Intel Earnings, Intel’s Plunging Margin, The Dividend Question

Intel’s earnings are brutal, but it is a brutal result years in the making. That mismatch between decisions and consequences probably explain why Intel continues to pay a dividend despite its need for cash.

TSMC Earnings, Geographic Flexibility, The 7nm Question

TSMC’s earnings, even when disappointing, show how strong the company’s position is. Still, there are open questions about using leading edge capacity in the future.

Musk’s Twitter Blue; A Twitter Subscription, Revisited; Apple Earnings

Elon Musk’s Twitter Blue proposal seems reasonable, and the company is not in as dire financial straits as reported. Then, revisiting the idea of a Twitter business model pivot, and why Apple’s services revenue is so impressive.

Roblox Ads, Walmart Land, Internal Economies

Roblox announced an advertising platform; I’m skeptical about the value to brand advertisers, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be valuable to Roblox itself.