John Paczkowski

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Tesla CEO in Love With His Car, Got a Feel for His Automobile


I would say it’s great. According to one of the car magazines, either Car & Driver or AutoWeek, it’s apparently the best kind of mid-speed acceleration of any car they ever tested. So that’s perfect for when you’re driving on the highway and you want to make a lane change or something like that. It’s incredibly responsive, so it’s a very, very fun car to drive.”

Tesla Motors chairman Elon Musk sings his creation’s praises.

Now that Tesla Motors has finally managed to roll its first zero-emission Roadster out of the garage, the company is looking at markets other than the luxury one for which the $98,000 car was intended. The company plans to build an electric four-door, five-passenger sports sedan that will sell for about half the price of the Roadster.

To do that, Tesla figures it needs another $250 million in the bank and so it’s mulling an IPO. Said Tesla’s chairman Elon Musk, “I would say within [the] end of this year or next year there is a good chance we would go public.”

(Crash test photo courtesy Tesla Motors)

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik