Google Releases ChatGPT Rival AI ‘Bard’ to Early Testers

Google’s release of Bard comes as the company is facing challenges to its flagship search business, which drives most of its revenue. Last week, Alphabet reported sales that missed expectations amid a digital ad slowdown and investor anxiety that wildly popular AI rivals, like Open AI’s ChatGPT, could upend search. Last year, the company declared a … 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

Cyberattack Sends Derivatives Trading Back to the 1980s

Derivatives shops, used to clearing hundreds of billions of dollars in trades every day, found themselves in a dramatically different era this week: the old days of manually processing deals.

Apple Is Dropping Industrial Design Chief Role in Post-Jony Ive Era

Several of the company’s industrial designers left for LoveFrom, a design and consulting firm founded by Ive and Marc Newson, who formerly did work for Apple. Still, a number of veteran designers have remained at Apple, including Molly Anderson, Duncan Kerr, Bart Andre, Richard Howarth, Peter Russell-Clarke and Ben Shaffer.

ECB Hikes By Half-Point And Vows More Before Reassessing

(Bloomberg) — The European Central Bank lifted interest rates by a half-point and pledged another such move before officials then take stock of where borrowing costs must go to tame inflation. Policymakers, as expected, raised the deposit rate to 2.5%, the highest since 2008. They warned that the most aggressive bout of monetary tightening in … Read more

Trump Sues Journalist Bob Woodward for Releasing Interview Recordings

Trump participated in 19 interviews in-person or by phone with Woodward between December 2019 and August 2020, as well as in 2016 when he was still a candidate, according to the complaint. Woodward’s book, , was published a month after the last interview. In October 2022, Simon & Schuster released the audiobook of the recordings, … 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.