Tesla’s Tax Benefit Doubles Profit, but Price Reductions Impact Revenue

Tesla’s revenue increased drastically in the fourth quarter of 2023 compared to a year earlier, largely due to a $5.9 billion tax benefit. However, this boost in profit is overshadowed by the fact that profit from car sales fell as a result of Tesla’s price cuts to compete with other electric carmakers. The profit in Q4 was $7.9 billion, up from $3.7 billion a year earlier after the tax benefit. The company, by slashing prices of its Model 3 sedan and Model Y sport utility vehicle, has managed to increase sales but these price cuts have negatively affected the company’s overall profit. Tesla, a dominant player in the electric vehicle market, is facing economic uncertainties, with CEO Elon Musk expressing interest in increasing his stake in the company. The company also faces challenges from competitors, slowing sales growth and political uncertainties as well. Despite facing setbacks, Tesla remains a significant player in the electric car market, and it has room to grow even further.

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Moms Managing Girl Influencers: A Marketplace Stalked by Men

Elissa began receiving threatening messages early last year from a person calling themselves “Instamodelfan” targeting her daughter’s Instagram account. Despite having over 100,000 followers, the account has been under scrutiny for potentially exploiting children in exchange for money. However, the issue runs deeper than that. Research from The New York Times found that the platform […]

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Insights from The Times’s Investigation of Child Influencers

Instagram maintains the 13-year-old minimum age for accounts, but parents can take control, largely for their daughters’ ambitions to become influencers. Parents initiate their child’s modeling career or gain favor from clothing brands, but a dark subculture emerges, controlled by men attracted to minors, as per The New York Times. The emergence of mom-run profiles […]

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Rising Threat: China’s Growing Cyber Espionage and the New Vulnerability

Beijing’s Networks Expanding Hacking Efforts China has spread its hacking reach with new tools that exploit computer vulnerabilities and a network of contracted vendors. The large scale of China’s hacking operations poses a significant threat, with the FBI reporting China’s hacking program to be larger than all major nations combined. The U.S. has tracked consistent […]

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