Tag: TECH

AMD revenue beats targets, Wall St relieved after Intel’s grim outlook

Jan 31 (Reuters) – US chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD.O) on Tuesday posted revenue that beat Wall Street targets and said it expected business to improve in the second half, enthusing investors who saw the company gaining on rival Intel. Shares rose about 1.5% in after hours trading. Although AMD’s forecast was behind …

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People who posted Sam Bankman-Fried’s bail should be named, US judge rules

NEW YORK, Jan 30 (Reuters) – A US judge on Monday said the names of two people who helped guarantee bail for indicted FTX cryptocurrency exchange founder Sam Bankman-Fried should be made public, but put his ruling on hold pending an expected appeal. US District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan ruled in favor of several …

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China’s 2022 smartphone sales plunge to lowest level in a decade

SHANGHAI, Jan 30 (Reuters) – China’s smartphone sales endured a record fall in 2022, tumbling 13% to their lowest level in a decade as COVID controls and a slowing economy sapped consumer appetite, data from third-party research firms showed. The total number of devices shipped was 286 million, down from 329 million in 2022. It …

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FTX founder Bankman-Fried objects to tighter bail, says prosecutors ‘sandbagged’ him

NEW YORK, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Lawyers for Sam Bankman-Fried on Saturday urged a US judge not to ban the indicted FTX cryptocurrency executive from communicating with former colleagues as part of his bail, saying prosecutors “sandbagged” the process to put their client in the “worst possible light.” The lawyers were responding to a Friday …

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Fired Google worker Nicole Tsai’s ‘day in the life’ TikTok

A fired Google employee’s emotion-wracked “day in the life” video on TikTok went viral as it captured her heartbreak after she found out she was one of 12,000 workers laid off by the tech giant earlier this week. Nicole Tsai, a Southern California-based TikTok “vlogger,” breaks down in tears in the video as she narrates …

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BuzzFeed soars on reports of Meta deal, plans to use OpenAI

Jan 26 (Reuters) – Shares of BuzzFeed Inc (BZFD.O) jumped on Thursday on reports of a deal with Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) and plans to use artificial intelligence to personalize and enhance the digital media firm’s online quizzes and content . The stock was 19% higher in extended trading, after more than doubling in value …

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NYSE stock-trading chaos caused by staffer’s ‘manual error’

Human error is to blame for the glitch that caused wild fluctuations in share prices at the start of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. A NYSE employee who is based out of the exchange’s backup data center in Chicago failed to shut down the disaster-recovery system that is tested every day …

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Tesla plans $3.6 bln Nevada expansion to make Semi truck, battery cells

Jan 24 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc ( TSLA.O ) said on Tuesday it would invest more than $3.6 billion to expand its Nevada Gigafactory complex with two new factories, one to mass produce its long-delayed Semi electric truck and the other to make its new 4680 battery cell. The cell plant would be able to …

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Radio signal from 9 billion light-years away captured

A radio signal 9 billion light-years away from Earth has been captured in a record-breaking recording, Space.com said Friday. The signal was detected by a unique wavelength known as a “21-centimeter line” or the “hydrogen line,” which is reportedly emitted by neutral hydrogen atoms. The signal captured by the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope in India …

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