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Tribune staff reporterAmy Francetic was at a child's birthday party in 2004 when she decided it was time to leave Silicon Valley. "I was sitting there listening to 6-year-olds talk about IPOs and whose house was bigger and how much a wedding dress cost," she said. By...
Nov. 9, 2012 update: Tesla has responded to several of these issues. Please see below for details. Beyond the all-electric drivetrain on the Tesla Model S, a host of interior gadgets makes the car unique – most notably the giant in-dash screen, for...
Tags: Science and Technology, Toyota, Porsche, Nissan, Electronics
What’s not to love about green SUVs? They’re a delicious mash-up, the best of all worlds – fun and function without going broke at the pump. And there’s no compromise whatsoever when it comes to luxury or performance. You can save...
The identifying characteristic of progressives' syndrome, which I believe psychiatrists have been following since the Truman administration, is their defensiveness about their own policies when they're challenged by Big Business and other stalwarts of the...
As shipments go, it was routine — about half a ton of supplies — except it was delivered by the first commercial flight to the International Space Station. SpaceX partnered with NASA in this new model, the brainchild of Elon Musk, who's behind...
KickingTiresToyota is expected to retake the title of No. 1 automaker from GM for 2012, according to analysts speaking with Bloomberg News. The automaker reported selling 4.97 million vehicles in the first half of the year compared to GM's 4.67......
Tribune NewspapersHere's a novel idea for an automaker: Open stores in an area where people are not shopping for cars. That's the strategy of Tesla Motors, the builder of high-end electric cars. The Palo Alto automaker opened its 12th North American store and second in...
Tags: Passenger Cars, Chevrolet, Plant Openings, Sales, Tesla
Will electric cars take off? The view was somewhat clouded at Accenture's global and televised Sustainability 24 event last week. I chaired the electric car panel, and came away with the view that the early years are likely to be a bit slow, but...
SpaceX founder Elon Musk failed three times before successfully sending a commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station last month. The former chief executive of Paypal hadn't built anything physical besides model rockets as a child. On...
Tags: Microsoft Corporation, SpaceX, NASA
PolitiCalGov. Jerry Brown on hand for Tesla care delivery...
KickingTiresChrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne has decided to keep the number of offerings at Dodge and Chrysler brands to no more than five models, according to Automobile Magazine. The Chrysler brand is already below that level at four models, but......
Tags: Periodicals, Saab, New Products, Dodge, Buick
Atlanta-based rapper Big Boi wasn’t surprised indie rock band Modest Mouse called on him to co-produce their first studio LP since 2007 — even if everyone else was. “Check my catalog,” Big Boi said in an alley outside of Tesla...
Tags: Big Boi, MTV (tv network), Entertainment, Music
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