Tesla adds James Murdoch and Linda Johnson Rice to its board

 Tesla has added two new independent directors to its board, including 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch and Johnson Publishing Company CEO and Chairman Linda Johnson Rice. The two new board members were added just a few months after Tesla confirmed it was seeking additional independent directors without ties to CEO and founder Elon Musk. Until now, Tesla’s board included five (of six… Read More

Crunch Report | Google To Stop Scanning Inboxes

 Today’s Stories  Google now has all the data it needs, will stop scanning Gmail inboxes for ad personalization Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 will reportedly be the company’s most expensive smartphone yet YouTube TV expands to 10 more U.S. markets, adds more YouTube Red series Tesla said to be in talks to create its own streaming music service Credits Written and Hosted by:… Read More

Swift creator departs Tesla after just six months

 Chris Lattner has built a solid reputation after working for 11 years at Apple on low-level software technologies. In particular, he developed Apple’s most recent programming language, Swift. In January, Tesla announced that it had recruited Lattner as VP of Autopilot Software. Six months later, he announced on Twitter that he was leaving the car company. “Turns out that Tesla… Read More

Tesla hires deep learning expert Andrej Karpathy to lead Autopilot vision

 Tesla has hired deep learning and computer vision expert Andrej Karpathy in a key Autopilot role, Karpathy most recently held a role as a researcher at OpenAI, the artificial intelligence non-profit backed by Elon Musk. He has an extensive backgr...

Tesla Driver in Fatal ‘Autopilot’ Crash Got Numerous Warnings, Officials Say

Man died in a crash last year while using the semi-autonomous driving system on his Model S.

Wall Street Is Betting Against Tesla and Alibaba Like Never Before

The companies now have two of the most shorted stocks in the world

Tesla’s Model X earns all-around 5-star safety rating from NHTSA

 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has bestowed its highest ever SUV safety rating to Tesla’s Model X. The Model X earned a 5-star rating in every category and sub-category that NHTSA tests, using the government body’s own independent testing process. This also puts the Model X second only to the Model S in terms of overall injury probability to passengers per… Read More

GM Pushes Up Nationwide Release of Bolt EV as Tesla Model 3 Deliveries Approach

The company that ‘killed the electric car’ squares off against the upstart it inspired.

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