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Tesla Will "Most Likely" Restart Accepting Bitcoin As Payments, Says Musk

Electric-car maker Tesla will most likely restart accepting bitcoin as payments, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said at a conference on Wednesday. From a report: Musk's comments come after Tesla said in May it would stop accepting bitcoin for car.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJul 22nd, 2021

Yaydoo secures $20M, aims to simplify B2B collections, payments

It’s no secret that the technology for easy business-to-business payments has not yet caught up to its peer-to-peer counterparts, but Yaydoo thinks it has the answer. It’s no secret that the technology for easy business-to-business paym.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 30 min. ago

India roundup: Handset market resilient; carmakers dissatisfied with Musk remarks

India's handset market saw a milder-than-expected sequential drop in sales in second-quarter despite COVID surges, while its car industry is calling on the government not to extend preferential tariffs to Tesla......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News10 hr. 58 min. ago

Square to acquire Afterpay, Australian buy now, pay later platform for $29 billion

Jack Dorsey's Square is spending $29 billion on an Australian buy now, pay later firm — a massive purchase that will help his company build out its global payments empire......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News12 hr. 59 min. ago

This Week in Apps: Instagram restricts teens’ accounts, Elon Musk criticizes App Store fees, Google Play’s new policies

This Week in Apps: Instagram restricts teens’ accounts, Elon Musk criticizes App Store fees, Google Play’s new policies.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Government Denies Blue Origin"s Challenge To NASA"s Lunar Lander Program

The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Friday denied protests from companies affiliated with Jeff Bezos that NASA wrongly awarded a lucrative astronaut lunar lander contract solely to Elon Musk's SpaceX. CNBC reports: "NASA did not violate proc.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

A Tesla Megapack caught fire at the Victorian Big Battery facility in Australia

A 13-tonne Tesla Megapack caught fire on Friday morning at a battery storage facility in south-east Australia. The blaze occurred during testing at 10 - 10.15am local time. Saqib Shah Contributor Saqib Shah.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Elon Musk asked Tim Cook to make him CEO of Apple, new book claims

As if Elon Musk isn't running enough companies, he once may have suggested taking over as CEO of America's most valuable business, Apple......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Elon Musk and Apple Deny Wild Story That He Tried To Replace Tim Cook

Several readers shared this story: Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly demanded to become Apple's CEO in a 2016 phone call with current Apple CEO Tim Cook, according to an upcoming book about Tesla. The story, shared by the Los Angeles Times, comes from P.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Elon Musk Backs Epic in Fight Against Apple Over App Store Fees

Epic, which sued Apple last year and has expressed concerns about the exorbitant fees the iPhone-maker charges on App Store (30% on each transaction on year 1 for apps that are not games and 15% on year 2 and beyond), has found a new backer in the co.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Elon Musk calls Apple’s App Store fees ‘a de facto global tax on the Internet’

Elon Musk is siding with Epic Games in the App Store monopoly case, with the Tesla CEO firing off a tweet Friday morning that called Apple’s Store fees “a de facto global tax on the Internet,” also adding that “Epic is right.&.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Tesla agrees to pay $1.5 million in class action battery-throttling lawsuit, vehicle owners to get $625 each

CNBC writes that the OTA update arrived in 2019 after a Model S caught fire in Hong Kong. Tesla said the update, pushed out over an "abundance of caution," would revise charge and thermal management settings on Model S and Model X vehicles......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

3D Imaging Shows How Shark Guts Work Like a Tesla Valve

Using CT scans and 3D modeling, researchers found the fish’s spiral digestive system is analogous to Nikola Tesla’s ingenious check valve design......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Tesla Battery Supplier CATL Debuts Cheaper Sodium-Ion Batteries

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. unveiled a sodium-ion battery Thursday, a type of lower-density cell that uses cheaper raw materials than batteries made from lithium-ion metals. As well as a fir.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Drivers for Elon Musk’s Loop script about their ‘great leader’

Ask 'Do you like working for him?' and you'll get a response that could have come straight from North Korea: 'Yup, he's a great leader! He motivates us to do great work.' Drivers for Elon Musk’s underground Loop system in Las Vegas ha.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Tesla reportedly tries persuading India to lower tariffs on EVs

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reportedly tried persuading India government think tanks to request the government to lower tariff rates on imported electric vehicles (EVs), paving the way for Tesla to tap the market, India-based Economic Times cited knowled.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Tesla shrugs off chip shortage to post $1bn quarterly profit for first time

Tesla has shrugged off the global chip shortage to notch up quarterly profits of more than $1bn for the first time......»»

Category: topSource:  skynewsRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Jeff Bezos offers to cover "billions" in NASA costs for chance to take part in moon missions

In an open letter to NASA, Jeff Bezos has offered to waive billions of dollars in payments from the space agency in order to ensure his company Blue Origin gets to take part in its upcoming moon missions......»»

Category: topSource:  skynewsRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Tesla Places Big Bet on Vision-Only Self-Driving

Full Self-Driving beta software v9.0 shows many improvements, but the road to full autonomy still looks rocky The latest update to Tesla’s self-driving technology ups the company’s stake in a bold bet that it can deliver autonomous vehicles.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

A 23rd-century tourist guide to the galaxy - CNET

By 2200, Mars and Pluto could be on your bucket list. As NASA and Elon Musk make plans to visit the red planet, we've created a list of interplanetary and even interstellar travel adventures......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  cnetRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Ivorian fintech Julaya raises $2M to digitize business payments in Francophone Africa

Julaya enables companies to streamline their accounting and improve their operational efficiency by digitizing payments to workers and suppliers instead of relying on cash. There are over 1 billion mobile money accounts globally. Africa lea.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021