Elon Musk-Twitter Deal Is a ‘Breath of Hope’, Says Brazil’s President

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro called Elon Musk’s proposed takeover of Twitter a “breath of hope” as the two met in Brazil on Friday, adding he hoped the US billionaire would help end the “lies” about his widely criticised stewardship of the Amazon rainforest. Bolsonaro and Musk, the CEO of electric carmaker Tesla and rocket company SpaceX, […]

Elon Musk Denies Sexual Harassment Allegation, Calls It ‘Utterly Untrue’

Billionaire Elon Musk took to Twitter late on Thursday to denounce as “utterly untrue” claims in a news report that he had sexually harassed a flight attendant on a private jet in 2016. Business Insider reported earlier on Thursday that Musk’s SpaceX paid $250,000 (roughly Rs. 2 crore) in 2018 to settle a sexual harassment […]

Twitter Says Will Step Up Fight Against Misinformation With New Policy

Twitter is stepping up its fight against misinformation with a new policy cracking down on posts that spread potentially dangerous false stories. The change is part of a broader effort to promote accurate information during times of conflict or crisis. Starting Thursday, the platform will no longer automatically recommend or emphasise posts that make misleading […]

Elon Musk Says Tesla Always on his Mind, Not Distracted by Twitter Deal

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Thursday that “Tesla is on my mind 24/7,” trying to soothe investor worries about him being distracted by a Twitter deal that has depressed stocks at the electric car company. Posting a picture showing a woman (Tesla) who is upset by her boyfriend (Elon) checking out another woman (Twitter), […]

Elon Musk Shares Mock Tweets Amid Tesla Being Cut From S&P 500 ESG Index

An S&P Dow Jones Indices executive told Reuters on Wednesday it has removed electric carmaker Tesla from the widely followed S&P 500 ESG Index because of issues including claims of racial discrimination and crashes linked to its autopilot vehicles, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded with harsh tweets including that “ESG is a scam”. In […]

US Federal Agency Sends Team to Probe Tesla Crash in California

The US government’s road safety agency has dispatched a team to investigate the possibility that a Tesla involved in a California crash that killed three people was operating on a partially automated driving system. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday confirmed that it had sent a special crash investigation team to probe the […]

Mercedes-Benz Says Will Use Energy-Dense Battery in Electric G-Class

Mercedes-Benz will incorporate a new, highly energy-dense battery in its upcoming electric G-Class from 2025, it said on Tuesday, a solution to the problem of how to power large electric cars without weighing them down with heavy batteries. The battery, made by start-up Sila Nanotechnologies, uses silicon-based anodes and is 20-40 percent more energy dense […]

Tesla to Host AI Day on August 19 to Recruit New Talent, Says Musk

Tesla top boss Elon Musk said on Tuesday the electric-car maker will host its second artificial intelligence day on August 19, with the company likely to expand on plans to fine-tune its self-driving technology. “The purpose of AI Day is to convince great AI/software/chip talent to join Tesla,” the billionaire said in a tweet. The […]

Tesla Cars, Bluetooth Locks Vulnerable to Hackers: Cybersecurity Firm

Millions of digital locks worldwide, including on Tesla cars, can be remotely unlocked by hackers exploiting a vulnerability in Bluetooth technology, a cybersecurity firm said on Tuesday. In a video shared with Reuters, NCC Group researcher Sultan Qasim Khan was able to open and then drive a Tesla using a small relay device attached to […]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Said to Become Most Valuable US Startup

Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX is poised to become the most valuable US startup as its valuation rose to over $125 billion (roughly Rs. 9,68,906 crore) in an ongoing share sale in the secondary market, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The shares, which are marketed at about $72 (roughly Rs. 5,580 crore), jumped in […]

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