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Seven entrepreneurial cliches we wish were banished

Spare us your love for Uber and Elon Musk, and banish these seven entrepreneurial clichés already.
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Published on Jul 25, 2016 08:26 PM IST
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Trucks, buses, small SUVs, pickups: Musk’s Tesla masterplan has it all, but...

Elon Musk’s latest “master plan” for Tesla Motors Inc laid out where he wanted to take the electric car maker, but provided few details on how he planned to get there.
Tesla Motors Inc CEO Elon Musk outlined the products in his much-anticipated
Tesla Motors Inc CEO Elon Musk outlined the products in his much-anticipated "master plan" for the company, which was posted on Tesla's website on Wednesday.(AP)
Updated on Jul 21, 2016 08:46 PM IST
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May publish ‘top secret Tesla masterplan part 2’ this week, tweets Elon Musk

Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk expects the deal with SolarCity will help Tesla get into the market for sustainable energy for homes and businesses.
Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk expects the deal with SolarCity will help Tesla get into the market for sustainable energy for homes and businesses.(AP file photo)
Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk expects the deal with SolarCity will help Tesla get into the market for sustainable energy for homes and businesses.(AP file photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2016 05:14 PM IST
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What happens when you push the limits of technology before it is ready

Preliminary findings reveal a tractor-trailer turned in front of the Tesla car when it was in auto-pilot mode. The sensors couldn’t tell the white trailer apart from the bright Florida sky
Preliminary findings reveal a tractor-trailer turned in front of the Tesla car when it was in auto-pilot mode. The sensors couldn’t tell the white trailer apart from the bright Florida sky
Updated on Jul 09, 2016 09:28 PM IST
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By Rajiv Makhni

A solar revolution can be India’s ray of light

It is clear that more than tinkering with road rationing, solar is the bet that Delhi — and India — should be making
Tesla Motors expects to release a luxury electric vehicle, the Model 3 (above), in 2018, which will cost $35,000 and can go more than 200 miles (320 km approx) on a charge.(REUTERS)
Tesla Motors expects to release a luxury electric vehicle, the Model 3 (above), in 2018, which will cost $35,000 and can go more than 200 miles (320 km approx) on a charge.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 08, 2016 10:50 PM IST
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By Vivek Wadhwa

‘Hey Moon, coming soon’: US may approve private commercial space missions: Report

The space startup Moon Express would embark on a mission to land a 20-pound (nine-kilo) package of scientific gear, including a telescope, on the moon sometime in the second half of 2017.
The space startup Moon Express would embark on a mission to land a 20-pound (nine-kilo) package of scientific gear, including a telescope, on the moon sometime in the second half of 2017.(HT Illustration/Jayanto)
The space startup Moon Express would embark on a mission to land a 20-pound (nine-kilo) package of scientific gear, including a telescope, on the moon sometime in the second half of 2017.(HT Illustration/Jayanto)
Updated on Jun 06, 2016 05:05 PM IST
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By AFP, Washington

SpaceX chief Elon Musk predicts people on Mars in 9 years

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says if things go according to plan people will be on Mars in just nine years from now
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, attends an environmental conference at Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo.(AFP File Photo)
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, attends an environmental conference at Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Jun 02, 2016 09:50 PM IST
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By AP, Rancho Palos Verdes

Isro readies to give India’s space shuttle ambition wings

The Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology Demonstrator will cut the cost of launching a satellite by 99%
GSLV-Mk-III lifts off on its first experimental suborbital mission from Sriharikota, in 2014. (File Photo)(Isro)
GSLV-Mk-III lifts off on its first experimental suborbital mission from Sriharikota, in 2014. (File Photo)(Isro)
Updated on May 21, 2016 09:14 PM IST
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By Prakash Chandra

SpaceX rocket launches satellite, then lands on ship at sea

SpaceX successfully landed its unmanned Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean early on Friday after launching a Japanese communications satellite into orbit.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lights up the sky during a launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida early on Friday. For the second month in a row, the company landed a rocket on an ocean platform, this time following the launch of a Japanese communications satellite.(AP)
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lights up the sky during a launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida early on Friday. For the second month in a row, the company landed a rocket on an ocean platform, this time following the launch of a Japanese communications satellite.(AP)
Updated on May 06, 2016 12:54 PM IST
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SpaceX says it will send capsule to Mars by 2018

SpaceX, technology entrepreneur Elon Musk’s rocket company, has announced it plans to send a unmanned capsule to Mars by 2018.
The Dragon spacecraft of SpaceX, technology entrepreneur Elon Musk’s rocket company.(SpaceX)
The Dragon spacecraft of SpaceX, technology entrepreneur Elon Musk’s rocket company.(SpaceX)
Updated on Apr 28, 2016 11:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

SpaceX rocket booster makes breakthrough landing at sea

The successful autonomous touchdown of the booster at sea marked another milestone for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk and his privately owned Space Exploration Technologies in the quest to develop a cheap, reusable rocket
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Friday in this handout photo provided by SpaceX.(REUTERS)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Friday in this handout photo provided by SpaceX.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 10, 2016 08:37 AM IST
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Tesla shares turbocharge as Model 3 booking orders race past estimates

Shares of Tesla Motors Inc jumped 8% to their highest in six months on Friday after the electric car maker said orders for its new Model 3 sedan - its first car aimed at the mass market - had sped past 130,000 in the first 24 hours.
People wait in line near a Tesla Motors store in Pasadena, California, to place deposits on the electric car company's mid-priced Model 3 on Friday.(Reuters)
People wait in line near a Tesla Motors store in Pasadena, California, to place deposits on the electric car company's mid-priced Model 3 on Friday.(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 01, 2016 09:54 PM IST
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At last second, SpaceX delays satellite launch again

In the very last second before lift-off Sunday, SpaceX scrubbed the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket to send a communications satellite into orbit, marking the third delay since last week.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket remains on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016.(AP)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket remains on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016.(AP)
Updated on Feb 29, 2016 11:28 AM IST
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Watch | SpaceX Falcon crashes and explodes on return landing

<p>A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Sunday and put a climate-monitoring satellite into orbit, but botched an attempted return landing on a platform at sea, officials said.</p><p>Dramatic video released shows how the first stage of the rocket made it back to the platform, which was floating in the Pacific Ocean, but one of the rocket's landing legs failed to latch into position. The SpaceX founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk wrote on Twitter, </p><p>“It tipped over after landing.” The 22-story tall rocket lifted off through thick fog from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the central California coast at 10:42 a.m. PST (1842 GMT).</p>

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Sunday and put a climate-monitoring satellite into orbit, but botched an attempted return landing on a platform at sea, officials said.

Dramatic video released shows how the first stage of the rocket made it back to the platform, which was floating in the Pacific Ocean, but one of the rocket's landing legs failed to latch into position. The SpaceX founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk wrote on Twitter,

“It tipped over after landing.” The 22-story tall rocket lifted off through thick fog from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the central California coast at 10:42 a.m. PST (1842 GMT).

Updated on Jan 19, 2016 12:28 PM IST
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SpaceX to retry ocean rocket landing after success on land

Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX will attempt to land its next Falcon 9 rocket on a barge in the Pacific Ocean, seeking another milestone a month after landing a booster on the ground in a spaceflight first, the company said on Friday.
The first stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket returns to land in a time exposure at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. SpaceX has announced that it will attempt to land its next rocket on an ocean barge.(REUTERS Photo)
The first stage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket returns to land in a time exposure at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. SpaceX has announced that it will attempt to land its next rocket on an ocean barge.(REUTERS Photo)
Updated on Jan 09, 2016 11:00 AM IST
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Reuters | By HT Correspondent, Cape Canaveral

SpaceX succeeds in historic rocket launch, landing

SpaceX stuck the landing of its powerful Falcon 9 rocket Monday, in what the company hailed as a landmark success toward one day making rockets as reusable as airplanes.
This 9-minute time exposure obtained courtesy of SpaceX shows the launch, re-entry, and landing burns of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which successfully landed in an upright position on Monday, December 21, 2015 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.(AFP Photo/ SpaceX)
This 9-minute time exposure obtained courtesy of SpaceX shows the launch, re-entry, and landing burns of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which successfully landed in an upright position on Monday, December 21, 2015 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.(AFP Photo/ SpaceX)
Updated on Dec 22, 2015 04:48 PM IST
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By AFP, Miami

SpaceX counts down to first rocket launch since ship blast

SpaceX on Sunday counted down to its first rocket launch since an explosion after liftoff destroyed its unmanned Dragon cargo ship bound for the International Space Station six months ago.
SpaceX on Sunday counted down to its first rocket launch since an explosion after liftoff destroyed its unmanned Dragon cargo ship bound for the International Space Station six months ago(AFP Photo)
SpaceX on Sunday counted down to its first rocket launch since an explosion after liftoff destroyed its unmanned Dragon cargo ship bound for the International Space Station six months ago(AFP Photo)
Updated on Dec 20, 2015 09:13 PM IST
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AFP | By HT Correspondent, Miami

Silicon Valley hails PM Modi’s ‘Digital India’ initiative

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Indian-born CEOs Satya Nadella and Sundar Pichai of Microsoft Corp and Google Inc, respectively, before a dinner with 350 business leaders on Saturday evening (Sunday morning, India time).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with CEOs of top tech companies in Silicon Valley.(MEA)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with CEOs of top tech companies in Silicon Valley.(MEA)
Updated on Sep 27, 2015 11:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, San Jose

Modi’s Silicon Valley trip gets a power start at Tesla Motors

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tech leg of his US trip had a powerful start on Sunday (India time) with a tour of Tesla’s battery facility in Palo Alto. He saw their power cars, too.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk.(PMO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk.(PMO)
Updated on Sep 27, 2015 09:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Yashwant Raj, San Jose

Modi takes a big byte of Silicon Valley, the biggest yet

Tesla’s rockstar CEO Elon Musk receives Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg hosts him at a town-hall the next day, and Sundar Pichai gives him a tour of Google hours later.
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Updated on Sep 24, 2015 12:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Yashwant Raj, Washingotn

Modi takes a big byte of Silicon Valley, the biggest yet

Tesla’s rockstar CEO Elon Musk receives Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg hosts him at a town-hall the next day, and Sundar Pichai gives him a tour of Google hours later.
PM Narendra Modi waves as he arrives for a meeting in Ireland. Modi will meet the leaders of the tech giants Facebook, Google, Tesla and Microsoft during his visit to the Silicon Valley.(AP)
PM Narendra Modi waves as he arrives for a meeting in Ireland. Modi will meet the leaders of the tech giants Facebook, Google, Tesla and Microsoft during his visit to the Silicon Valley.(AP)
Updated on Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Yashwant Raj, Washington

SpaceX rocket explosion whodunnit: It's time to solve the mystery

A rocket's dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it's time for "Rocket Science CSI". In this whodunnit, there are clues pointing to pressure problems in the second stage's liquid oxygen tank, SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted within hours. But that may be a red herring, and a former NASA shuttle chief warns against jumping to conclusions.
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Updated on Jun 30, 2015 01:24 PM IST
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Watch: Explosive Space X video shows Falcon 9's crash landing

<p>A SpaceX rocket failed to land on an ocean platform, after delivering groceries to the International Space Station. The booster rocket apparently landed too hard and tipped over in the Atlantic east of Jacksonville, Florida on Tuesday. SpaceX chief Elon Musk wants to reuse the rockets rather than discard them in the ocean to reduce launch costs. The company will try again in June on the next supply run for NASA.</p>

A SpaceX rocket failed to land on an ocean platform, after delivering groceries to the International Space Station. The booster rocket apparently landed too hard and tipped over in the Atlantic east of Jacksonville, Florida on Tuesday. SpaceX chief Elon Musk wants to reuse the rockets rather than discard them in the ocean to reduce launch costs. The company will try again in June on the next supply run for NASA.

Updated on Apr 16, 2015 01:36 PM IST
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SpaceX launches cargo capsule, fails to nail rocket landing

SpaceX launched a shipment of groceries to the International Space Station on Tuesday, including the first espresso maker bound for orbit. But the private company's third attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean platform failed.
Updated on Apr 15, 2015 12:27 PM IST
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AP | By HT Correspondent, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Real-life Tony Stark: Mars, Iron Man and Elon Musk

Elon Musk has flown so high, so fast, it is hard not to wonder when, and how, he will crash to earth. How could he not? Musk is so many things – inventor, entrepreneur, billionaire, space pioneer, inspiration for Iron Man’s playboy superhero Tony Stark writes Rory Carroll.
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Updated on Aug 18, 2013 01:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rory Carroll

Musk's 'Hyperloop' similar to roller coasters

Imagine going from Delhi to Jaipur in 15 minutes, which is four hours by road? It's not happening today or in the near future, not in India, or anywhere else in the world. Yashwant Raj reports.
Updated on Aug 14, 2013 01:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Yashwant Raj, Washington

It's a car, it's a bullet train... it's the 'Hyperloop'

American billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk unveils transportation concept that he says could whisk passengers the nearly 643 km between Los Angeles and San Francisco in 30 minutes.
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Updated on Aug 13, 2013 10:07 PM IST
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AP | By HT Correspondent, Los Angeles

Jay-Z-Beyonce among the most influential in the world

Rapper Jay-Z, Pakistan teenager Mulala Yousufzai, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and SpaceX founder Elon Musk were on Thursday named among Time magazine's most influential people in the world.
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Updated on Apr 19, 2013 02:03 PM IST
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Reuters | By HT Correspondent, Los Angeles

You can travel to Mars for $500,000 a trip

The billionaire founder and CEO of private spaceflight company SpaceX, Elon Musk is planning to help establish a Mars colony of up to 80,000 people by ferrying explorers to the Red Planet for about 500,000 dollars a trip.
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Updated on Nov 27, 2012 01:49 PM IST
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ANI | By HT Correspondent, Washington

SpaceX rocket carries first supplies to International Space Station

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasted off on Sunday, launching the cargo-laden Dragon capsule into Earth's orbit on its way to the International Space Station for NASA's first privately-run supply mission. PIC INSIDE
Updated on Oct 08, 2012 12:03 PM IST
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