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UK says Adobe's $20B deal for Figma would hurt graphic design market

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has objected to Adobe's acquisition of graphic design company Figma, adding to the EU and US concerns about the deal.

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EU Commission to Amazon: iRobot purchase could leave competitors in the dust

Regulators have expressed formal objections to the proposed $1.7-billion buyout of the robotic vacuum maker over concerns it will limit competition.


Google US antitrust trial: A timeline

The biggest antitrust trial of the century has kicked off, targeting Google's search business, and a second trial against the tech giant, focusing on advertising, is scheduled for next year. Here's an updated, play-by-play account of...

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Alibaba shutters quantum computing efforts

In the same month that Alibaba shelved plans to spin off its cloud computing arm, the e-commerce and cloud computing company has now shuttered its quantum computing research laboratory.

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US, UK, Japan, and other major powers sign AI security accord

The agreement, which excludes China, includes recommendations for monitoring AI systems for abuse, protecting data, and vetting software suppliers.

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Digital advocacy group criticizes current scope of the EU AI Act

In an open letter signed by members of Digital Europe, the group warned that over-regulation of the AI industry could negatively impact the region’s ability to become a global leader in the technology.

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India launches global repository of Digital Public Infrastructure

The Global Digital Public Infrastructure Repository initiative allows the sharing of successful local projects that might have universal appeal.

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Sam Altman returns to OpenAI after agreement reached

Both investors and employees rallied hard for Altman's return after he was fired from the company on November 17.

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Tech layoffs in 2023: A timeline

Facing an uncertain global economy and slowing revenue growth, technology companies have picked up the pace of layoffs in 2023. Here's an updated timeline of notable layoffs, and reasons why Big Tech is in turmoil.


Amazon to cut jobs at Alexa unit to sharpen focus on generative AI

Amazon’s Alexa division is set to suffer another round of job cuts as the company plans to discontinue some initiatives in favor of new generative AI projects.

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Turmoil at OpenAI raises concerns about genAI’s future, rapid advance

The unexpected firing on Friday of Sam Altman, the co-founder of ChatGPT creator OpenAI, continues to roil the tech industry.

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Sam Altman joins Microsoft as OpenAI board appoints Emmett Shear as CEO

The drama at OpenAI continues with Emmett Shear, Twitch co-founder, joining the company as CEO and Sam Altman all set to lead Microsoft’s Advanced AI research team.

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EU Commission issues objections to Adobe's $20B Figma acquisition

The EU Commission has published a Statement of Objections, outlining the ways in which an Adobe-Figma merger could potentially reduce competition in the global interactive product design software market.

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OpenAI jettisons CEO Sam Altman for dishonesty

The chairman of the board of ChatGPT’s parent company also stepped down in a surprise shakeup.

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US trade restrictions have done little to curb Chinese chip manufacturing

Even though the US government has continued to ratchet up export restrictions on advanced semiconductor manufacturing equipment to China, organizations in the country have increased purchases of the technology.

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Applied Materials faces probe in the US for shipping chip equipment to China

The largest US maker of chipmaking machinery said it is under investigation from the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts.

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Meta and ByteDance dispute gatekeeper status of platforms under EU’s DMA

After the EU named Facebook Messenger and Marketplace, and TikTok gatekeeper platforms under its Digital Markets Act, both parents companies have decided to launch legal challenges against the designation.

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Google’s deal with Apple looms large as antitrust trial winds down

With the last witness being called to the stand this week in the Google antitrust trial, the tech giant’s default search deal that delivers billions each year into the coffers of its rival Apple will be key to the presiding judge's...

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