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Dave Lee

Dave Lee is the founder and editor-in-chief at TeslaWeekly.

Dave has writing on Tesla since 2012, first at teslamotorsclub.com (under the profile name, DaveT) and later through his weekly email newsletter at TeslaWeekly.com.

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Tesla bizarre conference call

On Wednesday Tesla reported Q1 2018 earnings and re-affirmed that Model 3 production is on track to ramp to 5000 cars/week in about 2 months. Tesla said they are also on track to become profitable and cash flow positive in Q3 and Q4 this year. Overall, Tesla looks like they’re in great shape and on a cusp a very important turning point, specifically becoming a consistently profitable company.

However, the conference call turned awkward and bizarre as Elon cut of two analysts and refused to answer their questions since they were “dry” and “boring”. Elon then proceeded to take a series of questions from a YouTuber who was originally scheduled to ask one question. In a matter of minutes, the stock dropped over 10 points.

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Elon Musk says Facebook gives him the “willies”

Last week Elon deleted the Tesla and SpaceX pages on Facebook, joining in on #deletefacebook.

Would be very interesting to hear more from Elon directly on why Facebook gives him the willies.

Tim Cook joined in commenting on Facebook recently (via ZDnet):

“This certain situation is so dire and has become so large that probably some well-crafted regulation is necessary,” Cook said.  “The ability of anyone to know what you’ve been browsing about for years, who your contacts are, who their contacts are, things you like and dislike, and every intimate detail of your life — from my own point of view, it shouldn’t exist.”