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“There is a way for the Tesla Model S to be recharged throughout the country faster than you could fill a gas tank.” – Tesla CEO Elon Musk
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is absolutely on fire in Thursday’s market. As of 2 p.m. Eastern, the stock was rolling along at north of $73 a share, up more than 30 percent from its open thanks to a dominant quarterly earnings report Wednesday followed by a scintillating review of its Model S by Consumer Reports that put the car in very elite company. But because the engineers at Consumer Reports were just so nit-picky, it gave Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk some fodder for a hint at something that is coming from the company soon – though he does not say when.
Tesla’s Electric Model S Grabs Consumer Reports Top Rating (SFGate)
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s electric Model S, Motor Trend’s 2013 “Car of the Year,” received the highest rating from Consumer Reports in an evaluation of the luxury sedan that led first-quarter North American plug-in car sales. The Model S from Palo Alto, California-based Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) scored 99 out of 100 points, the non-profit magazine said in an e- mailed statement. The $89,650 car bought by Consumer Reports “performed better, or just as well overall” as any vehicle it’s ever tested, the Yonkers, New York-based magazine said.
Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) Toys With The Idea Of A Camera-Free Q10 (MarketNewsCall)
These days the camera has become such an integral part of smartphones that it becomes rather a matter for surprise if a phone does not have a high-resolution camera as an accessory. However it looks like Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) may be toying with the idea of a camera-free Q10 smartphone. Talking to the media, Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) Singapore’s country director Charles Dufourcq said that a camera-free version of the BlackBerry Q10 was “technically possible”. He said that it would not be difficult to remove the camera module form the phone, but then it would be an entirely new manufacturing line – which means that it would be a variant of the current Q10, which has an adequate camera.
Research In Motion Ltd (BBRY): Is Carl Icahn Really Interested In Taking A Stake In BlackBerry? (InsiderMonkey)
Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has been making at least a little bit of noise in the mobile device world lately with the launch of the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, then releases of the Z10 touchscreen and Q10 keyboard handsets in recent months. Though the Q10 isn’t due on U.S. shelves for at least a couple more weeks, the company and the stock has been gaining some positive momentum this year, up 29 percent on the year despite recent slides. Today, shares in Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) have edged up more than 3 percent on the day not so much on anything technical but the dreaded r-word – rumor. There is talk out there that one of our favorite hedge-fund managers, billionaire Carl Icahn, may have bought a stake in the Canada-based mobile device maker…
Green Mountain Looks to New Brewer Line for Next Phase of Growth (WSJ)
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR), the maker of Keurig single-serve coffee brewers, is developing a new line of machines that will be compatible with both its K-Cup and Vue coffee pods. The move comes as Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR) is under intense pressure to innovate–facing more competition from other brewers, like Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX)‘s new Varismo machine, and off-branded K-Cups that emerged once Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR)’s patents expired last autumn. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR) has been criticized by hedge fund manager David Einhorn for developing a system he said is reliant on those patents. Although Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR) has been the dominant player in single-serve coffee, investors like Mr. Einhorn questioned the sustainability of its rapid growth.