Bobby Allyn

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Apple ends its decade-long secret effort to build an electric car

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Apple is pulling the plug on its secretive electric, self-driving car project, according to multiple reports. Apple worked on EVs for a decade, but never released a car.

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Popular social platform Reddit files to sell stock in an unusual IPO

Friday, February 23, 2024

The social media company Reddit, known for its "ask me anything events" and subreddits on many topics, is filing to trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Why techies are excited about AI agents that do errands for you

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Gadgets powered by AI that can complete everyday tasks are coming into the workplace.

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Examining the growing movement against the algorithms that control our lives

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Whether it's a song that auto-plays on Spotify or a certain type of recommended video on YouTube, many people are fed up with the algorithms that guide our digital choices.

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Microsoft, Google, Meta, other tech companies slash more than 21,000 jobs this year

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Dozens of tech companies like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, TikTok and Meta, are cutting jobs. It's the latest sign that Silicon Valley is still trying to adjust from the boom times of the pandemic.

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Everyday users are complaining that the internet is more chaotic than ever

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

For many, the internet has become less fun and less informative. Those who study the web say there are underlying reasons for this, and the problems are expected to worsen with the rise of AI.

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Everyday users are complaining that the internet is more chaotic than ever

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

For many, the internet has become less fun and less informative. Those who study the web say there are underlying reasons for this, and the problems are expected to worsen with the rise of AI.

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Artificial intelligence faces more legal challenges

Wednesday, January 03, 2024

Legal challenges to the development and use of generative AI are accumulating. Developers are confronting potential legal minefields involving privacy, cybersecurity and defamation.

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Bankruptcies were up this year, in spite of the U.S.'s improving economy

Friday, December 29, 2023

Corporate bankruptcies were up in 2023, reaching one of the highest levels in the past decade. Rising interest rates, high debt loads and inflation pushed a growing number of firms to the brink.

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Why corporate bankruptcies were up in 2023 despite the improving economy

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Hundreds of debt-saddled companies filed for bankruptcy this year, as the era of easy money caught up to corporations. High interest rates mean banks aren't extending lifelines.

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'New York Times' sues over AI using its articles without permission

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

The New York Times is suing OpenAI and Microsoft claiming their artificial intelligence tools are using the publisher's content without permission.

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Google to pay $700 million to settle a lawsuit over how it runs its app store

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Google has agreed to pay $700 million to settle a lawsuit brought by dozens of states over how the company operates its app store.

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Advertising boycott at the platform formerly known as Twitter grows by the day

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Owner Elon Musk exacerbated the crisis by cursing out firms that chose to leave X, and said the boycott may sink the company. We hear the perspective on that from advertising insiders.

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Looking back at the transformative first year of ChatGPT

Thursday, November 30, 2023

ChatGPT was introduced to the world a year ago. It has since become one of the fastest growing applications ever and potentially one of the most influential.

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With Sam Altman back as CEO, what's next for OpenAI

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

With nearly the entire staff in open revolt against the board, Sam Altman has returned to OpenAI as CEO. The board that fired him last week has been dissolved and replaced with an interim board.

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Ousted OpenAI leader Sam Altman joins Microsoft

Monday, November 20, 2023

The surprise development follows Altman's abrupt ouster from OpenAI by its board of directors over an apparent rift over balancing AI safety with the push to publicly release new powerful AI tools.

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Chat GPT-maker Open AI fires founder Sam Altman

Saturday, November 18, 2023

ChatGPT-maker Open AI has pushed out its co-founder and CEO Sam Altman after a review found he was "not consistently candid in his communications" with the board of directors.

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Disney, Comcast and Apple join advertiser exodus from Elon Musk's X over antisemitism

Friday, November 17, 2023

A advertiser backlash has begun to snowball on X since Elon Musk endorsed an antisemitic post on the site and a watchdog group say the company was placing ads next to pro-Nazi content.

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The story behind the Osama bin Laden videos on TikTok

Friday, November 17, 2023

A manifesto written by the terrorist leader in 2002 resurfaced on TikTok, but the backlash to the videos was more widespread than the videos themselves.

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WeWork has filed for bankruptcy. Here's a look at its downfall

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

The office-sharing company WeWork has filed for bankruptcy. Once the hottest startup in Silicon Valley, WeWork hit two major hurdles: It ran out of cash and the office-bust of the pandemic.

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