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Apple App Store - Top Apps

Feb. 27, 2024 12:03 PM EST

Top Free iPhone Apps (US): 1. Temu: Shop Like a Billionaire, Temu 2. Apple Sports, Apple 3. Threads, an Instagram app, Instagram, Inc. 4. ChatGPT, OpenAI 5. TikTok, TikTok Ltd. 6. Google, Google LLC ...

Sony to cut about 900 jobs in its PlayStation unit as layoffs in technology, gaming sector continue

Feb. 27, 2024 10:42 AM EST

Sony will cut about 900 jobs in its PlayStation division, or about 8% of its global workforce, becoming the latest company in the technology and gaming sector to announce layoffs. Sony cited changes in the industry as a reason for the restructuring. “The industry...

Microsoft's new deal with France's Mistral AI is under scrutiny from the European Union

Feb. 27, 2024 06:38 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The European Union is looking into Microsoft's partnership with French startup Mistral AI as part of its broader review of the booming generative artificial intelligence sector to see if it raises any competition concerns. The 27-nation bloc's executive commission...

Microsoft inks deal with France's Mistral AI, an OpenAI rival that has its own chatbot

Feb. 26, 2024 14:54 PM EST

Microsoft announced an artificial intelligence partnership Monday with the French startup Mistral AI that could lessen the software giant's reliance on ChatGPT-maker OpenAI for supplying the next wave of chatbots and other generative AI products. Mistral AI emerged less than a year...

Amazon joins 29 other 'blue chip' companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average

Feb. 26, 2024 07:22 AM EST

Amazon.com Inc. is joining the ranks of one of Wall Street's oldest and most exclusive stock indexes: The Dow Jones Industrial Average. The e-commerce pioneer will officially take its position among the 30-company Dow before the open of trading Monday, replacing drugstore operator...

Nvidia's stock market value rose $273 billion in a day. How it rose to AI prominence, by the numbers

Feb. 22, 2024 16:53 PM EST

Nvidia’s stock price jumped 16% on Thursday, increasing the company’s market value by a staggering $273 billion in just one day, a record amount. The chipmaker has been seeing soaring demand for its semiconductors, which are used to power artificial intelligence, or AI...

CEOs of OpenAI and Intel cite artificial intelligence's voracious appetite for processing power

Feb. 21, 2024 20:24 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two tech CEOs scrambling to produce more of the sophisticated chips needed for artificial intelligence met for a brainstorming session Wednesday while the booming market’s early leader reported another quarter of eye-popping growth. The on-stage...

Microsoft is making 4 exclusive Xbox video games available to rival consoles

Feb. 15, 2024 16:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Several exclusive Xbox games will be soon making their way to rival consoles, the video gaming brand and its parent company, Microsoft, announced Thursday. In a special edition of the Official Xbox Podcast, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer confirmed that four Xbox...

German chancellor welcomes Microsoft's $3.5 billion AI investment in Germany

Feb. 15, 2024 07:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomed an announcement Thursday by Microsoft that it would invest almost 3.3 billion euros ($3.5 billion) in Germany over the next two years to massively expand its data center capacities for applications in the field of artificial intelligence and...

Stock market today: Asian shares drop after disappointing US inflation data sends Dow down

Feb. 14, 2024 00:15 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Shares declined Wednesday in Asia after disappointingly high U.S. inflation data sent stocks sliding on Wall Street, raising prospects that interest rates will remain elevated for longer. Regional market watchers were paying close attention to the outcome of the...