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Twitter board reportedly met Elon Musk to discuss takeover offer: Report

The board of Twitter reportedly met Elon Musk over the weekend to explore his $43 billion takeover offer for the social media platform. After the Tesla boss first revealed his bid, Twitter’s management announced a so-called “poison pill” strategy to fend off a potential hostile buyout. Mr Musk plans to finance his bid with the […]

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Tesla profits soar to $3.3 billion in the first 3 months of 2022 as customers pay more amid supply chain shortages

Profits of Elon Musk’s electric car company, Tesla, soared to $3.3 billion in the first three months of the year, as customers proved willing to pay more. The firm’s deliveries were up 68% and would have been higher if not for supply chain shortages, the firm said. Its Shanghai factory was also recently forced shut […]

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Elon Musk sees his proposed acquisition of Twitter as a turning point for human civilization

Elon Musk has offered to purchase Twitter on Thursday, saying during an on-stage interview at the TED conference that he sees the acquisition as nothing less than a turning point for civilization. Musk said the proposed deal is not about the economics of Twitter’s business, but about ensuring Twitter remains a trusted platform for democracy […]

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Tesla owners complain of cars braking for no reason, regulator considers investigation

Federal safety regulators are mulling a probe after Tesla owners complained that their cars were stopping for no reason. The issue may stem from Tesla’s automatic braking feature hitting the brakes when there is no need to do so. A spokesperson for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the agency “is aware of complaints […]

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Tesla recalls 53,822 vehicles with its “full self-driving” driver-assist feature

Tesla will recall all 53,822 vehicles with its “full self-driving” driver-assist feature after it was intentionally programmed to slowly roll through stop signs in some scenarios. The recall will impact Model S, X, 3 and Y vehicles that have its beta version of the “full self-driving” software enabled. “Full self-driving” is a controversial driver-assist feature […]

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Elon Musk praises anti-vax Canadian truck drivers protesting vaccine mandate

Canadian truck drivers determined to shut down central Ottawa over a federal government vaccine mandate rolled across the country towards the capital on Thursday, boosted by praise from Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk. The protesters are unhappy that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party government has imposed a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border truck drivers. […]

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Tesla criticised in United States for opening showroom in China’s controversial Xinjiang region

Electric car maker Tesla has been criticised in the US after opening a showroom in China’s controversial Xinjiang region. The company, headed by billionaire Elon Musk, opened the showroom in the city of Urumqi on New Year’s Eve. However, the move has been welcomed by some in China. China has been accused of slavery and […]

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United States: Tesla recalls more than 475,000 cars over potential rear-view camera issue

Tesla is to recall more than 475,000 cars in the US, according to documents filed with the US safety regulator. The electric vehicle firm announced it was recalling 356,309 vehicles because of potential rear-view camera issues affecting 2017-2020 Model 3 Teslas. A further 119,009 Model S vehicles will also be recalled because of potential problems […]

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Elon Musk faces criticism after Starlink satellite nearly misses China’s space station

Chinese citizens lashed out online against billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk’s space ambitions on Monday after China complained that its space station was forced to take evasive action to avoid collision with satellites launched by Musk’s Starlink programme. The satellites from Starlink Internet Services, a division of Musk’s SpaceX aerospace company, had two “close encounters” […]

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Tesla to disable gaming on touchscreen while the car is in motion

Tesla has agreed to make changes to its Passenger Play feature that allows games to be played on its touchscreen while the car is in motion. It follows an investigation launched by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The agency said it had been informed by Tesla that a software update would disable […]

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Elon Musk claims he is ‘almost done’ selling Tesla stock

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, who has sold more than $15 billion worth of shares in the company since early November, said on Wednesday that he was “almost done” with his stock sales. The billionaire had made confusing statements as to whether he might or might not be done with his stated goal of […]

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Finland: Man blows up his Model S with a doll of Elon Musk sitting inside

A man from Finland has just blown up his Model S with a doll of Elon Musk sitting inside. Tesla owner Tuomas Katainen decided to record himself blowing up his Tesla Model S, and while the internet always loves an entertaining explosion, Katainen’s goal was to protest his disgust with the quality of his car […]