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GM Wants You to Buy Your Next Buick Online

GM CEO Dan Akerson considering that Tesla money. (Photo: Getty)

The CEO of the nation’s oldest car-making conglomerate is looking to take a cue from futuristic electric car company Tesla by selling his Buicks, Cadillacs and Fords online–and presumably not in a shady Craigslist ad.

General Motors is actively exploring the concept of online sales, GM chief executive Dan Akerson said in a recent investor call, according to the Verge. He was quick to swear that such a Flintstones-meet-the-Jetsons dream come true would not make dealers obsolete. Read More

Visiting Dignitaries

Cameron Diaz and Elon Musk Are Still Dating, So She Probably Wants His Babies

She has this going on for her. (Photo: Flickr)

As the temperatures heat up, so does the relationship between actress/aspiring flip-phone model Cameron Diaz and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk! Page Six reports that Jane Fonda’s pet project is getting increasingly hot and heavy. Supposedly, the 41-year-old billionaire regularly leaves the company’s Palo Alto office without telling anyone because he’s “visiting Cameron.”

Sounds very official, you guys! Read More

Visiting Dignitaries

Mark Zuckerberg, the State of California Would Like You to Pick Up Your Unclaimed Checks

Happy Holiday$! (Photo: ITechBook.net)

However broke the state of California may be, it’s also sitting on a treasure trove of unclaimed property that’s valued at over $6 billion. Holders like “corporations, business associations, financial institutions, and insurance companies” are required to report any unclaimed property annually to the state comptroller’s office. That means if you’ve forgotten about bank account contents or uncashed money orders, they’re sitting around with the comptroller. Read More

15 Minutes Into the Future

Old-School Car Dealers Whining That Tesla Dealerships are Illegal

Elon Musk (Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP)

Elon Musk‘s aerospace venture is off to a good start with the recent launch of SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship, but his Tesla stores selling expensive electric Model S sedans are running into problems with fossil-fueled competitors.

Several state associations of auto dealers are invoking older laws protecting conventional methods of selling cars by claiming the way Tesla sells cars is unfair to other dealers and possibly even illegal. Here’s one example out of several cited by Automotive News: Read More