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So my tweet makes the richest man in the world burst cry – Rapper Erigga
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So my tweet makes the richest man in the world burst cry – Rapper Erigga

Popular Nigerian rapper, Erigga took to his verified twitter handle on saturday January 9, 2020 where he asked people to choose between dinner with Elon Musk and 2 Bitcoins. However most Twitter users responded, saying they’ll  go for 2Bitcoins instead of Elon Musk. This captured the heart of richest man in the world as he responds to Erigga’s tweet with a sad face emoji.
Success is not Measured by Money Alone – Omotola Jalade
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Success is not Measured by Money Alone – Omotola Jalade

Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade has reacted to a Twitter user's disclosure of Elon Musk becoming the richest man in the world despite being an atheist. LIB reported that the 49-year-old entrepreneur's net worth hit $186bn (£136bn) at 10.15am in New York on Wednesday January 6, making him $1.5bn richer than Bezos who had held the top spot since October 2017. A Twitter user who reacted to the report, tweeted;   Elon Musk, an atheist, just became the richest man in the world. No tithes, no offerings, no breakthrough seeds, just innovation. If you like still drop your January salary as first-fruit seed. Omotola who served a response, stated that success is not measured by money alone as one can be the richest in the world and have no joy, purpose or fulfillment. She tw...
Elon Musk Is Now The Richest Person In The World
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Elon Musk Is Now The Richest Person In The World

Elon Musk, the outspoken entrepreneur behind Tesla Inc. and SpaceX, is now the richest person on the planet. A 4.8% rally in the electric carmaker’s share price Thursday boosted Musk past Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 wealthiest people. The South Africa-born engineer’s net worth was $188.5 billion at 10:15 a.m. in New York, $1.5 billion more than Bezos, who has held the top spot since October 2017. As chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, Musk is also a rival to Bezos, owner of Blue Origin LLC, in the private space race. The milestone caps an extraordinary 12 months for Musk. Over the past year his net worth soared by more than $150 billion in possibly the fastest bout ...
Elon Musk Overtakes Bill Gates As The 2nd Richest Man In The World
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Elon Musk Overtakes Bill Gates As The 2nd Richest Man In The World

Elon Musk has passed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person, only a week after he overtook Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to become the third-richest as Tesla's share price continues to soar. The electric car company's value has risen following the announcement that it would join the S&P 500 index of leading US companies, driving its market value close to $500bn. Mr Musk, 49, is now worth more than $128 billion (£95bn) as he owns 20% of all of the company's shares, which have risen by more than 675% since 25 November last year, when they were valued at $67.27 (£50.33) each. Tesla’s share price is currently valued at $521.49 (£390.20) a share, and if the growth continues, Musk could net a bonus deal worth a record $55.8bn. To trigger the max...
Genius boy: Caleb Anderson, 12, starts second year of university as he vows to work with Elon Musk
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Genius boy: Caleb Anderson, 12, starts second year of university as he vows to work with Elon Musk

A 12-year-old boy is starting his second year at Chattahoochee Technical College in the US. Caleb Anderson is set to get an aerospace engineering degree in two years and hopes Elon Musk will make him an astronaut. The brainy youngster, of Marietta, Georgia, told CBC News: "I'm not really smart. "I just grasp information quickly. So, if I learn quicker, then I get ahead faster." Caleb learned sign language at nine months and started reading a few months later. He was able to solve maths problems by his second birthday and joined MENSA - a club for people whose IQ scores are in the top 2% - aged three. Now he hopes to join the Georgia Institute of Technology or the Massachusetts Institute for Technology to get an internship with Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk. He...
Tesla CEO, Elon Musk Surpasses Mark Zuckerberg To Become World’s Third-richest Man
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Tesla CEO, Elon Musk Surpasses Mark Zuckerberg To Become World’s Third-richest Man

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk's net worth is now $115 billion, surpassing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the list of the world's richest people, according to Financial website, Bloomberg.   According to Bloomberg, Musk's increase in wealth was propelled by Tesla's (TSLA) massive 12% stock gain on Monday August 31 after Tesla's 5-1 stock split.   The stock gain makes the Tesla founder and CEO the third-richest person in the world, behind Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.   Apart from Tesla, Musk is also the founder of several other companies including SpaceX, The Boring Company, Hyperloop and OpenAI.   Musk's net worth exploded by nearly $90 billion this year. In January 2020, Musk's net worth was about $32 billi...
Elon Musk Calls for End to Cancel Culture
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Elon Musk Calls for End to Cancel Culture

Elon Musk recently welcomed a son with partner Grimes, but this didn't stop Grimes' mother, Sandy Garossino from slamming Musk on Twitter for his right-wing Red Pill tweet. It began when Musk, whose girlfriend Grimes gave birth to their son two weeks ago, cryptically tweeted a right-wing "take the red pill" meme.     The "red pill" reference originally comes from the movie The Matrix but it has since become an online meme used by the alt-right and men's rights activists.     Musk's reason for the tweet isn't clear, but the "red pill" phrase is now commonly used to show a right-wing political awakening and is used widely on online forums in support of President Donald Trump, as well as men's rights organizations. More recently the "red...
Elon Musk, Grimes Open Up On The ‘Ups And Downs’ Experienced During Pregnancy
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Elon Musk, Grimes Open Up On The ‘Ups And Downs’ Experienced During Pregnancy

Elon Musk and Grimes are well-known to be rather unconventional in their relationship dynamic, and their quarrels seem to be less than unique. According to a source by Us Weekly, Elon and Grimes’s relationship took a dramatic dive for the worst while she was pregnant with their baby, “Elon and Grimes have experienced a lot of ups and downs in their relationship throughout Grimes’s pregnancy and have been on and off,” the source revealed. “Through it all, though, they have and will continue to maintain a close friendship.” The source also went on to say, even if their love does not stay as romantic as it is now, Musk plans to stay a huge part in his child’s life. “Regardless of what happens to them romantically, Elon plans to be a father figure and be involved in the life of his c...
Trump Wants California To Let Automaker Tesla Reopen Assembly Plant
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Trump Wants California To Let Automaker Tesla Reopen Assembly Plant

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged California to allow Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) to reopen its electric vehicle assembly plan. “California should let Tesla & @elonmusk open the plant, NOW. It can be done Fast & Safely!” Trump wrote on Twitter. On Monday, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said production was resuming at the automaker’s sole U.S. vehicle factory, defying an order to stay closed and saying if anyone had to be arrested it should be him. Tesla did not immediately comment on Trump’s tweet. Trump is eager for the U.S. economy to reopen and for Americans to return to work. He has sparred with California for years over a series of issues, including immigration, vehicle fuel efficiency standards, funding for high-speed rail and numerous environmental issues....
Elon Musk Threatens To Move Tesla Out Of California
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Elon Musk Threatens To Move Tesla Out Of California

Tesla chief Elon Musk on Saturday threatened to pull his electric car headquarters and plant out of California. He made the threat after local authorities kept him from resuming production due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Frankly, this is the final straw. Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately,” Musk tweeted in a long diatribe, characteristic of past online rants which are not necessarily carried out. Referring to the California city where the cars are produced, Musk said that “if we even retain Fremont manufacturing activity at all” it will depend on “how Tesla is treated in the future.” Tesla had hoped to reopen the California factory, its only in the United States, in the beginning of May, but had been prevented by local authorities. ...
Tom Cruise, Elon Musk To Shoot Movie In Space
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Tom Cruise, Elon Musk To Shoot Movie In Space

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise, who has hung off the sides of planes, piloted helicopters, is reportedly setting his sights on the biggest stunt of all and filming an action movie in outer space. The actor has scaled skyscrapers, spent his entire action film career performing many of his own death-defying stunts. Bu now he is planning to achieve impossible for his upcoming adventure. As per reports, Cruise is teaming with Elon Musk’s SpaceX and working with NASA to make the first narrative film ever shot in space. “It’s not a Mission: Impossible film and no studio is in the mix at this stage,” he was reported as saying. “But this is real, albeit in the early stages of liftoff.” Cruise’s latest project, Mission: Impossible 7 and 8, is currently on hold due to the coronavirus pan...
Elon Musk and Girlfriend Grimes Welcome First Child
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Elon Musk and Girlfriend Grimes Welcome First Child

Elon Musk has revealed his pop star girlfriend Grimes has welcomed a baby – sparking warm wishes of congratulations from fans online. The 48-year-old billionaire took to Twitter to share the news on Monday night (US time) and reported that both his child and his 32-year-old girlfriend were both healthy and happy. Elon sparked excitement on Monday evening when he mysteriously tweeted: “A few hours away!” sparking a frenzy of speculation his girlfriend of two years were about to become first time parents. And four hours later, the proud dad confirmed this was indeed the case as he gave a short but happy update on Twitter to reveal he was now a dad. Elon tweeted: “Mom & baby all good.” Elon and Grimes – whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher – started dating in May...
Elon Musk Reveals he and Singer Grimes are Due to Welcome their Baby on Monday
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Elon Musk Reveals he and Singer Grimes are Due to Welcome their Baby on Monday

Elon Musk has revealed that he and singer Grimes are due to welcome their first child together in three days' time. The billionaire CEO of SpaceX made this known on Twitter while reacting to a Twitter user who said he's glad Musk and Grimes are still together, despite rumours to the contrary. Musk wrote: "Baby due on Monday." Elon Musk has 5 sons and has been married three times to 2 women. He married Justine Musk in 2000. They had a son named Nevada, whom they lost to SIDS. They later had twins and then triplets, making it 5 sons. Elon and Justine  divorced in 2008. In 2010, he married actress Talulah Riley. They divorced in 2012. He married her again in 2013 then filed for divorce again the following year, but he later withdrew it.  They eventually divorced in 2016. ...
If The Buhari Government Is Begging For Ventilators In Public, Imagine What They Beg For In Private – Imam Of Peace
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If The Buhari Government Is Begging For Ventilators In Public, Imagine What They Beg For In Private – Imam Of Peace

Popular Islamic cleric, Imam of Peace, has taken a shot at the Nigerian government. Recall that yesterday, the Ministry of Finance via its Twitter handle, appealed to UK billionaire businessman, Elon Musk, to help the Nigerian government with ventilators. Elon Musk, who is the co-founder and CEO at Tesla, tweeted: “We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Device & shipping cost are free. Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients, not stored in a warehouse. Please me or @Tesla know.” And the verified Twitter account of Nigeria’s Ministry of Finance replied to the tweet, writing: “Dear @elonmusk @Tesla Federal Government of Nigeria needs support with 100-500 ventilators to assist w...
COVID-19: We Regret Begging Elon Musk For Ventilators – FG
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COVID-19: We Regret Begging Elon Musk For Ventilators – FG

The Federal Government has withdrawn the plea made by the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning demanding ventilators from a United States’ billionaire, Elon Musk in order to provide treatment for the Coronavirus patients within Nigeria. Musk, the founder and Chief Engineer, SpaceX, had tweeted on Thursday that his firm had extra ventilators that had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in America. “We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. We will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients and not stored in a warehouse,” his tweet read. In an early response, the ministry of finance, budget and national planning had shown willingness to receive the kind gesture, opening up...
“There Was Nothing Wrong With The Ministry Of Finance Begging Elon Musk For Ventilators” Reno Omokri Says
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“There Was Nothing Wrong With The Ministry Of Finance Begging Elon Musk For Ventilators” Reno Omokri Says

Reno Omokri has defended the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning after it went on Twitter to beg Tesla CEO Elon Musk for ventilators to treat coronavirus victims in Nigeria. Tesla co-founder, Elon Musk tweeted that he has ventilators to donate to hospitals worldwide for immediate use and the official Twitter account of Nigeria’s Ministry of Finance responded, asking him to send to Nigeria – a move Nigerians thought was inappropriate. President Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad also tweeted at Elon to ask for ventilators to be sent to Nigeria. However, Reno thinks what they did was not wrong. Reacting to it, he wrote: “There was NOTHING wrong with what the Ministry of Finance did, by begging Elon Musk for ventilators. No nation was prepar...
Coronavirus Fears Cost The World’s 5 Richest People $36bn This Week
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Coronavirus Fears Cost The World’s 5 Richest People $36bn This Week

The world’s five richest people finished their worst week ever in terms of dollars lost on Friday, hemorrhaging a combined $36.5 billion as the spread of the epidemic punished stocks and stoked worries about a global recession. That’s a sum that dwarfs the market capitalization of any number of US corporate giants, including Ford Motor Co., Clorox and Snap Inc. The week’s biggest loser was Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, who lost $11.7 billion during five blistering days of stock trading, leaving him with a fortune of $116 billion that nevertheless remained the world’s biggest, according to Forbes. Bezos — who earlier this month shelled out $165 million for a Beverly Hills mansion — was seconded by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the world’s No. 2 tycoon, who is down $5.7 billion wi...
Elon Musk’s Girlfriend, Grimes Opens Up About Why She Refuses To Reveal The Gender Of Her Baby
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Elon Musk’s Girlfriend, Grimes Opens Up About Why She Refuses To Reveal The Gender Of Her Baby

Elon Musk’s girlfriend Grimes has become a hot topic ever since news of her pregnancy released. The star has also remained rather vocal in regards to her thoughts and opinions about her child’s life and future. During a YouTube live stream, the singer spoke at length about her new album, Miss Anthropocene, and even touched base on the topic of her child. To the surprise of many, Grimes revealed that she probably won’t be unveiling the gender of her baby, at this point in time, because, “I feel like their privacy should be protected.” Grimes also stated, “I don’t think they can consent to being famous or being in public.” The singer also admitted,” And I don’t want to gender them in case that’s not how they feel in their life. I don’t know; I just feel like it doesn’t need to b...
Facebook Is Lame, Delete It -Tesla Founder, Elon Musk Says
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Facebook Is Lame, Delete It -Tesla Founder, Elon Musk Says

Technology entrepreneur, Elon Musk, believes that Facebook should be deleted as it is lame. Musk, while reacting to a post by actor Sacha Baron Cohen calling for Facebook to be regulated by the government over its content, Musk who founded Tesla tweeted “#DeleteFacebook It’s lame.” In the post, Baron Cohen, wrote: ‘We don’t let 1 person control the water for 2.5 billion people. We don’t let 1 person control electricity for 2.5 billion people. Why do we let 1 man control the information seen by 2.5 billion people? Facebook needs to be regulated by governments, not ruled by an emperor! ‘ said the actor and comedian. This will not be the first time Musk is criticizing Facebook. In 2018, Musk deleted the official Facebook pages of his companies, Tesla (TSLA) and SpaceX, after ...
Grimes releases another photo of her bare baby bump amid speculations she’s expecting a child with Elon Musk
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Grimes releases another photo of her bare baby bump amid speculations she’s expecting a child with Elon Musk

Grimes has released a second pregnancy photo amid speculation that she's expecting a child with Tesla founder Elon Musk. The Canadian singer, 31, who is dating Elon Musk, shared a photo of herself wearing a jacket that was open to reveal her baby bump. The photo is the second one she's sharing to announce her pregnancy. It comes after she shared a naked photo to reveal she's expecting a child.
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Tesla’s Boss Elon Musk May Be Held In Contempt Over A Tweet

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, after surprising the board of directors and the world at large by smoking marijuana and sipping whiskey in a 2 1/2 –hour podcast on “The Joe Rogan Experience” has again made the headlines.  Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has moved to court as asking a New York judge to hold him in contempt for violating a settlement over some social media comments.  The move comes after he tweeted about the company’s scheduled production, “Tesla made 0 cars in 2011, but will make around 500k in 2019.”  Sometime last year, he had agreed not to make any statements concerning the car firm’s financial performance without any prior agreement with Tesla.  The settlement had followed after he had tweeted last year in August about Tesla going private. There was n...
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World’s Most Powerful CEOs In 2018

Forbes has recently named the world’s most powerful CEOs for 2018 and below is a review of how this great men all started, some got there fast, some not that fast but a summary of how they arrived here could place us on the lane of encouragement… Jeff Bezos, 54 (Amazon) Jeff Bezos who in July 5, 1994 founded Amazon an online marketing site originally made for selling books and later on diversified into selling music and videos. Today, Amazon don’t just sell these alone but almost any kind of consumer goods you can think of. Bezos purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million, Bezos has being the only man with a net worth to surpass $150billion for the past 3 decades that Forbes have being following up the richest Americans. As of today 3rd of January his net worth is $12...
Photos: Tesla CEO, Elon Musk Smokes ‘Weed’ During Interview With Joe Rogan
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Photos: Tesla CEO, Elon Musk Smokes ‘Weed’ During Interview With Joe Rogan

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk appeared on "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast on Thursday night, where he discussed a wide range of topics including his tweeting behavior, his Boring Co.'s flamethrowers, and "neuralink" devices that could connect brains to computers. During the interview, Elon Musk stunned his board of directors and indeed the world when he sipped whiskey and smoked marijuana during a 2 1/2-hour podcast. “I’m not a regular smoker of weed,” he said as he took one drag from what Rogan described as a joint containing tobacco mixed with marijuana, which is legal in California.
More Chief Executives Resign From Trump Council
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More Chief Executives Resign From Trump Council

Two more chief executives have resigned from President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council following Charlottesville. Intel’s Brian Krzanich and Under Armour head Kevin Plank have followed Merck’s Ken Frazier in leaving the council. Following mounting pressure, President Trump denounced white supremacists groups on Monday. A woman was killed on Saturday when a car rammed into a crowd protesting against a white supremacist rally. After the death, Mr Trump was criticised for not specifically denouncing the far right, instead ascribing blame to “both sides”. ‘Diversity and inclusion’ Mr Plank sent out a tweet on Monday condemning racism. “We are saddened by #Charlottesville. There is no place for racism or discrimination in this world. We choose love & unity.” T...
Global Critics Denounce Trump’s Climate Pact Withdrawal
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Global Critics Denounce Trump’s Climate Pact Withdrawal

Reaction to President Donald Trump's announcement that the United States would withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement came fast and furious with nations and individuals denouncing the move as dangerously shortsighted. While ecological and human catastrophe from climate change was highlighted by critics, many also pointed out the economic fallout for the US as the world shifts to a clean-energy economy. They also noted in geopolitical terms, the United States' traditional role as a global leader has been seriously diminished by Trump's decision on Thursday. Former president Barack Obama, who ratified the 2015 Paris Accord along nearly 200 other countries, said the move by the Trump administration goes against the "low-carbon future" that is already fully under way, and the United...
Tesla Will Reveal Its Electric Container Truck In September
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Tesla Will Reveal Its Electric Container Truck In September

Elon Musk who is the CEO of Tesla has released teasers of the upcoming Tesla electric trucks. The truck is set to debut in September as Elon Musk confirmed he test drove one which “feels like a sports car”. He also said the truck will be capable of long hauls though the estimated range was not stated. There are speculations the truck will also use solar panels on the trailer in order to extend its range. According to Musk Tesla’s electric truck will reduce the cost of cargo transport and increase safety. There is also a possibility that an autopilot autonomous technology will be integrated into the truck.
Tesla Now More Valuable Than GM At $51 Billion
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Tesla Now More Valuable Than GM At $51 Billion

Barely a week after Tesla exceeded Ford in market value, Elon Musk’s baby has now become more valuable to investors than General Motors. Yesterday, value for Tesla reached an all-time high of around $50.9 billion, approximately $1 million more than General Motors. Tesla’s shares are now worth $312.39 each, a 35 per cent increase over their value just a month ago. What’s more, the electric automaker’s value now exceeds Ford by $7 billion and is around $15 billion more than where it sat throughout most of 2016. Recently, Tesla announced that in the first quarter of this year, it delivered a record 25,000 vehicles. It has yet to release its financial results from the quarter but Business Insider suggests that when they are released, a more “rational outlook on the company’s valuation” m...
Hyperloop Releases New Images :how Would You Like To Travel At 1200 Km/h
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Hyperloop Releases New Images :how Would You Like To Travel At 1200 Km/h

For those of you who have not heard about hyperloop ,its a medium of transportation that involves traveling through tubes at very high speeds .More like a train in a tube , but without tracks ,just floating mid air. The main man behind this whole fantasy-like proposed means of transportation is Tesla CEO ,Elon Musk.He has however open-sourced the idea.A lot of companies and researchers are working tirelessly to have a breakthrough. Recently a Los Angeles startup(Hyperloop One) released pictures of what could become the world’s first hyperloop tube.Its currently under construction in a Nevada desert. It is designed to shuttle pods carrying passengers and cargo at speeds of up to 1,220 km/h (760 mph) through sealed, low pressure tubes. I know it sounds like science fiction and su...
Tesla Taps Apple Engineer For Autopilot
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Tesla Taps Apple Engineer For Autopilot

Eelectric carmaker Tesla Motors has hired a key Apple software engineer to oversee its Autopilot self-driving software efforts, Tesla says. Chris Lattner, who served at Apple for more than a decade, said in an online message to Apple developers on Tuesday morning that he would "leave Apple later this month to pursue an opportunity in another space" without saying which company he planned to join. Later in the day, Tesla posted a message on the company's website saying that Lattner had been hired as vice president of Autopilot software but did not say when he would start work there. Tesla declined to comment beyond the announcement. Apple confirmed the departure but would not comment beyond Lattner's posted message. The move is a significant win for Tesla, bringing in a hi...