillion company and Tesla’s founder Elon Musk the third richest person on earth.

    Tesla shows rare modesty with $5 bn share sale

    Tesla on Tuesday said that it intends to sell up to $5 billion of new shares. If consummated, that’ll equate to just 1% of outstanding stock.

    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.

    Musk's Neuralink venture unveils pig with computer chip in brain

    Neuralink aims to implant wireless brain-computer interfaces that include thousands of electrodes in the most complex human organ to help cure neurological conditions like Alzheimer's, dementia and spinal cord injuries.

    Ten practical leadership lessons: Congress offers a crucial management case study- What not to do as a leader

    This isn’t a column on how Congress can revive itself. The joke will be on me for having any such hopes, especially after the recent inconsequential Congress Working Committee meeting. However, Congress offers excellent lessons on what not to do as a leader.

    SpaceX veterans pass milestone in self-flying plane race

    Developers of automated flying technology envision everything from small drones delivering packages to air taxis ferrying human passengers across cities. While the visions are bold, the ones that pan out will take years to materialize.

    Jeff Bezos becomes world's first-ever $200-bn man, ex-wife MacKenzie Scott makes it to the richest women's list

    Elon Musk extended an extraordinary stretch of wealth gains to become a centibillionaire.

    Elon Musk mocks sceptical investors who think Tesla is overpriced by selling red-hot shorts

    "Celebrate summer with Tesla Short Shorts," the website says.

    Twitter accounts of Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk hacked in Bitcoin scam

    The ruse included bogus tweets from Barack Obama, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West & Joe Biden as well.

    Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, other Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam

    The ruse included bogus tweets from former President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and a number of tech billionaires including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Celebrities Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, were also hacked.

    Twitter accounts of Obama, Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and others hacked to run Bitcoin Scam

    A number of high profile Twitter accounts including that of US presidential hopeful Joe Biden, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates and of Apple were simultaneously hacked on Wednesday by attackers to carry out what appeared to be a cryptocurrency scam. Twitter says it is investigating the issue. The company’s shares declined 2.3% post market.Twitter accounts of Obama, Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and others hacked to run Bitcoin Scam

    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.

    Elon Musk confirms the future of cars, says Tesla 'very close' to level-5 autonomous driving technology

    The technology has the capability to navigate roads without any driver input.

    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

    Hyperion says it’s developed a hydrogen-powered supercar, now it needs money

    On a highway, hydrogen is cleaner than gasoline and doesn’t require a massive battery and the precious lithium and recycling headaches that go with it.

    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.

    Mukesh Ambani eclipses richest European to become world’s No. 4

    Mukesh Ambani has already surpassed some of the biggest tycoons in recent weeks -- a list that includes Elon Musk and Alphabet Inc. co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, as well as the so-called Oracle of Omaha himself, Warren Buffett.

    Pentagon awards United Launch Alliance, SpaceX $653 million in combined launch contracts

    The contracts are for launch service orders beginning in 2022 and allocate $337 million to ULA, a joint venture between Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp, and $316 million to SpaceX for the first missions of roughly 34 total that the two rocket firms will support through 2027.

    Twitter says hackers used phone to fool employees into giving them access

    The embarrassing July 15 attack compromised the accounts of some of Twitter's most high-profile users.

    From simple gaming tricks to last month's sensational Twitter hack: Mapping a teen’s troubled online path

    Clark’s digital misbehaviour ended when the police arrested him on Friday. Prosecutors said the 17-year-old was the mastermind of the astounding hack last month, accusing him of tricking his way into Twitter’s systems and taking over the accounts of some of the world’s most famous people, including Barack Obama, Kanye West and Jeff Bezos.

    Mission successful: SpaceX brings NASA astronauts home safe in milestone mission

    The successful mission, carried out jointly by SpaceX and NASA, demonstrated that the United States has the capacity once more to send its astronauts to space and bring them back.

    SpaceX guiding NASA astronauts to 1st splashdown in 45 years on Gulf of Mexico

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- The first astronauts to ride a SpaceX capsule into orbit headed toward a retro-style splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday afternoon to close out a two-month test flight.

    Aiming for the stars: Startups are charting course for the final frontier

    The new focus could help India’s space economy, estimated to be 2% of the $360 billion global market, touch $50 billion by 2025, as envisaged by a PwC report in January. Bulk of the growth would come from downstream business such as services and ground applications.

    Tech mogul Elon Musk and girlfriend Grimes welcome first child together

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

    High-profile breach: Twitter says hackers used phone to fool staff, gain access

    The embarrassing July 15 attack compromised the accounts of some of its most high profile users, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk and celebrities Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, in an apparent attempt to lure their followers into sending money to an anonymous Bitcoin account.

    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.

    When a smart cookie chips in: A new chocolate chip design by Tesla comes 80 yrs after the commercial teardrop shape

    The new chip was developed after careful consideration of melting points and mouthfeel.

    Twitter shows strong gains in user base despite security concerns and the Covid-19 pandemic

    Twitter is seen by some analysts as an important element in news and political discussion.

    Tesla's profit sets up S&P 500 entry, while Musk pushes for growth

    Tesla said it earned net income of $104 million from April to June, or $0.50 per share, marking the first time the company has posted a profit for four straight quarters.

    A 1000% rally has glove maker stock mania outpacing even Tesla

    There has been a boom in glove demand thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, aided by a short-selling ban in Malaysia till year-end.

    Twitter says up to 8 accounts may have had private messages stolen

    Twitter said in a blog post that hackers had downloaded the data using a tool that includes an archive of private messages. Members of US Congress, cybersecurity experts and Twitter itself have been searching for answers about how the hack happened.

    Hackers tell the story of the Twitter attack from the inside

    The attack was not the work of a single country like Russia or a sophisticated group of hackers. Instead, it was done by a group of young people — one of whom says he lives at home with his mother — who got to know one another because of their obsession with owning early or unusual screen names, particularly one letter or number, like @y or @6.

    Twitter says about 130 accounts were targeted in cyber attack this week

    In its latest statement, Twitter said that the hackers were able to gain control to a "small subset" of the targeted accounts, and send tweets from them.

    How Twitter 'blue-tick' hack shines spotlight on disinformation and why you should worry

    Hackers infiltrated the Twitter handles of US presidential candidate Joe Biden, former US President Barack Obama and billionaire Elon Musk, among others, Wednesday to solicit Bitcoins. Twitter says hackers had targeted employees with access to its internal systems and "used this access to take control of many highly-visible (including verified) accounts and tweet on their behalf". Nirmal John of explains how the big breach could have been much worse and why the incident should matter to users. (Text: Reuters)How Twitter 'blue-tick' hack shines spotlight on disinformation and why you should worry

    Twitter says about 130 accounts were targeted in cyber attack this week

    Accounts of celebrities and political figures including Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian, Barack Obama and Elon Musk were hacked during the cyber attack on Wednesday. Twitter added that it was continuing to assess whether hackers were able to access private data of the targeted accounts.

    What the Twitter hack revealed: An election system teeming with risks

    Whoever bored into the command centre of Twitter — seizing control of Biden’s and Obama’s blue-checked accounts, among many others — served as a warning that some of the most critical infrastructure that could influence the election is not in the hands of government experts, and is far less protected than anyone assumed even a day ago.

    Wanted: Startups that can turn captured CO2 into vodka, jewels

    Technology to produce goods from CO2 has been around for a while, but the products themselves have gained little traction because they’re more expensive than similar ones manufactured in traditional ways.

    Bitcoin scam: How hackers got access to top Twitter accounts and why the incident matters

    Hackers infiltrated the Twitter handles of US presidential candidate Joe Biden, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, former US President Barack Obama and billionaire Elon Musk, among others, Wednesday to solicit Bitcoins. Twitter says hackers had targeted employees with access to its internal systems and "used this access to take control of many highly-visible (including verified) accounts and tweet on their behalf". ET's Raghu Krishnan has more. (Text: Reuters)Bitcoin scam: How hackers got access to top Twitter accounts and why the incident matters

    As Tesla gears up for fresh India foray, a perfect mascot for Atmanirbhar Bharat waits in the wings

    For a drive like Atmanirbhar Bharat to succeed, Modi badly needs global investments to help ramp up infra as early as can be. Amid a worldwide supply chain reset, this emerging need could trigger a renewed push in government circles to iron out FDI policy loopholes — such as the ones that have kept companies like Tesla out of India.

    Tesla slashes Model Y SUV price as pandemic weighs on auto sector

    The Model Y now starts at $49,990, down nearly 6% from its previous price of $52,990, according to the carmaker's website.

    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.

    Tesla gaining ground pushes China’s EV bubble closer to bursting

    Monthly Tesla registrations in China now exceed 10,000 and helped the company beat global delivery estimates in the latest quarter.

    Johnny Depp accuses ex-wife Amber Heard of lying in libel action against UK tabloid

    The actor's team also said Heard had begun an affair with Tesla boss Elon Musk in early 2015.

    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.

    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.

    Tesla overtakes Toyota as the world’s most valuable automaker

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

    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.

    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.

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

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 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

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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,

    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.

    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.

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