Startups put OpenAI’s Microsoft advantage to the test: OpenAI is becoming one of the US' most valuable startups over its sensational generative AI. Leadership in the space requires skillful monetization.
Apple’s intensifying in-house push: It already designs its own processors, and now it looks like Apple is moving to make its own Wi-Fi and 5G radios, displays, and touchscreens, reducing reliance on suppliers.
President Biden urges regulators to move fast on Big Tech reforms: He called for a ban on targeting ads to minors and reforms to the controversial Section 230.
US consumers spent $497 billion on tech last year, according to the Consumer Technology Association. That’s a $15 billion drop from 2021. This year, spending will decline again, by $12 billion.
Alphabet wants to lead the climate battle: Google is leveraging its moonshots lab to tackle climate change at the expense of other research as revenue shortcomings call for new strategies.
Microsoft hitches its AI wagon to OpenAI’s ChatGPT: Investing $10 billion will give Microsoft 75% of OpenAI’s profits and priority access to innovation it can fold into web search and software solutions.
2023 layoffs expose Big Tech’s dirty laundry: Tone deafness, overexpansion, and lack of focus on security are the industry’s pressing problems that need to be resolved before the economy recovers.
Another Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has come and gone, introducing the world to everything from a self-driving stroller to an accessible PlayStation 5 controller. It would be impossible to give a rundown of everything announced at the Las Vegas event, but here are a few things we think retailers should keep an eye on.
Tech’s economic pain isn’t letting up: Economic recovery eludes the tech industry as the Fed targets the overall strong job market’s role in driving inflation. Expect more corporate downsizing.
Amazon laying off 18,000: That’s significantly more than previously disclosed and could indicate that widespread job cuts are around the corner for tech companies. Job uncertainty could lead to panic and stall innovation.
“We used to talk about ‘omnichannel’ and we should just be talking about ‘commerce.’” That’s according to our analyst Suzy Davidkhanian, speaking on our “Behind the Numbers: Reimagining Retail” podcast.
Microsoft’s cavalier generative AI could be Bing’s big chance: Wielding the technology reflects Microsoft’s risk appetite as it eyes a rare shot at search dominance.
Taiwan is still the cradle of chip innovation: TSMC committed to its home country even as it broke ground in America, maintaining Taiwan’s dominance in chip production at a time of heightened geopolitical conflict.
Early adopters are shaping our commercial quantum future: The quantum computing industry is heating up as end users take investment risk. Skills deficits and technical errors are the stumbling blocks.
Tesla leads EV charge, but competition is around the corner: Tesla’s expansion is unparalleled, but so are its recalls and safety issues. Meanwhile, the rest of the automotive industry is slowly but steadily catching up.
European regulators intensified their investigations into Big Tech’s anticompetitive practices: Apple, Google, Meta, and Amazon parried with regulators throughout the year as various countries put tech giants in their crosshairs.
We look back at the year’s most disruptive Big Tech payment stories and how the Big Four have expanded in the space.
Not all startups are feeling the VC funding pinch: Investors are still funding startups, but they’re more selective, gravitating toward tech areas that show promise for enterprises without the risk.
Google expands its cloud but pivots to a simplicity sprint to counter the down economy: Innovation could be dialed down further for 2023 as Big Tech’s most multifaceted behemoth rethinks its strategies.
Will tech have learned its lesson during economic recovery? A mild recession in 2023 could give rise to tech’s recovery during the second half of the year. Expect industry caution.
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