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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 26, 2023 19:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Preempted for coverage of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; former Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. __ CBS’ “Face the Nation" —...

Nvidia stuns markets and signals how artificial intelligence could reshape technology sector

May. 25, 2023 17:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shares of Nvidia, already one of the world's most valuable companies, skyrocketed Thursday after the chipmaker forecast a huge jump in revenue, signaling how vastly the broadening use of artificial intelligence could reshape the tech sector. The company based in...

Microsoft says China approves its plan to buy video game-maker Activision Blizzard

May. 19, 2023 17:48 PM EDT

Microsoft said Friday that China has unconditionally approved its plan to buy video game company Activision Blizzard, even as the deal still faces antitrust opposition in the U.S. and United Kingdom. China’s approval is complicated by the fact that Activision Blizzard stopped...

ChatGPT makes its debut as a smartphone app on iPhones

May. 18, 2023 16:48 PM EDT

ChatGPT is now a smartphone app, which could be good news for people who like to use the artificial intelligence chatbot and bad news for all the clone apps that have tried to profit off the technology. The free app became available on iPhones and iPads in the U.S. on Thursday and...

Ballmer Group awards $42.5 million to help more than 100 Black-led groups expand

May. 18, 2023 13:02 PM EDT

A new grantmaking effort funded by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie’s philanthropic arm will provide $42.5 million over the next five years to support more than 100 Black-led nonprofits focused on improving economic mobility. The effort, announced Thursday,...

Warren Buffett's company recommits to Bank of America stock while dumping other banks

May. 15, 2023 18:43 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett recommitted to his favorite bank stock, Bank of America, during the first quarter while dumping two other banks as part of a number of moves in Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio. Berkshire provided a quarterly update on its U.S....

Microsoft's bid to buy Activision Blizzard clears a key hurdle. But the $69B deal is still at risk

May. 15, 2023 13:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union on Monday approved Microsoft’s $69 billion purchase of video game maker Activision Blizzard, deciding the deal won’t stifle competition for popular console titles like Call of Duty and accepting the U.S. tech company’s remedies to boost competition in cloud...

European Union approves Microsoft’s $69B purchase of Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard, but deal still in jeopardy

May. 15, 2023 10:39 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — European Union approves Microsoft’s $69B purchase of Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard, but deal still in jeopardy.

LinkedIn axes 716 jobs in fresh tech cuts, shuts China app

May. 09, 2023 07:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Professional networking platform LinkedIn says it's laying off more than 700 workers and shuttering its China jobs app, in the latest round of tech industry downsizing. LinkedIn blamed “shifts in customer behavior and slower revenue growth” for the cuts, which it...

In global rush to regulate AI, Europe set to be trailblazer

May. 09, 2023 02:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The breathtaking development of artificial intelligence has dazzled users by composing music, creating images and writing essays, while also raising fears about its implications. Even European Union officials working on groundbreaking rules to govern the emerging technology were...