Elon Musk Slashes Prices, Signaling the Start of Tesla’s Death Spiral

Elon Musk and Tesla just made another move regarding the company’s product line which tells a much bigger story than most people realize. It suggests Tesla’s days are numbered. Cost of Tesla full self-driving option increasing by ~$1000 on August 16 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 16, 2019 Another Price Cut and Discontinued Models Tesla’s …

Renegade Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Calls on Feds to Probe Google

Billionaire tech entrepreneur and outspoken Trump supporter Peter Thiel has called on the FBI and CIA to investigate Google for a “seemingly treasonous” decision related to its work in China. Speaking at the National Conservatism Conference in Washington, D.C., the Silicon Valley renegade’s speech focused on burning questions which Google must answer, according to a …

Instagram to Use AI to Censor Mean Comments

Instagram will soon trial a new AI-powered system for dealing with online bullying and abuse. Currently, the Facebook-owned social media platform uses a conventional human-dependent system for dealing with this issue that relies on users flagging and reporting comments as spam, abuse, or hate speech. On Monday, however, Instagram Head Adam Mosseri reportedly revealed that …

Elon Musk Could Use Some Steve Jobs-Like Wizardry to Fix Tesla

This should be a happy time for Tesla. After recently confounding critics by breaking its quarterly record for vehicle deliveries in Q2 2019, its share price rocketed over seven percent, closing the day just over four percent higher. After a miserable quarter plagued with boardroom infighting, resignations, missed delivery targets, lukewarm sales, safety scandals, lawsuits …

Facebook’s Libra User Base Could Be ‘Enormous’

The deputy governor of Japan’s central bank predicts a large user base for Libra and warns Facebook to comply with money laundering and risk management regulations. Libra’s ‘enormous’ user base According to Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Masayoshi Amamiya, Libra could have a high user base in the future. Facebook has to act responsibly, complying …

Dow Rampages to Triple-Digit Gains with Trump’s ‘New World Order’

Dow Jones futures rocketed 250 points higher on Monday after Donald Trump’s whirlwind weekend of diplomacy. In a matter of days, he eased trade tensions with China, struck a friendly tone with Russia, and became the first sitting US president to step into North Korea. The string of diplomatic meetings led one commentator to christen …

Netflix Says to Binge-Watch The Office as NBC Takes Show Back

Netflix announced on Tuesday that NBC would not extend its licensing agreement for the hit comedy “The Office” beyond January 2021. NFLX stock shed about 3 percent on the day. Why is this move significant for Netflix? It all comes down to competition, and ultimately, the company’s economics. Licensing on Its Way Out When Netflix …

Big Three Credit Rating Agency Fitch Touts Facebook’s Fiat-Backed Libra

As the wave of interest in Facebook’s stablecoin Libra continues around the world, it appears that Mark Zuckerberg’s foray into digital currencies has a new and powerful ally. Fitch, one of the big three credit rating agencies, gave it a thumbs up in a recent report. Fitch in Love with Facebook’s Fiat-Backed Libra What is …