Items tagged with Business

It's a rallying cry frequently heard among certain groups ever since the "Occupy" protests: a demand for corporations to "pay their share" of tax obligations. The truth and fairness of these demands is still debated to this day by people who are much smarter and more educated than we are, but the fact that the matter... Read more...
Late last year, sensing a market slowdown, memory manufacturers elected to cut production from earlier estimates. That has turned out to be a wise decision on their parts, as companies like Phison, Adata, Teamgroup, and Winbond all have reported spectacular financials in the most recent quarter. This news comes to... Read more...
A new report from Bloomberg reckons that a full-blown Apple search engine "may be closer than you think." Maneuverings inside Apple, as well as various recent acquisitions, point to the Cupertino company preparing a formidable search engine which may be enhanced with AI smarts. Apple is fond of vertical... Read more...
Scott Herkelman has been General Manager of AMD's Graphics Business unit for the last seven years, and he is also one of the company's Senior Vice Presidents. For now, anyway; in a tweet sent out at lunchtime today, he announced that he will be departing AMD at the end of the year. You can read his tweet below, but... Read more...
If you're against the Microsoft purchase of Activision-Blizzard-King, what would be some potential reasons that you might present in a court to convince the judge that the deal shouldn't proceed? Would you talk about Call of Duty, or perhaps the massive back catalog of beloved IPs held by ABK? Or would you focus on... Read more...
Jim Keller is a man who should need no introduction to an audience of tech nerds. He was part of the team that developed the legendary DEC Alpha microprocessors back in the 1990s, was the lead architect of AMD's groundbreaking K8 processors, helped out with Apple's A4 and A5 SoCs, went back to AMD to supervise the... Read more...
You read the headline so we probably don't need to re-state it, but just in case you're reading this on an ancient archive in the year 2330 and the headline has been lost to history, here it is: Microsoft has been given the go-ahead to pay $69 billion dollars for competing publisher Activision-Blizzard. That green... Read more...
Intel has issued a press release focusing on the latest implementation of its business-focused vPro technology platform, integrated into the company's new 13th Gen Raptor Lake Core CPUs. The announcement discusses several updates added to the platform, as well as significant performance improvements with 13th Gen... Read more...
Everyone that does creative work, whether it's in visual art, writing, music, film, or even chemical engineering, should be concerned about AI overtaking their jobs at some point. It's not happening right now (unless you work at CNET), but it will happen eventually. "Eventually" may not mean "soon," though, and... Read more...
This whole Microsoft-buys-Activision deal is looking less and less likely by the week. Last week, NVIDIA and Google spoke up against the purchase, and the week before that, Microsoft had to revise its response to the FTC to remove remarks that recommended the outright destruction of the commission. Now, a new... Read more...
Following the case of Microsoft attempting to acquire Activision-Blizzard-King is like watching a stage play put on by middle-schoolers: full of drama, unscripted twists, and surprise setbacks. The latest event in this grand saga is a big one: both Google and NVIDIA have thrown their hats into the ring, providing... Read more...
According to Chinese-language site MyDrivers, the famed leather jacket aficionado (who also happens to be the CEO of NVIDIA) Jensen Huang recently returned from a trip to Taiwan. While there, he reportedly visited TSMC to ensure that his company would be among the first to have access to the foundry's 3nm process when... Read more...
Samsung has shared a new foundry services roadmap, plotting a course from its existing 3nm technology, through 2nm, to 1.4nm semiconductor mass production. According to the South Korean tech giant, these significant steps will take place over the next five years. Samsung started mass production 3nm mass production... Read more...
One of the biggest PC games to come out this year—if not the biggest—is FromSoftware's Elden Ring. Released in February, the sprawling fantasy epic sold over 12 million copies in its first 18 days and became the developer's most successful title to date. Apparently, Sony and Tencent want a piece of that pie, as... Read more...
How many of you remember wondering how cool it would be to get those augmentations like JC Denton? Do you remember wondering how Lara Croft can be so nimble with her build? Well, we're going to have to wonder more what we'll see from these intellectual properties soon because their publisher, Square Enix, has decided... Read more...
It isn’t often that you can bring something back from dead, moreover, multiple times. For BlackBerry, though, this isn’t the case. BlackBerry is partnering with OnwardMobility and FIH Mobile Limited (a Foxconn brand) as they plan to make a comeback with 5G capable device that features a physical keyboard in... Read more...
TikTok has been under fire by the United States government over fears that it might share the massive amounts of data it collects on Americans with the Chinese government. A new report claims that another significant player in the technology world is now eyeing the purchase of TikTok assets. Twitter is reportedly... Read more...
Mozilla has announced that it has let go of several employees via an official blog post. In the post, titled "Readying for the Future at Mozilla," Mitchell Baker, Mozilla Chairwoman and interim CEO, wrote that Mozilla has to do two things in this era including continuing to excel in its current work and innovating in... Read more...
Federal regulators are big on keeping healthy competition in the wireless marketplace and have in the past blocked mergers of major wireless carriers from happening. Last April, T-Mobile and Sprint announced that they intended to merge with T-Mobile CEO John Legere leading the combined companies. The two carriers... Read more...
Things were looking bleak for EA ahead of Respawn launching Apex Legends earlier this year. Apex single-handedly turned EA's sagging stock around, and the game had 10 million players in only three days. Despite the standout title, EA has announced that it has laid off hundreds of workers across its marketing... Read more...
Samsung is warning today that its coming financial results will be disappointing as prices for chips and LCDs have fallen as smartphone sales continue to slow. Samsung and Apple have both experienced sales slowdowns as they continue to push prices of smartphones higher in the face of lengthening upgrade... Read more...
Last week we talked about the small round of layoffs at Valve that mostly affected workers from the virtual reality (VR) division. Valve maintained at the time that the reduction in workers didn't mean it was abandoning the VR space. In addition to the 13 Valve employees who were terminated, Valve also shed some... Read more...
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