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      Elon Musk vs Thierry Breton : un « accord secret pour éviter une amende » en Europe, vraiment ? On fait le point

      news.movim.eu / Numerama · 06:02

    Elon Musk affirme que l'Europe propose des accords secrets illégaux aux grandes plateformes pour éviter des amendes. Thierry Breton, Commissaire Européen, est monté au créneau.

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      EU regulators warns X may face fines for ‘deceptive’ blue-tick system

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 12:24

    Preliminary findings suggest X breached Digital Services Act in three ways and could be fined 6% of global turnover

    Elon Musk’s X has been warned by the EU it potentially faces large fines after regulators said its blue-tick system for users is deceptive and in breach of its landmark social media rules.

    Announcing preliminary findings from an investigation, the European Commission said the platform did not comply with the Digital Services Act . X faces fines of up to 6% of its global turnover if the preliminary findings are confirmed.

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      The unmatched streak of perfection with SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is over

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Yesterday - 08:43

    Numerous pieces of ice fell off the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket during its climb into orbit from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.

    Enlarge / Numerous pieces of ice fell off the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket during its climb into orbit from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. (credit: SpaceX)

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket suffered an upper stage engine failure and deployed a batch of Starlink internet satellites into a perilously low orbit after launch from California Thursday night, the first blemish on the workhorse launcher's record in more than 300 missions since 2016.

    Elon Musk, SpaceX's founder and CEO, posted on X that the rocket's upper stage engine failed when it attempted to reignite nearly an hour after the Falcon 9 lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, at 7:35 pm PDT (02:35 UTC).

    Frosty evidence

    After departing Vandenberg to begin SpaceX's Starlink 9-3 mission, the rocket's reusable first stage booster propelled the Starlink satellites into the upper atmosphere, then returned to Earth for an on-target landing on a recovery ship parked in the Pacific Ocean. A single Merlin Vacuum engine on the rocket's second stage fired for about six minutes to reach a preliminary orbit.

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      Novak Djokovic, Elon Musk and others should grasp this: fame and public affection are not the same thing | Mark Borkowski

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 08:00

    The tennis legend couldn’t be more famous, but seems puzzled that adoration eludes him. Likeability is complex

    There is a truth, not quite universally acknowledged, but worth knowing by anyone who achieves public prominence. Being famous and successful doesn’t necessarily equate to being liked. Just ask Novak Djokovic.

    One of the most recognisable people in the world for almost two decades, on the tennis court Djokovic often carries the aura of an invincible demigod. But in the court of public opinion, he has often shown himself to be a mere mortal.

    Mark Borkowski is a crisis PR consultant and author

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      Elon Musk calls for “criminal prosecution” of X ad boycott perpetrators

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · 2 days ago - 21:28

    Elon Musk calls for “criminal prosecution” of X ad boycott perpetrators

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    After the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary released a report accusing the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM) of colluding with companies to censor conservative voices online, Elon Musk chimed in. In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Musk wrote that X "has no choice but to file suit against the perpetrators and collaborators" behind an advertiser boycott on his platform.

    "Hopefully, some states will consider criminal prosecution," Musk wrote, leading several X users to suggest that Musk wants it to be illegal for brands to refuse to advertise on X.

    Among other allegations, Congress' report claimed that GARM—which is part of the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA), whose members "represent roughly 90 percent of global advertising spend, or almost one trillion dollars annually"—directed advertisers to boycott Twitter shortly after Musk took over the platform.

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      Elon Musk says Neuralink will test brain implant on second patient in ‘next week or so’

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 2 days ago - 19:19

    Firm says wires attaching first patient’s brain to implant are ‘more or less very stable’ after detaching months ago

    The wires attaching the first Neuralink patient’s brain to the implant in his skull have become “more or less very stable” after detaching months ago, the company announced on Wednesday.

    “Once you do the brain surgery it takes some time for the tissues to come in and anchor the threads in place, and once that happens, everything has been stable,” said Neuralink executive Dongjin “DJ” Seo during a live stream late on Wednesday on Twitter/X.

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      Elon Musk denies tweets misled Twitter investors ahead of purchase

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Friday, 5 July - 20:14 · 1 minute

    Elon Musk denies tweets misled Twitter investors ahead of purchase

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    Just before the Fourth of July holiday, Elon Musk moved to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that he intentionally misled Twitter investors in 2022 by failing to disclose his growing stake in Twitter while tweeting about potentially starting his own social network in the weeks ahead of announcing his plan to buy Twitter.

    Allegedly, Musk devised this fraudulent scheme to reduce the Twitter purchase price by $200 million, a proposed class action filed by an Oklahoma Firefighters pension fund on behalf of all Twitter investors allegedly harmed claimed. But in another court filing this week, Musk insisted that "all indications"—including those referenced in the firefighters' complaint—"point to mistake," not fraud.

    According to Musk, evidence showed that he simply misunderstood the Securities Exchange Act when he delayed filing a Rule 13 disclosure of his nearly 10 percent ownership stake in Twitter in March 2022. Musk argued that he believed he was required to disclose this stake at the end of the year, rather than within 10 days after the month in which he amassed a 5 percent stake. He said that previously he'd only filed Rule 13 disclosures as the owner of a company—not as someone suddenly acquiring 5 percent stake.

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      Tesla says Model 3 that burst into flames in fatal tree crash wasn’t defective

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Friday, 28 June - 17:17

    Tesla says Model 3 that burst into flames in fatal tree crash wasn’t defective

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    Tesla has denied that "any defect in the Autopilot system caused or contributed" to the 2022 death of a Tesla employee, Hans von Ohain, whose Tesla Model 3 burst into flames after the car suddenly veered off a road and crashed into a tree.

    "Von Ohain fought to regain control of the vehicle, but, to his surprise and horror, his efforts were prevented by the vehicle's Autopilot features, leaving him helpless and unable to steer back on course," a wrongful death lawsuit filed in May by von Ohain's wife, Nora Bass, alleged.

    In Tesla's response to the lawsuit filed Thursday, the carmaker also denied that the 2021 vehicle had any defects, contradicting Bass' claims that Tesla knew that the car should have been recalled but chose to "prioritize profits over consumer safety."

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      Elon Musk has won $56bn pay package despite judge ruling it void, Tesla argues

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Thursday, 27 June - 19:08

    Company says in court filing Musk is entitled to vast payout because shareholders voted in his favor earlier this month

    Tesla is claiming Elon Musk won his legal battle over his $56bn pay package because shareholders voted for the compensation, despite a judge rescinding it earlier this year, according to court filing made public on Friday.

    The company’s filing comes two weeks after Tesla shareholders voted to ratify the 2018 package of stock options. Tesla held the vote following a January ruling by a Delaware judge to void the compensation because Musk improperly controlled the negotiation process and the company misled shareholders about key details.

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