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Elon Musk’s Boring Co. talked with New York about building transit tunnels

February 14, 2019 |

Amazon.com Inc. isn’t the only tech-related company having a hard time in New York this year. Elon Musk’s Boring Co. at one point talked with New York City-area officials about connecting John F. Kennedy International Airport with Manhattan directly via tunnel, a route long considered a kind of…


L.A. Times – Business

Elon Musk aims to test SpaceX’s Starship hopper next month, tweets mock-up

January 5, 2019 |

Elon Musk is aiming to test SpaceX’s Starship hopper in the next four weeks, “which probably means 8 weeks, due to unforeseen issues,” the company’s chief executive said in a tweet Saturday.

Musk also tweeted a mock-up picture of the Starship test vehicle currently under assembly in Boca Chica,…


L.A. Times – Business

Elon Musk says ‘pedo’ insults aimed at cave-rescue volunteer are protected by 1st Amendment

December 27, 2018 |

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has moved to have a defamation lawsuit against him dismissed, arguing that his insults aimed at a Thai-cave rescue volunteer whom he called a “pedo” and a “child rapist” were merely opinions and protected by the 1st Amendment.

“This motion boils down to a single question,”…


L.A. Times – Business

LA Auto Show: The Elon Musk of electric pickup trucks? Meet Rivian’s R.J. Scaringe

November 28, 2018 |

At the LA CoMotion mobility conference earlier this month, R.J. Scaringe was introduced as “the version of Elon Musk you’d want your daughter to marry.”

His company, Rivian, is making a big splash at the LA Auto Show, which began this week with press and industry events and is open to the public…


L.A. Times – Business

Elon Musk: 70% Odds I’m Going to Mars

November 25, 2018 |

Elon Musk thinks the odds are pretty good that he’ll get to to climb aboard a SpaceX rocket and take it to Mars in his lifetime—about 70% in his favor, he tells Axios . “I’m talking about moving there,” he says, though he doesn’t exactly paint a rosy picture of…
Newser

Short sellers so far are losing their bets against Elon Musk and Tesla

November 23, 2018 |

Mark Spiegel begins some mornings contemplating Tesla’s fate from the bathroom of his high-rise apartment, where two computer screens are perched near the bathtub for instant updates on his Twitter feed and stock prices.

The hedge fund manager spends much of his day at his dining room table, where…


L.A. Times – Business

How Elon Musk might make $920 million in Tesla debt go away

November 15, 2018 |

A big pile of debt comes due at Tesla on March 1 – $ 920 million worth. But starting in two weeks, the company has a chance to make it disappear.

The debt is in the form of convertible bonds, a special kind of instrument that can be converted into shares of Tesla stock under certain conditions….


L.A. Times – Business

Elon Musk’s ‘Teslaquila’ Plan Runs Into Opposition

November 15, 2018 |

Elon Musk could be in for another fight , this one over tequila. The Tesla co-founder recently announced his intentions to get into the booze business by launching “Teslaquila,” a distilled agave liquor. But Mexico’s Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT) is opposing Tesla’s application to trademark “Teslaquila,” arguing that the word is…
Newser

CNN

Elon Musk has a new boss

November 9, 2018 |

Tesla has chosen a new leader for its board of directors after Elon Musk was forced to step down.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Tesla Announces Elon Musk Replacement

November 8, 2018 |

Tesla says its new board chair replacing Elon Musk will be a technology and automotive industry veteran, Robyn Denholm of Australia’s Telstra. The appointment to the full-time position takes effect immediately though Denholm will leave Telstra, Australia’s biggest telecoms company, after a six-month notice period, Tesla said Thursday. Denholm, an…
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