Billionaire Beef: Elon Musk calls Jeff Bezos a copycat…again

This isn’t the first time the Tesla CEO has squared off against the Amazon founder on Twitter.

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The Musk-Bezos feud can be traced all the way back to 2013 when SpaceX won out over Bezos’ Blue Origin to take over the historic Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center which has served as the starting point for space missions since the 1960s.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently called Amazon founder Jeff Bezos a copycat after the e-commerce giant announced it was acquiring self-driving start-up Zoox.

“Jeff Bezos is a copy[cat] haha," tweeted Musk, sharing a link to an article about Bezos' Zoox purchase.



But this is not the first time Musk has called Bezos a copycat or squared off against him on Twitter.

Here are a few instances when Musk faced off against Bezos:

Starlink vs. Project Kuiper
Last year, when Amazon announced its plans to launch 3,236 satellites into orbit to provide broadband Internet access - a project that seemed very similar to one Musk’s SpaceX had embarked on in late 2017 when it had launched Starlink Internet satellites around its Falcon 9 rocket - Musk replied to a story on Project Kuiper, tagging Bezos and writing “copy” followed by the cat emoji.

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Who Did It First?
A few years ago, the duo faced-off about who was the first space entrepreneur to successfully launch a reusable rocket. In 2015, when Bezos tweeted proudly about the successful launch and landing of Blue Origin’s then-new New Shepard rocket, calling it ‘the rarest of beasts’, Musk replied: “Not quite "rarest". SpaceX Grasshopper rocket did 6 suborbital flights 3 years ago & is still around.”


Jeff Who?
In a 2016 BBC interview, Musk was asked about his competitiveness with regulators and businessmen like Jeff Bezos in rockets and Detroit in the motor industry. When asked about Bezos in particular, Musk shrugged and jokingly replied, 'Jeff who?'.


Whose Pad is It Anyway?
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The Musk-Bezos feud can be traced all the way back to 2013 when SpaceX won out over Bezos’ Blue Origin to take over the historic Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center which has served as the starting point for space missions since the 1960s.

In 2013, after the retirement of the shuttle fleet, NASA determined that it no longer needed the pad and decided to hand management of 39A over to a commercial operator that could upgrade the facility. Both Blue Origin and SpaceX submitted proposals to NASA to take over the maintenance and operations of Launch Pad 39A. Before NASA could reach its decision, Blue Origin filed a protest with the U.S. General Accountability Office, claiming its proposal to develop a multi-user facility better fit NASA’s declared intention for the pad. The request was later denied.

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Ultimately SpaceX won, signing a 20-year lease for Pad 39A in 2014.

Elon’s ‘Musk’-eteer, Hasan’s ‘Mini Minhaj’ & Baby Boris: Here Are All The Kids Born During Covid-19 Pandemic
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If there’s anything that attracts public attention more than politicians and sports stars, it’s their babies. The world is on the edge, thanks to the Covid-19 crisis and the global population is in dire need for a ray of hope.

However, well-known personalities like UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, tech mogul Elon Musk were blessed with a bundle of joy in these trying times and became parents to a newborn in the middle of the pandemic.

Here’s a look at all the famous babies born during corona crisis.

If there’s anything that attracts public attention more than politicians and sports stars, it’s their babies. The world is on the edge, thanks to the Covid-19 crisis and the global population is in d..
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Baby Boris, or perhaps we should call him by his full name, Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, was welcomed into the world by his parents, Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds, last month. While it’s the first child for the couple, the UK Prime Minister is already a father to five.

The news came a few weeks after Johnson was released from hospital following treatment for Covid-19. In fact, Symonds’ posted that their baby boy’s middle name was in honour of the two doctors that saved Johnson’s life, saying: “Nicholas after Dr Nick Price and Dr Nick Hart - the two doctors that saved Boris' life last month.”

Baby Boris, or perhaps we should call him by his full name, Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson, was welcomed into the world by his parents, Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds, last month. Whil..
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Well, we could try to call Elon Musk’s latest addition to his family with his girlfriend Grimes, by his full name but we wouldn’t know where to start. Spelt, but pronounced ‘X Ash A 12’.

"The X is just “X” and the A-12 is just “A 12,”” revealed Musk in a podcast. The parents also added that the A-12 part of their son’s name was partially based on the Archangel-12, the precursor to their favorite aircraft, the SR-71. The baby is the first for the couple and joins Musk’s brood of five boys.

Well, we could try to call Elon Musk’s latest addition to his family with his girlfriend Grimes, by his full name but we wouldn’t know where to start. Spelt, but pronounced ‘X Ash A 12’. "The X is ju..
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While the Indian cricketer may be taking a forced hiatus from sports, there’s one thing he has to double up on: daddy duties. Suresh Raina and his wife Priyanka welcomed their second child, a baby boy, during lockdown.

The star shared a photo of himself with his wife and the newborn, who they are naming Rio, and added, “The beginning of all things wonder, hope, possibilities and a better world!”

While the Indian cricketer may be taking a forced hiatus from sports, there’s one thing he has to double up on: daddy duties. Suresh Raina and his wife Priyanka welcomed their second child, a baby bo..
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Hasan Minhaj probably summed up the arrival of his little one during a pandemic perfectly. As he and his wife Beena Patel welcomed their baby boy in April, Minhaj posted, “Even in these crazy times there are so many beautiful moments.”

The proud couple are already parents to a daughter and hinted that this may be the last little Minhaj to join their gang. But, you never know, added Minhaj before saying, “The Minhaj family grows, and according to Beena it’s done growing. But ya never know, shooters shoot.”

Hasan Minhaj probably summed up the arrival of his little one during a pandemic perfectly. As he and his wife Beena Patel welcomed their baby boy in April, Minhaj posted, “Even in these crazy times t..
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Crown Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and his wife Princess Stephanie welcomed a baby boy. This is the first child of the couple that married in 2012 in a regal ceremony. Their son hypothetically could inherit the throne in the future.

The birth of the firstborn of the royal couple will be welcomed with a 21-gun salute by an artillery battery placed by the Army on the heights of Fort Thüngen.

Crown Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and his wife Princess Stephanie welcomed a baby boy. This is the first child of the couple that married in 2012 in a regal ceremony. Their son hypothetically cou..
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