Nvidia's Rise to $3T, SpaceX's Fourth Major Test Flight | Bloomberg Technology

Nvidia's Rise to $3T, SpaceX's Fourth Major Test Flight | Bloomberg Technology


  • NVIDIA's market capitalization briefly reached $3 trillion, making it the third company to achieve this milestone.
  • NVIDIA's stock price has since pulled back by 1.8%.
  • Cathie Wood of ARK Invest says her firm is well-positioned in artificial intelligence (AI) despite trimming their NVIDIA position.


  • SpaceX's Starship rocket successfully completed its fourth major test flight, with controlled reentries and splash landings for both the booster and spacecraft.
  • The data gathered from the test flight is crucial for SpaceX as it works to make the Starship operational, reusable, and ready for regular space trips.
  • SpaceX's Starship test flight was successful despite not being perfect, which could help speed up future tests and move the company closer to its goal of a manned mission to the moon by September 26th or later.


  • Alibaba reported better-than-expected earnings and plans to expand to new markets in the Middle East, Europe, and other parts of Asia, marking its first foray outside of China.
  • Alibaba's president discussed the company's focus on incorporating AI to improve efficiency for sellers and buyers, including using generative AI to help buyers create products that fit their imagination.


  • Bitcoin's price is hovering near record highs, driven by factors such as bipartisan congressional support for cryptocurrencies, the launch of a spot Bitcoin ETF, and excitement about the potential of a spot Ethereum ETF.
  • Former US President Donald Trump's focus on cryptocurrency as a platform has brought the conversation about crypto regulation to the forefront, prompting discussions about the need for consistency and clarity in the markets.
  • The SEC has approved a special filing that allows stock exchanges to change their rules and list spot ETFs, but individual fund approvals are still pending, which could take some time.

Autonomous Vehicles

  • Amazon's autonomous ride-hailing company, Zoox, showcased its robotaxi in Las Vegas, offering rides to the public for the first time.
  • Zoox, a self-driving car company, showcased its fully autonomous robotaxi in Las Vegas, successfully navigating unprotected turns and traffic at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.
  • The robotaxi operates without a steering wheel or pedals and relies on advanced software trained by millions of miles of test data and an array of sensors for real-time perception of the environment.
  • Zoox aims to expand its robotaxi service to San Francisco and is currently the only company permitted to operate purpose-built, fully autonomous robotaxis on public roads in America.
  • The company's cautious approach and focus on safety have contributed to its progress, while competitors like Alphabet's Waymo have scaled back plans for testing their own autonomous vehicles.
  • Zoox's CEO, Aicha Evans, emphasizes the importance of staying on course and not exaggerating timelines, drawing comparisons to the "tortoise and the hare" scenario.

Artificial Intelligence

  • Commission AI, a startup that aims to make software engineering easier using AI, has gained significant attention since its launch.
  • Commission AI's co-founder and CEO, Scott Wu, explains that their AI agent, Devon, is designed to assist engineers with tedious and repetitive tasks, allowing them to focus on more complex problem-solving.
  • The company has raised $21 million in funding and is looking to expand its team with talented engineers from New York and the Bay Area.
  • Wu highlights the importance of having access to talent from both locations and explains that Devon is an autonomous agent capable of using the same tools and processes as human engineers.
  • Braid raised $175 million in a funding round led by Founders Fund and Coast Law, bringing its valuation to $2 billion.
  • The company plans to use the funds to scale up and expand its operations.
  • Rebecca Kantar, Managing Partner at Castle Island Ventures, believes that the intersection of AI and Web3 has the potential to create exciting new opportunities.
  • She sees New York as a hub for innovation in both AI and Web3, and believes that the city is well-positioned to capitalize on the potential of these technologies.
  • Valuations in the AI sector are currently high, but there are also opportunities in other areas that are less hyped.
  • Kantar believes that AI is an important part of innovation, but it is not the only factor to consider when investing in startups.

Revolt Media

  • Revolt Media, a multimedia platform, announced a new ownership structure where its former chair Sean Combs sold his remaining stake in the company to its employees.
  • The CEO of Revolt, Detavio Samuels, explained that the idea of employee ownership was part of his vision for the company since 2020, emphasizing the concept of "linked prosperity" where everyone benefits when Revolt succeeds.
  • Samuels highlighted Revolt's achievements, including collaborations with renowned creators, funding entrepreneurs, and providing significant bonuses to employees.
  • Revolt positions itself as the dominant force in youth culture, attracting advertisers seeking to reach this hard-to-reach audience.
  • Samuels believes that Revolt can continue its current strategy and vision of building the world's largest Black storytelling engine without major changes.
  • The company operates with a board-managed structure, where Samuels represents the employees' interests and ensures their needs and aspirations are met at the board level.
  • The financial details of Sean Combs' share sale are not disclosed due to Revolt being a private company.
  • The transition has been challenging for the Revolt team, but Samuels expressed pride in their resilience, commitment, and loyalty.
  • The company has taken steps to support employee well-being during this period, including providing therapy sessions and wellness events.

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