When Alphabet, Inc. agreed to sell robotics company Boston Dynamics to Japan-based SoftBank earlier this year, executives at the company that owns Google knew what they were giving up. Robots with incredible motor skills that are truly impressive but also not exactly money-makers. What would these robots actually do other than feed a tech news cycle? They couldn’t tell you the weather, your couldn’t order delivery, and couldn’t clean your apartment.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a master of hype, always seeming to mix the right amount of futurism and business to work his admirers into a froth. The hype comes in waves around each new development from one of his enterprises — either from Tesla, or SpaceX, the Boring Co., Neuralink, or OpenAI — and this week, it’s the Tesla Semi Truck.
Elon Musk's Wish in This 1999 CNN Documentary Came True Today It only took eighteen years. A 1999 news documentary segment on Elon Musk — he has a McLaren F-1 delivered to him, with the cameras rolling and his first wife Justine at his side — is weird for a few reasons. Musk, who wasin his late 20s at the time, had just sold Zip 2 — a content management system for newspapers — for $307 million.
Here comes the money bit. Musk says from Day 1, a Tesla Semi Truck will be 20 percent cheaper than a diesel truck, on a $1.51/mile diesel vs. $1.26/mile electric comparison. And on convoys, Musk says a diesel is 2x as much as Tesla convoy truck ($.85/mile). Production begins 2019
"400 miles is like 6-7 hours of driving, by the time you're done with your [30-minute] break, the truck is ready to go. You will not be waiting for your truck to charge," Musk says of the Tesla Semi, adding later, "Your truck is running on sunlight"
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".