elon musk

  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    Starship launch 3 planned for Thursday

    Starship launch 3 planned for Thursday Elon Musk’s SpaceX received the go-ahead to launch its giant Starship rocket a third time, four months after its last test ended in an explosion prematurely. The Federal Aviation Administration reinstated SpaceX’s launch license, the agency said in a...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    X launching TV app — Fortune

    X launching TV app — Fortune Elon Musk’s X plans to launch a television app for Amazon and Samsung smart televisions next week, Fortune reported, citing an unidentified person working at the social media company. Musk aims to encourage users to watch long videos on a bigger screen and he is...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    Bezos retakes world's richest crown from Musk

    Bezos retakes world's richest crown from Musk For the first time in more than nine months, Elon Musk is no longer the world’s richest person. Musk lost his position atop the Bloomberg Billionaires Index to Jeff Bezos after shares in Tesla Inc. tumbled 7.2% on Monday. [Bloomberg]
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    FAA serves SpaceX with 17 corrective actions on Starship before 3rd launch

    FAA serves SpaceX with 17 corrective actions on Starship before 3rd launch US air safety regulators concluded a mishap investigation into SpaceX’s most recent Starship explosion in November, laying out the issues the Elon Musk-led company must address before it can attempt to launch the rocket...
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    Twitter Africa staff reach deal with X a year after retrenchment

    Twitter Africa staff reach deal with X a year after retrenchment The company formerly known as Twitter reached an agreement with laid-off staff from its only African office following about a year of negotiations. The affected employees in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, were fired in November...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    Taylor Swift queries re-enabled on X after surge in explicit deepfakes

    Taylor Swift queries re-enabled on X after surge in explicit deepfakes Elon Musk’s X has reactivated the ability to search its social network for musician Taylor Swift, after disabling queries for her name in response to a flood of explicit deepfake images. “Search has been re-enabled and we...
  7. Hanno Labuschagne

    First human gets Neuralink brain implant

    First human gets Neuralink brain implant Elon Musk said that the first human patient has received a brain implant from his startup Neuralink Corp., a significant step forward for the company that aims to one day let humans control computers with their minds. In a post on X, formerly Twitter...
  8. Hanno Labuschagne

    X getting new office with 100 full-time content moderators

    X getting new office with 100 full-time content moderators Elon Musk’s X, the company formerly known as Twitter, is planning to build a new “Trust and Safety centre of excellence” in Austin, Texas, to help enforce its content and safety rules. The company aims to hire 100 full-time content...
  9. Hanno Labuschagne

    BYD executive warns Musk over Tesla's AI focus

    BYD executive warns Musk over Tesla's AI focus A senior executive at BYD Co. stoked the Chinese automaker’s rivalry with Tesla Inc., warning Elon Musk that he’ll face challenges in intelligent driving systems. BYD is “very strong now,” Zhao Changjiang, the head of sales for the firm’s Denza...
  10. Hanno Labuschagne

    xAI has secured $500 million in funding so far — Report

    xAI has secured $500 million in funding so far — Report Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence company, xAI, has secured $500 million in commitments from investors toward a $1 billion goal, according to people with knowledge of the talks. The company is discussing a valuation of $15 billion to...
  11. Hanno Labuschagne

    Elon wants more control over Tesla

    Elon wants more control over Tesla Elon Musk leaned on Tesla Inc.’s board to arrange another massive stock award for him years after he sold a significant chunk of his shares in the company to acquire Twitter. In one of several posts on the topic, Musk wrote that unless he has roughly 25%...
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    Nasa says it has no evidence of drug use at SpaceX

    Nasa says it has no evidence of drug use at SpaceX Elon Musk’s SpaceX isn’t in violation of workplace rules on alcohol and drugs that could jeopardise the rocket launch and satellite service provider’s government contracts as far as Nasa is aware, according to the space agency. “The agency...
  13. Hanno Labuschagne

    Tesla is no longer the world's best-selling EV maker

    Tesla is no longer the world's best-selling EV maker Tesla Inc. delivered more vehicles than expected in the fourth quarter, though not enough for the Elon Musk-led company to stay ahead of China’s BYD Co. in global electric-car sales. Tesla handed over 484,507 vehicles in the last three...
  14. Hanno Labuschagne

    X's value plummets further

    X's value plummets further Elon Musk’s X is now worth less than a third of the price the billionaire paid for the former Twitter Inc., according to Axios citing disclosures by Fidelity, which helped him complete the $44 billion purchase. Fidelity cut by a further 11% the value of its holding...
  15. Hanno Labuschagne

    X fails to block California law that forces social media companies to share content moderation policies

    X fails to block California law that forces social media companies to share content moderation policies Elon Musk’s X Corp. lost its effort in court to block a California law that seeks to control toxic posts on social media by requiring companies to disclose their content-moderation policies...
  16. Hanno Labuschagne

    Biggest Tesla recall will see over 2 million cars get over-the-air patch

    Biggest Tesla recall will see over 2 million cars get over-the-air patch Tesla Inc. will fix more than 2 million vehicles — its biggest recall ever — after the top US auto-safety regulator determined its driver-assistance system Autopilot doesn’t do enough to guard against misuse. The move is...
  17. Hanno Labuschagne

    Elon Musk files to open new university

    Elon Musk files to open new university Elon Musk, who moved to Texas during the pandemic, is planning to start a university in Austin, according to tax filings for the billionaire’s latest charity called The Foundation. The new institution, seeded with a roughly $100 million gift from Musk...
  18. Hanno Labuschagne

    User vote gets Alex Jones's X account unblocked after 5-year ban

    User vote gets Alex Jones's X account unblocked after 5-year ban Elon Musk restored the account of right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on X after users voted for the reinstatement five years after a ban. Jones and Musk joined an X audio stream late Sunday for a meandering conversation...
  19. Hanno Labuschagne

    xAI wants to raise $1 billion

    xAI wants to raise $1 billion Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence company xAI is seeking to raise $1 billion (R18.95 billion) in funding from equity investors, according to a new filing. Musk has already raised nearly $135 million (R2.56 billion), according to a document filed Tuesday with the...
  20. Hanno Labuschagne

    South Korea sends first spy satellite into orbit using SpaceX rocket

    South Korea sends first spy satellite into orbit using SpaceX rocket One of Elon Musk’s rockets carried a South Korean spy satellite into orbit as the rivalry between the two Koreas expands beyond Earth. A SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying Seoul’s first domestically made reconnaissance satellite...
Back
Top