Elon Musk

Elon Musk is the founder, CEO of SpaceX and Co-founder, CEO of Tesla. He is also the co-founder of an American neurotechnology company, Neuralink. He was born on June 28, 1987, in Pretoria, South Africa. He started his entrepreneurial career by co-founding Zip2, a web software company. In 2018, Elon Musk's SpaceX launched a Tesla car, The Falcon Heavy into space. https://twitter.com/elonmusk

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Tesla stops accepting Bitcoin as it is not environment-friendly

13 May 2021

Tesla stops accepting Bitcoin as it is not environment-friendly

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been a vocal promoter of cryptocurrency and electric mobility. Late in March, Tesla announced that it would accept Bitcoin as payment for its cars.

Elon Musk-hosted 'Saturday Night Live' drew attention to Asperger's, Dogecoin

10 May 2021

Elon Musk-hosted 'Saturday Night Live' drew attention to Asperger's, Dogecoin

Billionaire entrepreneur and meme lord Elon Musk recently hosted Saturday Night Live (SNL) with musical guest Miley Cyrus.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket completes record 10th successful launch, landing

10 May 2021

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket completes record 10th successful launch, landing

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently shared a historic achievement for SpaceX on Twitter. On May 9, a Falcon 9 rocket called B1051 successfully completed 10 launches and landings.

#WeirdNews: Musk's SpaceX is launching a Dogecoin-funded satellite to moon

10 May 2021

#WeirdNews: Musk's SpaceX is launching a Dogecoin-funded satellite to moon

After his Saturday Night Live gig was live-streamed on YouTube, a first for the show, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk plans to actually send Dogecoin to the moon.

Elon Musk has Asperger's Syndrome. Know all about it

10 May 2021

Elon Musk has Asperger's Syndrome. Know all about it

Elon Musk's revelation of living with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) has shocked the world.

Elon Musk's 'SNL' promo is as 'wild' as he is!

08 May 2021

Elon Musk's 'SNL' promo is as 'wild' as he is!

By now we know that Elon Musk will be debuting on Saturday Night Live on May 8.

SpaceX's Starship SN15 prototype finally succeeds at high-altitude flight, landing

06 May 2021

SpaceX's Starship SN15 prototype finally succeeds at high-altitude flight, landing

Elon Musk-led SpaceX successfully launched a high-altitude Starship prototype on Wednesday. It also marks a historic achievement for the company as the SN15 rocket is the first to land safely after the flight.

Elon Musk to host 'Saturday Night Live,' fans lash out

26 Apr 2021

Elon Musk to host 'Saturday Night Live,' fans lash out

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is set to become the first non-actor or athlete to host Saturday Night Live since Donald Trump.

Will ask Starlink to seek permits for India operations: DoT

24 Apr 2021

Will ask Starlink to seek permits for India operations: DoT

In a major development that ties Elon Musk and India together, the billionaire's satellite internet service called Starlink could be planning to begin its operations in India.

NewsBytes Briefing: App makers are terrified for Apple, and more

24 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: App makers are terrified for Apple, and more

If you thought the term Big Tech mafia was a hyperbole, think again. App makers told US senators that they are scared of Apple and Google during the ongoing anti-trust dog and pony show.

Tesla crash kills two, CEO Musk denies Autopilot use

22 Apr 2021

Tesla crash kills two, CEO Musk denies Autopilot use

On April 18, two men aged 59 and 69 years old met a fiery demise when the 2019 Tesla Model S that they were traveling in collided with a tree and went up in flames just outside Houston.

SpaceX awarded contract to build lander for manned lunar mission—Artemis

18 Apr 2021

SpaceX awarded contract to build lander for manned lunar mission—Artemis

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has chosen Elon Musk's SpaceX to build the lunar lander for the Artemis mission.

Neuralink shows off monkey's Pong skills using wireless brain-computer interface

10 Apr 2021

Neuralink shows off monkey's Pong skills using wireless brain-computer interface

Elon Musk's 2016 start-up called Neuralink has been working on a brain-machine interface with a reasonable amount of success.

Following outcry, Tesla refunded customers who were double-charged for cars

08 Apr 2021

Following outcry, Tesla refunded customers who were double-charged for cars

Late last month, we reported that several Tesla customers were charged twice for their new electric cars. One of the affected customers, Christopher T. Lee, who goes by the name Everyday Chris on YouTube even made a video detailing his experience.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook springs a massive data leak, and more

06 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook springs a massive data leak, and more

Facebook demonstrated how MobiKwik's data leak affecting 100 million users were rookie numbers by leaking the data of 535 million users, 6 million of which were Indians.

Musk wants to hire you even without a college degree

05 Apr 2021

Musk wants to hire you even without a college degree

Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, may want to hire you.

Tesla sold more cars than it produced in Q1 2021

04 Apr 2021

Tesla sold more cars than it produced in Q1 2021

Tesla has announced that it has delivered more cars in the first quarter of 2021 than it produced in the same period.

SpaceX loses yet another Starship prototype in mid-air explosion

31 Mar 2021

SpaceX loses yet another Starship prototype in mid-air explosion

Just weeks after the SpaceX Starship Serial Number 10 (SN10) rocket met a fiery demise after a seemingly successful landing, the Starship SN11 exploded in mid-air yesterday.

NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp pays for privacy debacle, and more

16 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp pays for privacy debacle, and more

People generally give up their rights and liberties for a bit of convenience, but even that has a limit. Facebook has learned that the hard way by antagonizing the masses with WhatsApp's ham-handed privacy policy diktats.

Elon Musk officially crowns himself Technoking through Tesla's regulatory filing

16 Mar 2021

Elon Musk officially crowns himself Technoking through Tesla's regulatory filing

Elon Musk's love for bizarre names and antagonizing investors continues with its latest regulatory filing. Tesla has given its CEO Musk the peculiar title Technoking through its new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Tesla covertly installing mega-battery to stabilize Texas power grid

09 Mar 2021

Tesla covertly installing mega-battery to stabilize Texas power grid

While Tesla is famous for its electric cars, the company's official mission is to "accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy". Bloomberg reports that the company is currently building a battery facility at Angleton, Texas.

SpaceX's Starship SN10 rocket explodes after successful landing

04 Mar 2021

SpaceX's Starship SN10 rocket explodes after successful landing

Earlier today, SpaceX successfully launched and landed its Starship SN10 rocket. The flight took the spacecraft to an altitude of 10 kilometers above ground. SpaceX called it a successful test flight.

Elon Musk tops Hurun Global Rich List, Ambani ranked eighth

02 Mar 2021

Elon Musk tops Hurun Global Rich List, Ambani ranked eighth

In the Hurun Global Rich List published on Tuesday, Mukesh Ambani ranked eighth, while Tesla CEO Elon Musk is on the top. The list ranked 3,228 billionaires from 68 countries.

All you should know about new social media platform Clubhouse

21 Feb 2021

All you should know about new social media platform Clubhouse

Clubhouse is an audio-based social networking app that allows people to participate in discussions on diverse topics of interest. They can also listen in on conversations between eminent individuals in real time by joining chat rooms.

Musk's SpaceX raises $850 million, now valued at $74 billion

17 Feb 2021

Musk's SpaceX raises $850 million, now valued at $74 billion

Elon Musk's SpaceX has reportedly raised $850 million in an equity funding round last week. CNBC reports the shares were sold at $419.99 apiece. Citing unsubstantiated sources familiar with the financing, the report added that the company is now valued at around $74 billion.

NewsBytes Briefing: Elon's trying to tell us something, and more

08 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Elon's trying to tell us something, and more

The US has printed more money last year than it did in two centuries since its founding. In a totally unrelated incident, the world's billionaires grew richer by $10.5 trillion.

Bitcoin surges past $44,000 after Tesla invests about $1.5 billion

08 Feb 2021

Bitcoin surges past $44,000 after Tesla invests about $1.5 billion

Elon Musk is out ruffling feathers yet again. Bitcoin hit record levels surpassing $44,000 after Tesla invested a massive $1.5 billion in the cryptocurrency.

Starlink passes 10,000 users, counters objections to FCC funding

05 Feb 2021

Starlink passes 10,000 users, counters objections to FCC funding

Lobbyists for small Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the US are urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to investigate SpaceX's Starlink program.

Elon Musk's SpaceX announces first all-civilian mission for late-2021 launch

02 Feb 2021

Elon Musk's SpaceX announces first all-civilian mission for late-2021 launch

SpaceX was founded by Elon Musk in 2002 to make space flight more accessible. On Monday, the company announced it will fly an all-civilian crew into orbit around Earth aboard its Crew Dragon capsule later this year.

Elon Musk has 'happy monkey' with brain wired for videogaming

01 Feb 2021

Elon Musk has 'happy monkey' with brain wired for videogaming

In a revelation that's not going to sit well with PETA and company, Elon Musk claimed that he has a monkey playing video games with wires hooked up to its head.

NewsBytes Briefing: Musk's army of gamer cyborg monkeys, and more

01 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Musk's army of gamer cyborg monkeys, and more

There is never a dull moment with Elon Musk. At a recent Clubhouse interaction, the world's richest man revealed that his Neuralink start-up has monkeys with brain implants that allow them to play video games with one another.

Starship explosion prompts FAA to investigate SpaceX for license violations

30 Jan 2021

Starship explosion prompts FAA to investigate SpaceX for license violations

Elon Musk's Mars mission has hit a regulatory hurdle. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched a probe into the failed December landing of the Starship prototype.

Reddit's WallStreetBets goes private; banned on Discord for 'hate speech'

28 Jan 2021

Reddit's WallStreetBets goes private; banned on Discord for 'hate speech'

Hedge funds have lost billions shorting GameStop and AMC stocks.

Plaid+ Model S is world's fastest-accelerating production car: Elon Musk

28 Jan 2021

Plaid+ Model S is world's fastest-accelerating production car: Elon Musk

Tesla's quarterly earnings call saw the launch of the updated Model S with a glass roof to show off the fancy interiors.

Telegram lures away WhatsApp users with new chat migration tool

28 Jan 2021

Telegram lures away WhatsApp users with new chat migration tool

Telegram is trying its best to capture users moving away from WhatsApp. Its latest effort involves a tool letting users import chats from WhatsApp, among other messaging services.

Wall Street short-sellers lose $5 billion to Redditors over GameStop

28 Jan 2021

Wall Street short-sellers lose $5 billion to Redditors over GameStop

Short-selling video game retailer GameStop's stock has cost investors and hedge funds $5 billion in losses (once you apply some fancy financial calculations) in 2021.

SpaceX Starlink satellites featuring laser intercommunication enhance polar region coverage

27 Jan 2021

SpaceX Starlink satellites featuring laser intercommunication enhance polar region coverage

SpaceX launched 10 laser link-enabled Starlink satellites into polar orbit using its Transporter-1 dedicated rideshare mission on January 24.

Tesla sues former employee for stealing 26,000 confidential files

25 Jan 2021

Tesla sues former employee for stealing 26,000 confidential files

According to a legal filing, Tesla has sued a former Software Automation Engineer, Alex Khatilov for trade secret theft and breach of contract. In an interview with New York Post, Alex claimed he "forgot" about moving the files to his personal Dropbox.

WhatsApp isn't mandatory, users can opt out: Delhi High Court

25 Jan 2021

WhatsApp isn't mandatory, users can opt out: Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court (HC) remarked that accepting WhatsApp's updated privacy policy isn't mandatory, and users have the choice of using a competing app if they don't like its Terms of Service (ToS).

SpaceX beats ISRO's record; Launches 143 satellites in one go

25 Jan 2021

SpaceX beats ISRO's record; Launches 143 satellites in one go

Elon Musk's commercial space endeavor SpaceX has smashed the Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) record for sending the most number of satellites in a single mission.