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Tesla's Elon Musk Is No Dummy

You have to be pretty smart to create an online payment company, an electric car company and a space exploration company in quick succession.<p>Indeed, Elon Musk, who founded or co-founded PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX, has degrees in economics and physics. He started a PhD at Stanford in applied …

Tesla Rides High, But Faces Formidable Foe: Car Dealers

Tesla Motors, the American maker of luxury electric cars, has been riding a wave of good publicity.<p>Its Model S sedan (base priced at $62,400, after federal tax credits) was just named Motor Trend Car of the Year. Reviewers at Consumer Reports gave the lithium-ion battery powered vehicle a rave.<p>And …

India's Gaana Introduces a Premium Service

India’s Times Internet revamped its Gaana music streaming service in January, when it introduced mobile apps for the first time, and now it has taken a leaf out of Spotify’s book with the launch of premium offering: Gaana+.<p>Gaana is much like other global streaming services in that the basic free …

Amazon's Letter To Shareholders Should Inspire Every Company In America

Late last week, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos published his latest letter to shareholders.<p>This year's letter, like most of Bezos' letters, should inspire most companies to change the way they do business.<p>Specifically, it should inspire companies to do business the way Amazon does business — sacrificing <i>this</i> …

7 Canadian tech stars to watch

Silicon Valley may still claim the title of Startup Holy Grail, but look a little closer and you’ll see Canada’s bourgeoning community is no slouch. …

Google Paid This Man $100 Million: Here's His Story

Two years ago, Twitter was in disarray.<p>On April 14, 2011, Fortune's Jessi Hempel blasted Twitter for failing to launch exciting new products, generate meaningful revenues, or hang on to executive talent.<p>None of this was news to Twitter's board members or CEO Dick Costolo, of course.<p>They'd spent the …

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Google-owned BufferBox bringing delivery lockers to San Francisco

Last November Google purchased a Canadian start-up named BufferBox, which operated a service in Toronto much like Amazon lockers, allowing users to have packages delivered to a small unit and not worry about being home when the mailman arrives. Since then, the service has remained largely …

Here's Why Marissa Mayer Is About To Spend ~$200 Million On A YouTube Wannabe

We cannot confirm that the deal is done - but we can say that two separate sources, one, close to Yahoo, another, involved in the deals space, believe the deal is as good as done, and talked to us as though it was.<p>Which left us asking: Why is Yahoo buying an also-ran YouTube clone?<p>One answer is …

The 10 Smartest Things Tim Cook Has Done Since Becoming Apple's CEO

The good news is that he gets to run the most important tech company in the world. It's a company that coins money.<p>The bad news is that he's taking over for arguably the greatest businessman of all time in Steve Jobs. There's not much Cook can do to improve Apple, but there's a lot he can do to …

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These Six Regular People Just Got Invited To Use Google Glass

It will be sending out thousands of invites telling these lucky people that they can buy the Google Glass device for $1,500.<p>Google just sent us a list of some of the winners along with the things they will do with Glass once they own a pair. Here's the full email.<p>In February we asked people across …