Facebook stock falls to yet another ignominious level

Facebook was a member of the exclusive $1 trillion club a year ago, but it’s fallen a long way since then. Now named Meta Platforms Inc. META, -2.18%, the company saw its market value fall below $400 billion Friday for the first time since Jan. 7, 2019, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Meta’s valuation … Read more

The Meta meltdown: This chart shows Facebook’s fall from grace among the most valuable U.S. companies

Dogged by competitive and macroeconomic threats, Meta Platforms Inc. is sinking down the ranks of the largest U.S. companies. After a 9.4% daily slide in its stock, Meta META, -9.37% ranked 10th by market value as of Tuesday’s close, falling below Visa Inc. V, -3.37% for the first time since the start of August. Meta, … Read more

Apple, Alphabet, and Other Big Tech Stocks Poised for Further Losses

Text size Apple shares were poised to extend losses on Monday. Dreamstime Major technology stocks such as Apple and Alphabet were poised for further losses Monday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank would stick with its plan to raise interest rates to fight inflation. Growth stocks are particularly vulnerable to higher … Read more

Apple Inches Closer to Erasing 2022 Losses as Inflation Cools

Since bottoming in mid-June, Apple’s shares have surged about 30%, outpacing the S&P 500 Index and the Nasdaq 100. That’s put Apple back on top as the world’s most valuable company and within sight of turning positive for the year. Apple is now down just 5% in 2022, compared with a drop of 18% for … Read more

Gen Z Uses TikTok Like Google, Upsetting the Old Internet Order

Roughly 40% of young people today use TikTok or Instagram, owned by Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc., over Google when searching for lunch recommendations, Prabhakar Raghavan, a Google senior vice president, said in an interview with TechCrunch this month. The data come from a survey of U.S. users ages 18 to 24. The search giant, … Read more

Apple, Visa, Microsoft, Exxon Mobil, Chipotle, and Other Stocks for Investors to Watch This Week

It will be a busy week on both the micro and macro fronts. Second-quarter earnings season ramps up, as more than 150 S&P 500 firms report, including Big Tech. The Federal Reserve’s policy committee will announce an interest-rate decision on Wednesday afternoon, and economists will get a look at a bevy of new data. Wednesday will … Read more

AI’s Hold Over Humans Is Starting to Get Stronger

(Bloomberg Opinion) — It has been an exasperating week for computer scientists. They’ve been falling over each other to publicly denounce claims from Google engineer Blake Lemoine, chronicled in a Washington Post report, that his employer’s language-predicting system was sentient and deserved all of the rights associated with consciousness.