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Some Stars Will Get A Ride To The Oscars Via This Tesla Car Service Company

With help from investor Morgan Freeman, MOTEV is refashioning stars’ rides to Hollywood award shows.<p>Uber to the Oscars? Not for Hollywood’s elite.<p>In an industry where appearance is (pretty much) everything, one’s choice of awards show transportation is not to be taken lightly. It used to be a limo, …

Typography: Noway Font + Icons Free Download

Noway font plus icons is a graphic design and typography post shared by atipo ® on their Behance profile. Noway was originally designed as a …

Tesla Model S Mistaken For Kidnapper Van Thanks To “Weird” Design

A Tesla owner gets detained at gunpoint over fears she kidnapped kids. Nope, it’s just those wacky Tesla seats!<p>Tesla has found itself in the headlines for a handful of design maladies over the years, but those were issues primarily related to its battery and self-driving technologies. This time, …

Tesla to 'hopefully' launch the Model 3 in India this summer: Elon Musk

India's wait to drive — and the world’s wait to see it ride — Tesla’s autonomous and electric car Model 3 on its poorly maintained, and overly …

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Elon Musk Explains Logo Design: What We Can Learn From Tesla's Brand

Inspiration for your company's brand identity.<p>Building a brand identity is a complex process. Start by understanding your brand's purpose and then develop branding elements that support this purpose. One important element of brand identity is logo design. When done right, a logo is memorable and …

Brash Elon Musk Tweets A 'Moderate' Course As He Adapts To Trump-Era Challenges

<i>UPDATE: Feb. 6, 5:55 pm. Tesla Inc. and SpaceX were among 31 companies added to an amicus brief late Monday afternoon filed earlier by nearly 100 tech and consumer firms supporting a lawsuit seeking to overturn President Trump’s immigration order.</i><p>Elon Musk’s image is that of a brash, uncompromising …

Elon Musk plays 'Minecraft' differently than you do

It looks like his traffic-avoiding tunnel project is progressing nicely.<p>Since December, Elon Musk has been discussing plans to build a tunnel to help avoid LA traffic problems. It's been hard to tell if he was serious about "The Boring Company," but a few days ago <i>Wired</i> reported a test trench was …

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A vital part of SpaceX rockets keeps cracking — but the company says it has a fix

However, the company's final version of the Falcon 9 rocket — which SpaceX founder Elon Musk aims to launch before the end of 2017 — will allegedly fix the issue, the company told Reuters on Thursday.<p>The potential problem is with cracks inside devices called turbopumps.<p>Falcon 9 rockets burn a …

Uber CEO steps down from Trump advisory council after users boycott

Travis Kalanick says participation in president’s strategic and policy forum has been ‘misinterpreted’ as endorsement of Donald Trump’s agenda<p>Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, is stepping down from Donald Trump’s economic advisory council following intense criticism and an online boycott of the company …

Tesla Motors Is Officially Changing Its Name

The new moniker reflects the company's move into energy products.<p>Tesla Motors isn't just a car company.<p>That's been true for some time, as Elon Musk's firm has pushed its way into the energy sectorover the past two years.<p>But now the company is making it official. A new SEC filing on Wednesday …

Prepping for Re-Launch: SpaceX Test-Fires Used Falcon 9 Rocket (Photo)

SpaceX is gearing up for its first-ever launch of a used rocket.<p>Last week, SpaceX test-fired the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket that launched the …

7 Keys to Creating a Brand Logo That Works Absolutely Everywhere

A logo should instantly trigger a consumer's recognition of a brand and all it represents. But there are a lot of brands out there and, consequently, …

Tesla's Powerpacks are now lighting up California's grid

"Batteries are boring when they are successful." That's Tesla Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel, speaking on Monday to an audience of reporters, employees and government officials sitting in the middle of the new 20-megawatt Mira Loma energy storage station in Ontario, California. Behind him, …

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SpaceX’s Hyperloop competition sees three companies run their pods

SpaceX hosted a hyperloop pod design test competition at its Hawthorne headquarters this past weekend, where student teams got the chance to run their pod designs in low-pressure environments in a test track for the first time. There were a number of teams competing, with 30 in total selected to …

Elon Musk's private escape tunnel is a step closer to becoming a reality

The massive traffic-defying tunnel Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk mused about on Twitter weeks ago is moving closer to reality every day.<p>Just a …

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Here's why Elon Musk is changing his tune on Trump

But now that President Trump has the job, Musk has shifted his views. He's joined Trump's council of business advisors and also has become a member of a Trump administration initiative to create more US manufacturing jobs.<p>I don't think there are two brains more un-alike that Musk's and Trump's on …

We’re going to SpaceX’s hyperloop pod race this weekend!

Like a soap box derby on speed<p>On Sunday, SpaceX will kick off its second hyperloop pod competition — and we’ll be there to cover all the drama, exhilaration, and high-speed heartbreak. The event, which will be held near SpaceX’s Hawthorne, California headquarters, will feature dozens of …

SpaceX Hyperloop Competition: Elon Musk Says Tunnel Digging Will Start Tonight

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk gave the world the concept of Hyperloop — a superfast ground-based mass transit system — in 2013, but none of his …

Brand Lessons From the Best (and Worst) of 2016

Last year was rocked by brand scandals. Whether these were related to safety, deceitful practices, or just downright bad CX, it's no surprise that …

Things You Didn’t Know About Inbound Marketing

Alright, you had a great 2016 marketing your business online and publishing content regularly. You did it all to have your customers knock your door …

Sony has exclusive rights to advertise 'Star Wars: Battlefront' — so Microsoft found a way around it

Launched on Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PS4 in the UK 17 November, developer EA restricted pre-sale marketing of Star Wars Battlefront to the Japanese brand - which looked to capitalise upon the chart-topping game to propel console sales in the run-up to Christmas.<p>Microsoft, incapable of …

How to Create a Brand Guidelines Document in Adobe InDesign

Branding is the visual glue that holds a company or organization together. Once you’ve developed the brand for a client or for your own business, you …

Top 10 Branding Tools

If you are an industry veteran, you probably already know the value of having a strong professional services brand. If not, consider these</b> …

8 Killer Content Marketing Promotion Strategies to Boost Traffic

Drive more traffic to your website this fall by implementing some of these content promotion strategies.<p>If you want to get any sort of ROI from your content marketing efforts, creating content is only half the game. To truly succeed, you have to make sure your content is being seen and shared by …

This Week in Content Marketing: Social Media Isn't Dead, We're Just Using It Wrong

<i>PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both</i> <i>iTunes</i> <i>and</i> <i>Stitcher</i><i>.</i><p>In this week’s episode, Robert and I disagree with an …

The Power of Imagery in Content Marketing

Words aren’t enough any more.<p>We have to go a step further to inform, delight and engage our audience.<p>With the increase of photo, video, infographics …

Canadian agency honoured for breast cancer ad

A Canadian advertising agency (and its bevy of shirtless, muscular men) is being honoured among the world's best "Ads Worth Spreading" on Tuesday.<p>As part of the TED conference in Long Beach, Calif., which acts as a forum for big ideas and fascinating speeches, the second annual Ads Worth Spreading …