Tesla CEO Elon Musk called Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos a copycat after the e-commerce giant announced the purchase of autonomous car company Zoox for more than $ 1 billion.
“@JeffBezos is a copy[cat] haha, “Musk tweeted on Friday night with a link to an article about buying Bezos at Zoox.
Like Tesla, California-based Zoox “is applying the latest in automotive, robotics, and renewable energy to design a zero-emission, two-way, symmetric vehicle to solve the unique challenges of autonomous mobility.”
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Zoox settled a lawsuit with Tesla in April after admitting that some of Tesla’s new hires had documents when they joined Zoox. Tesla had filed a lawsuit in March last year against four former employees and Zoox.
Earlier this month, Elon Musk criticized Blue Origin and Amazon founder Bezos, saying it’s time to break the e-commerce giant and end its monopoly.
He tweeted after former New York Times reporter and prominent running critic Alex Berenson posted a screenshot, saying his book titled “Unreported Truths about Covid-19 and Lockdowns: Part 1: Introduction and Death Estimates and Counts “It has been censored on the e-commerce platform.
“This is crazy @JeffBezos,” said Musk, labeling the Amazon CEO. “It’s time to break Amazon. Monopolies are wrong!”
However, the book was available for purchase shortly after Musk’s tweet.
Musk scoffed at Bezos’ lunar plans last year, saying they don’t make sense.
Bezos had described his vision of humans living in mile-long orbiting space stations called “O’Neill colonies,” named for the physicist Gerard O’Neill, who first floated the concept.
“It doesn’t make sense. To grow the colony, you would have to transport large amounts of mass from planets / moons / asteroids. It would be like trying to build the United States in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean,” Musk tweeted.
Bezos has never responded to Musk in tweets against him.
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