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Amazon set to invest $4B in constitutional AI advocate Anthropic

In return for the investment, AWS will become Anthropic’s primary cloud provider and grant the company access to its compute infrastructure.


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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EU Chips Act comes into force to ensure supply chain resilience

The EU is investing $3.6 billion with the aim of attracting $43.7 billion more in private investment and doubling its current global semiconductor market share.

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UK's controversial online safety bill set to become law

The Online Safety bill, now passed by Parliament, has stirred criticism regarding provisions that will require tech companies to monitor encrypted messages.

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Google launches another appeal against 2017 EU antitrust ruling on shopping service

Despite its lack of success with a 2021 appeal, Google has once again sought to have its $2.6 billion fine overturned by arguing the EU has failed to prove its case.

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UK regulator outlines AI foundation model principles, warns of potential harm

In its newly published review into AI foundation models, the UK’s competition regulator warns about the consequences of leaving the sector unregulated and outlines a number of principles for the technology’s development.

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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.


Low-code platform provider Airtable enacts new round of layoffs

Having let go of over 250 employees at the end of last year, low-code platform provider Airtable has announced more job cuts in order to make the company “cash flow positive.”

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This year's biggest tech IPO begins as ARM hits Nasdaq

Arriving on the market at $51 per share, Arm waits to see whether investors believe it can pivot its business to maintain growth in a saturated smartphone market.

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EU said to be proceeding with Microsoft Teams antitrust investigation

Two weeks after Microsoft announced it would start unbundling Teams from Microsoft and Office 365 in an attempt to avoid an EU antitrust investigation, the proposal has reportedly not done enough to satisfy regulators.

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Alphabet layoffs: Company trades recruitment team for tech talent

The layoffs, which come after the company let go of at least 12,000 employees in January, are aimed at increasing operational efficiency, a spokesperson said.

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Gloves come off during day one of Google's antitrust trial

On the first day of Google's antitrust trial, the US Justice Department and 14 co-plaintiff states argued that Google's anticompetitive role in the search engine and search advertising markets threaten the future of the internet....


Google defends search business in biggest US antitrust case of the century so far

Shadows of the Internet Explorer trial of the ’90s loom as the government opens its trial against Google today, accusing the internet giant of illegally maintaining a monopoly on search.

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IDC: Collaboration software spending growth slows; AI features to drive future increases

Global spending on collaboration apps continues to rise as businesses deploy software across their organizations, according to IDC. But the rate of growth has slowed as adoption of videoconferencing tools matures and vendors trim...

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IBM's software unit issues global return to office mandate

IBM software division employees living within 50 miles of an office globally are now required to be physically present for a minimum of three days a week.

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Chinese-made 7nm chips in Huawei phone raise questions over US export ban

The discovery of 7nm, 5G-enabled chips in Huawei’s latest phone has sparked an investigation by the US Commerce Department into how the country was able to acquire the technology.

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Tencent debuts Hunyuan AI model, opens it up for enterprise use

Chinese internet giant Hunyuan launched its new Hunyuan LLM today, claiming it to be more powerful and intelligent than US -developed ChatGPT and Llama-2.

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UK rolls back controversial encryption rules of Online Safety Bill

The UK government has said it will not use the powers granted by the Online Safety Bill to compel companies to scan encrypted messages until it becomes “technical feasible” to do so only for information about exploitation and abuse.

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