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Thaddeus1
11/16/14 9:23 pm

What the heck Delaware tesla should stay separate

lcrowhurst1 Stevensville, MD
11/16/14 2:21 pm

I like apple, I love Tesla; however I feel about the two companies separately, Apple doesn't manufacture cars and Tesla only makes cars. These two companies should work together but they need to remain separate.

anyabodinemccoy
11/15/14 10:38 pm

WAIT CARS OR THE BAND?

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anyabodinemccoy
11/15/14 10:36 pm

I think that would be great! They are two very successful companies with top notch technologies so they both got the????????????. Maybe they could collab aswell. Add built in computers to cars...

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Zingerz Wisconsin
11/14/14 5:40 pm

iCars? Add that to the list of iCrap.

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IsleOfCannon Salt Lake City, UT
11/14/14 12:39 am

Apple doesn't share the same company vision tesla has. NO!

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theashman400
11/13/14 5:26 pm

So Bubba Gump's Shrimping Co. just ain't enough eh Apple?

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silverback
11/12/14 11:55 am

I think it would be a great partnership

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
11/12/14 11:14 am

The computer giant is gonna buy the rock band? WTF?

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Crawdaddy11 MIMNAZMN
11/12/14 11:52 am

You made a typo didn't you mean "greatest rock band of all time"?

maddyylion
11/13/14 9:51 pm

Aw dammit you beat me to the lunch . Was going to make a witty comment about that but who cares now .

maddyylion
11/13/14 9:51 pm

Punch . Darn autocorrect

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
11/12/14 11:04 am

What benefit would there be to either?

dakota04 Chicago
11/12/14 8:05 am

Owning an electric car still has too many inconveniences to make it practical for most people even if the price was reduced. Apple is really good at making things consumer friendly.

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dakota04 Chicago
11/12/14 8:06 am

can see them building an infrastructure of quick chg stations across the country. A huge and risky investment that apple has a reputation of gambling on. Lower price, convenient use, and technologically integrated could spur a boom that the industry

dakota04 Chicago
11/12/14 8:06 am

needs. (Of course their charging stations would be proprietary and only work on their vehicles) ????

Yoko318 Utah
11/12/14 7:06 am

No, Apple shouldn't ruin a good name.

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
11/12/14 6:57 am

No. I don't want a ginormous corporate conglomerate. Tesla should stand alone. Apple and Google are large as is.

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mrdudemanpants
11/12/14 6:51 am

Tesla is so good, from what I hear, and Apple is such crap from what I have observed first-hand

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Crawdaddy11 MIMNAZMN
11/12/14 7:28 am

Right on! Have you heard their song Modern Day Cowboy? It rocks!

mrdudemanpants
11/12/14 8:21 am

I think we're talking about different Teslas here.

mrdudemanpants
11/12/14 8:33 am

I thought, since Apple is a tech company, we were talking about Tesla Motors.

Crawdaddy11 MIMNAZMN
11/12/14 6:23 am

Sorry, the greatest rock band of all time is not for sale!

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EarlyBird Portland
11/12/14 5:27 am

Tesla would suffer.

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ELATeacher
11/12/14 4:59 am

Yes and no. Yes it would be good business deal for Apple. No because it wouldn't be good for the consumer, Apple is already too big, and dominates several market area, so it's better for the consumer to keep them out the automotive market.

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honored
11/12/14 4:32 am

Tesla Motors is an electric car company. Look them up.

Crawdaddy11 MIMNAZMN
11/12/14 7:29 am

Tesla is the greatest rock band of all time and some car company is stealing their brand

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
11/12/14 8:44 am

Nikola Tesla existed before either of those.

Crawdaddy11 MIMNAZMN
11/12/14 10:50 am

He stole their name too

TomM
11/12/14 4:07 am

Doesn't make any sense to me. I don't see the synergy at all. Apple is all about consumer electronics, in my opinion they should make TVs, not so much the actual TV set, but change the way we get TV signal, they could revolutionize cable TV.

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studlies idaho
11/12/14 2:08 pm

Wouldn't an electric car be considered a consumer electronic? Apple could sell them at Best Buy.

TomM
11/12/14 3:22 pm

It's very different in my opinion. You could also argue they could make microwaves or refrigerators, but I don't think it's right for them either.

jamjay Atlanta, Ga
11/12/14 3:57 am

Apple should stick to what has made them Great.
Let car companies do cars.

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gonzoboy Arizona
11/12/14 3:10 am

I'm not sure I like this idea. Instead of focusing on the car, how 'bout concentrating on media, display, sound, and related hardware/software. Let the car experts take care of cars, and Apple, you enhance the experience...

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bethanyq Ess Eff
11/12/14 12:42 am

No. This is stupid and rambling. The idea that acquisition should drive growth is one of the PROBLEMS with modern "business." Fucking A now I'm pissy.

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FacePalm That Trick Never Works
11/12/14 2:39 am

THANK YOU for saying what I have been thinking for years! Buying up other companies is not flipping growth or innovation! The movie industry is a perfect example of what is going on in business, sequel/prequel/reboot. Where is the NEW idea?

fifteenletters ima troll
11/12/14 12:06 am

If your asking by an economic gain? Yes. Do I want them to, not sure really.

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Sicilian New Orleans, La
11/11/14 11:07 pm

For the love of god PLEASE don't let Apple buy Tesla. I want one so bad but will DEFINITELY not ever consider buying one if Apple buys it. Jesus what a greedy company

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DrBrown
11/11/14 10:45 pm

Does this so called Tesla have magical powers? No? Then no deal!

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Liberty 4,032,064
11/11/14 10:39 pm

Sure, they could run it off a rotary engine with a three-speed manual transmission, paint it white, add some curved edges, charge, $150,000 for it, and call it innovation.

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cluney
11/11/14 10:52 pm

I knew there would be a post like this as soon as I read the question. Only had to go 2 deep to find one.

Liberty 4,032,064
11/11/14 10:56 pm

You're welcome, sir.

cluney
11/11/14 11:02 pm

:)

curtron basement of the Alamo
11/11/14 10:39 pm

I want more choices than white black and gold colored cars.

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FacePalm That Trick Never Works
11/11/14 11:53 pm

Silver, you forgot silver. However I am certain a several companies will provide us with a variety of hard and jelly shells to add spice to the drive.

Nos4at2 demented weirdo
11/11/14 10:25 pm

Nooo, leave Tesla alone

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whitepuppy Happy Birthday
11/11/14 10:23 pm

It would be a good business move for them, but not for the future. They would ruin Tesla. Tesla has been very innovative in the electric car industry. If they buy Tesla, the electric car industry will plummet.

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cato Santa Barbara, California
11/11/14 10:13 pm

Only if they want to destroy Tesla.

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dventola98 CMU
11/11/14 10:12 pm

Apple would kill tesla and everything they stand for if they were bought by them

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TomM
11/12/14 5:33 am

They are not. Lost $75 mil last quarter on $900 mill revenue.

honored
11/12/14 7:25 am

They made $0.02 per share in Q3 in non-GAAP, and non-GAAP is a more realistic picture of what the company is actually earning.

Sriracha
11/11/14 9:45 pm

Never going to happen. Tesla isn't a bargain, Elon Musk has no interest in selling, and Apple doesn't buy companies for any of the reasons outlined in that article.

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fredd TrumpLand
11/11/14 9:40 pm

No. Tesla has a few superficial similarities to Apple, but overall the car business is nothing like the tech business.

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htcbump Florida
11/11/14 9:37 pm

A $90000 car that needs a 10 hour recharge every 250 miles? Not for me!

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Rotavele Alabama
11/11/14 9:50 pm

Oh please they're like $50,000 brand new. They're far from expensive.

redsox95 New England
11/11/14 9:52 pm

Hahaah facts disagree with you rot.

Rotavele Alabama
11/11/14 9:54 pm

Considering you're a hardcore right winger, I don't know if I even have to maybe look it up and then correct you, or just flat out know your wrong. You guys get something right every year or two but I doubt it right now.

redsox95 New England
11/11/14 9:56 pm

Here's some facts for you, scumbag.

The very cheapest model is $71,000 - that's with NO options.

$71k puts it in to the top 10% priciest cars on the market.

It's expensive.

honored
11/11/14 9:58 pm

Starts at $70,000, you get a $7500 federal tax credit, and then whatever the state decided to throw in ($3k in PA). Also electricity is about 1/4 the cost of gas. Recharge time is 1 hour at superchargers (for trips) and overnight for day-to-day.

Rotavele Alabama
11/11/14 10:01 pm

So $59,000?

sounds like I was right

redsox95 New England
11/11/14 10:07 pm

Hahahah you asked for the price. Not the price on Tuesday when it's raining and the government gives you a credit. No. You asked for the price. I gave it to you. You liberals always spin questions and facts.

honored
11/11/14 10:15 pm

No one ever brought up the concept of price. We are talking about whether it is expensive and for the "uber-rich". Clearly it's not as expensive as some make it out to be, and probably 10-15% of the population can afford it.

Rotavele Alabama
11/11/14 10:15 pm

Thank you honored

Inominate
11/11/14 10:23 pm

Redsox, its either your willful ignorance or gross simplification of issues that makes you appear to be absolute clown-shoe capable of nothing more than incendiary commentary without nuance. Crawl back into the western MA swamp you rose from and stop

redsox95 New England
11/11/14 10:47 pm

Stay out of this, kiddo. This is for grown ups. Rot for some reason thinks something that can only be afforded by 10-15% of the population to not be expensive. Liberals will never admit when they're wrong, which is quite often.

Rotavele Alabama
11/11/14 10:49 pm

Actually I'm probably the kiddo in this, not them I am 19.

Rotavele Alabama
11/11/14 10:49 pm

Well 20 in a few days.

redsox95 New England
11/11/14 10:53 pm

Ah yes, I heard mountain brook throws some good parties for spoiled teens.

redsox95 New England
11/11/14 10:56 pm

No they do, trust me, I've attended quite a few.

Inominate
11/11/14 10:58 pm

Red Sox, you really should go back to the Podunk bar you stumbled from and engage them with discussion. I'm sure they find you positively...useless to talk to. Even they know better.

redsox95 New England
11/11/14 10:59 pm

And you're wondering how I knew you were from mountain brook...

1) you think a $70k car is not expensive.
2) many other hints.

honored
11/11/14 11:04 pm

There's no doubt that the car is expensive in relation to some other cars. However, people make it out to be a car for the 1% or even 0.1%. It's clearly not. I know a lot of Tesla owners who never before bought a car for more than $35k (includes me).

Inominate
11/11/14 11:06 pm

1) Other users research has shown that your persistent referring to the car as 70,000 is inaccurate and nothing more than a weak talking point.
2) I have no idea where an inconsequential town west of 495 is.

Inominate
11/11/14 11:08 pm

Honored,
I agree. It's an expansive car but not impractical. Furthermore, it is likely to become more affordable.

redsox95 New England
11/11/14 11:10 pm

Oh and please don't have daddy run a background investigation on me. You won't get anywhere. And I'll run an article in the bham news on some dirt of you. Helps when you know the publisher.

Rotavele Alabama
11/11/14 11:12 pm

Omg how did you know? Oh noooo

Rotavele Alabama
11/11/14 11:12 pm

Not the media on little old me.

Can I give you a better picture of me to use?

honored
11/11/14 11:17 pm

Redsox, you started with disparaging comments, and now you are just flat out condescending. Even people who might agree with you would be hesitant to express it...

redsox95 New England
11/11/14 11:17 pm

BTW did you go to senior prom? Guessing you were class of 17.

Rotavele Alabama
11/11/14 11:20 pm

Class of 17 would not have had their senior prom yet but can you still get me in a news paper? I started my own article writing blog just to basically fuck around with and I'd like the publicity.

redsox95 New England
11/11/14 11:20 pm

It was at Iron City. Anyways, if you went, I was there too.

redsox95 New England
11/11/14 11:20 pm

Oops class of 2013

Rotavele Alabama
11/11/14 11:21 pm

Are you asking me on a date?

Rotavele Alabama
11/11/14 11:22 pm

I'm class of 2013 but I live in Huntsville. Always have.

Rotavele Alabama
11/11/14 11:24 pm

I don't have mountain brook money, I'm Huntsville money. I have a 2011 mustang, and yes basic. :P

Inominate
11/11/14 11:26 pm

Go on a date!

Rosebud Ohio
11/12/14 8:27 am

Redsox I sincerely hope you realize the irony in calling him a spoiled rich kid, then saying you went to many of the spoiled rich kid parties. Which insinuates pretty heavily you're one of those kids.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/11/14 9:36 pm

That isn't an acquisition, it's a bottomless money pit. I can't imagine any scenario where that would be good for Apple or its investors.

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kc10
11/11/14 9:31 pm

There's no ego that could contain the resulting douchebaggery...

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hitchens Ann Arbor, MI
11/11/14 9:30 pm

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redsox95 New England
11/11/14 9:28 pm

Elon Musk knows better.

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Shmad Toledo
11/11/14 9:28 pm

I think it would be good for apple not sure if other people would want that to happens tho

SonofMetal Heavy Metal
11/11/14 9:28 pm

Tesla was originally created to keep out of the corporate agenda... This would be such a sad move

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Rotavele Alabama
11/11/14 9:49 pm

Name a big business that hasn't used cheap alternatives to real food or mis conceiving products.

Don't worry you can't. If they want to succeed they have to become a capitalist asshat like the rest of us.

eLucidate writing
11/11/14 9:27 pm

ugh. Please no.

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GubraLagima Tramp 2016
11/11/14 9:26 pm

No! Apple, please don't ruin a good company just because you want your grubby little iFingers in yet another pie where they don't belong.

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Rotavele Alabama
11/11/14 9:25 pm

YES!!! Tesla is every liberals dream, Apple is awesome. Do it now!

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redsox95 New England
11/11/14 9:28 pm

Every liberal likes a multi-billion dollar company that sells cars to the uber-wealthy?

honored
11/11/14 9:32 pm

I own the car, and I'm not uber-wealthy.

Rotavele Alabama
11/11/14 9:48 pm

It's a good car and no it's not expensive

firefly5 the verse
11/11/14 9:50 pm

no. awful idea. Tesla is about open-sourcing for the sake of progress. Apple is very blackbox, very closed system. while I do like both companies, they're just not compatible.

honored
11/11/14 10:03 pm

Redsox, it starts at $71,000, you get a $7500 tax credit from the federal govt plus whatever the state throws in. Then additional savings because electricity costs 1/4 of gas, and there is low maintenance. It turns out to be like a ~$50,000 car.