Jasper's mom. Kale grower. Oakland dweller. Bloomberg reporter covering Tesla Motors and SpaceX. Opinions mine.

Musk settling Air Force suit opens SpaceX's path to future flights

stripes.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Billionaire Elon Musk's decision to settle a lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force means his closely held SpaceX will miss out on one key goal -- getting a shot at 36 military rocket launches -- while making progress in the hunt for future contracts. Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

Settling AF suit opens SpaceX's path to flights

sltrib.com — The settlement eases the ill will that had emerged since April as Musk campaigned at the Pentagon, before Congress and in the courts against what he called a monopoly. The market for military satellite launches has been estimated at $70 billion through 2030.

Musk Settling U.S. Air Force Suit Opens SpaceX to Orders

bloomberg.com — Billionaire Elon Musk's decision to settle a lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force means his closely held SpaceX will miss out on one key goal -- getting a shot at 36 military rocket launches -- while making progress in the hunt for future contracts. Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

Ally Shakes Off ‘Ridiculous’ Pay Limits After Taxpayers Profited

bloomberg.com — Michael Carpenter, chief executive officer of Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY), is finally free. In the past year, the company went public, returned $2.4 billion of profit to taxpayers and exited the Treasury's Troubled Asset Relief Program after the firm was bailed out during the financial crisis.

Women await Tesla's Model X

philly.com — SAN JOSE, Calif. - When Tesla Motors' long-delayed Model X - designed to blend the best of a sport utility vehicle with the benefits of a minivan - starts deliveries to customers late this year, Tesla will gain entry to two critical and overlapping markets for the auto industry: SUV buyers and women.

Ford Seeks California Credibility With Beanbags in Tech Center

bloomberg.com — Ford Motor Co. (F) Chief Executive Mark Fields said the second-largest U.S. automaker needs a presence in the heart of the technology industry to be a part of Northern California's innovative culture.

The Car Windshield Is Turning Into a Computer Screen

businessweek.com — Cars are running out of screens. The dashboard is a jumble of numbers, icons, indicator lights, and gauges. In some vehicles, the display built into the center console is bigger than our televisions in certain rooms at home. But drivers' and passengers' appetite for more information isn't subsiding, so the dashboard and entertainment console are about to get a companion: the windshield.

SpaceX sells 10% stake to Google, Fidelity for $1 billion

livemint.com — Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX). Photo: Bloomberg The money gives SpaceX cash as it explores new ways to connect people to the Internet. Mountain View, California-based Google is also racing to spread Internet access as it looks for new ways to boost its user base and sell more digital advertising.

Musk’s SpaceX Sells 10% Stake to Google, Fidelity for $1 Billion

bloomberg.com — Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the rocket maker run by billionaire Elon Musk, said that Google Inc. (GOOG) and Fidelity Investments have invested $1 billion that will give them a combined stake of almost 10 percent. The money gives SpaceX cash as it explores new ways to connect people to the Internet.

Google close to pumping $1 billion into Elon Musk’s SpaceX project, source says

vancouversun.com — Google Inc. wants everyone connected to the Internet, and an investment in Elon Musk's SpaceX could help further that cause.
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Jan 26, 2015

NASA admin: Going to Mars is hard. Nobody is going to do it by themselves.

Jan 26, 2015

To @SpaceEx: with more hydraulic fluid margin planned, how confident are you of landing on the barge Feb. 8? #AskNASA

Jan 24, 2015

RT @latimes: Sitting at a desk all day long raises our risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and early death: lat.ms/1J411L1

Jan 23, 2015

@SpcPlcyOnline Marcia are you available to talk? what is best way to reach you at this hour. Dana Hull/Bloomberg

Jan 23, 2015

Elon Musk’s SpaceX to Drop Lawsuit Against Air Force on Launches bloom.bg/1t8t2z8 via @business



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