In The News
- Jan. 6 Committee failed to hold social media companies to account for their role in the Capitol attack, staffers and witnesses say
"There might be someone getting shot tomorrow."
- Microsoft cloud outage hits users around the world
Microsoft on Wednesday said it had recovered all of its cloud services after a networking outage took down its cloud platform Azure along with services such as Teams and Outlook used by millions around the globe.
- UK's Crown Estate sues Twitter over alleged non-payment of rent in London offices
The Crown Estate, a British commercial property portfolio historically belonging to the monarch, began court proceedings against Twitter over the tech giant's alleged non-payment of rent in its London offices, a spokesperson of the property business told CNN on Monday.
- 'I cried all night': Millions of Chinese lose access to 'World of Warcraft' and other hit games
Millions of players in China have lost access to the iconic "World of Warcraft" franchise and other popular video games, as Blizzard Entertainment's servers in the country went offline after two decades.
- Microsoft confirms it's investing billions in the creator of ChatGPT
Microsoft on Monday confirmed it is making a "multibillion dollar" investment in OpenAI, the company behind the viral new AI chatbot tool called ChatGPT.
- Asia's richest man Gautam Adani is addicted to ChatGPT
Asia's richest man Gautam Adani says he is addicted to ChatGPT, the powerful new AI tool that interacts with users in an eerily convincing and conversational way.
- ChatGPT isn't coming. It's here
Jeff Maggioncalda, the CEO of online learning provider Coursera, said that when he first tried ChatGPT, he was "dumbstruck." Now, it's part of his daily routine.
- Ticketmaster gets grilled: 6 takeaways from hearing over Taylor Swift concert fiasco
Lawmakers grilled a top executive of Ticketmaster's parent company, Live Nation Entertainment, on Tuesday after the service's inability to process orders for Taylor Swift's upcoming tour left millions of people unable to buy tickets late last year.
- DOJ sues Google over its dominance in online advertising market
The Justice Department and eight states sued Google on Tuesday, accusing the company of harming competition with its dominance in the online advertising market and calling for it to be broken up.
- Microsoft quarterly profit falls 12% but cloud computing business shows strength
Microsoft on Tuesday posted weaker-than-expected revenue and a double-digit percentage drop in profit for the final three months of last year amid broader economic uncertainty and reduced demand for personal computers and software.
- How Microsoft could use ChatGPT to supercharge its products
Is ChatGPT the new Clippy?
- Meta and Twitter decided to restore Trump's account. Will other platforms follow suit?
Former president Donald Trump could soon make a return to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and reach the massive audiences on each, now that the companies behind those platforms have restored access to his accounts.
- Classic 'GoldenEye 007' game is coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox
The James Bond-starring video game, originally released on Nintendo 64 in 1997, will be available January 27 through Nintendo Switch Online's expansion pack and Xbox Game Pass.
- Meta says it will restore Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts
Facebook-parent Meta said on Wednesday that it will restore former President Donald Trump's accounts on Facebook and Instagram in the coming weeks, just over two years after suspending him in the wake of the January 6 Capitol attack.
- IBM and SAP are cutting thousands of jobs
IBM and SAP are the latest tech companies to slash thousands of jobs, as they reorganize businesses and profits come under pressure from a slowing global economy.
- How Google's long period of online dominance could end
For the better part of 15 years, Google has seemed like an unstoppable force, powered by the strength of its online search engine and digital advertising business. But both now look increasingly vulnerable.
- Plagued with errors: A news outlet's decision to write stories with AI backfires
News outlet CNET said Wednesday it has issued corrections on a number of articles, including some that it described as "substantial," after using an artificial intelligence-powered tool to help write dozens of stories.
- ChatGPT passes exams from law and business schools
ChatGPT is smart enough to pass prestigious graduate-level exams -- though not with particularly high marks.
- Madison Square Garden CEO doubles down on use of facial recognition tech
The chief executive of the Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corporation has doubled down on using facial recognition at its venues to bar lawyers suing the group from attending events.
- Spotify to cut 6% of its workforce
Spotify said Monday that it will cut 6% of its workforce to reduce costs, joining tech companies including Amazon and Microsoft in slashing headcount as the global economy slows.