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Former GM CEO calls Tesla a ‘losing enterprise,’ and says it’s ‘going out of business’ (TSLA)

Tesla Former General Motors executive Bob Lutz panned Tesla less than 24 hours after the electric-car company revealed its first big rig truck and a new roadster.  Lutz called Tesla a “losing enterprise” and said it’s “going out of business.” Tesla has had problems of late, both on its assembly lines and in the front […]

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The Trump administration’s extreme vetting plan is being blasted as a ‘digital Muslim ban’

Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo Tech experts and rights groups are criticizing a plan from the Trump administration to develop software that would automate the vetting process immigrants undergo. In recent months, the Department of Homeland Security has sought contractors to build the software, but it’s unclear what the status of those plans are. Such software would […]

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The diner who has left waiters thousands of dollars as Tips for Jesus reveals himself to be a millionaire tech exec in the ‘PayPal Mafia’

Jack Selby, left, at a screening of “Freeheld” Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Venture capitalist and former PayPal executive Jack Selby finally confirmed he was the man behind “Tips for Jesus.”  For years, Tips for Jesus has anonymously left tips of up to $5,000.  Selby is a member of the so-called “PayPal Mafia” and a hedge fund […]

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The startup incubator Y Combinator quietly stopped working with billionaire VC Peter Thiel just a year after defending its partnership

Tristan Fewings / Getty Peter Thiel, an influential investor who drew ire from many in the tech community due to his fervent support for President Donald Trump, has left his role at Y Combinator. Thiel joined the startup accelerator in 2015 as an advisor in its “part-time partner” program. Last year, Y Combinator president Sam […]

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Billionaire Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel and supermodel Miranda Kerr are having a baby — here’s a look inside the power couple’s 2-year whirlwind romance (FB)

AP Images In May, a new power couple was solidified. Supermodel Miranda Kerr and billionaire Snap CEO Evan Spiegel tied the knot, with an early morning yoga session and an intimate backyard setting. The Australian supermodel started dating the 26-year-old CEO nearly two years ago, and a whirlwind romance followed, which lead to their engagement last year. Here’s […]

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Tesla could surprise everyone and reveal another vehicle at its big semi-truck event tonight (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk presents the Model 3 at a handover party in Fremont, California on July 28. Reuters Staff Tesla is unveiling its all-electric big rig on Thursday evening.  A recent report suggests the company also has other prototype vehicles to unveil. Other known vehicles the company is working on include a compact SUV, a pick-up […]

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Comcast is reportedly interested in buying 21st Century Fox (CMCSA, FOXA)

FILE PHOTO: Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch poses for a photograph with his sons Lachlan and James as they arrive at St Bride’s church for a service to celebrate the wedding between Murdoch and former supermodel Jerry Hall in LondonThomson Reuters Comcast, Verizon, and Disney have reportedly approached 21st Century Fox to buy some of its assets.  […]

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This is what it’s like to be a ‘Dreamer’ working at IBM and fighting to keep from being deported (IBM)

Alan Torres Alan Torres IBM brought some of the so-called Dreamers that work for the company to Washington DC. Dreamers are children who were brought to the US illegally with their parents, and who now have jobs and roots in the country. IBM is fighting to ensure the 30 Dreamers it employs are not deported as Congress […]