Metaverses grapple with Meta versus Apple

Hello readers, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I talked about Apple and crypto. This week, we’re talking about Apple clashing with Meta over their metaverse taxes. After sending o

The Mercedes-Benz EQXX EV demo is the latest flex against Tesla

In a direct and perhaps theoretical challenge to Tesla, Mercedes-Benz brought to the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday its Vision EQXX concept, freshly returned from a European road trip w

If Elon Musk gets his way, Twitter will lose years of progress

—That escalated quickly. Days after the inexplicably idle mega-billionaire and chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX announced that he had bought a 9.2 percent stake in Twitter and would join its boar

Tesla extends peak charging hours at California Superchargers amid EV sales boom

Tesla owners in California who want to save money at the company’s branded Superchargers will have to wait until 9 p.m. to power up their battery. The company pushed its off-peak charging hours

Why EV startups should’ve hit the brakes before merging with a SPAC

The blank-check boom that made real many electric vehicle manufacturers' dreams of going public may be nearing a close.

Twitter investor sues Elon Musk over delay in disclosure of stake

A Twitter shareholder is suing Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a federal securities class action lawsuit because Musk failed to disclose his 5% stake in the social media company when he was required to do so.

The Station: Calling all mobility founders, an unexpected Tesla Cyber Rodeo cameo and Gogoro’s public debut

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station

Will Apple build its own blockchain?

Hello readers, and welcome back! Last week, I wrote about the issues facing Axie Infinity in the wake of a $625 million heist. This week, I’m talking about Apple and crypto. If you like my rambl

Inside Mercedes’ plan to deliver hands-free driving to the masses

I’m sitting in the passenger seat of a special Mercedes Benz S-Class on a blindingly bright California spring day, casually watching an autonomous delivery robot roll through a crosswalk on its

Elon Musk promises widespread rollout of Tesla FSD beta this year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Thursday night the company plans to roll out this year its “full self-driving” beta software to all customers in North America who have plunked down as much as $12

How to watch Tesla’s Texas Gigafactory Cyber Rodeo

Some 15,000 ticket holders (and likely more) will gain entry Wednesday to the Tesla Cyber Rodeo, an event celebrating the opening of the company’s Giga Texas factory near Austin. If the Tesla Cy

No more radar for Tesla EVs headed for Europe, Middle East

Tesla will start delivering Model Y and Model 3 vehicles without radar to customers in Europe and the Middle East, a continuation of the company’s plans and CEO Elon Musk’s desire to only

3 Views: Elon’s Twitter flight of fancy

TechCrunch's Amanda Silberling, Kyle Wiggers, and Alex Wilhelm weigh in on Elon Musk's purchase of nearly $3 billion worth of Twitter stock.

Elon Musk snags Twitter board seat after buying large stake in the US social network

Twitter announced this morning via a tweet and a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that Elon Musk is joining the social network's board of directors.

EV auto sales shine in first quarter of 2022

Automakers’ U.S. sales for the first three months of the year may portend the arrival of the battery-electric age sooner than expected. The only brands to post sales gains were all-electric. Sales o

Thousands of rentable Polestar EVs to land on Hertz lots

Hertz has agreed to buy up to 65,000 Polestar electric vehicles over five years, a deal that will help the rental giant electrify its fleet and give the EV automaker access to a wider market, includin

The Station: Running a startup in war-torn Ukraine, Tier goes on a shopping spree and Tesla breaks a new EV delivery record

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station

Equity Monday: Elon’s Twitter stake and the fate of rival social networks

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Every Monday, Grace and Alex scour the news and record note

Musk takes a $3B bite out of Twitter; Tesla mogul has 9.2% share of the social network

He’s used Twitter to poll people apparently to make major business decisions. He’s had his hand figuratively slapped (more than once) by regulators over how he’s used the social plat

Tesla delivers record number of EVs in ‘exceptionally’ difficult quarter

Tesla reported Saturday that it delivered more than 305,000 electric vehicles in the first quarter, a record-breaking figure that was inline with analyst expectations even as production suffered due t
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