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Musk Addresses 'Don't Advertise' Slam

X owner revisits November challenge in industry remarks in France

(Newser) - Elon Musk went to advertisers on Wednesday to try to put his incendiary remarks in November in a wider context, in case they thought when he told them to "Go f--- yourself" that he meant "Go f--- yourself." He had also told companies that had stopped buying...

'I Love You Guys,' Musk Says After Shareholder Vote

But he still faces legal fight to have massive Tesla pay package restored

(Newser) - At Tesla's annual meeting in Austin on Thursday, the company confirmed that shareholders had approved both Elon Musk's massive pay package, along with a proposal to change the company's state of incorporation from Delaware to Texas. Tesla didn't disclose vote totals, Bloomberg reports, but Musk said...

Musk Says Shareholders Approved $56B Pay Package
Musk Says Tesla Investors
Approved Pay Package, Move

Musk Says Tesla Investors Approved Pay Package, Move

But vote won't automatically restore $56B package

(Newser) - Elon Musk appears to have scored a big win in the battle over his record-breaking Tesla pay package. In a post on X late Wednesday, the CEO shared a graphic showing that support for the pay package in a shareholder vote had passed the "guaranteed win" mark. "Thanks...

SpaceX Engineers' Suit Blames Firings on Harassment Letter

'Journal' looks into Musk's relationships with women who work for him

(Newser) - Eight engineers sued SpaceX and chief executive Elon Musk on Wednesday, claiming they were fired illegally after raising concerns about accusations of sexual harassment and discrimination at the company. The group says it had distributed a letter in 2022 calling Musk a "distraction and embarrassment" and urging other executives...

Elon Musk Sues OpenAI: You're Not Helping Humanity
Musk Drops Lawsuit
Against OpenAI

Musk Drops Lawsuit Against OpenAI

His complaint claimed founders broke their original vow to make it an open-source resource

(Newser) - Elon Musk has dropped his lawsuit against OpenAI and two of its co-founders, including CEO Sam Altman. According to a court filing seen by CNBC , the case in California state court was dismissed without prejudice. A judge had been due to rule Wednesday on the defendants' request to dismiss the...

Musk: I'll Ban My Workers From Using iPhones

He calls Apple's new partnership with ChatGPT a security breach

(Newser) - Apple unveiled its new foray into artificial intelligence on Monday, and Elon Musk is not a fan. So much so that he's threatening to forbid employees at his companies from using iPhones and other Apple products, reports CNET . Even visitors would have to leave their iPhones at the door...

Report: Musk Redirected AI Chips Bound for Tesla

Move raises more concerns about conflicts of interest ahead of shareholder vote

(Newser) - Tesla investors are preparing to vote on a pay package for Elon Musk worth around $56 billion, and a report on his handling of Nvidia chips may add to concerns about his commitment to the company. According to emails seen by CNBC , the Tesla CEO told the chipmaker to redirect...

NSFW Content Is Now Officially Allowed on X
NSFW Content Is Now
Officially Allowed on X
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NSFW Content Is Now Officially Allowed on X

Under certain circumstances, at least

(Newser) - Adult content is now formally allowed on X, as long as it's been consensually produced and is clearly labeled. Since being taken over by Elon Musk, the social network formerly known as Twitter has experimented with allowing NSFW ("not safe for work") communities to post adult content,...

Trump Giving Musk an Ear—And Possibly a Job

'WSJ' reports on 'growing alliance' between the billionaires

(Newser) - If Donald Trump reclaims the White House, Elon Musk might be coming with him. The former president is considering an advisory role for the Tesla and SpaceX CEO, the Wall Street Journal reports as part of a larger exploration of their "growing alliance." Nothing is set in stone,...

Rivals: Musk's SpaceX Is an 'Anti-American' Empire

Critics gripe to 'NYT,' claiming space launch company is no 'accidental monopoly'

(Newser) - Elon Musk's SpaceX is the topic of conversation in the latest deep dive by the New York Times into his business practices, and the upshot is: His rivals aren't happy. They claim that although SpaceX is now a major player in the space launch arena, with NASA and...

Tesla Investors Urged to Reject Musk's $56B Pay Deal

Advisory firm cites his 'slate of extraordinarily time-consuming projects' unrelated to Tesla

(Newser) - Next month, Tesla shareholders will vote on a pay package for Elon Musk worth around $56 billion—and a firm advising major institutional investors has urged them to reject it. Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis recommended against approving the deal in a report Saturday, citing Musk's other activities and...

Behind Mass Tesla Firings: Musk's Temper Tantrum

Some members of the Supercharger team have been rehired

(Newser) - It's no wonder the 500 employees of Tesla's Supercharger team were blindsided by their firing last week. According to Reuters , they had been expecting CEO Elon Musk to approve a massive charging-network expansion when he met with Rebecca Tinucci, chief of the Tesla's electric-vehicle charging division and...

Tesla's Supercharger Team Is Entirely Dissolved
Tesla Lays Off Entire
Supercharger Team
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Tesla Lays Off Entire Supercharger Team

CEO Elon Musk says company needs to go 'absolutely hard core' regarding job cuts

(Newser) - Tesla, which just two weeks ago laid off more than 10% of its global workforce, has now terminated even more employees—and it seems still more layoffs could be coming. In an email reportedly sent to executives Wednesday night, CEO Elon Musk said the company needs to be "absolutely...

Fired X Exec Who Went Viral for Sleeping at Office Joins Rival

Esther Crawford now a director of product at Meta's Messenger

(Newser) - Twitter product head Esther Crawford went viral in late 2022, soon after Elon Musk took over the company, when she shared a photo of herself sleeping on her office floor as a sign of dedication—only to wind up fired. She's now bounced back into the social media landscape,...

SCOTUS Has Bad News for Musk Over Tesla Tweets

High court rejects his appeal on mandate that he gets approval before posting online about his company

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Elon Musk over a settlement with securities regulators that requires him to get approval in advance of tweets related to Tesla. The justices didn't comment in leaving in place lower-court rulings against Musk, who complained that the requirement amounts to...

Elon Musk Visits China Amid Tesla Rough Patch

Trip comes amid Beijing's big auto show featuring EV rivals to automaker

(Newser) - Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk arrived in the Chinese capital on Sunday, just as the nation's carmakers are showing off their latest electric vehicle models at the Beijing auto show, per the AP . A brief online report from state broadcaster CCTV said Musk had come at the invitation...

Where Musk Goes, So Goes His 3-Year-Old Boy

One writer takes a critical look at his frequent public appearances with young son X

(Newser) - If you see a photo of Elon Musk these days, chances are you'll also see his 3-year-old son X—full name X Æ A-Xii. Musk often carts around the boy to various events, often to media praise. For example, X "stole the show" at a recent New York...

Tesla's Biggest Supporters 'Are Pushing the Panic Button'

Elon Musk's Cybertruck gamble could be his company's undoing, per Mashable's Chris Taylor

(Newser) - During an October earnings call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk joked "we have dug our own grave with the Cybertruck." That's suddenly "looking like less of a joke for Tesla," with every Cybertruck in America recalled , dismal Cybertruck sales overall, and profits down 55%, according to...

Elon Musk Says Australia's Ban on Stabbing Video Is Censorship

Australia's PM says Musk is just an 'arrogant billionaire'

(Newser) - Australia on Monday banned X from allowing users to access graphic video from last week's stabbing attack at a Sydney church , at least temporarily, and Elon Musk responded by accusing the country of censorship. Australia's internet watchdog, the eSafety Commission, had already blocked Australian users from accessing video...

Amid Rocky Tesla Times, a Big Day Looms
Amid Rocky
Tesla Times,
a Big Day
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Amid Rocky Tesla Times, a Big Day Looms

Tuesday's earnings report is expected to be bad, and to hint at a new strategy

(Newser) - Tesla has followed up price cuts in the US with similar ones in China, Germany, and elsewhere around the world, reports Reuters . It's only the latest sign that Elon Musk's company is facing one of its most turbulent stretches ever. Others include big layoffs amid slumping sales worldwide,...

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