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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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.

Waymo CEO dismisses Tesla's Autopilot; doesn't consider it competition

23 Jan 2021

Waymo CEO dismisses Tesla's Autopilot; doesn't consider it competition

Tesla is widely considered the leader in self-driving car technology, but rival Waymo's CEO John Krafcik begs to differ. In an interview with the Manager magazine, the head of Google's autonomous vehicle endeavor rubbished the idea of Tesla being a competitor.

Musk puts out $100 million bounty for carbon capture tech

22 Jan 2021

Musk puts out $100 million bounty for carbon capture tech

Elon Musk has put out a $100 million bounty for the best carbon capture technology. The billionaire entrepreneur took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the prize meant to encourage solutions to address carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 60 Starlink satellites into orbit

21 Jan 2021

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 60 Starlink satellites into orbit

SpaceX fired up its Falcon 9 rocket for the eighth time launching multiple Starlink satellites into orbit on Wednesday.

Tesla cars are 'cat-killers,' Britney's sister calls Musk out

21 Jan 2021

Tesla cars are 'cat-killers,' Britney's sister calls Musk out

Tesla cars are considered engineering marvels, with the technology wooing any automobile lover.

Tesla hiring support specialists for Twitter complaints directed at Musk

20 Jan 2021

Tesla hiring support specialists for Twitter complaints directed at Musk

In an unusual development, Tesla has posted a job listing for a role that involves handling "social media escalations directed at the CEO." Elon Musk has a reputation for replying to most customer questions on Twitter, ever since the company dissolved its PR team.

India demands WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy

19 Jan 2021

India demands WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy

The Indian government has demanded WhatsApp to withdraw its updated privacy policy. It has deemed the messaging service's unilateral changes to be unfair and unacceptable while issuing the ultimatum.

'Cyberpunk 2077' developer sorry for the experience, promises patches soon

17 Jan 2021

'Cyberpunk 2077' developer sorry for the experience, promises patches soon

Gamers are foul mouthing Cyberpunk 2077 out of the sheer frustration they have been facing as bug-riddled gameplay on consoles left their joysticks a bit too clean since the game's release on December 10, 2020.

WhatsApp's policies under government scrutiny following global outrage

16 Jan 2021

WhatsApp's policies under government scrutiny following global outrage

The Terms of Service (ToS) and privacy policy of Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp were recently updated. And, the revised documentation is now being scrutinized by the IT Ministry of the Government of India.

Tesla enters India, sets shop in Bengaluru; Gadkari confirms news

14 Jan 2021

Tesla enters India, sets shop in Bengaluru; Gadkari confirms news

After years of speculation and a failed pre-order attempt, Tesla has finally entered India. And this time it's for real because the company has registered an Indian arm in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

WhatsApp highlights key points in a tweet busting recent rumors

12 Jan 2021

WhatsApp highlights key points in a tweet busting recent rumors

In light of the recent hullabaloo surrounding WhatsApp's disregard for confidentiality of user data, users have flocked to alternative messaging services such as Signal, which reported a sharp increase in new user sign-ups.

WhatsApp claims Terms of Service change only affects business accounts

10 Jan 2021

WhatsApp claims Terms of Service change only affects business accounts

WhatsApp recently pushed a notification directing users to accept the revised Terms of Service by February 8.

Hyundai negotiating with Apple to manufacture its self-driving electric car

09 Jan 2021

Hyundai negotiating with Apple to manufacture its self-driving electric car

According to a report by Korea Economic Daily, Apple is negotiating with Korean auto giant Hyundai for manufacturing its long speculated electric vehicle.

WhatsApp issues ultimatum: Share data with Facebook or lose account

09 Jan 2021

WhatsApp issues ultimatum: Share data with Facebook or lose account

WhatsApp has updated its privacy policy and requires users' consent to share their data with Facebook and associated companies. Failure to agree to the new terms of service will cause your WhatsApp account to become inoperable.

Signal's user count surges after Musk recommends it over WhatsApp

08 Jan 2021

Signal's user count surges after Musk recommends it over WhatsApp

Signal, the privacy-centric messaging service, took to Twitter to thank new users for their support. It also took the opportunity to apologize for delays in delivery of verification codes preventing registration for many new users.

Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become world's richest person

07 Jan 2021

Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become world's richest person

Tesla Inc. and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has surpassed Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to become the world's richest person, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

Tesla to start operations in India next year

29 Dec 2020

Tesla to start operations in India next year

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, on Monday, said American electric car major, Tesla is set to start its operations in India next year.

Tesla Model 3 to arrive in India by June 2021

28 Dec 2020

Tesla Model 3 to arrive in India by June 2021

Tesla will launch its Model 3 sedan in India by the end of the first quarter of FY 2021-22 i.e. by June, as per ET Auto. The report notes that the bookings for the car will commence in January and the deliveries will begin soon after launch.

Elon Musk says it's 'impossible' to take Tesla private

25 Dec 2020

Elon Musk says it's 'impossible' to take Tesla private

Billionaire Elon Musk has clarified that privatization of Tesla Inc. is impossible even though he is keen to spend more time on innovation rather than engineering, design, and general company operations, which limit the tech genius to some extent.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon 'Resilience' successfully launches 4 astronauts to ISS

16 Nov 2020

SpaceX's Crew Dragon 'Resilience' successfully launches 4 astronauts to ISS

Elon Musk-owned SpaceX has successfully launched four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on its Crew Dragon 'Resilience' spacecraft—its first-ever operational space taxi flight for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

NASA officially certifies SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft for human spaceflights

12 Nov 2020

NASA officially certifies SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft for human spaceflights

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the US has officially certified Elon Musk-owned SpaceX to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) on its Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket.

US: Virgin Hyperloop scripts history; completes first human passenger ride

09 Nov 2020

US: Virgin Hyperloop scripts history; completes first human passenger ride

Richard Branson-backed Virgin Hyperloop created history on Sunday after successfully completing the world's first human passenger ride in a hyperloop pod at its DevLoop test facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple launching iPhone 12 on October-13, and more

07 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple launching iPhone 12 on October-13, and more

Last night, Apple sent out invites for a 'Hi, Speed' event.

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

29 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

Last night, Microsoft 365 suffered a major outage due to an internal change and left essential web services down for hours, including Microsoft Office 365, Teams, and Outlook.