Good morning! It’s a busy world out there. All The News You Missed Overnight gives you a guide to everything techy that happened while you were sleeping.
Given that people camped out in line for a chance to pay a deposit on the Model 3, a car they won’t see for at least a year, it’s no surprise that the pre-order numbers are big. But 276,000 pre-orders in 72 hours is still a shockingly high number.
Mathematically, 276,000 is going to be good for Tesla’s bottom line: it means $US276 million ($360 million) in the bank from deposits alone, and demand that will keep Tesla’s factories busy for years to come. It’s also far more than analysts anticipated: a Time survey said that conventional wisdom was on 55,000 pre-orders in the first 72 hours.
An international team of journalists has obtained what it’s referring to as “biggest leak in history”: A 2.6-terabyte stash of data about offshore savings and tax havens from Panama-based legal firm Mossack Fonseca.
It’s claimed that 370 reporters from 100 different media organisations have worked on the project — being referred to as the Panama Papers — over the last year, which has now been published with some fanfare by The Guardian and German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. The 2.6 terabytes of data are made up of over 11.5 million files, which makes it a far bigger leak than the diplomatic cables uncovered by WikiLeaks in 2010 or the stash of NSA documents released by Edward Snowden in 2013. It’s not yet clear how the documents were made available to journalists.
Over the weekend, Blue Origin successfully launched and landed its rocket for the third time. Now you can watch the whole thing in this lovely video.
The company claims its New Shepard rocket reached an altitude of 103,369.26m during the flight, safely managing its controlled decent to Earth without a hitch. It certainly looks like it went smoothly.