By Rex Crum | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: June 17, 2019 at 8:02 am | UPDATED: June 17, 2019 at 8:02 am Could it be that a new, Twitter-free Elon Musk is on the way? Musk raised that possibility when, on Monday, the Tesla Chief Executive said he is deleting his Twitter account. As this is Elon Musk, he, naturally, made this announcement via Twitter. Just deleted my Twitter account — Daddy DotCom (@elonmusk) June 17, 2019 “Just deleted my Twitter account,” was all Musk had to say when he tweeted out his message about abandoning the social-media platform on Father’s Day. Musk also changed his Twitter handle to Daddy DotCom. Neither spokespeople for Tesla, nor Musk, immediately returned a request for comment about Musk dropping out of Twitter and abandoning his 27 million followers, who might now actually have to read actual news to learn what Musk is up to. And until Tesla confirms Musk’s departure from Twitter, or he starts tweeting again, one … [Read more...] about Is Elon Musk quitting Twitter, or making a good dad joke?
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By Bob Van Voris Bloomberg Craig Trudell Mon., March 11, 2019 Elon Musk told a New York judge that a pair of tweets he sent last month about Tesla Inc. weren’t improper, refuting a request by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to hold him in contempt for violating earlier restrictions on his social-media posts. The billionaire Tesla chief executive officer cited his constitutional right to free speech in his defence to the SEC claims on Monday in Manhattan federal court, meeting a deadline set by the judge. The SEC said his Twitter posts forecasting production of the company’s electric vehicles were misleading and hadn’t been vetted as required by an earlier order. For Musk, the stakes are high for his latest run-in with the securities regulator. Late last year, his Twitter musings about taking the company private resulted in $40 million (U.S.) in fines, the appointment of independent directors, and replacement of Musk as chairman. … [Read more...] about Elon Musk defends Tesla tweets that SEC says violated court order
Jack Dorsey told Recode’s Kara Swisher that his favourite “influential” Twitter user is Elon Musk. Dorsey said he respects the “ups and downs” that come with Musk’s Twitter usage, which has famously landed him in hot water. Dorsey also said that Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is “mastering the medium.” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was interviewed by Recode’s Kara Swisher on Tuesday over – you guessed it – Twitter. Swisher pressed Dorsey to give specific answers to her questions. After quizzing him on tech responsibility, Donald Trump, and abuse on his platform, Swisher asked Dorsey who he thinks the most “exciting influential” person on Twitter is. Dorsey’s answer: Elon Musk. Musk himself chimed in, evidently flattered. “Thanks Jack, Twitter rocks!” Musk tweeted, followed by a string of seemingly random emojis. While many of Musk’s tweets are irreverent or showcase his love … [Read more...] about Jack Dorsey says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ‘mastering’ Twitter, but Elon Musk is his favourite tweeter
Tesla today announced two new people to sit as independent members of its board: Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson. Both are being brought on due to a settlement the company reached with the SEC after founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted some unwise statements that resulted in investor bafflement (to say the least). Musk also agreed to step down as chairman of the board. Both of the new members are intended to present perspectives that are external to both Musk and the company. Wilson-Thompson runs Walgreens’ global human resources department and Ellison is the cofounder and executive chairman of Oracle. In a written statement, Tesla’s board said, “In Larry and Kathleen, we have added a preeminent entrepreneur and a human resources leader, both of whom have a passion for sustainable energy.” A human resources perspective like Wilson-Thompson’s is much needed. The company has been mired in allegations surrounding how it treats employees. They … [Read more...] about Tesla announces 2 new independent board members–One is Elon Musk’s “close friend”
By Rex Crum | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: November 7, 2018 at 7:57 am | UPDATED: November 7, 2018 at 8:00 am Will Elon Musk and company be boring for a big new hole under San Francisco? On Tuesday, Benioff, whose company’s name adorns the new Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco, tweeted directly to Musk about whether he could do something to help alleviate the traffic issues that plague the city. Elon @elonmusk can you & @boringcompany help us in San Francisco? We will have a cool new transit center soon, but we need rapid transportation from Downtown to the Ocean, Marin Country, East Bay, San Jose, & LA. Bullet train too far away! Can you do it? https://t.co/F810cd3LaG — Marc Benioff (@Benioff) November 6, 2018 “Elon @elonmusk can you & @boringcompany help us in San Francisco?” Benioff tweeted. “We will have a cool new transit center soon, but we need rapid transportation from Downtown to the Ocean, Marin Country, … [Read more...] about Elon Musk says ‘Sure, we can do it’ about Boring Co. tunnel under S.F.