Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, who's preparing to begin deliveries of the Model S electric vehicle in China, said he expects to be making cars in the country in the next three to four years. The company is also building a "big" network of battery-charging stations in China, including superchargers in Beijing and Shanghai, the billionaire CEO said at a packed Geekpark Conference in the nation's capital today. "At some point in the next three or four years we'll be establishing local manufacturing in China," Musk said. "China is very important to the future of Tesla.
A long-running battle between Apple Inc. and Google Inc. for mobile dominance is spreading to the most lucrative genre of apps: videogames. The two Silicon Valley giants have been wooing game developers to ensure that top-tier game titles arrive first on devices powered by their respective operating systems, people familiar with the situation said. In exchange, Apple and Google are offering to provide a promotional boost for these games by giving them premium placement on their app stores' home pages and features lists, these people said. Last August, for the launch of "Plants Vs. Zombies 2," a highly anticipated sequel to a popular zombie-survival strategy game, publisher Electronic Arts Inc. struck a deal with Apple, which promoted the game prominently in its App Store, according to people familiar with the matter.