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Ahead of Model 3 launch, Elon Musk thanks Tesla customers for taking a risk

Elon Musk has some words of appreciation for his ever-growing legion of Tesla customers.

"Wanted to say thanks to all that own or ordered a Tesla. It matters to us that you took a risk on a new car company. We won't forget," Musk tweeted on Monday evening.

Musk's gratitude is especially poignant here, with the first 30 production units of the Model 3 due to make their world debut in about three weeks.

The Tesla CEO just hours earlier announced that the entry-level cars would be delivered on July 28, and that the company was on schedule to produce another 1,500 by September, and 20,000 Model 3s by December.


Here's a close-up look at the Tour de France leader's fast-looking race bike

LUXEMBOURG — After three stages of the Tour de France, Welshman Geraint Thomas of Team Sky leads the race ahead of teammate and overall favorite Chris Froome, the Kenyan-born Briton, by 12 seconds, thanks to his winning ride in the time trial on stage one in Düsseldorf and his superb racing since.

Like Froome, Thomas is riding a carbon-fiber Pinarello Dogma F10 equipped with Shimano's new electronic Dura-Ace component group and C-50 wheels and Continental Pro Ltd tubular tires.


A 500 Startups partner just quit, saying leadership was untruthful about the Dave McClure situation

500 Startups seems to be having trouble getting its story straight — and it's just cost the startup accelerator another partner.

Elizabeth Yin is resigning from the firm, effective on Friday, the company confirmed to Business Insider. Yin announced her resignation Monday in the form of an internal email — later obtained by TechCrunch — that accused the company of a "lack of transparency and several untruths" regarding its handling of the departure of co-founder Dave McClure.

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Kanye West is reportedly splitting from Jay-Z's Tidal streaming service

Kanye West is reportedly leaving Tidal after fighting with Jay-Z's music streaming service over money, according to a new report from TMZ.

The rapper allegedly feels like he's owed more than $3 million for bonuses and reimbursement for music videos after he debuted his album "Life of Pablo" on the service over a year ago, according to the TMZ report. He's reportedly left the company over the fight, according to TMZ. Tidal didn't respond to Business Insider's request for comment.

Jay-Z relaunched Tidal in 2015 with a roster of other A-list artists as an artist-backed alternative to Pandora or Spotify. Tidal claims to pay more royalties and was set up as a co-ownership with Jay-Z's artist friends like Madonna and Coldplay's Chris Martin.


'That seems like a threat': ABC anchor grills Trump's homeland security adviser on the president's CNN body-slam tweet

President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser was asked on Sunday to respond to the president's tweet featuring a video portraying him beating up a man with the CNN logo superimposed onto his face.

ABC's "This Week" host Martha Raddatz played the video for homeland security adviser Thomas Bossert, who had not yet seen the tweet, and asked him to respond.


Inside the launch of Paris startup superhub Station F

Entrepreneurs in Paris have a new home.

A giant incubator for startups, Station F, opened its doors to the public on Thursday night in a launch party attended by French president Emmanuel Macron, Station F's billionaire founder Xavier Niel, director Roxanne Varza, and Nest founder Tony Fadell.

Station F can house up to 1,000 startups, all of whom need to be part of an existing programme. The incubator has its own programmes, like the Founders programme, but there are also bigger companies running their own startup accelerators inside the building. These include Facebook, Microsoft, Vente-Privee, Amazon Web Services, and Zendesk.

The building is the biggest central space for startups in the world. Station F is the length of the Eiffel Tower lying sideways, and is based out of an abandoned railway depot that's undergone a £217 million transformation.


Joe Scarborough says congressman called him after a red-faced Trump went on 'vicious' rant about Mika Brzezinski and blood during healthcare meeting

Joe Scarborough said Friday that a "very well-known congressman" called him after a meeting during which President Donald Trump ranted about his "Morning Joe" cohost, Mika Brzezinski.

The president on Thursday sparked outrage when he tweeted that Brzezinski once visited his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, while she was "bleeding from a face-lift."

In a Washington Post column published early Friday titled "Donald Trump is not well,"


Google is the reason why YouTube isn't a default app on the iPhone anymore (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL)

In 2012, Apple and Google were going through a breakup of sorts.

Apple released a new version of iOS without the Google Maps or YouTube apps, which had previously been included on the iPhone as default apps since the first iPhone.

Now, we know why YouTube was pulled as a default app: Because Google requested it. And, it had nothing to do with Apple's famous decision to make its own mapping software. 

Apple wanted to include YouTube on the first iPhone, so it asked Google for special privileged access to the video platform, although it built the YouTube app itself.

Then five years later, Google decided to "take back control of our app," according to Hunter Walk, a venture capitalist at Homebrew who worked at YouTube for years.


Samsung is reportedly building a new factory to keep up with demand for OLED screens

A new report from Korean outlet ET News says that Samsung subsidiary Samsung Display has begun construction of a new facility in South Korea to keep up with Apple's demand for OLED panels.

ET News says that Samsung already expanded one of its existing plants to hit a production target of 135,000 panels per month, while the new facility should help ramp the number up to 270,000 units in total.

The sizeable $20 billion (£15.4 billion) investment comes as Samsung Display is the only supplier Apple has selected to mass produce the display that will allegedly cover the entire front of its tentatively named "iPhone 8."


Facebook Messenger wants to become the new Yellow Pages (FB)

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