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Google calls Microsoft’s cloud practices in the EU anti-competitive

February 28, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Google Cloud has joined AWS and Europe-based Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE) in protesting Microsoft’s anticompetitive cloud software licensing practices in the EU. “Microsoft’s cloud licensing restrictions restrict choice and create harmful downstream impacts for companies, ranging from […]


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AI chip sales are driving stock markets to new records

February 23, 2024

Via: Computerworld

The Dow Jones Industrial Average shot up more than 450 points on Thursday, rocketing past 39,000 for the first time — with much of that gain attributed to one company’s earnings buoyed by artificial intelligence and cloud tech. Nvidia’s fourth-quarter […]


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EU begins formal investigation of TikTok over potential violations of Digital Services Act

February 20, 2024

Via: Computerworld

The European Commission has opened formal proceedings to assess whether TikTok may have breached the European Union’s Digital Services Act (DSA) in various ways associated with the protection of minors, advertising transparency, data access for researchers, and managing risk for […]


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Microsoft and Google invest in AI in Europe

February 15, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Google parent company Alphabet and Microsoft have both announced huge investments in artificial intelligence in Western Europe this week, likely to get ahead of proposed European Union AI regulations likely to be introduced in April. A new Google AI hub […]


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Microsoft and the Taylor Swift genAI deepfake problem

February 14, 2024

Via: Computerworld

The last few weeks have been a PR bonanza for Taylor Swift in both good ways and bad. On the good side, her boyfriend Travis Kelce was on the winning team at the Super Bowl, and her reactions during the […]


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EU’s AI Act wins fresh backing ahead of April vote

February 14, 2024

Via: Computerworld

European Union (EU) legislation that would set guardrails for the use and development of AI technology appears to be on a clear path toward ratification as two key groups of legislators in the EU Parliament on Tuesday approved a provisional […]


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Intel to make chips in US for Taiwan’s UMC

January 31, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Intel’s recent agreement to make chips for Taiwan’s UMC at its fabs in Arizona marks a strategic alignment with the US CHIPS Act, which seeks to increase chip manufacturing capacity on US soil. It also signals a significant shift in […]


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Teradyne is the latest victim of the US-China chip war

January 30, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Semiconductor testing company Teradyne recently confirmed to Reuters that it had to pull $1 billion of equipment out of China because of supply chain disruptions. Teradyne manufactures automated testing equipment that plays an important role in chip fabs around the […]


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Google settles $1.7 billion lawsuit over AI chips patent infringement

January 25, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Google has settled a $1.7 billion lawsuit over AI chips patent infringement filed by computer scientist Joseph Bates and his company Singular, the company said on Wednesday. The settlement, according to a Reuters report, was reached on the same day […]


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Microsoft Bing, Edge may be exempted from EU’s Digital Market Act: Report

January 24, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft’s search engine Bing and its web browser Edge may be exempted from the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) that will force obligations on large digital platforms, dubbed gatekeepers, from March. The exemption is due to the non-dominant nature of […]


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10 must-have security tips for digital nomads

January 19, 2024

Via: Computerworld

I’ve been a digital nomad since 2006. Since then, I’ve spent more time abroad than in the United States, working all the while, no matter where. And I’ve learned a lot about safety, security and privacy in specific locations on […]


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Google CEO warns of more job cuts as the company preps for ‘ambitious goals’

January 18, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Google Chief Executive Officer, Sundar Pichai, has warned the company’s workforce about upcoming job losses as Google moves investments toward new technologies, such as AI, according to a memo called, “2024 priorities and the year ahead,” CNBC reported. “The reality […]


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Intel wins reprieve in EU antitrust case

January 18, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Intel’s fight against a $1.2 billion (1.06 billion euros) antitrust fine from the European Union (EU) got a boost Thursday when a top court advisor in Europe pointed out errors in the EU regulators’ economic analysis. The dispute started in […]


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Apple v. Epic: The still-unanswered question

January 17, 2024

Via: Computerworld

When it comes to Apple’s commission on App Store sales, the question has always been pretty simple: “How much?” What happened? The US Supreme Court decided not to hear appeals from either Apple or Epic Games following a lengthy and […]


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iPhone sideloading is coming in March, EU antitrust chief hints

January 12, 2024

Via: BGR

We’ve been talking about iPhone sideloading for quite a while now. That’s because one large jurisdiction will force Apple to allow iPhone users to install apps from any source they choose. The change will bring third-party app stores, third-party payment […]


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Google targets retail sector with new genAI tools, hardware

January 11, 2024

Via: Computerworld

Google’s latest foray into the world of generative AI (genAI) is focused on the retail industry with custom chatbots, intelligent inventory assistants, and edge devices customized for retail businesses. The retail-oriented chatbot and other features were announced Thursday ahead of […]


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EU to review Microsoft’s investment in OpenAI

January 9, 2024

Via: Computerworld

The European Union is investigating whether Microsoft’s investment in OpenAI amounts to a concealed merger amid efforts to regulate the rapidly advancing generative AI (genAI) sector. The European Commission, serving as the EU’s executive branch, said Tuesday it is starting […]


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Apple Watch import ban paused by US appeals court

December 27, 2023

Via: BGR

A couple of days after the Apple Watch ban in the U.S. took effect, the company won a bid to pause this sanction thanks to an emergency request to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to halt […]


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Apple’s iPhone design chief headed to LoveFrom to work with Jony Ive on AI devices

December 26, 2023

Via: 9to5Mac

Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that Tang Tan, Apple’s chief iPhone and Apple Watch designer, is leaving the company in February. Now, more details have emerged to reveal that Tan is headed to LoveFrom to be reunited with Jony Ive. […]


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Japan prepares regulation requiring Apple to allow sideloading in iOS

December 26, 2023

Via: 9to5Mac

As the Digital Markets Act antitrust law passed in the European Union, Apple has until March 2024 to let users in Europe install iOS apps outside the App Store. Although Apple has yet to say a word about how it […]