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Chinese Smartphone Producer Xiaomi Launches First EV

The sale of the newly launched Xiaomi EV will officially kick start next year at an undisclosed date. Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Xiaomi has made a foray into electric vehicle (EV) technology with the launch of its Xiaomi SU7, aiming to compete with global brands like Tesla and Porsche. The company’s billionaire co-founder Lei Jun initially teased the inaugural vehicle on Tuesday, noting that the car will be officially unveiled at the XiaomiEVTechnologyLaunch today on December 28....

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SpaceX Plans New Tender Offer, Aiming for Valuation Above $175B

SpaceX has become one of the most valuable companies in the United States, dominating the market for commercial space launch services, primarily due to the success of its Falcon rockets.  Elon Musk‘s aerospace company SpaceX is in discussions to sell insider shares via a new tender, potentially valuing the privately held firm at around $175 billion, as reported by Bloomberg on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. According to the report, the company plans to sell approximately...

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Amazon to Launch Hyundai Vehicle Sales in 2024

Amazon users will be able to find and buy Hyundai vehicles of choice from different US local dealers beginning next year with the Alexa built-in expected to be integrated into the company’s next-generation vehicles. Leading online retail shopping company Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) has announced a broad and strategic partnership with South Korea-based automotive manufacturer Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd (KRX: 005380) to ensure sustainable growth and innovative customer experiences. According to...

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Elon Musk Warns AI Could Render Jobs Obsolete 

Despite the potential negative impacts of AI, Musk also believes that AI would be a force for good and could even serve as a great friend and companion to users.  During a recent AI Safety Summit in London, Elon Musk had a one-on-one discussion with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak about the future of artificial intelligence and its impacts on society. The tech billionaire warned that AI might eventually lead to a world where jobs become a thing of the past. He also painted a picture where...

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Ford Misses Wall Street Expectations for Q3 2023 amid Pending Deal

The recent work stoppage by the United Auto Workers (UAW) union impacted the company’s ability to meet its financial targets. On Thursday, October 26, Ford Motor Co (NYSE: F) reported its Q3 2023 earnings while missing Wall Street expectations. The company has been restructuring its operations and regrouping after the conclusion of nearly six weeks of US labor strike that cost the company a staggering $1.3 billion. Ford in Q3 2023 In the third quarter, Ford reported a shift to net income,...

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Tesla Cuts Prices for Model 3 and Model Y in US after Missing Deliveries Expectation

Tesla has cut prices after it announced a slowdown in deliveries. The company said the decline was caused by factory upgrades. Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) has reduced US prices of its Model Y and Model 3 cars following third-quarter delivery figures that did not meet expectations.  According to the company’s website, the starting price for the Model 3 is $38,990, lower than the previous $40,240 listing. The long-range version dropped from $45,990 to $47,240, while the Model 3 was reduced from...

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Amazon to Launch First Satellite Test Mission for Project Kuiper 

The company initially planned to test its internet satellites aboard ULA’s new Vulcan rocket earlier this year. However, the e-commerce giant faced an unforeseen setback when the rocket experienced an explosion. Amazon is set to take its internet satellite “Project Kuiper” on its first mission to space on Friday, October 6. In a recent announcement on Tuesday, the company said that Project Kuiper will be taking a “protoflight” mission into space with the launch of two test satellites,...

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Huawei Remains Silent of Its Secretive 5G Phone at Product Launch

Chinese tech giant Huawei refrained from unveiling its new 5G smartphone during its recent autumn season launch event. Instead, the company focused on electric vehicles, revealing its first sedan and luxury SUV. On Monday, September 25, Chinese telecommunications and tech giant Huawei remained tight-lipped about its new 5G phone featuring an advanced breakthrough. Rather than unveiling a smartphone, the company provided a glimpse of its upcoming electric vehicles, introducing its...

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Electric Car Maker Nio Unveils Its Own Smartphone

The new Nio smartphone, though outwardly resembling a conventional mobile device, harbors unique features that make it a game-changer for Nio’s customers. In a surprising and bold move, Nio Inc (NYSE: NIO), the distinguished Chinese electric car brand, has ventured into the world of smartphones. Nio’s CEO, William Li, recently disclosed in an exclusive interview with CNBC that the company anticipates at least half of its users to purchase this innovative Android smartphone. Factors Fueling...

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Turkish President Invites Elon Musk to Build Tesla Factory in Turkey

In response to Erdogan’s proposition, Musk conveyed his enthusiasm for the Turkish market. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has extended an invitation to Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, urging him to consider establishing Tesla’s next factory in Turkey. The enticing offer was made during their meeting in New York, where Erdogan attended the United Nations General Assembly. The meeting between Erdogan and Musk took place at the iconic Turkish House in Manhattan, and it...

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