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.... They are called Rutherford engines - after the great New Zealand-born physicist Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937), who famously split the atom in 1917. Private and commercial rocket launches are becoming more and more common - the most famous example being Elon Musk and his SpaceX Falcon rockets. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....While there is great appeal in the idea of reclining with a drink inside one’s Ford Fiesta, circa 2030, oblivious to the congested M25 the car is safely navigating, the sliproad to this nirvana may be bumpy. Witness the travails of some of Tesla’s staff, in the pioneering factory in Fremont, reportedly suffering all too human problems as their billionaire visionary boss, Elon Musk, ramps up production. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Ford faces lots of bumps in the road to a world of driverless cars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 06:00:02 AM
....While there is great appeal in the idea of reclining with a drink inside one’s Ford Fiesta, circa 2030, oblivious to the congested M25 the car is safely navigating, the sliproad to this nirvana may be bumpy. Witness the travails of some of Tesla’s staff, in the pioneering factory in Fremont, reportedly suffering all too human problems as their billionaire visionary boss, Elon Musk, ramps up production. ...
New Zealand space launch is first from a private site image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 06:52:00 AM
.... They are called Rutherford engines - after the great New Zealand-born physicist Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937), who famously split the atom in 1917. Private and commercial rocket launches are becoming more and more common - the most famous example being Elon Musk and his SpaceX Falcon rockets. ...
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.... But it’s not obviously a qualification for running a car company with 200,000 employees. We’ll judge Hackett only once he’s got to work – but one suspects Tesla founder Elon Musk’s status as the top visionary in the car industry is not under immediate threat. ...
Ford names Jim Hackett as new CEO in push to build self-driving cars image
....Analysts say the appointment of Hackett suggests Ford wants to burnish its reputation among investors by showing that it can embrace technological change more quickly than it has done. “If we’ve learned anything from the phenomenon of [Tesla chief executive] Elon Musk, it’s that Wall Street likes a tech/innovation guy,” said Jessica Caldwell, senior analyst at Edmunds. ...
Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us' image
. When Tesla bought a decommissioned car factory in Fremont, California, Elon Musk transformed the old-fashioned, unionized plant into a much-vaunted “factory of the future”, where giant robots named after X-Men shape and fold sheets of metal inside a gleaming white mecca of advanced manufacturing. ...
Fast-charging smartphones set for launch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 11:50:02 AM
...."We don't have contracts but we are working with car companies to develop the battery - this will take another three years or so to be on the road," said Mr Myersdorf. By contrast, Elon Musk's electric vehicle firm Tesla says its Supercharger technology takes 75 minutes to fully charge the battery in one of the firm's cars, such as a Model S for example. ...
Sun trap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 11:07:44 PM
....Another problem with solar is that at a domestic level, installing it is still a cumbersome process - and many householders don't much like how the panels look. This is why Tesla boss Elon Musk unveiled a new design for solar panels that resemble traditional roof tiles. ...
Nissan launches British-made home battery to rival Tesla's Powerwall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 09:00:05 AM
. Batteries that have powered electric cars around the UK will get a second life providing energy storage for households, with the launch this week of a British-made home battery to rival the one made by Elon Musk’s Tesla. ...
Samsung self-driving cars take fight to Apple, Uber and Google's Waymo image
.... Samsung has previously pledged full support for the burgeoning Internet of Things, integrating smart, connected technology into everyday appliances, something autonomous vehicles are expected to rely on for car-to-car and car-to-road communications. While Waymo has what was known as the self-driving Google car, and Uber has used Volvo cars among others, it is still unclear how self-driving technology will become available to the public and whether technology firms will turn into car firms, as Elon Musk’s Tesla has. ...
Fangs: the lightning rise of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 08:00:25 AM
....Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post, is now on the brink of toppling the legendary investor Warren Buffett to become the world’s second-richest person after Bill Gates. Both men are spending their money fast, Gates on fighting malaria and other treatable diseases in the developing world, and Bezos on building his own spaceflight company, Blue Origin, with the aim of beating the Tesla boss Elon Musk to Mars. ...
Tesla recalls 53,000 cars over brake issue image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 02:16:42 AM
....Tesla produced a total of 83,922 vehicles in 2016, including the Model S and Model X. Earlier this week chief executive Elon Musk said Tesla would unveil an electric articulated lorry in September. ...
Sparks fly on Wall Street over Tesla’s current valuation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 03:00:05 PM
.... Tesla’s elevated profile with investors has brought both acclaim and a new level of scrutiny. Despite the soaring share price, a group of investors last week questioned the independence of Tesla’s board, warning it was too close to charismatic co-founder and chief executive Elon Musk. ...
Tesla board 'too close to Elon Musk' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 09:01:58 PM
. A group of Tesla shareholders has questioned the independence of the electric carmaker's board, warning it is too close to boss and co-founder Elon Musk. ...
Tesla surpasses GM to become most valuable car company in US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 04:37:58 PM
....While its share price may be soaring, there are roadblocks to Tesla’s further success – including the fact that the company has never made a profit – but the stock benefits from enthusiasm for the manufacturer’s design-conscious approach to electric vehicles and its emphasis on futuristic automating software, such as Autopilot and Summon. The company has far fewer vehicles on the road than GM – billionaire founder Elon Musk promised to ramp up production to 500,000 cars in 2018, while GM sold 546,838 at US retail alone in the first quarter of 2016. ...
Rocket launch firm blasts onto Milan stock market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 01:05:19 PM
....US-based SpaceX, perhaps the best known operator, has raised more than $1bn from investors. The company, headed by entrepreneur Elon Musk, launches satellites and space cargo flights but also has its sights set on space tourism. ...
Tesla closes in on General Motors as most valuable US carmaker image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 05:33:05 PM
.... . In the summer, the California-based company, run by Elon Musk, who is also the chief executive of the rocket business SpaceX, begins production of its mass-market Model 3 sedan. ...
Tesla charges ahead to overtake Ford in market value image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 01:31:56 PM
....And yet a 7% surge in the value of shares in electric car firm Tesla on Monday saw it zoom ahead of Ford Motor Company, in terms of its stock market value. As Wall Street closed for the day, Tesla, led by 45-year-old tycoon and futurist Elon Musk, was worth $49bn (£38bn), compared with a paltry $46bn for the empire built by Henry Ford. ...
Tesla's market value overtakes Ford image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 09:20:03 PM
.... It has usurped BMW as an aspirational car," said Ben Kallo, energy technology analyst at Robert W Baird. Mr Kallo said that the charisma, or what he described as the "magic dust" surrounding Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk, allows it to attract talented staff as well as investors. ...
Tesla reports record car deliveries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 11:56:21 PM
....It is a rebound for the US company after production problems late last year resulted in a 9% fall in deliveries in the fourth quarter. Tesla was founded in 2003 and is controlled by entrepreneur Elon Musk, who also owns the space rocket firm, SpaceX. ...
Success for SpaceX 're-usable rocket' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 11:01:12 PM
.... . "I think it's an amazing day for space," said Elon Musk, the chief executive of SpaceX. ...
China's Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 02:30:31 PM
....It was an early investor in NextEV, a Shanghai-based start-up which since has rebranded itself as Nio and has offices in San Jose, California, close to Tesla's base. Tencent is now the fifth-largest shareholder in Tesla behind chief executive Elon Musk and investment companies Fidelity, Baillie Gifford and T Rowe Price. ...
Elon Musk offers to fix Australian power network in 100 days image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 09:17:43 AM
. Elon Musk, boss of electric car firm Tesla, says he can help solve South Australia's power crisis within 100 days - and if not he'll do it for free. ...
SpaceX to fly two tourists around Moon in 2018 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 11:48:09 PM
....US private rocket company SpaceX has announced that two private citizens have paid to be sent around the Moon. The mission is planned for late 2018, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said, adding that the tourists "have already paid a significant deposit". ...
Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft file opposition to Trump's travel ban image
....Among the companies signing the filing, an amicus brief supporting Washington state’s lawsuit against Trump’s order are Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft, as well as smaller firms such as Uber, Reddit, Netflix and Dropbox. Notably absent are Amazon, which had previously pledged its support to the Washington lawsuit, and Tesla and SpaceX, the companies of Trump advisory council member Elon Musk. ...
Uber CEO steps down from Trump advisory council after users boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:25:33 AM
....“There are many ways we will continue to advocate for just change on immigration but staying on the council was going to get in the way of that,” he wrote in the staff email. Another tech industry icon, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, remains on the advisory council. ...
Brad Stone: ‘We should watch Uber and Airbnb closely’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 08:00:18 AM
.... But in terms of cultural impact, perhaps we are at peak Valley. For decades, technology entrepreneurship has been revered, and people like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk were heroes. ...
Trump withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership amid flurry of orders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 05:46:50 PM
....”. Earlier, Trump met a group of top business leaders including Elon Musk, the head of SpaceX, and the executives from Dell, Johnson & Johnson and Lockheed Martin. ...
Batteries included: Yorkshire village seeks to solve riddle of too much sun image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 08:00:30 AM
....But later this month, dozens of homes in this South Yorkshire village will have a home battery installed as part of a £250,000 trial to see if they can make solar power more valuable to homeowners and less painful for grid managers. Smaller than the high-profile Powerwalls introduced to the UK by Elon Musk’s Tesla last year, the British-engineered batteries will be fitted for free in 30 homes with solar panels on their roofs and 10 without. ...
Jetpack to work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 12:11:26 AM
....Cities are at a crossroads when it comes to easing congestion - should they invest in expensive, hi-tech infrastructure schemes, such as China's straddling bus, or sit back and wait for the era of driverless cars to solve the problem?. No future transport system has captured the imagination or the headlines as much as the Hyperloop, conceived by Silicon Valley maverick Elon Musk as a super-fast transportation system consisting of low pressure tubes inside capsules. ...
CES 2017: Faraday Future unveils super fast electric car image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 04:26:09 AM
....In the unscientific poll I conducted shortly after the presentation, all felt the design of the FF91 fell short of Tesla's vehicles in the style-stakes. As I type this, Elon Musk is yet to offer any reaction to his newest competitor. ...
Tesla to hike UK prices by 5% in the new year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 11:43:07 AM
....It is understood that this means prices for both Model S and Model X will increase on 1 January. Last month its chief executive Elon Musk announced plans to expand its European operations by building a second “gigafactory” battery production plant and an automated manufacturing research centre. ...
Softbank invests $1bn in space satellite startup OneWeb image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 04:44:20 AM
....Earlier this month Mr Son met Mr Trump and said he would put $50bn into US businesses and create 50,000 jobs over the next four years, . Florida-based OneWeb, which is a direct rival to Elon Musk's SpaceX, is now estimated to be worth around $2. ...
The Fox-Sky row isn’t going away, no matter how much ministers ignore it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 06:59:44 AM
....Rarely can so much wealth and power have gathered around one table. In a meeting at Trump Tower last week the president-elect of the United States, Donald Trump, held talks with a group of technology bosses that included Tim Cook of Apple, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt of Google’s owner Alphabet, and Elon Musk of Tesla. ...
With Trump and Uber, the driverless future could turn into a nightmare | John Harris image
....In an act of gorgeous synchronicity with the Uber experiment, Donald Trump’s media people announced on the same day that Uber’s chief executive, Travis Kalanick – who once joked that he would move to China if Trump won the election – would be joining the president-elect’s so-called strategic and policy committee. Made up of big economic hitters from such distinctly 20th-century corporations as General Motors, Walmart, General Electric and PepsiCo – as well as Elon Musk, the space travel and electric car magnate – its brief is simple enough: as a Trump statement puts it, the people involved will be “called upon to meet with the president frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge as the president implements his plan to bring back jobs and Make America Great Again”. ...
The tech industry won't save us – or the planet – from Trump's excesses | Kate Aronoff image
....At a meeting in New York on Wednesday, Trump gathered a slew of industry all-stars – including Uber’s Travis Kalanick, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Apple’s Tim Cook – to talk jobs and economic development. Among the more surprising faces at the table was Elon Musk, the media darling and renewable energy magnate who criticized Trump during the campaign, and has long raised alarm bells about the potentially disastrous impacts of man-made climate change. ...
'Call me': Donald Trump woos tech leaders at New York meeting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 09:22:39 PM
.... Gary Coby, a Trump advertising staffer, detailed the dispute on the blogging platform Medium last month; early Wednesday, Politico reported that Trump had taken revenge by excluding Dorsey. After the meeting, Trump held a private conference with SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who was named to an advisory team working for Trump, and Apple CEO Tim Cook. ...
IBM vows to hire 25,000 staff as tech chiefs meet Trump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 08:52:41 AM
.... . The senior executives expected to attend Wednesday's meeting in Trump Tower are expected to include Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Apple's Tim Cook, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella, Google/Alphabet's Larry Page, Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook and Tesla founder Elon Musk. ...
Airbnb a solution to middle-class inequality, company says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 01:01:57 PM
....”. The US president-elect is meeting with tech executives – reportedly including Elon Musk, Apple’s Tim Cook, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, and Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel – on Wednesday. ...
Galactic gold rush: the tech companies aiming to make space mining a reality image
....'Mining' has such negative connotations – people think you’re destroying things … This is more like harvesting. Of course, water is also useful for drinking, hygiene, irrigation and extracting oxygen for the Mars colonies Jain, Elon Musk, and others are so keen on creating. ...
Tesla shareholders approve $2.6bn SolarCity takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 12:27:07 AM
. Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk has won shareholder approval for a $2. ...
SpaceX aims to launch internet from space image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 01:50:01 PM
.... And SpaceX's main business is launching satellites. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, announced last year that the service would be "larger than anything that has been talked about to date" adding that it would take about $10bn (£8bn) to get it off the ground. ...
Boats and bananas image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 12:15:03 AM
....This is why Dubai's DP World, one of the world's largest port operators, recently pumped $50m (£40m) into Hyperloop One, the firm aiming to build a high-speed transport system based on vacuum tubes. Hyperloop was originally the idea of Tesla and SpaceX entrepreneur Elon Musk. ...
Tesla boss Musk 'optimistic' on SolarCity takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 01:16:21 AM
. Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk is "pretty optimistic" shareholders will approve a $2. ...
Tesla reports first quarterly profit for three years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 10:27:57 PM
....76% in after-hours trading. "The Tesla third quarter results reflect strong company-wide execution in many areas," said chief executive Elon Musk and chief financial officer Jason Wheeler in a statement. ...
Tesla to make all its new cars self-driving image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of October 2016 02:07:12 AM
....But it is now temporarily disabling Autopilot on all new cars to allow "robust" testing with the new systems. Tesla founder Elon Musk said its hardware was "basically a super-computer in a car," but added it would be up to regulators and the public to decide when self-driving vehicles could actually be used on the roads. ...
Tesla told to dump Autopilot brand in Germany image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 09:14:48 AM
....". The company's co-founder Elon Musk had been expected to make an announcement related to Tesla on Monday, but he has now tweeted that it has been delayed until Wednesday for "refinement". ...
Google, Facebook, Amazon join forces on future of AI image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 10:29:35 PM
.... . One of the most vocal and high-profile naysayers is Tesla's chief executive, Elon Musk, who has tweeted the technology is "potentially more dangerous than nukes [nuclear weapons]" and expressed concerns humans were "just the biological boot loader for digital super-intelligence". ...
Elon Musk outlines Mars colony vision image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of September 2016 05:12:15 PM
. Entrepreneur Elon Musk has outlined his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket price. ...
Satellite dreams image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 04:26:02 AM
....". And of course there's competition too, not only from other space-faring countries but also increasingly from private firms like Elon Musk's SpaceX. ...
Musk: SpaceX fireball probe uncovering 'complex failure' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 10:21:57 AM
. An investigation into how a SpaceX rocket exploded is uncovering a "difficult and complex failure", the firm's founder Elon Musk has said. ...
SpaceX blast wrecks Facebook satellite image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of September 2016 07:27:23 PM
.... . SpaceX is run out of Hawthorne near Los Angeles by Elon Musk, who made his fortune with internet companies. ...
A woman's workplace image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of August 2016 11:00:18 PM
.... It gives you that feeling of "I can do it too". I don't have the same feeling when I listen to advice from Elon Musk or Richard Branson. ...
Tesla's Elon Musk says new car battery is a milestone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 09:10:44 PM
....Tesla Motors has unveiled a new battery pack for the performance versions of its Model S and X cars that will extend the range and mean faster acceleration. Elon Musk, chief executive of the electric car maker, hailed the upgraded battery as a "profound milestone". ...
Uber to deploy self-driving cars in Pittsburgh image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of August 2016 12:42:19 PM
....The Bloomberg story notes that the Volvo deal will not be an exclusive one and that Uber plans to work with other carmakers. Uber's hard-charging founder Travis Kalanick has been outlining a vision of a self-driving fleet for some years - but it always sounded like a long-term vision akin to Elon Musk's plan for a settlement on Mars. ...

US clears company to fly ashes of cremated humans to Moon
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 09:31:07 PM
....It is expected to be the first of many commercial expeditions authorised by the FAA to the moon, asteroids and Mars. Billionaire Elon Musk plans to send a spacecraft to Mars in 2018. ...
Tesla reports deepening losses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 08:32:17 PM
.... . Tesla's chief executive Elon Musk announced last month plans to expand the company's vehicle line to include electric trucks and buses. ...
Moon Express cleared for lunar landing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 06:21:18 PM
....Other private companies are expected to follow Moon Express and seek permission to fly to the Moon. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX plans to go even further, with a Mars mission in 2018. ...
Tesla agrees $2.6bn deal to buy SolarCity image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 01:34:56 PM
.... . Tesla chief executive Elon Musk owns 22% of SolarCity and sits on the firm's board. ...
Tesla says autopilot involved in second car crash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 12:12:12 PM
....The motorist survived the accident, but another Tesla owner died in an earlier crash that occurred when the driver-assist function failed to detect another vehicle in its path. Chief executive Elon Musk said Tesla had no plans to disable autopilot. ...
Tesla stock rises after Elon Musk's masterplan tweet image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of July 2016 02:57:14 PM
....Telsa's shares rose more than 4% in early trade after its chief executive teased a new "masterplan". Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday that he would issue a follow-up to his original vision for the electric car company. ...
Electric car pioneer Tesla misses production targets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 4th of July 2016 09:36:13 AM
....In a statement, Tesla said it appeared the Model S car was unable to recognise "the white side of the tractor trailer against a brightly lit sky" that had driven across the car's path. In May, Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk drew criticism for announcing plans to buy solar panel maker SolarCity, a separate company that he had founded and for which he serves as chairman. ...
Is Apple's next product an electric car? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of April 2016 10:05:08 AM
....While Porritt, who quit Tesla in September 2015, is one of many former Tesla engineers employed in Cupertino, he’s one of the only senior managers to have made the jump. The timing of his departure coincides with comments made by Elon Musk in October 2015, when he referred to Apple as a “Tesla Graveyard”. ...
Tesla Model 3 orders total 276,000 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of April 2016 10:04:26 AM
. Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk says pre-orders of the firm's much-anticipated Model 3 electric car currently total 276,000. ...
Tesla Model 3 pre-orders stack up as Elon Musk unveils lower-priced car image
....Related: Australian first person in the world to order Tesla Model 3 electric car. It is the culmination of the Tesla chief executive Elon Musk’s dream since unveiling the company’s first car, an electric roadster, in 2006. ...
Tesla launches 'affordable' Model 3 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of April 2016 04:00:57 AM
....The price and range of the five-seater should make the vehicle appeal to new types of customers and could boost interest in other electric vehicles. Chief executive Elon Musk said his goal was to produce about 500,000 vehicles a year once production is at full speed. ...
Anti-insect paint and electric planes: can technology make aviation sustainable? image
.... It will have lithium-ion batteries and a 500kW power plant. Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has hinted that he might be interested in designing a vertical takeoff and landing electric jet. ...
Tesla losses soar to $889m - but shares jump as Elon Musk forecasts a profit  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of February 2016 05:03:38 PM
. Shares in Elon Musk’s Tesla have spiked despite the electric car company falling further into the red, with annual losses tripling to $889m. ...
Elon Musk picks student winners to further Hyperloop dreams image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 31st of January 2016 11:33:39 AM
. A group of American student engineers have won a competition to transform SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk's idea into a design for a Hyperloop to move pods of people at high speed. ...
Apple – losing out on talent and in need of a killer new device image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 07:42:48 PM
....One startup executive, who has poached engineers from blue chip companies, compared the big three consumer tech companies to the Ivy League universities; he cast Facebook as Harvard, Google as Yale and Apple as Dartmouth (apologies to Dartmouth). Or as Elon Musk recently put the hiring situation a little more harshly: Apple is the “Tesla graveyard”. ...
Tesla chief: Apple is making rival car image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 10:00:17 PM
. Tesla's owner, Elon Musk, has said it is an "open secret" that Apple is making a rival electric car. ...
Faraday Future looks to take on Tesla with Batmobile-inspired cars  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of January 2016 01:36:13 PM
.... To the bat cave! The Batmobile could have inspired designers of the FFZero1 concept car  Photo: AP. Faraday is backed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yeuting, who has hinted at his plan to take on Elon Musk’s Tesla, saying previously that the company would launch a single model then follow it up with a “range of vehicles in a faster way than others have achieved”. ...
Elon Musk's Tesla sales limp over the line image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 4th of January 2016 11:08:55 AM
. Billionaire Elon Musk’s Tesla electric car company hit the low end of its targets for deliveries in the final quarter, handing over the keys to 17,400 of its luxury vehicles. ...
Ex-Sainsbury's boss backs his own members' club image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of January 2016 05:00:37 PM
.... . The club is home to 265 companies, from start-ups seeking a London base to global giants including Tesla, Elon Musk’s electric car company, and Cadbury owner Mondalez, which use the clubs for meetings. ...
A golden age for British entrepreneurship? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of January 2016 01:42:58 AM
.... . Indeed, the best entrepreneurs - like the Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk - are clearly motivated by a bigger mission: to make a difference to society at large. ...
'Altruistic AI' plan wins $1bn pledge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 12th of December 2015 11:51:34 AM
....Prominent tech executives have pledged $1bn (£659m) for OpenAI, a non-profit venture that aims to develop artificial intelligence (AI) to benefit humanity. The venture's backers include Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel, Indian tech giant Infosys and Amazon Web Services. ...
Porsche to build electric sportscar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of December 2015 03:58:43 PM
....Dr Oliver Blume, chairman of Porsche's executive board said putting Mission E into full development was the "beginning of a new chapter in the history of the sports car". BBC business correspondent Theo Leggett said it seemed clear that the Mission E was a response to the rise of Tesla, the Silicon Valley brainchild of billionaire Elon Musk. ...

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