Elon Musk, chief executive of U.S. electric car maker Tesla, called Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos a “plagiarism” on Twitter on Friday, local time after U.S. e-commerce company Amazon announced the acquisition of self-driving start-up Zoox,media reported. (NetEase Editor’s Note: The original text is copy cat, and in Chinese Internet, the more popular expression is “copy dog.” )
This isn’t the first time Musk has attacked Bezos on social media platforms. Earlier this month, Musk’s comments on Twitter that “it’s time to spin off Amazon” became the focus of the media. In April 2019, Musk also called Bezos a copycat on Twitter when he learned that Bezos was planning to build a satellite internet similar to SpaceX’s Starlink.
Zoox is understood to have fought a lawsuit with Tesla. In March 2019, Tesla lawyers filed a lawsuit against four former company employees and Zoox, alleging that they stole Tesla’s proprietary information and trade secrets in warehousing, logistics and inventory control. In the end, Zoox admitted that some of the new employees had some of Tesla’s documents when they joined the company. The company paid compensation and destroyed the documents.
Just recently, Amazon has agreed to buy Zoox for more than $1 billion. (Chen Chen)