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Tesla could build a local plant in China

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-23/tesla-to-sell-model-s-sedan-in-china-from-121-000.html Tesla CEO Elon Musk is so bullish on the Chinese market that he tells Bloomberg that Tesla might eventually build a…

Tesla scores $10M grant from CA for Model X

Electric car maker Tesla Motors has been awarded a $10 million grant from California regulators to help it build the Model X. Tesla will match those funds with $50 million of its own money and ultimately hire some 700 workers in 2014 to build Model X’s.

Reading Tesla’s tea leaves

Tesla is a high risk venture because it’s a one product company, trying to do something that’s never been done. That means risks like a narrow list of suppliers, a new retail model, and the biggest risk of all — recalls.

The latest venture play: composting

It all started with a breakfast buffet and some leftover French toast. That was when Dan Blake, the CEO of composting soil startup EcoScraps, says he realized he wanted to make a business off of collecting food waste and turning it into something useful.

Tesla’s Roadster to return in 2014

Electric car maker Tesla will soon stop manufacturing its inaugural car the Roadster. But now, according to reports, Tesla plans to bring back the Roadster in 2014 based on a new platform — likely a tweaked version of the Model S.

Tesla’s Losses Soar for 2010

As expected, independent electric vehicle company Tesla Motors saw soaring losses in 2010, according to its earnings report announced Tuesday afternoon. The widened losses are certainly expected from the company, which won’t be selling its next-generation electric car, the Model S, until mid-2012.

Is Tesla Stock Headed Down Post Lock-Up?

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is about to hit a public company milestone: the company’s 180-day lock-up period is reportedly up on Monday, and some analysts think that means the stock is headed for a major slide.

OMG TSLA: Tesla Stock Soars

Defying gravity, revenues, and profits, electric car maker Tesla Motor’s shares hit a record high on Monday at close to $33. Tesla’s stock started trending up late last week after it’s third quarter earnings report, which showed a quarter loss that was smaller than analysts expected.

Tesla to Open Model S Factory

The PR machine for Tesla has been firing on all four cylinders ever since the company hit the public market in June, and Wednesday morning is going to be one of the biggest days post-IPO for the Silicon Valley-backed firm: the NUMMI plant factory opening.

How Tesla Will Compete With (and Become) Big Auto

Tesla Motors gave a rare tour of the company’s Palo Alto headquarters on Wednesday, where flush with its IPO proceeds, it’s swiftly hiring, and developing the next-generation tech for the Model S. Can it cross the chasm from startup into big auto maker?

Uh-Oh: Tesla Recalls 439 Roadsters for Fire Concern

Electric vehicle startup Tesla Motors has issued its second recall. The company, which started trading on the NASDAQ in June, said on Friday that it’s recalled 439 of its electric sports cars, the Roadster, to fix a problem with a cable that could start a fire.

Elon Musk on Colbert: $30K Electric Car Still In the Pipeline

Tesla Motors (s TSLA) CEO Elon Musk took on the Colbert Nation last night, chatting with Stephen Colbert about living large, Tesla’s long-discussed plans for a $30,000 third-generation electric car (after the Model S), dollars and timelines for private space travel (with his other startup, SpaceX).

Tesla Eyes Some Apple Love for Its Stores

Tesla Motors, the electric car maker that has taken pains to distance itself from auto companies and cultivate an image as a tech innovator, has now hired Apple’s former real estate chief to head up development of Tesla’s retail strategy and network.

Why The World Needs More Teslas

While Tesla hasn’t made a profit and doesn’t plan to for at least two years from now, the world needs a lot more Tesla’s to emerge in order to get it on track to remaking our energy infrastructure away from fossil fuels.

Here Comes the Fluff: Tesla's Roadster 2.5!

It’s just the first week for Tesla on the Nasdaq, and as we predicted yesterday it’s already starting with the fluffy press releases that could help keep its stock up. This morning, Tesla sent out new photos of the “Roadster 2.5.”

How Tesla Will Try to Keep Its Stock Up

To keep its stock up, Tesla is going to have to deliver a lot of press releases over the next two years to distract Wall Street from pondering over the fact that there will be very little revenues. Here’s 10 strategies to watch outta Tesla:

Tesla on the Rise Amid Tumbling Markets

Tesla delivered a solid Nasdaq debut amid a tumbling global market, with its stock opening at $19 a share. It pulled back to $17.62 per share by late morning, but had zoomed upwards of $20 per share by mid-afternoon.

Skyrider Shuffles Its Deck

Skyrider, a commercial peer-to-peer startup, has taken a bridge round of financing and undergone an executive shakeup. CEO Ed Kozel has given…

Viva La HD Revolution!

It was only last month that we questioned whether HD online mattered, and Om asked last summer if web video was ready…

Tesla, Twine & Veeker: GigaNET AM

I am off to the Web 2.0 Summit and my video panel today and won’t get a chance to write anything till…

Cinequest Fest Online at Zudeo

Cinequest, an annual film festival currently showing in San Jose, California, has signed up with Azureus’ content portal, Zudeo, to feature content…

What Is 30Boxes?

In case you were wondering why I did not go to the Steve Jobs Show yesterday, let me tell you the reason:…

Practicing Safe iPod

I got me one of them shiny new black iPods a couple weeks back. It’s real purty. While the black is very nice looking, it’s also going to scratch if you breath on it with anything less than freshly brushed teeth. I’m not much for the cases – I don’t like hiding my iPod, but I DO want to protect it. So I set out to find some skins to properly protect my new toy.

DecalGirl and The Invisible Shield hooked me up with a couple to try out. I went through the installations of both, and tried each out for a few days to see how it protected my iPod from daily use. It’s been widely established that these new iPods scratch far too easily, so while I take good care of my things, having these protective skins was a great help.

My month with Treo 650

* Cingular has just released Treo 650 Business 2.0: Like many other Treo fans, had been looking forward to the new 650.…

Net2Phone Wi-Fi VOIP Handset

Eweek: Net2Phone’s Wi-Fi handset for its VoiceLine IP telephony service. Mum on its OEM origins, the service provider will sell the XJ100…

Powell: I’m Staying

Wall Street Journal reports that FCC Chairman Michael Powell has no plans to leave the agency. Mr. Powell said following an FCC…

The Five Digital Disruptions

Digital disruption is happening all around us. Music, Movies, Telephone, … it all is being digitized, chopped, assembled and reassembled by us.…

New essays and Sunday musings

Some new essays and sunday afternoon musings… * The dawn of micro-pubs * Networks according to AT&T CTO * What does Mario…