Google Antitrust Trial Exposes Deepening Rift With Microsoft  

Google Antitrust Trial Exposes Deepening Rift With Microsoft  

Satya Nadella wanted to make nice with longtime rival Google when he became chief executive of Microsoft almost a decade ago. Those days now feel like a distant memory. Google’s antitrust trial in Washington, D.C., has provided a stage for Microsoft to air long-simmering grievances about the search giant’s market dominance. It also has opened a … Read more

Tech, Media & Telecom Roundup: Market Talk

Tech, Media & Telecom Roundup: Market Talk

Updated Nov. 7, 2023 4:58 pm ET The latest Market Talks covering Technology, Media and Telecom. Published exclusively on Dow Jones Newswires at 4:20 ET, 12:20 ET and 16:50 ET. 1637 ET – GXO Logistics reports revenue up 8% year in 3Q to $2.5 billion as more companies outsource their distribution operations to third-party logistics … Read more

Elon Musk Says His New AI Bot ‘Grok’ Will Have Sarcasm and Access to X Information

Elon Musk Says His New AI Bot ‘Grok’ Will Have Sarcasm and Access to X Information

Updated Nov. 4, 2023 1:44 pm ET Elon Musk gave a glimpse of his artificial-intelligence startup’s first product: a bot named Grok whose sense of humor he demonstrated with jokes about Sam Bankman-Fried and how to make cocaine. Musk, with a series of posts late Friday on X, included what he indicated were sample responses … Read more

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos to Leave Seattle for Miami

Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos to Leave Seattle for Miami

Updated Nov. 3, 2023 3:34 pm ET Jeff Bezos says he is moving from Seattle to Miami, where he’ll be near his parents, closer to some operations of his space company—and where he also could end up paying less in taxes. The Amazon.com founder and former CEO posted his plans on Instagram Thursday. “I want … Read more

His Job Was to Make Instagram Safe for Teens. His 14-Year-Old Showed Him What the App Was Really Like.

His Job Was to Make Instagram Safe for Teens. His 14-Year-Old Showed Him What the App Was Really Like.

Listen to article (2 minutes) In the fall of 2021 a consultant named Arturo Bejar sent Meta Platforms Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg an unusual note. “I wanted to bring to your attention what l believe is a critical gap in how we as a company approach harm, and how the people we serve experience it,” … Read more

Amazon’s Profit Triples as Sales Show Resilience Leading Into Holidays

Amazon’s Profit Triples as Sales Show Resilience Leading Into Holidays

Amazon.com said profit tripled to nearly $10 billion from July to September as strong sales in its cloud-computing, advertising and retail units helped the company continue its rebound from post-pandemic lows. The company’s sales increased by 13% to $143.1 billion for its third quarter, beating Wall Street expectations. Profit was $9.9 billion, more than triple … Read more

Google’s Cloud Sales Disappoint as Advertising Rebounds

Google’s Cloud Sales Disappoint as Advertising Rebounds

Updated Oct. 24, 2023 6:08 pm ET Google reported its strongest business growth in more than a year but disappointed investors with relatively weak cloud-computing sales, delivering a mixed picture as it continues to wrestle with competitors developing artificial-intelligence tools. Google’s parent company Alphabet reported third-quarter revenue of $77 billion Tuesday, up 11% from the same … Read more

Google and Apple Want You to Log In With Passkeys. Here’s What That Means.

Google and Apple Want You to Log In With Passkeys. Here’s What That Means.

The biggest tech companies want you to ditch passwords for passkeys. You’re probably wondering: What even is a passkey? And do I have to use it? It’s a new type of login that uses cryptographic magic on your phone or laptop. Passkeys are safer than typing “password123,” and more convenient, since all you do is … Read more

Inside Meta, Debate Over What’s Fair in Suppressing Speech in the Palestinian Territories

Inside Meta, Debate Over What’s Fair in Suppressing Speech in the Palestinian Territories

Oct. 21, 2023 12:54 pm ET After Hamas stormed Israel and murdered civilians on Oct. 7, hateful comments from the region surged through Instagram. Meta Platforms managers cranked up automatic filters meant to slow the flood of violent and harassing content. But still the comments kept appearing—especially from the Palestinian territories, according to a Meta … Read more

Amazon Confronts a New Rival: TikTok

Amazon Confronts a New Rival: TikTok

In the emerging business of ‘social shopping,’ TikTok dominates the social and is spending big to improve the selling. Amazon dominates selling, and is working on the social.