Rex Crum, San Jose Mercury News

Rex Crum

San Jose Mercury News

Oakland, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Rex:

Tesla makes a deal and cuts car prices by up to $5,000

If you have been sitting on the fence regarding whether or not to buy a new Tesla, the electric carmaker is trying to sway your thoughts by cutting the prices of three of its car models. → Read More

Elon Musk’s SpaceX set for first manned rocket launch

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk will likely be directing his attention away from the electric carmaker Wednesday, as his SpaceX company is set to launch its first-ever manned spaceflight later in t… → Read More

Coronavirus: Apple to reopen some Bay Area stores for storefront service this week

Apple will begin offering storefront product sales and service at a handful of its Bay Area stores this week, and reopen six of its California retail outlets for in-store shopping as part of the ef… → Read More

Coronavirus: Apple, Tesla among stocks rising on reopening hopes

As investors came back from the Memorial Day weekend Tuesday, shares of Bay Area companies such as Apple, Tesla and Cisco Systems rose amid broad enthusiasm for efforts to reopen the U.S. economy a… → Read More

Zuckerberg: 50% of Facebook employees may soon permanently work remotely

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, said Thursday that it may not be long before remote work becomes standard for at least half of the social networker’s employees. → Read More

Coronavirus: Tesla drops suit against Alameda County over shelter-in-place rules

Tesla on Wednesday dropped a lawsuit against Alameda County that had filed as a challenge to the county’s shelter-in-place order that had forced the electric carmaker to cease vehicle product… → Read More

Newsom says he’s ‘not worried’ about Tesla leaving California soon

Governor says he's 'committed' to Tesla succeeding at its Fremont facility → Read More

Coronavirus: Apple’s Del Monte store in Monterey will be one of first to reopen –

As California begins the process of relaxing coronavirus lockdown restrictions and reopening its economy, Apple is among the companies getting set to open the doors on its popular retail stores aft… → Read More

Coronavirus: Which Apple stores will be the first to reopen?

Only a handful of stores will reopen Wednesday, and you'll have to drive to find one → Read More

Elon Musk says price of Tesla’s self-driving tech is going up

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk says that if you are looking at buying one of his company’s cars, you should get your order in quick before the price goes up on one of Tesla’s m… → Read More

Coronavirus: Uber to cut 3,000 more jobs as pandemic hits ride-hailing business

Uber said Monday that it will cut another 3,000 jobs as the San Francisco-based ride-hailing leader deals with more fallout from the ongoing coronavirus crisis upon its business. → Read More

Coronavirus: Apple, Tesla shares surge on positive COVID-19 vaccine report

Bay Area business bellwethers such as Apple, Tesla and HP saw their share prices climb Monday as an upbeat report about an early stage coronavirus vaccine trial spurred big gains across Wall Street… → Read More

Coronavirus: New cases drop in Alameda County, rise elsewhere in Bay Area

Bay Area counties reported a mixed bag of coronavirus-related data on Sunday, with Alameda County showing a decline in the number of new cases from the day before, but Contra Costa County reporting… → Read More

Coronavirus: New California cases, deaths dropped on Saturday

California counties reported a sharp dropoff in COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, with the state reporting 51 fatalities, or less than half the number recorded one day earlier. → Read More

Coronavirus: New California cases, deaths dropped on Saturday

California counties reported a sharp dropoff in COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, with the state reporting 51 fatalities, or less than half the number recorded one day earlier. → Read More

Tesla planning on new Gigafactory in Texas: report

Electric carmaker looking to have new facility in operation possibly by end of this year → Read More

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. completes second Las Vegas tunnel

Tunnels are part of a project scheduled to be completed in January 2021 → Read More

Elon Musk lists Hillsborough home for $35 million

Tesla Chief Exeutive Elon Musk doesn’t appear to be faking it with regards to his recent statement about plans to sell most of his material possessions and own no house. → Read More

Coronavirus: Zoom Video to hire 500 new software engineers as usage surges

Zoom to boost security development with new hires due to coronavirus crisis → Read More

Coronavirus: Uber to require all drivers and riders to wear masks

Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said Wednesday that the ride-hailing giant will require all of its drivers and riders worldwide to wear masks over their faces for the foreseeable future. → Read More