Tag: Musk, Elon

Intelligence About Russia Puts Focus on New U.S. Satellite Push

Hours after the news broke on Wednesday that the United States had picked up worrisome intelligence about Russia’s capacity to strike American satellites, the Pentagon sent a missile-tracking system into orbit, part of a vast new effort to bolster the military’s growing presence in space. The timing was coincidental. But it underscored how concerns about […]

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Elon Musk Says SpaceX Has Switched Incorporation to Texas

The rocket company SpaceX has switched where it is incorporated to Texas from Delaware, its founder, Elon Musk, said on Wednesday, weeks after a Delaware judge voided his pay package at Tesla, another company he owns. The Texas secretary of state, Jane Nelson, issued a certificate confirming that the state has accepted the company’s filing […]

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Tesla’s Board Chair Under Scrutiny for Oversight of Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the chief executive and public face of Tesla, is constantly making news and broadcasting his opinions on his social media site, X. But the electric car company has another leader — one who maintains a much lower profile. For more than five years, Tesla’s board has been led by Robyn M. Denholm, a […]

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Terrorists Are Paying for Check Marks on X, Report Says

X, the social media platform owned by Elon Musk, is potentially violating U.S. sanctions by accepting payments for subscription accounts from terrorist organizations and other groups barred from doing business in the country, according to a new report. The report, by the Tech Transparency Project, a nonprofit focused on accountability for large technology companies, shows […]

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Elon Musk Backs Gina Carano’s Disney Suit Over ‘Mandalorian’ Exit

Elon Musk poked the Walt Disney Company anew on Tuesday by agreeing to fund a wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by the “Mandalorian” actress Gina Carano. “Please let us know if you would like to join the lawsuit against Disney,” Mr. Musk, seemingly trawling for other plaintiffs, wrote in a post on X, which he bought in […]

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Tucker Carlson’s Visit to Russia Draws Speculation of Putin Interview

Tucker Carlson, the former Fox News host who now has a show on the social network X, has been spotted in Moscow in recent days, leading to speculation in Russia and the United States that he is about to achieve his long-stated goal of interviewing President Vladimir V. Putin. If so, Mr. Carlson would be […]

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How X Is Trying to Win Over Influencers

The last time Don Lemon sat down to film a TV segment in April, he perched on a stool in front of the glaring lights of a CNN studio. When he starts filming again after a nearly yearlong hiatus, Mr. Lemon will have a different backdrop — and he will be calling his own shots. […]

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Elon Musk’s $50 Billion Tesla Pay Was Struck Down. What Happens Next?

A Delaware judge’s decision to void the pay package that helped make Elon Musk the world’s richest person leaves Tesla’s board of directors with some difficult decisions to make. Chancellor Kathaleen St. J. McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery on Tuesday ordered Tesla to cancel stock options awarded to Mr. Musk, the electric car […]

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Elon Musk’s Tesla Pay Package Is Voided by Judge

A Delaware judge ruled on Tuesday in favor of Tesla shareholders who sued to block the pay package that helped make Elon Musk, the carmaker’s chief executive, a billionaire many times over and the world’s wealthiest human being. “The process leading to the approval of Musk’s compensation plan was deeply flawed,” Chancellor Kathaleen St. J. […]

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Elon Musk Spreads Election Misinformation on X Without Fact Checkers

In the spring of 2020, when President Donald J. Trump wrote messages on Twitter warning that increased reliance on mail-in ballots would lead to a “rigged election,” the platform ran a corrective, debunking his claims. “Get the facts about mail-in voting,” a content label read. “Experts say mail-in ballots are very rarely linked to voter […]

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Nationwide Union Strike Tests Milei’s Policies for Argentina

It has been six weeks since President Javier Milei took office in Argentina, and since then, gas prices have doubled, inflation has soared and the value of the national currency has plummeted. Such turmoil, he had warned, should be expected. Fixing decades of economic problems would first require more pain, he said. Yet on Wednesday, […]

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Elon Musk, on Rehabilitation Tour, Calls Himself ‘Aspirationally Jewish’

Pushing back against accusations of antisemitism, Elon Musk has in recent months visited Israel, hosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a Tesla factory in California and repeatedly insisted he bears no animus toward Jews. On Monday, he took his penitence tour to a new level, declaring himself “aspirationally Jewish” after a visit to the former […]

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Musk Demands Bigger Stake in Tesla as Price for A.I. Work

Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, demanded that the company’s board give him shares worth more than $80 billion if it wants him to continue developing products based on artificial intelligence. Mr. Musk said Monday on X, the social media site he owns, that he needed to own 25 percent of Tesla to avoid […]

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Why Casey Left Substack, Elon Musk and Drugs, and an A.I. Antibiotic Discovery

Listen and follow ‘Hard Fork’Apple | Spotify | Amazon | YouTube Casey is taking his newsletter Platformer off Substack, as criticism over the company’s handling of pro-Nazi content grows. Then, The Wall Street Journal spoke with witnesses who said that Elon Musk had used LSD, cocaine, ecstasy and psychedelic mushrooms, worrying some directors and board […]

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How Astronomers Are Saving Astronomy From Satellites — For Now

In December 2020, astronomers documented a burst of highly energetic light in one of the most distant galaxies ever observed. But less than a year later, the paper’s claims lay in limbo. Other scientists said it had merely been a passing satellite. “I was a bit sad that the gamma ray burst turned out to […]

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SpaceX Illegally Fired Workers Critical of Musk, NLRB Says

Federal labor officials accused the rocket company SpaceX on Wednesday of illegally firing eight employees for circulating a letter critical of the company’s founder and chief executive, Elon Musk. According to a complaint issued by a regional office of the National Labor Relations Board, the company fired the employees in 2022 for calling on SpaceX […]

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Tesla Strike in Sweden Highlights a Culture Clash

The Tesla technicians who walked off their jobs in Sweden say they still support the mission of the American company and its headline-grabbing chief executive. But they also want Tesla to accept the Swedish way of doing business. They call it the Swedish Model, a way of life that has defined the country’s economy for […]

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‘Hard Fork’: Our 2024 Predictions + Jenny Slate Answers Your Hard Questions!

Listen and follow ‘Hard Fork’Apple | Spotify | Amazon | YouTube Last year, we predicted what 2023 in tech would look like. This week, we take a look back at those predictions, see what we got right and wrong, and make new ones for 2024. Then, the actor, comedian and writer Jenny Slate joins us […]

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How to Reveal the Many Sides of Elon Musk: The Art of the Interview

Listen and follow DealBook SummitApple Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music DealBook Summit includes conversations with business and policy leaders at the heart of today’s major stories, recorded live at the annual DealBook Summit event in New York City. Leaders are grappling with a critical moment, with wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, a […]

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Google’s Next Top Model, Will the Cybertruck Crash? and This Week in A.I.

This transcript was created using speech recognition software. While it has been reviewed by human transcribers, it may contain errors. Please review the episode audio before quoting from this transcript and email transcripts@nytimes.com with any questions. casey newton Look, Kevin, in Silicon Valley, we have some really incredible names, just of companies. kevin roose That’s […]

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One Year of ChatGPT: How A.I. Changed Silicon Valley Forever

At 1 p.m. on a Friday shortly before Christmas last year, Kent Walker, Google’s top lawyer, summoned four of his employees and ruined their weekend. The group worked in SL1001, a bland building with a blue glass facade betraying no sign that dozens of lawyers inside were toiling to protect the interests of one of […]

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Who’s Who Behind the Dawn of the Modern Artificial Intelligence Movement

While artificial intelligence has taken the limelight over the past year, technology that can appear to operate like human brains has been top of mind for researchers, investors and tech executives in Silicon Valley and beyond for more than a decade. Here are some of the people involved in the origins of the modern A.I. […]

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The Who’s Who Behind the Modern Artificial Intelligence Movement

While artificial intelligence has taken the limelight over the past year, technology that can appear to operate like human brains has been top of mind for researchers, investors and tech executives in Silicon Valley and beyond for more than a decade. Here are some of the people involved in the origins of the modern A.I. […]

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Sam Altman, Sugarcoating the Apocalypse

My favorite “Twilight Zone” episode is the one where aliens land and, in a sign of their peaceful intentions, give world leaders a book. Government cryptographers work to translate the alien language. They decipher the title — “To Serve Man” — and that’s reassuring, so interplanetary shuttles are set up. But as the cryptographers proceed, […]

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The Fallout From Musk’s Profanity-laden Attack on Advertisers Isn’t Over

The Musk backlash isn’t over yet On Thursday was meant to be a big day for Tesla and its investors, as the electric vehicle maker finally began delivering to customers its much-ballyhooed Cybertruck pickup — its first new model in more than three years. Instead, Tesla’s shares fell nearly 2 percent. Some of that loss […]

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Advertisers Say They Do Not Plan to Return to X After Musk’s Comments

Advertisers said on Thursday that they did not plan to reopen their wallets anytime soon with X, the social media company formerly known as Twitter, after its owner, Elon Musk, insulted brands using an expletive and told them not to spend on the platform. At least half a dozen marketing agencies said the brands they […]

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4,789 Facebook Accounts in China Impersonated Americans, Meta Says

Meta announced on Thursday that it had removed thousands of Facebook accounts based in China that were impersonating Americans debating political issues in the United States. The company warned that the campaign presaged coordinated international efforts to influence the 2024 presidential election. The network of fake accounts — 4,789 in all — used names and […]

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Elon Musk’s Mindset: ‘It’s a Weakness to Want to Be Liked’

Listen and follow DealBook SummitApple Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music DealBook Summit includes conversations with business and policy leaders at the heart of today’s major stories, recorded live at the annual DealBook Summit event in New York City. Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites connect every corner of the world to the internet. His electric car […]

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Elon Musk and Other DealBook Summit Highlights

“Is that clear?” Andrew here. Yes, I was surprised at what Elon Musk said at the DealBook Summit on Wednesday — you can see that in the moment from our conversation when he left me temporarily speechless. But I would encourage everyone to watch the entire interview, as we covered so much more than that. […]

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An Extended Truce, and Kissinger’s Complicated Legacy

The New York Times Audio app is home to journalism and storytelling, and provides news, depth and serendipity. If you haven’t already, download it here — available to Times news subscribers on iOS — and sign up for our weekly newsletter. The Headlines brings you the biggest stories of the day from the Times journalists […]

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