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Musk sells Tesla shares worth $8.5b ahead of Twitter takeover

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk sold $8.5 billion worth of shares in the electric vehicle maker, U.S. securities filings showed, in sales likely aimed at helping finance his planned purchase of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N). Musk said in a tweet

Elon Musk posts Twitter edit button poll

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has started a Twitter poll, asking users if they want an edit button. “Do you want an edit button?” tweeted Musk, who has revealed a 9.2 per cent stake in the micro-blogging site,

Elon Musk confirms Russian cyberattacks on Starlink network

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that his satellite-based internet service, Starlink, has resisted all cyber attacks by Russia. Cyber analysts had warned Starlink satellites, operated by SpaceX, against Russian cyber attacks. The internet system was offered to Ukrainians by

Elon Musk says Tesla, SpaceX see significant inflation risks

NEW YORK: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tesla Elon Musk has said that the US electric carmaker and his rocket company SpaceX are facing significant inflationary pressure in raw materials and logistics. Musk in a tweet also asked about inflation rate

Chinese citizens slam Elon Musk online after space station near-misses

BEIJING: Chinese citizens lashed out online against billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk’s space ambitions on Monday after China complained that its space station was forced to take evasive action to avoid collision with satellites launched by Musk’s Starlink programme. The

Elon Musk says he is ‘almost done’ with stock sales

SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday he was “almost done” with his stock sales after selling over $15 billion worth for more than one month. The billionaire had made confusing statements as to whether he

Elon Musk advises his employees to listen to music during work

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said it is “totally cool” if his employees listen to music at work as long as the colleagues around them are happy with their music choices. Most people have the habit of listening to music while

Tesla’s Elon Musk’s 2 percent wealth can end world poverty: UN report

A United Nations report has stated that  2 percent of CEO of SpaceX Elon Musk’s wealth will be enough to save the world from many problems. The director of the UN World Food Program has appealed to the richest people

Tesla moving headquarters to Texas from California

SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said the electric carmaker plans to move its headquarters from Silicon Valley’s Palo Alto, California to Austin, Texas, where it is building a massive car and battery manufacturing complex. Tesla joins Oracle, HP

Elon Musk and Grimes are ‘semi-separated’ after three years together

LOS ANGELES: Elon Musk and his girlfriend, Canadian singer Grimes, have broken up after three years together. The SpaceX founder confirmed that he and the Canadian singer are “semi-separated” but remain on good terms and continue to co-parent their 1-year-old

Bitcoin prices plunge as China launches crackdown on cryptocurrency

SAN FRANCISCO: Bitcoin’s value plunged on Wednesday after China signaled a new crackdown on the cryptocurrency, but its losses were cushioned after Tesla head Elon Musk spoke up on Twitter. The virtual currency fell to almost $30,000 — less than

Elon Musk promises to be ‘good-ish’ in ‘SNL’ teaser

NEW YORK: Elon Musk, one of the richest people in the world, will host ‘Saturday Night Live’ television program this weekend. Musk turn as host of this week’s will be a light-hearted, brand-building break from the pressures of running Tesla

Starlink satellite internet service receives 500,000 preorders

HOUSTON: SpaceX has received more than 500,000 preorders for its Starlink satellite internet service and anticipates no technical problems meeting the demand, founder Elon Musk said. “Only limitation is high density of users in urban areas,” Musk tweeted, responding to

Musk trolls Bezos after winning contract for moon lander

HOUSTON: The space race between the world’s two richest men went into hyperdrive after Tesla chief Elon Musk took a swipe at Jeff Bezos’ attempt to challenge a major NASA contract. The two billionaires, who have been trying to launch

Elon Musk to host ‘Saturday Night Live’

LOS ANGELES: Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set to host an episode of  the “Saturday Night Live” with musical guest Miley Cyrus. The technology mogul is going to host the iconic TV show. Musk’s scheduled May 8 appearance builds upon

NASA chooses SpaceX to take humans back to Moon

MIAMI: NASA has selected SpaceX to land the first astronauts on the surface of the Moon since 1972, in a huge victory for Elon Musk’s company. The contract, worth $2.9 billion, involves the prototype Starship spacecraft that is being tested

Elon Musk’s Neuralink shows monkey with brain-chip playing videogame

SAN FRANCISCO: Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s brain-chip startup released footage appearing to show a monkey playing a simple videogame after getting implants of the new technology. The 3-minute video by Neuralink here shows Pager, a male macaque with chips embedded

Tesla vehicles can now be bought using bitcoin: Elon Musk

SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla chief Elon Musk said the company’s electric vehicles can now be bought using bitcoin and the option will be available outside the United States later this year. “You can now buy a Tesla with bitcoin,” he tweeted

Tesla would be shut down if its cars spied in China: Musk

BEIJING: Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said his company would be shut down if its cars were used to spy, his first comments on news that China’s military has banned Tesla vehicles from its facilities. “There’s a very strong incentive

Elon Musk offers $100 million for global carbon reduction competition

SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla founder and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is offering a $100 million prize in a four-year global competition to find a way of reducing carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere. Musk, who also heads rocket company SpaceX, had

Telegram uses hilarious meme to troll WhatsApp’s new privacy policy

Since its news policy over privacy, WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app, has been facing massive criticism from users. A similar app like WhatsApp, ‘Telegram’ has seen an increase in download rates as many people are using the app instead

Elon Musk urges users to use Signal app after WhatsApp’s new policy

NEW YORK: Tech giant Elon Musk has urged users to use the Signal app after WhatsApp’s new policy was announced. Taking to Twitter, the Tesla owner recommended his followers to use the messenger app ‘Signal’. Use Signal — Elon Musk

Tesla market value crosses $800 billion for the first time

WASHINGTON: The shares of Tesla jumped as much as 5.6% on Friday, pushing the electric-car maker’s market capitalisation to more than $800 billion for the first time ever and inching closer to the trillion-dollar club. Tesla’s rally has helped Chief

SpaceX’s Starship prototype explodes on landing after test launch

WASHINGTON: SpaceX’s Starship prototype exploded while attempting to land after an otherwise successful test launch from the company’s rocket facility in Boca Chica, Texas, live video of the flight showed. The Starship rocket destroyed in the accident was a 16-storey-tall

SpaceX launches second crew of astronauts into space

CAPE CANAVERAL: Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station,  NASA’s first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard a privately owned spacecraft. SpaceX’s newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, which the

Elon Musk tests positive, negative for COVID-19 on same day

LOS ANGELES: Tesla founder Elon Musk said he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus while also testing negative, offering a skeptical view of the validity of the procedures. In a series of tweets early Friday, Musk said he had

SpaceX wins Pentagon award for missile tracking satellites

WASHINGTON: Elon Musk’s SpaceX won a $149 million contract to build missile-tracking satellites for the Pentagon, the US Space Development Agency (SDA) said This is the first government contract to build satellites or SpaceX known for its reusable rockets and astronaut

Musk hints at Tesla entering India next year

SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has indicated that the US electric carmaker will expand into India in 2021. “Next year for sure,” Musk said on Twitter in reply to a post with a photograph of a T-shirt with

Elon Musk overtakes Mark Zuckerberg, becomes third-richest person

NEW YORK: Tesla CEO Elon Musk has become the third richest person in the world leaving Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg behind. The Tesla CEO is now worth $115 billion as compared to the Facebook founder’s $110 billion. According to Bloomberg’s

Twitter accounts of Biden, Musk, Obama, Gates hacked

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter suffered a major security breach that saw hackers take control of the accounts of major public figures and corporations, including Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Apple. Twitter disabled the ability to