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Fired X Exec Who Went Viral for Sleeping at Office Joins Rival

Esther Crawford now a director of product at Meta's Messenger

(Newser) - Twitter product head Esther Crawford went viral in late 2022, soon after Elon Musk took over the company, when she shared a photo of herself sleeping on her office floor as a sign of dedication—only to wind up fired. She's now bounced back into the social media landscape,...

SCOTUS Has Bad News for Musk Over Tesla Tweets

High court rejects his appeal on mandate that he gets approval before posting online about his company

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Elon Musk over a settlement with securities regulators that requires him to get approval in advance of tweets related to Tesla. The justices didn't comment in leaving in place lower-court rulings against Musk, who complained that the requirement amounts to...

Elon Musk Visits China Amid Tesla Rough Patch

Trip comes amid Beijing's big auto show featuring EV rivals to automaker

(Newser) - Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk arrived in the Chinese capital on Sunday, just as the nation's carmakers are showing off their latest electric vehicle models at the Beijing auto show, per the AP . A brief online report from state broadcaster CCTV said Musk had come at the invitation...

Where Musk Goes, So Goes His 3-Year-Old Boy

One writer takes a critical look at his frequent public appearances with young son X

(Newser) - If you see a photo of Elon Musk these days, chances are you'll also see his 3-year-old son X—full name X Æ A-Xii. Musk often carts around the boy to various events, often to media praise. For example, X "stole the show" at a recent New York...

Tesla's Biggest Supporters 'Are Pushing the Panic Button'

Elon Musk's Cybertruck gamble could be his company's undoing, per Mashable's Chris Taylor

(Newser) - During an October earnings call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk joked "we have dug our own grave with the Cybertruck." That's suddenly "looking like less of a joke for Tesla," with every Cybertruck in America recalled , dismal Cybertruck sales overall, and profits down 55%, according to...

Elon Musk Says Australia's Ban on Stabbing Video Is Censorship

Australia's PM says Musk is just an 'arrogant billionaire'

(Newser) - Australia on Monday banned X from allowing users to access graphic video from last week's stabbing attack at a Sydney church , at least temporarily, and Elon Musk responded by accusing the country of censorship. Australia's internet watchdog, the eSafety Commission, had already blocked Australian users from accessing video...

Amid Rocky Tesla Times, a Big Day Looms
Amid Rocky
Tesla Times,
a Big Day
Looms
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Amid Rocky Tesla Times, a Big Day Looms

Tuesday's earnings report is expected to be bad, and to hint at a new strategy

(Newser) - Tesla has followed up price cuts in the US with similar ones in China, Germany, and elsewhere around the world, reports Reuters . It's only the latest sign that Elon Musk's company is facing one of its most turbulent stretches ever. Others include big layoffs amid slumping sales worldwide,...

Tesla Ended Its Tough Week With Price Cuts

Company knocked $2K off price of 3 of its models

(Newser) - Tesla knocked $2,000 off the prices of three of its five models in the United States late Friday, another sign of the challenges facing the electric vehicle maker led by billionaire Elon Musk. The company cut the prices of the Model Y, a small SUV that is Tesla's...

Musk's Bottom Line Takes a Hit From His Tesla Woes

Mark Zuckerberg displaces Tesla CEO from No. 3 spot on Bloomberg Billionaires Index

(Newser) - While much of social media was commenting Thursday on a fake "bearded Mark Zuckerberg" picture , the Facebook co-founder notched a more substantial achievement: displacing Elon Musk on Bloomberg's Billionaires Index . Zuckerberg, 39, is now third on that list, with a net worth of about $178 billion, while the...

Tesla Will Ask Shareholders to Give Musk His Billions After All

A $55B compensation package was invalidated by a judge in January

(Newser) - "Never incorporate your company in the state of Delaware," Elon Musk said in a January post on X after a Delaware Chancery Court judge voided a Tesla compensation package that had potentially been worth around $55 billion. Now Tesla is asking shareholders to move the company's corporate...

Tesla Laying Off 10% of Employees
Tesla Laying Off
10% of Employees

Tesla Laying Off 10% of Employees

Elon Musk delivers the news amid recent slump in sales

(Newser) - Elon Musk delivered an unwanted email to Tesla employees on Monday—the company is laying off 10% of its employees worldwide, reports electrek . That would amount to about 14,000 employees, based on Tesla's most recent annual report.
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Musk: AI May Be Smarter Than Humans by 2025
Elon Musk Offers a Chilling
Prediction on AI's Smarts
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Elon Musk Offers a Chilling Prediction on AI's Smarts

He thinks artificial intelligence will be smarter than humans as early as next year

(Newser) - Elon Musk has long expressed his fears over artificial intelligence, and his latest assessment isn't likely to tamp down those of a like mind. In a Monday interview livestreamed on his X social media platform, the Tesla CEO and co-founder of ChatGPT developer OpenAI predicted that as early as...

Cybertruck Owners Aren&#39;t Thrilled: &#39;What a Nightmare&#39;
Cybertruck Owners Aren't
Thrilled: 'What a Nightmare'
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Cybertruck Owners Aren't Thrilled: 'What a Nightmare'

Robotic-looking Tesla EV is getting slammed in owners forums online

(Newser) - Elon Musk calls his company's Cybertruck "the most unique thing on the road," but owners of the electric Tesla vehicle have other, more unflattering descriptions for their new ride. As Futurism puts it, the Cybertruck "seems to be breaking down at an incredible rate," as...

Elon Musk, Javier Milei Officially Launch Their Bromance

Tech leader, Argentina president meet in person for first time

(Newser) - One is an erratic billionaire entrepreneur and self-declared free-speech absolutist, prone to profanity-laden rants against "wokeness" and obsessed with making humanity a multi-planetary species. The other is an iconoclastic Latin American leader and self-declared anarcho-capitalist, prone to cloning his dead dogs and obsessed with destroying state controls. Tech executive...

Top Judge in Brazil: Elon Musk Is Inciting Crime on X

Supreme Court justice launches investigation of X owner, who vowed to reinstate blocked accounts

(Newser) - A crusading Brazilian Supreme Court justice included Elon Musk as a target in an ongoing investigation over the dissemination of fake news and opened a separate investigation late Sunday into the executive for alleged obstruction, per the AP . In his decision, Justice Alexandre de Moraes noted Musk on Saturday began...

More Bad News for Tesla
More Bad News for Tesla

More Bad News for Tesla

Q1 sales were down 9%, well below expectations, and stock has shaved off 34% of its value this year

(Newser) - Tesla sales fell sharply last quarter as competition increased worldwide, electric vehicle sales growth slowed, and price cuts failed to draw more buyers. The company said it delivered 386,810 vehicles from January through March, almost 9% below the 423,000 it sold in the same quarter of last year....

China Was Tesla&#39;s Savior. It&#39;s Becoming Its Thorn
China Was
Tesla's Savior.
It's Becoming
Its Thorn
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China Was Tesla's Savior. It's Becoming Its Thorn

The 'NYT' looks at Elon Musk's relationship with Beijing

(Newser) - Elon Musk has China to thank for much of Tesla's success. But as the New York Times reports, Beijing's helping hand could end up being more of a slap. Interviews with former Tesla employees, diplomats, and policymakers shed light on how Tesla's "unusually symbiotic relationship" with...

Judge Tosses X's Lawsuit Against Online Hate Researchers

'This case is about punishing the Defendants for their speech'

(Newser) - A federal judge in California has thrown out X's lawsuit against an online hate research center, saying it was clearly filed as an attempt to punish the Center for Countering Digital Hate for criticizing Elon Musk's company. The lawsuit was filed after X accused the CCDH of trying...

Big Moments From Lemon's Musk Interview

Billionaire appeared 'openly irritated' at times

(Newser) - The interview that Don Lemon says caused Elon Musk to cancel his partnership with X was released Monday on YouTube . The former CNN host also posted it on X , though he said there had been problems loading it. Lemon said last week that the hourlong interview was "tense at...

X Yanks 'Very Graphic' Video Posted by Elon Musk

His clip purporting to show cannibalism taking place in Haiti violated 'the X Rules'

(Newser) - A video that Elon Musk shared on the social media platform he owns was taken down, by the social media platform he owns. Per Bloomberg , Musk had spotted a story by NBC News that took him and right-wing influencers to task for spreading "propaganda" about the current crisis in...

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