Tesla's Slower Growth Rate and ServiceNow's Strong Results | Bloomberg Technology

Tesla's Slower Growth Rate and ServiceNow's Strong Results | Bloomberg Technology

Tesla's Slump in Shares

  • Tesla shares dropped 10%, the biggest drop since October.
  • The drop is due to concerns over guidance on production growth.

Analysis of Tesla's Future

  • Tasha Keeney, an analyst, discusses Tesla's future plans, including the development of a next-generation TV platform, the release of FSD 12 (Fully Self-Driving) to customers, and the potential for robotaxi services.
  • Keeney believes that Tesla's focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics is a great opportunity for the company.
  • There is optimism about Tesla's ability to continue growing and attract talent despite cost-cutting measures.

Elon Musk's Influence and Controversial Statements

  • Keeney discusses Elon Musk's role in Tesla and his controversial statements, including comparing an advisory firm to ISIS.
  • While Musk is seen as a capable leader in terms of innovation, his inflammatory statements and behavior are a concern for investors and for building a strong brand.

Microsoft's Job Cuts and Acquisition of Activision

  • Microsoft is cutting 19,000 jobs in its gaming division, including Activision employees.
  • The layoffs are a common occurrence in M&A deals.
  • The acquisition of Activision is seen as an opportunity for Microsoft to strengthen its gaming offerings.

Semiconductor Industry News

  • ASML, a semiconductor equipment manufacturer, continues to deliver to China despite an agreement to curb shipments.
  • Russia relies heavily on imported semiconductors, including from companies like Intel.
  • ST Microelectronics missed estimates due to weak demand for industrial chips.

Porsche's Electric Macan

  • Porsche unveiled its electric Macan car and believes it will meet high demand.
  • The company is confident in its ability to supply the market.
  • Porsche remains focused on design, technology, and growing its customer base.

Lawsuit Against Fearless Fund

  • Fearless Fund, an Atlanta-based venture capital firm, is being sued for alleged discrimination by the American Alliance for Equal Rights.
  • The lawsuit claims that Fearless Fund discriminates in its allocation of grants to women of color.
  • The outcome of the lawsuit could have a chilling effect on the allocation of capital to diverse founders.

Shein's IPO Prospects

  • Online fashion company Shein had initially been valued at $66 billion but is now seeing valuations as low as $45 billion in the private market.
  • Regulatory scrutiny and concerns about the Chinese economy have dampened investors' enthusiasm for the company.
  • Shein, headquartered in Singapore but manufacturing in China, primarily generates revenue in the U.S. market.

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