There is a lot of excitement about TSMC’s announcements in Arizona, but the reality is a bit more grim, even if the motivations of everyone involved are understandable.
Lensa and Stable Diffusion, Stable Diffusion and Apple Silicon, Open Questions
More AI developments, first in terms of iPhone apps and Stable Diffusion, and the Apple Silicon optimizations. Then, open questions about the AI market going forward.
The first obvious casualty of large language models is homework: the real training for everyone, though, and the best way to leverage AI, will be in verifying and editing information.
The NYT-SBF Interview, Sharp China on China Protests and the Path to Re-Opening
No one should believe anything that SBF says: the one thing we know for sure is that FTX committed fraud. Then, Sharp China covers China’s protests and the rocky path to re-opening.
Nvidia Earnings and Inventory, Nvidia and China, Nvidia and Public Clouds
Understanding Nvidia’s earnings, including its exploding inventory, China prospects, and public cloud partnerships
Musk vs. Apple; Advertising, App Store Review, and 30%; Google Headcount
Elon Musk vs. Apple has felt like an inevitability, and the battle was joined over advertising, App Store control, and 30% fees. Plus, Google’s money-making employee base is remarkably small.
Disney Expectations, Twitter Expectations, Silicon Valley Expectations
Bob Chapek’s failure was about managing expectations; expectations are why the perception of Musk’s tenure have switched. The ultimate impact may be on Silicon Valley as a whole.
Stratechery is off for Thanksgiving, but there are plenty of podcasts to catch up on.
Bob Iger Back at Disney; Chapek’s Tactics, Iger’s Strategy; Tactics, Strategy, or Environment
Bob Chapek’s tactics were downstream from Bob Iger’s strategy: if the strategy was the problem, then Disney is in trouble.
An Interview with Opendoor CEO Eric Wu About Building a Marketplace in a Real Estate Slowdown
An Interview with Opendoor CEO Eric Wu about why the speed of the current slowdown caught Opendoor by surprise, acquiring customers for an infrequent transaction, and how the company will get a marketplace off of the ground.