Elon Musk’s photos show SpaceX rolling out its massive rocket booster for Starship

SpaceX on Tuesday rolled out the rocket booster that the company plans to use to launch the first Starship orbital flight, and Elon Musk shared photos of the enormous vehicle. Musk’s company has conducted multiple short test flights of Starship prototypes over the past year, but reaching orbit represents the next step in testing the… Continue reading Elon Musk’s photos show SpaceX rolling out its massive rocket booster for Starship

Elon Musk’s brain computer start-up raises $205 million from Google Ventures and others

Elon Musk’s brain-machine interface company, Neuralink, has raised $205 million from investors including Google Ventures, Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. The series C round, announced in a blogpost Thursday, was led by Dubai-based Vy Capital. It comes two years after Neuralink raised $51 million. Total investment in the company now stands… Continue reading Elon Musk’s brain computer start-up raises $205 million from Google Ventures and others

Space start-up Varda, founded by SpaceX and Founders Fund veterans, aims to build factories in orbit

Varda Space Industries, a start-up founded less than a year ago by a pair with experience at Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, has now raised more than $50 million as it works toward its first mission in the first quarter of 2023. “The Varda mission is to build the first space factory… Continue reading Space start-up Varda, founded by SpaceX and Founders Fund veterans, aims to build factories in orbit

Elon Musk says Tesla caused two-thirds of his personal and professional pain

The comments came during an appearance at The B Word Conference, which was focused on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. During a panel, Square Crypto lead Steve Lee asked Musk what the energy-intensive bitcoin industry can do “to accelerate the transition to renewable energy” and “could Tesla Energy play a role?” Musk replied, “Well, I think… Continue reading Elon Musk says Tesla caused two-thirds of his personal and professional pain

Elon Musk testifies to defend Tesla’s $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity in shareholder lawsuit

WILMINGTON, DEL. — Tesla CEO Elon Musk defended his role in the company’s $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity in court Monday, arguing he didn’t have any undue pressure on the deal. Shareholders in the suit allege the 2016 deal amounted to a SolarCity bailout, suing Musk and his fellow board members. While the Tesla board… Continue reading Elon Musk testifies to defend Tesla’s $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity in shareholder lawsuit

The future of self-driving? Maybe less like Elon Musk and more like Domino’s pizza robots

As companies like Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk come to Austin, Texas, the booming city and new tech hub has grown so much it has struggled to make good on its “keep it weird” motto. But since early June, when residents of the South Congress, Downtown, or Travis Heights neighborhoods order pizza from Southside… Continue reading The future of self-driving? Maybe less like Elon Musk and more like Domino’s pizza robots

Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk will discuss bitcoin at an upcoming event, and 5 other key crypto moments from the past week

in the green on Monday morning, here are six things worth knowing from the volatile past week, from Andreessen Horowitz launching a $2.2 billion crypto fund to Jack Dorsey announcing a crypto event this July. South African crypto founders vanish along with billions of dollars worth of bitcoin Ameer and Raees Cajee, the founders of… Continue reading Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk will discuss bitcoin at an upcoming event, and 5 other key crypto moments from the past week

SpaceX’s New Rocket Factory Is Making Its Texas Neighbors Mad

What Elon Musk has built on the remote mudflats at the southern tip of Texas is astonishing: gantries, fuel storage tanks, an Airstream trailer village, and a silver rocket straight out of Buck Rogers—all fronted by neon letters that spell out “Starbase.” But can SpaceX coexist with the original feathered inhabitants on the lower Gulf… Continue reading SpaceX’s New Rocket Factory Is Making Its Texas Neighbors Mad

Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey agree to talk about bitcoin at an event in July

to adopt bitcoin. “Bicurious?” the Tesla CEO said, seemingly referring to the “B” word in question. In response, Twitter’s Dorsey said: “Bizarre! Let’s you and I have a conversation at the event. You can share all your curiosities…” Musk agreed. “For the Bitcurious? Very well then, let’s do it,” he said, to which Dorsey later… Continue reading Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey agree to talk about bitcoin at an event in July

Musk says Tesla will accept bitcoin again as crypto miners use more clean energy

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Sunday said the company will resume bitcoin transactions once it confirms there is reasonable clean energy usage by miners. “When there’s confirmation of reasonable (~50%) clean energy usage by miners with positive future trend, Tesla will resume allowing bitcoin transactions.” Musk was reacting to comments from Magda Wierzycka, CEO of… Continue reading Musk says Tesla will accept bitcoin again as crypto miners use more clean energy