Tag Archives: Elon Musk

Kanye West Again Claims He’s Running For President

Bloomberg News reports: Kanye West says he’s running for president. It’s not clear if the musician is serious, or if this is a publicity stunt for himself or a project unrelated to the presidency. West’s Saturday night Twitter post instantly went viral, with more than 100,000 retweets within the first hour. West has 29.4 million followers on Twitter. ‘Kanye’ quickly …

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Prototype SpaceX Rocket Explodes On Launch Pad

TechCrunch reports: SpaceX had just conducted yet another static fire test of the Raptor engine in its Starship SN4 prototype launch vehicle on Friday when the test vehicle exploded on the test stand in Boca Chica, Texas. This was the fourth static fire test of this engine on this prototype, so it’s unclear what went wrong vs. other static fire …

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NASA-SpaceX Launch To Space Station: POSTPONED

Yahoo News reports: Nearly nine years after the last space shuttle flew, NASA and SpaceX are counting down to the next launch to put astronauts into orbit from Florida. The launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will mark the first-ever use of a privately owned spaceship for a crewed orbital launch, and a renaissance …

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Elon Musk Tells Followers To “Take The Red Pill”

Business Insider reports: The co-creator of “The Matrix” has slammed Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump for tweeting the “red pill” phrase that has its origins in the movie series. Tesla CEO Musk tweeted “Take the red pill” accompanied with a red rose emoji on Sunday, and soon after was quote-tweeted by Trump with the reply: “Taken!” Movie director Lilly Wachowski …

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Tesla To Unveil Breakthrough “Million Mile” Battery

Reuters reports: Electric car maker Tesla plans to introduce a new low-cost, long-life battery in its Model 3 sedan in China later this year or early next that it expects will bring the cost of electric vehicles in line with gasoline models, and allow EV batteries to have second and third lives in the electric power grid. For months, Tesla …

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Tesla Reopens Factory In Defiance Of CA County Orders, Musk Says If Anyone Is Arrested, It Should Be Only Him

Politico reports: Tesla defied San Francisco Bay Area health officials on Monday by reopening a factory during an escalating standoff over a stay-at-home order that kept the plant closed. The rebellion by the globally recognized electric automaker underscores the competing pressures on elected officials to reopen the economy. Rising calls for officials to restart commerce are competing with warnings from …

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Tesla Sues California County Over “Ignorant” Lockdown

USA Today reports: Tesla late on Saturday filed a lawsuit against the California county that has prohibited the electric car company from producing vehicles during the outbreak. The company alleged in its suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, that Alameda County had violated the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth …

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Musk Vows To Move Tesla To TX Over CA Lockdown

The Hill reports: Elon Musk threatened to move Tesla out of California Saturday over a lingering stay-at-home county order preventing the company from restarting business until June 1. On Saturday, the Tesla CEO dangled an impending lawsuit via Twitter, accusing the Alameda County’s health officer of infringing on Constitutional freedoms. “Tesla is filing a lawsuit against Alameda County immediately. The …

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Elon Musk Rages To Investors: Lockdown Is “Fascist”

The Washington Post reports: Elon Musk launched into an expletive-laden rant on Tesla’s earnings call Wednesday, calling shelter-in-place orders “fascist” and demanding political officials “give people back their god damn freedom.” “To say that they cannot leave their house and they will be arrested if they do, this is fascist,” he said, before the call abruptly cut out. “This is …

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Elon Musk Demands Reopening: “Free America Now”

The Hill reports: Tesla CEO Elon Musk is urging states across the country to put an end to lockdowns aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. In a series of tweets early Wednesday, Musk posted phrases like “FREE AMERICA NOW” and “Give people their freedom back” in response to the lockdowns, which have been in place throughout much of the …

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Trump: We Have To Protect The Inventor Of The Wheel

Raw Story reports: During an interview with CNBC while at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the president was asked about what he made of the success of electric car company Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk. Well, you have to give him credit,” Trump replied. “I spoke to him very recently, and he’s also doing the rockets, he …

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Jury Rules For Elon Musk In ‘Pedo Guy’ Defamation Suit

The BBC reports: A UK diver wants $190 million in damages from Elon Musk for a tweet calling him “pedo guy”, a US court has heard. Vernon Unsworth, who helped rescue 12 boys trapped in a Thai cave last year, is suing Mr Musk for defamation. He asked a jury in a Los Angeles federal court to award him $150 …

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Musk To Testify In Own Defense In Defamation Suit

Reuters reports: Tesla Inc’s chief executive, Elon Musk, will testify in his own defense against a defamation lawsuit brought by a British cave explorer, Musk’s lawyer said on Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. Vernon Unsworth is suing Musk for calling him a “pedo guy.” Musk posted the tweet after Unsworth accused Musk in a CNN interview of …

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Tesla Claims 146,000 Preorders For Cybertruck (BUT)

The Washington Post reports: Tesla has received 146,000 preorders for its all-electric Cybertruck, chief executive Elon Musk said Saturday, two days after the futuristic vehicle’s grand reveal went viral when its supposedly unbreakable windows shattered onstage. With an angular design, a stainless steel “exoskeleton” and an overall look that some fans have called “post apocalyptic,” the Cybertruck stands out from …

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Tesla “Cybertruck” Launch Event Goes Badly [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Tesla unveiled its futuristic pickup truck at a promotional event in Los Angeles, but when it came to showing off the vehicle’s durability, things didn’t quite go as planned. CEO Elon Musk claimed the car was “bulletproof” against a 9mm handgun. But when he got Tesla’s chief designer to throw a metal ball at one of its armored …

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Elon Musk To Face Civil Trial Over “Pedo Guy” Tweet

CNBC reports: Tesla CEO Elon Musk is headed to court to answer a defamation lawsuit filed by a British rescue diver he called a “pedo guy.” U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson in Los Angeles denied Musk’s request to throw out the case, according to court documents made public Tuesday. Wilson ordered the jury trial to begin Dec. 3. Musk lawyers …

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Elon Musk Issues Rap Song About Dead Gorilla [AUDIO]

XXL Mag reports: Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk suddenly entered the world of SoundCloud rap when he dropped off a rap song that was dedicated to the late and beloved gorilla, Harambe. On the song, which is titled “RIP Harambe,” Musk uses Auto-Tune to rap about the gorilla who was shot and killed by zookeepers in May 2016 after …

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SpaceX Capsule Makes Milestone Docking With ISS

The Associated Press reports: A sleek American-built capsule with just a test dummy aboard docked smoothly with the International Space Station on Sunday in a big step toward putting the U.S. back in the business of launching astronauts. The white Dragon capsule, developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company under contract to NASA, closed in on the orbiting station nearly 260 …

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SEC Asks Federal Court To Hold Elon Musk In Contempt

Bloomberg reports: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked a judge to hold Elon Musk in contempt for violating his Oct. 16 settlement with the agency requiring him to seek pre-approval from Tesla Inc. for social media posts and other written communication that would be material to the company or investors, Bloomberg News reports. CNBC reports: The SEC’s enforcement action …

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Elon Musk Seeks Dismissal Of “Pedo” Suit: I Was Joking And Nobody Believes Everything On Twitter Anyway

The Daily Beast reports: Elon Musk has filed a motion to dismiss the defamation claim brought by a British cave diver who the Tesla CEO called “pedo guy” and a “child rapist,” saying his “over-the-top insults” weren’t supposed to be taken seriously. Vern Unsworth is one of the cave divers who helped rescue 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach …

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