EU’s new tech laws are working; small browsers gain market share

April 10, 2024 – 2:10 AM PDT STOCKHOLM/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Independent browser companies in the European Union are seeing a spike in users in the first month after EU legislation forced Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O), opens new tab, Microsoft (MSFT.O), opens new tab and Apple (AAPL.O), opens new tab to make it easier for users to […]

Google unveils Arm-based data center processor, new AI chip

April 9, 2024 – 6:02 AM PDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google (GOOGL.O), opens new tab on Tuesday revealed the details of a new version of its data center artificial intelligence chips and announced an Arm-based (O9Ty.F), opens new tab, based central processor. Advertisement WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Google’s tensor processing units (TPUs) are one of […]

Google’s contemplated mega deal would prompt new fight with regulators

April 8, 2024 – 8:25 AM PDT (Reuters) – Google parent Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) contemplated acquisition of marketing software company HubSpot (HUBS.N) would likely spark opposition from regulators even as many experts agree it would not curb competition, and would require the technology giant to open a new front in its battle with antitrust watchdogs. Advertisement Reuters reported last week […]

Meta overhauls rules on deepfakes, other altered media

April 5, 2024 – 7:02 AM PDT People walk behind a logo of Meta Platforms company, during a conference in Mumbai, India, September 20, 2023. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook owner Meta (META.O) announced major changes to its policies on digitally created and altered media on Friday, ahead of U.S. elections poised to […]

Tesla scraps low-cost car plans amid fierce Chinese EV competition

April 5, 2024 – 8:24 AM PDT Model Y cars are pictured during the opening ceremony of the new Tesla Gigafactory for electric cars in Gruenheide, Germany, March 22, 2022. Patrick Pleul/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo (Reuters) – Tesla has canceled the long-promised inexpensive car that investors have been counting on to drive its growth into […]

Google parent Alphabet weighs offer for HubSpot, sources say

April 4, 2024 – 7:56 AM PDT (Reuters) – Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL.O) has been talking to its advisers about the possibility of making an offer for HubSpot (HUBS.N), an online marketing software company with a market value of $35 billion, people familiar with the matter said. Advertisement If Alphabet moves ahead with a bid, it would be […]

Microsoft, Quantinuum claim breakthrough in quantum computing

April 3, 2024 – 6:03 AM PDT (Reuters) – Microsoft (MSFT.O) and Quantinuum on Wednesday said they have achieved a key step in making quantum computers a commercial reality by making them more reliable. Advertisement The move is the latest in a race to perfect quantum computing in which tech firms such as Microsoft, Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) and […]

Yahoo acquires Instagram co-founders’ AI news platform Artifact

April 2, 2024 – 12:27 PM PDT (Reuters) – Yahoo said on Tuesday it had acquired Instagram co-founders’ AI-driven news platform, Artifact, and will incorporate its technology across the U.S. web services provider’s news and other sites. Advertisement The deal signals continued pain for media start-ups struggling to grow revenue at a time when Big […]

Sam Bankman-Fried prosecutor says coder’s cooperation sped up case

April 2, 2024 – 12:27 PM PDT Former FTX Chief Executive Sam Bankman-Fried leaves the Manhattan federal court in New York City, U.S. March 30, 2023. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors were able to charge FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried shortly after the cryptocurrency exchange’s collapse in part because they secured the cooperation of […]


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