In Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs are lauded as innovators whose vision exceeds that of ordinary mortals. Sometimes they start believing the hype.
The gap with workers widened even further as public companies granted top executives rich pay packages partly inspired by Tesla.
Tesla shifted to selling cars entirely online in 2019. Now, some established automakers, like Ford, are talking about taking a similar approach.
Mr. Musk answered questions from Twitter’s 8,000 workers for the first time in a virtual meeting on Thursday.
Mr. Musk answered questions from Twitter’s 8,000 workers in a virtual meeting on Thursday.
Musk will attend a virtual all-hands meeting as his $44 billion acquisition of the company moves ahead, despite his hand-wringing about bots.
Will he buy Twitter? Nobody knows — but what does it matter, as long as you keep paying attention?
The move may make it tougher for Mr. Musk, who has said he is not getting enough information from the company, to end the $44 billion acquisition.
For Ken Paxton, the state attorney general, there are positives. Aligning with Elon Musk? Check. Politically helpful? Check.
Automakers and technology companies say they are making driving safer, but verifying these claims is difficult.
What space fantasies can tell us about terrestrial trade.
In a filing, Mr. Musk’s lawyers said that Twitter was “actively resisting” his requests for more information.
The electric carmaker has been growing fast in recent years, but Elon Musk, its chief executive, appears to be concerned about a weakening economy.
Tosca Musk, Elon’s younger sister, is the force behind Passionflix, a streaming service dedicated to adaptations of romance novels and erotic fan fiction.
The billionaire Tesla C.E.O. seems to be stalling his acquisition of the social media platform — but these journalists think he has few paths out.
In emails to workers at SpaceX and Tesla, Mr. Musk said they were required to spend a minimum of 40 hours a week in the office.
His long list of unfulfilled commitments wildly exceeds his achievements.
Online hoax allegations are an insult to family members and should be taken down.
Technology titans are missing that old adulation.
Production problems in China and Elon Musk’s pursuit of Twitter are leading investors to wonder whether the electric car company is worth as much as they thought.
The world of deal making has always been rough and tumble. But Mr. Musk blows any predecessors away.
The billionaire’s increasingly erratic behavior on Twitter distracts from the terrible math behind his bid to buy it.
Mr. Musk called on Twitter to provide more data about the number of spam and fake accounts on the social media site.
Our documentary explores Tesla’s difficulty in making automated driving a reality.
16 years ago, Dennis DeGray was paralyzed in an accident. Now, implants in his brain allow him some semblance of control.
Mr. Musk said he wanted to confirm Twitter’s findings that spam and fake accounts make up less than 5 percent of its users.
An internal memo shared with employees said the platform’s general manager and general manager for revenue would be departing.
Kara Swisher, Ben Smith and Matt Belloni discuss the tumult at Netflix, CNN+ and more.
America’s richest man tries to halt the liberal retreat from dynamism.
The former president has said he would not join the platform.
Here’s what Mr. Musk is projecting for Twitter’s finances over the next few years, according to a pitch deck he presented to investors.
The chief executive’s debt load, his divided attention and Twitter’s own challenges could all take a toll on his electric-car company.
Twitter’s would-be owner brings a slew of financiers into the fold — and a wide range of views.
The filing lists a number of investment firms and others backers who will contribute $7 billion to the deal.
Many marketers were already lukewarm on the service. Now, some may move their money elsewhere if the content moderation policies are relaxed.
The apartheid era created all-white enclaves littered with anti-Black government propaganda and sheltered from the atrocities of apartheid.
Elon Musk’s plans to buy the social media platform were met with glee by some on the right. But will they all come back?
The origins and meaning of Black Twitter.
To a degree unseen in any other mogul, the world’s richest man acts on impulse and the belief that he is absolutely right.
Social media is full of hate speech, bots, vitriol, attack armies, screamers and people who live for the opportunity to be angry.
The platform just doesn’t matter as much as we seem to think it does.
It’s highly unusual to move from a “poison pill” to a $44 billion deal in under two weeks. But Twitter’s board ran out of options.
Financially speaking, the billionaire’s buyout of the social media network breaks all the usual rules.
One thing that unites conservatives and liberals? No matter how loudly they denounce the social media platform, they don’t actually leave.
Elon Musk has invested heavily in China, where officials are willing to influence or punish companies that cross political red lines.
Perhaps — much as we might not want to admit it — it’s a good match.
The Twitter bid is a power play in the attention economy.
And in some ways he did.
Content moderators warn that Elon Musk doesn’t appear to understand the issues that he and the company will face if he drops its guardrails around speech.