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Tesla CEO Elon Musk taunts U.S. financial regulatory agency

Dec 10, 2018 - 10:34 AM

'I want to be clear. I do not respect the SEC – I do not respect them,' he said in an interview on the CBS network news program '60 Minutes'

ELON MUSK. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks at a press conference during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. File photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP

Tesla names board director to replace Elon Musk

Nov 08, 2018 - 5:11 PM

The appointment of Denholm, who is Telstra's chief financial officer, is effective immediately but she will serve out her six-month notice period with her current employer, Tesla says late Wednesday.

ROBYN DENHOLM. Robyn Denholm is Tesla's new board director. Image from Tesla.com.

Tesla under U.S. criminal probe for Model 3 comments – source

Oct 27, 2018 - 6:08 PM

The probe concerns whether the automaker told investors it was on track with targets for the closely-watched build-out of the Model 3 car despite knowing it could not meet such goals

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks about the “Interplanetary Transport System” which aims to reach Mars with the first human crew in history, in the conference he gave during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR GUERRERO

Musk says LA Hyperloop tunnel to be unveiled December 10

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:33 PM

Responding to comments on Twitter, Musk says there will be an opening event that night and 'free rides for the public next day'

ELON MUSK AND THE HYPERLOOP. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks at a press conference during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. File photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP

Tesla's Musk mocks US agency just days after settling with it

Oct 05, 2018 - 10:12 AM

The settlement includes a provision that will set up an in-company committee that will oversee Musk's communications

MUSK. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks about the €Interplanetary Transport System€ at the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. File photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP


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Oct 01, 2018 - 1:32 PM

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Elon Musk to resign as chair of Tesla board but remain CEO

Sep 30, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Musk will also pay a $20-million fine as part of settlements stemming from his alleged securities fraud

AIMING HIGH. Elon Musk speaks about the '€œInterplanetary Transport System'€ which aims to reach Mars with the first human crew in history, during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. File photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP

U.S. regulators charge Tesla CEO Elon Musk with fraud

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:37 AM

The SEC says Musk's statements on going private were 'false and misleading' and that he had never discussed the plans with company officials or potential funders

MUSK. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks at a press conference during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. Photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP


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Sep 18, 2018 - 1:55 PM

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Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:03 AM

(UPDATED) Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, says he wants to bring along 6 to 8 artists when he flies around the moon in 2023

TO THE MOON. This artist's illustration courtesy of SpaceX obtained September 17, 2018, shows the SpaceX BFR(Big Falcon Rocket) rocket passenger spacecraft.  Handout/SPACEX/AFP

British caver sues Elon Musk over 'pedo' comments

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:47 AM

The defamation suit is filed in Los Angeles by Vernon Unsworth, who is seeking unspecified damages 'for the worldwide damage he has suffered to his reputation'

ELON MUSK. Tesla CEO Elon Musk at a press conference during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. File photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP.

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around moon

Sep 14, 2018 - 11:42 AM

Humans have not set foot on the moon since the final Apollo mission in 1972, capping an era of US national pride. Only 24 people in history have ever been to the moon.

DRAGON AND FALCON. A multiple exposure photo showing the trail of the Dragon spacecraft as it lifts off, with the Falcon 9 rocket's trail as it landed, at Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 18, 2016. File photo courtesy SpaceX

Tesla shares drop amid exec resignations, Musk smoking marijuana video

Sep 10, 2018 - 12:22 PM

'I mean, it's legal, right?' Musk says, before taking a puff at a show shot in California where recreational marijuana use is legal

ELON MUSK. This file photo taken on April 30, 2015 shows Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiling large utility scale home batteries at the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, California. Photo by David McNew/AFP


Lawsuit accuses Tesla of trying to 'burn' short-sellers

Sep 07, 2018 - 11:48 AM

'This appears to be a textbook case of fraud,' Labaton Sucharow law firm partner Michael Canty says

TESLA'S CEO. Elon Musk, Tesla's billionaire founder, hopes the Model 3 will propel the California manufacturer into the mass market. But Wall Street experts say the global oil price plunge will likely sink his dreams. Photos from Elon Musk and Tesla Motor's Twitter profiles.


Doubts over Musk bloom into serious concerns for Tesla

Aug 28, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Calling him explosive and overworked, Tesla investors and analysts ask whether the company needs a more professional, predictable executive to take over daily command

MUSK. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks at a press conference during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. File photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP


AK-47 rifle maker unveils 'electric supercar' to compete with Tesla

Aug 27, 2018 - 10:03 AM

Kalashnikov has also branched into other products such as iPhone covers, umbrellas and a new 13-foot combat robot named 'Little Igor'

RETRO EV. Photo from Kalashnikov


Tesla to remain a public company, CEO Musk says

Aug 25, 2018 - 3:33 PM

'I knew the process of going private would be challenging, but it's clear that it would be even more time-consuming and distracting than initially anticipated,' says Elon Musk

TESLA CEO. This file photo taken on April 30, 2015 shows Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiling large utility scale home batteries at the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, California. Photo by David McNew/AFP

Tesla board forms committee to consider going private

Aug 14, 2018 - 9:46 PM

By going private, Tesla could operate without requirements for financial reports and other pressures of a publicly traded firm. But it could also lose visibility and limit its ability to raise capital.

TESLA'S FUTURE. Elon Musk hopes the Model 3 will propel the California manufacturer into the mass market. Photos from Elon Musk and Tesla Motor's Twitter profiles.

Saudis in talks to take Tesla private – Elon Musk

Aug 13, 2018 - 11:12 PM

(UPDATED) The revelation comes days after Musk's claim in an August 7 Twitter post that financing for a deal to take Tesla private had been 'secured'

ELON MUSK. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks at a press conference during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. File photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP

Tech leaders say killer robots would be 'dangerously destabilizing' force in the world

Jul 20, 2018 - 3:35 PM

As nations such as the US, China, Israel, South Korea, Russia, and the UK develop automated weapons systems, tech leaders band together to pledge not to help in the development and use of these 'slaughterbots'

MUSK. Elon Musk is among the leaders of the 160 organizations that have signed the pledge against automated weapons. File photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP


Elon Musk’s ‘pedo’ attack rattles Tesla investors: ‘This thing is unraveling’

Jul 17, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Musk's Tesla has never earned an annual profit. His tweets, the latest of which involves pedophile accusations against a key figure in the rescue of the Thai boys trapped in a cave, are proving to be a big distraction

TWEET TROUBLES. The rescue saga involving young Thai footballers trapped in a cave may be over, but a controversial 'pedo' tweet by Elon Musk, in reference to one of the rescuers, has caused some trouble for him and his company. Photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP


British caver considering legal action after Elon Musk 'pedo' tweet

Jul 16, 2018 - 5:36 PM

Tesla CEO Elon Musk launches a tirade against Vernon Unsworth without providing any justification or explanation, after the cave expert slams his offer of a miniature submarine to extract the footballers from the Tham Luang cave as a 'PR stunt'

ELON MUSK. Tesla CEO Elon Musk at a press conference during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. File photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP.

Tesla to build huge Shanghai factory – local government

Jul 10, 2018 - 10:53 PM

The deal marks the biggest overseas foray yet for Tesla, which is looking to expand into global markets, plans that faced a potential threat from the intensifying China-US trade row

TESLA IN CHINA. A boy sits in a Tesla car during a visit at Tesla showroom in Beijing on July 4, 2018. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

SpaceX delays plans to send tourists around Moon – report

Jun 05, 2018 - 11:05 AM

'A new timetable for the flight – now postponed until at least mid-2019 and likely longer – hasn't been released,' reports The Wall Street Journal

SPACEX. The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rests on Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on February 5, 2018, ahead of its demonstration mission. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

SpaceX postpones next-gen rocket launch

May 11, 2018 - 5:30 PM

The rocket's main goal for its maiden mission is to propel the first high-orbit communications satellite for Bangladesh, called Bangabandhu Satellite-1

SPACE X. In this file photo, Space X's Falcon 9 rocket is prepared for a launch to the International Space Station February 17, 2017 at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on LC39A, one of the renovated Space Shuttle launch pads that SpaceX leases from NASA. File photo by Bruce Weaver/AFP PHOTO

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Mar 13, 2018 - 12:02 PM

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A man wades through a lake at sunset in Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil on March 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA

Space bases could preserve civilization in World War III – Elon Musk

Mar 12, 2018 - 12:24 PM

'We want to make sure that there's enough of a seed of human civilization somewhere else to bring civilization back, and perhaps shorten the length of the Dark Ages,' Elon Musk says

ELON MUSK. This file photo taken on April 30, 2015 shows Elon Musk unveiling large utility scale home batteries at the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, California. File photo by David McNew/AFP

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Mar 07, 2018 - 1:15 PM

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World's biggest rocket soars toward Mars after perfect launch

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Screams and cheers erupted as the massive rocket fired its 27 engines over the same NASA launchpad that served as a base for the US missions to Moon four decades ago

TAKE OFF. The SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on February 6, 2018, on its demonstration mission. The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla roadster to an orbit near Mars. Screams and cheers erupted at Cape Canaveral, Florida as the massive rocket fired its 27 engines and rumbled into the blue sky over the same NASA launchpad that served as a base for the US missions to Moon four decades ago.Photo by Jim Watson/AFP


World's biggest rocket soars toward Mars after perfect launch

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:26 AM

(UPDATED) The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasts off on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster toward an orbit near Mars

LIFTOFF. The SpaceX Falcon Heavy takes off from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on February 6, 2018, on its demonstration mission. Jim Watson/AFP

WATCH: SpaceX launches world's most powerful rocket toward Mars

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:43 AM

(4th UPDATE) Screams and cheers erupt at Cape Canaveral, Florida as the massive rocket fires its 27 engines and rumbles into the blue sky over the same NASA launchpad that served as a base for the US missions to Moon 4 decades ago

FALCON HEAVY. The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rests on Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on February 5, 2018, ahead of its demonstration mission. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

SpaceX poised to launch 'world's most powerful rocket'

Feb 06, 2018 - 5:33 PM

The launch is hailed as a game-changer because of its potential to propel SpaceX to the very forefront of the modern day space race

FALCON HEAVY. The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket sits on launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center as it is prepared for tomorrow's lift-off on February 5, 2018 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

SpaceX launches, lands recycled rocket

Oct 12, 2017 - 8:13 AM

The Falcon 9's first stage had previously flown on a cargo mission to the International Space Station in February

LIFTOFF. The Falcon 9 rocket blasts off, carrying the Echostar 105/SES-11 satellite. Screengrab courtesy SpaceX

SpaceX unveils peek at sleek new spacesuit

Aug 24, 2017 - 9:35 AM

Chief executive Elon Musk posts a photo of the futuristic spacesuit on Instagram saying this actually works not a mockup

Tesla fending off worker complaints on pay, safety

Aug 03, 2017 - 10:16 AM

As mass market Tesla Model 3 picks up steam the company s labor force attempts to unionize

LABOR MOVEMENT. Elon Musk faces a labor force that's planning to unionize as their mass-market Model 3 picks up steam. Photo by Hector Guerrero/AFP


Near-supersonic rail system a reality, says Hyperloop startup

Aug 03, 2017 - 10:04 AM

Hyperloop One is designed to send pods carrying cargo or people through low pressure tubes for long distances at passenger jet speeds

SUPERSONIC. This image released by Hyperloop One shows the first Prototype of Hyperloop One Pod on July 12, 2017. US startup Hyperloop One announced the first successful full-systems test of its near-supersonic rail transit system. Photo by Weber Shandwick PR/AFP


Tesla begins to deliver electric car for the masses

Jul 30, 2017 - 9:36 AM

Tesla rolls out the first of its keenly awaited Model 3 cars aiming to disrupt a world accustomed to automobiles powered by pollution spewing fossil fuel

Musk, Zuckerberg duel over artificial intelligence

Jul 26, 2017 - 12:51 PM

The debate between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg underscores the rift in the tech community on whether new technologies capable of creating intelligent machines like robots and self driving cars would be a blessing or a curse for humanity

OPPOSING VIEWS. Mark Zuckerberg (L) and Elon Musk (R). AFP file photos

Hyperloop or hyperbole? Elon Musk promises NY-DC run in 29 mins

Jul 21, 2017 - 4:04 PM

US entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has received tentative approval from the government to build a conceptual hyperloop system that would blast passenger pods down vacuum sealed tubes from New York to Washington

PROTOTYPE. This image released by Hyperloop One shows the first prototype of Hyperloop One Pod on July 12, 2017. Weber Shandwick PR/AFP

Tesla's lower-priced Model 3 to start production Friday

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:16 AM

The first 30 customer Model 3 Tesla cars are slated to be ready on July 28

TESLA CARS. A view of a Tesla car at "Late Night Letters" during the 2017 Nantucket Film Festival - Day 4 on June 24, 2017 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Nantucket Film Festival/AFP

Paris withdrawal sets business world at odds with Trump

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:51 AM

The reactions from across the business world – including oil producers the tech sector and finance – stood apart from Trump s portrayal of the decision as a needed corrective to rules that could stymie commerce

BYE TRUMP. This file photo taken on February 13, 2017 shows Elon Musk, the co-founder and chief executive of Electric carmaker Tesla, during a ceremony in Dubai. Karim Sahib/AFP

Elon Musk teases future plans at TED talk

May 01, 2017 - 9:31 AM

If the future doesn t include being out there in the stars being a multi planet species that is incredibly depressing said the Tesla boss

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Apr 04, 2017 - 11:00 AM

SpaceX hails 'revolution' after recycled rocket launch, landing

Mar 31, 2017 - 9:08 AM

UPDATED SpaceX officials have said that reusing hardware could slash costs – with each Falcon 9 launch costing over 61 million – by about 30

REVOLUTION. The SES-10 launch is the world's first reflight of an orbital class rocket. Photo from SpaceX Flickr account

Elon Musk hints at new brain-computer project

Mar 28, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Elon Musk references the new company called Neuralink in a tweet a day after a Wall Street Journal report saying the company had been formed

NEURALINK.  Elon Musk speaks at a press conference during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. Hector Guererro/AFP

Elon Musk: tech dreamer reaching for sun, moon, and stars

Mar 05, 2017 - 9:35 PM

In a sector where entrepreneurs often speak of moonshots Musk is one of the biggest dreamers

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks about the “Interplanetary Transport System” which aims to reach Mars with the first human crew in history, in the conference he gave during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR GUERRERO

SpaceX to send two tourists around Moon in 2018

Feb 28, 2017 - 7:04 AM

This would be the furthest humans have ever traveled to deep space

In this file photo, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks at a press conference during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 27, 2016. Hector Guerrero/AFP

SpaceX launches, lands rocket for first time since September blast

Jan 15, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The January 14 launch is the first in a series planned to upgrade Iridium s global communications network

LIFTOFF. The Iridium-1 launch, January 14, 2016. Photo courtesy SpaceX

SpaceX ready to launch again

Jan 03, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Last September an unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 exploded in Cape Canaveral

Trump sits down with tech execs, including critics

Dec 15, 2016 - 7:33 AM

UPDATED The afternoon summit at Trump Tower in New York gathered some of the wealthiest and brightest brains in the tech industry around the same table as the incoming billionaire Republican president

Tech CEO's meets with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower December 14, 2016 in New York. Timothy A. Clary/AFP