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Elon Musk explains “funding secured” private Tesla tweet with Saudi talks

Elon Musk explains “funding secured” private Tesla tweet with Saudi talks

Elon Musk has clarified exactly what he meant when he tweeted he had "funding secured" to take Tesla private, after days of investors pushing the CEO to explain himself. Musk surprised many last week when he took to Twitter to suggest he would seek privatization for Tesla once the price reached $420 a share.

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Elon Musk details taking Tesla private, says final decision is pending

Elon Musk details taking Tesla private, says final decision is pending

Following a tweet earlier today mentioning as much, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has published an email previously sent to employees that details potential plans about going private. News about the idea first surfaced this afternoon on Twitter via Musk, who tweeted, "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured." He has since tweeted updates, saying the company has confirmed that it has investor support for the plan.

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Tesla is hiring video game developers for in-car games

Tesla is hiring video game developers for in-car games

Elon Musk has published a job notice on Twitter: Tesla is seeking video game developers. The company is accepting applications from developers who think they have what it takes to create games for the company, specifically for its vehicles. Applicants will need to send along samples of their work, with Musk warning that Tesla seeks "max playability and creativity."

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Tesla hit major Model 3 production milestone in Q2 2018

Tesla hit major Model 3 production milestone in Q2 2018

Tesla has revealed its second fiscal quarter 2018 financial results, stating that it ended the quarter with $2.2 billion in cash, as well as seeing "slightly positive" Model 3 gross margins. Tesla announced that it had multiple Model 3 production rates of about 5,000 cars per week, and it plans to increase that number to 6,000 by the end of the August. Tesla expects its Model 3 gross margins to "grow significantly" in its third quarter.

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Tesla V9.0 update will include Atari games as Easter eggs

Tesla V9.0 update will include Atari games as Easter eggs

There are usually plenty of reasons for Tesla owners to look forward to software updates, but those who are also retro gaming fans have even more reason to look forward to the next one. Tesla, it turns out, is looking to add some interesting easter eggs in the next update: Atari games. Yes, you read that right - in a few weeks, you'll be able to play some classic Atari games on your car's infotainment system.

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Terraforming Mars: Enough CO2, a misunderstanding

Terraforming Mars: Enough CO2, a misunderstanding

A supposed debate broke out earlier this week amongst NASA and Elon Musk about the possibility of terraforming Mars. NASA scientists suggested that there isn't enough CO2 on Mars to terraform the planet with today's technologies. Elon Musk replied (on Twitter, of all places) that it was indeed terraform-friendly with the CO2 trapped in the planet's soil, using heat. Then people started to lose their minds, arguing one side or the other, when in reality there wasn't much of an argument in the first place, only a matter of a couple of different perspectives.

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Tesla pushes back on supplier renegotiation fears

Tesla pushes back on supplier renegotiation fears

Buoyed by hitting Model 3 production goals, Tesla is attempting to renegotiate supplier contracts in the hope of fulfilling Elon Musk's promise to be profitable in the second half of the year. The automaker more than doubled EV production in Q2 2018 versus the first quarter, setting a new goal of 6,000 Model 3 rolling off the line by late August.

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This is Elon Musk’s submarine that will rescue Thai soccer team

This is Elon Musk’s submarine that will rescue Thai soccer team

There’s a tragic irony to the fact that while soccer (read: football) teams were competing over the 2018 World Cup in Russia, a Thai boys’ soccer team is fighting for their very lives. But as traditional and straightforward methods prove inadequate to rescue the children and their coach, Elon Musk is turning to technology to design a kid-size submarine that will help save the boys. Unsurprisingly, he’s borrowing a few things from SpaceX.

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Tesla sets 6,000 Model 3 goal amid car quality promise

Tesla sets 6,000 Model 3 goal amid car quality promise

Tesla more than doubled EV production in Q2 versus Q1, the automaker has confirmed today, with Model 3 cars rolling off the line - including the new tent facility - at a rate of more than 5,000 per week by the end of June 2018. All eyes had been on Elon Musk & Co. after the Tesla team promised a new Model 3 production milestone; now, a new target has been set.

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Tesla pickup truck detailed as Elon Musk gets chatty

Tesla pickup truck detailed as Elon Musk gets chatty

Elon Musk may be busy getting the Model 3 production line up to speed, but that isn't stopping him spilling new details on the upcoming Tesla pickup truck too. The outspoken CEO has taken to Twitter once again, both to crowdsource ideas for what would-be electric pickup drivers might like to see, and to drop a few tidbits of his own.

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Tesla Semi Mad Max autopilot mode is real, says Elon Musk

Tesla Semi Mad Max autopilot mode is real, says Elon Musk

Tesla’s Autopilot not enough for “living on the edge” for you? How about a more aggressive Autopilot on a self-driving truck? That’s probably going to the be initial reaction and fears after Elon Musk revealed on Twitter that the Tesla Semi’s autopilot will have a “Mad Max” mode. But while reality is much less exciting than the fiction it cites, this news probably won’t do Tesla’s PR much good.

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Elon Musk: Tesla had a saboteur in its ranks

Elon Musk: Tesla had a saboteur in its ranks

Elon Musk and his companies may always make headlines, but it isn’t always in a good light. Tesla, in particular, is already in hot water for the problematic Model 3 productions. Now it seems that Musk has found one of the causes of its woes, or a scapegoat. In an email sent to employees, the CEO revealed that they have learned of a disgruntled employee who sabotaged operations and leaked confidential data. But, of course, the story doesn’t stop there.

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