Apple puts the brakes on struggling electric car project

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Apple car concept art shows what Cupertino might put on the road.
Apple car concept art shows what Cupertino might put on the road.
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Jony Ive is apparently not pleased with progress on the secret Apple car project.

Apple has more than 1,000 employees working on its electric car, dubbed Project Titan, but the company reportedly has put a hiring freeze in place after a post-holiday progress review revealed the Apple car isn’t on the right track.

White House wants to jump-start self-driving cars

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Obama wants to give self-driving cars a boost.
Obama wants to give self-driving cars a boost.
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Pretty much every company in Silicon Valley is working on a self-driving car project, and if the Obama administration has its way, they may hit the road sooner than expected.

While Apple and Google are busy developing their visions for our future Autopia, the Obama administration plans to announce its effort to boost the development of self-driving cars on Thursday.

Elon Musk: I met Steve Jobs and he was a jerk

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Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs was allegedly unaware of who Elon Musk was.
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Tesla CEO and all-around real-life Iron Man Elon Musk has been on quite the roll, making various verbal swipes at Apple as of late — and a new interview he gave to GQ doesn’t break the mold.

Describing Steve Jobs as “kind of a jerk,” and saying, “It’s not that I care about currying favor with Apple” before backing off his answers, the parts of Musk’s interview concerning Cupertino read like a textbook case in passive-aggressive behavior.

Whatever happened to the guy who thought an Apple Car was a “great idea?”

Apple tops ranking of most innovative companies for 10th straight year

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Apple's been the world's most innovative company for a decade.
Apple's been the world's most innovative company for a decade.
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When it comes to innovation, American-based corporations are pushing the envelope more than any other nation and Apple is leading the charge.

According to the latest rankings from Boston Consulting, Apple was the world’s top innovator for the tenth year in a row, followed closely by Google.