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Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

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The Most In-Demand Tech Skills: Why Java And The Classics Ruled 2013

If you’re a Java developer, chances are you did pretty well for yourself in 2013.<p>At least, that’s according to statistics from Stack Overflow. Thousands of companies use the website’s Careers 2.0 search in order to find job applicants with specific developer skills each year. In 2013 Java took the …

PayPal’s David Marcus Has A Plan—And It’s So Money 3.0

In one salty word, PayPal president David Marcus summed up how he’s changing a company whose reputation for innovation and customer service had taken a dive before he took over.<p>Executives who say they don’t have time to respond to customers on social media?<p>“It’s bullshit,” Marcus told me on stage …

11 Elon Musk Quotes That Show His Genius

He specializes in creating things that seem straight out of a sci-fi movie.<p>Musk, who a past coworker described as "an exceptional freak of nature," has also uttered some gems of wisdom from that magical mind of his over the years.<p>We collected a few of the best ones.

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LinkedIn’s New Google-Inspired Tool

<b>LinkedIn</b> (NYSE:LNKD) has some big plans for the future of job recruiting, as the site is planning to build some complicated algorithms similar to</b> …

LinkedIn

Alkermes’ stock resumes trade, tumbles 19% premarket after FDA ‘refusal’ letter

Apr 2, 2018<br>7:37 AM<p>Treasury yields climb to kick off early trading in April as investors position ahead of a data-heavy week.<p>Apr 2, 2018<br>7:33 AM<p>Apr 2, 2018<br>7:24 AM<p>Tesla’s stock falls 4.9% in premarket trade, after tumbling 11.7% last week<p>Apr 2, 2018<br>7:23 AM<p>Our call of the day finds that investors have …

Mike Lazaridis drops plans to buy BlackBerry

Blackberry co-founder Mike Lazaridis walks away from a takeover of the ailing smartphone maker and sells down his stake<p>Mike Lazaridis, the BlackBerry co-founder and former chief executive, has dropped plans for a takeover of the struggling smartphone maker and cut his stake in the company.<p>He now …

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) - Google Has Big Plans for Google Now

By Mike Schuster, Minyanville Staff Writer<p>As the war between <b>Apple's</b> (NASDAQ: AAPL) and <b>Google's</b> (NASDAQ: GOOG) mobile platforms rages on, factions on …

China is Apple's land of iPhone opportunity

Apple is accustomed to being the smartphone king, but in China, the iPhone is barely even an also-ran.<p>The iPhone is currently in seventh place in China, according to research firm Canalys. That means Apple is missing out on a huge opportunity: The Chinese smartphone market is exploding, with sales …

Apple Is Just 1 Year Away From Becoming A 'Boring' Dividend Income Stock

Last year was a remarkable year for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and the shareholders. The doubts regarding Apple's potential to grow revenue and earnings per …

Investing

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The Fabulous Life Of Elon Musk

Elon Musk isn't like most people.<p>Only 14 years after making his first millions, Elon Musk is one of the most influential businessmen alive today. He's involved with more industries than your average person has hobbies.<p>Rather than use the wealth he's attained for leisure, Musk has repeatedly shown …

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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Just Got One Step Closer To Reality

Elon Musk’s concept for the Hyperloop, a high-speed tube transit system that could theoretically get passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes, has been the subject of much media attention since Musk unveiled it in August. To date, it has remained just that: a concept. But the …

How Elon Musk's Space X Made History and Is Changing Space Travel

Elon Musk does it again -- but what does the company's latest launch mean for Boeing and Lockheed?<p>SpaceX made history this week. (But don't get …

How Apple may incorporate PrimeSense technology into current and future products

Over the weekend, Apple confirmed that it acquired 3D sensor company PrimeSense. The Tel Aviv company is best known for its work on Microsoft’s …

Apple granted patent for 3D goggles

The USPTO today granted Apple a patent that describes a head-mounted display that lets users watch videos and other forms of personal media while on …

Monitors are so 2013: Apple patents a ‘desk-free’ computer with smart laser projector

Imagine a Mac Mini that’s completely wireless and can project a large image on a wall instead of relying on an external monitor. This Mac may sound like science fiction, but it actually may not be that far off.<p>Apple today has received U.S. Patent No. 8,610,726, “Computer systems and methods with …

Google's new gesture patents could let Glass users 'heart' things in real life

To many people, Google Glass already seems like something straight out of <i>Minority Report</i>, and newly granted gesture patents from the company will only reinforce that association. The patents outline an entirely new way of controlling Glass (or any other wearable computing device); one that tracks a …

Apple patents a hover touch sensor and heart rate monitor for smartphones

Apple is getting closer to having you interact with your iPhone without even touching it.<p>Apple today received U.S. Patent No. 8,614,693, which describes a method for accurately determining user interactions with touchscreens for touch and hover events (bringing your finger close to a screen but not …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

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Best space images of the month

It’s been a memorable month in space. Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured– from Mars canyons to a surprised frog at a rocket launch.

Space Exploration

Incredible Technology: How to Clean Up Dangerous Space Junk

<b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>In this weekly series</i><i>, SPACE.com explores how technology</i> <i>drives space exploration and discovery.</i><p>The vast amount of manmade debris in …

Space Exploration

Baidu’s travel site Qunar aims to raise $125 million in US IPO

Baidu’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) online travel site Qunar has filed for its much-anticipated US IPO. The site hopes to raise as much as $125 million on the New …

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