Google Will Join the AI Wars, Pitting LaMDA Against ChatGPT

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 02: A sign is posted in front of an office at Google headquarters on February 02, 2023 in Mountain View, California. Google parent company Alphabet reported lower-than-expected fourth quarter revenue with net income $13.62 billion, or $1.05 per share, compared to $20.64 billion, or $1.53 per share, one year ago. … Read more

Nasdaq Rally Gets a Reality Check as Megacaps Miss

The Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. Big technology earnings have prompted some extreme share price moves this season, with Wall Street’s expectations seemingly misaligned with company realities. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Meta lost $13.7 billion on Reality Labs in 2022 after metaverse pivot

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Meta Platforms Inc., demonstrates the Meta Quest Pro during the virtual Meta Connect event in New York, US, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg’s dream of a future in the metaverse is costing investors a boatload of money. In its earnings … Read more

Amazon to charge delivery fees on Fresh grocery orders under $150

Brendan McDermid | Reuters Amazon will start charging delivery fees for Fresh grocery orders that are less than $150, in a move it said will help keep prices low on its services. Beginning Feb. 28, Prime members who want home delivery from Amazon Fresh will incur a $9.95 delivery fee for orders under $50, while … Read more

Trump Back on Facebook Restores Potent Weapon at Crucial Time

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 23: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to reporters while participating in a roundtable about ‘fair and honest pricing in healthcare’ in the Roosevelt Room at the White House January 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. During the meeting Trump said 2018 was the first time in over 50 years that prescription … Read more

New Twitter Whistleblower Says Privacy Lapses Continued Into Musk Era

Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California, US, on Tuesday, Nov, 29, 2022. Twitter Inc. said it ended a policy designed to suppress false or misleading information about Covid-19, part of Musk’s polarizing mission to remake the social network as a place for unmoderated speech.

US Sues Google to Break Up Ad Unit in Heated Antitrust Fight

The Mountain View, California-based company is No. 1 in the $626.9 billion global digital ad market, according to 2023 estimates by research firm EMarketer, with the US representing the biggest piece. Alphabet’s ad operations are expected to bring in $73.8 billion in US digital ad revenue in 2023. Most of that, $58.50 billion, comes from … Read more

Amazon adds generic prescription perk for Prime members

The Amazon Pharmacy home screen on a laptop computer arranged in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Gabby Jones | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon on Tuesday announced a new prescription perk for U.S. Prime members, hoping to boost subscriptions and attract users to its pharmacy service. The add-on, … Read more

Didi Wins Okay To Relaunch Apps As China Tech Crackdown Ebbs

The return of Didi’s apps would be a milestone in Beijing’s preparations to loosen its grip on the country’s giant internet sector. Guo Shuqing, party secretary of the People’s Bank of China, said this month the regulatory overhaul was drawing to a close. That, coupled with a post-Covid Zero reopening and thawing tensions with the … Read more

Why is the bitcoin (BTC) price rallying in January 2023?

A number of factors are behind bitcoin’s New Year rise, according to analysts, including an increased probability of interest rates being lowered and purchases by large buyers known as “whales.” Filip Radwanski | Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Bitcoin has begun 2023 on a positive note, with the price of the world’s largest … Read more