metaverse: a lot of “metaverse” is made. Here’s sifting through the noise to understand the inflection of technology

Since Facebook changed its company name to Meta, perhaps to turn a social media company into a future tech company, the metaverse has become a buzzword. Notable players in the metaverse include chip makers AMD and Nvidia, 3D software maker Unity Technologies, content delivery operator Cloudflare, data center company Marvell Technology and platform, social media … Read more

Venture capital: How far will Big Chill hit New Zealand?

Investors financing startups are turning heads in the US and Australia, devaluing existing holdings amid rising interest rates, recession fears and a plunge in tech stocks in public markets. Industry players say New Zealand may not be hit hard, though, given that investors here have been more conservative and bought at cheaper levels. In addition, … Read more

Twitter rejects Musk’s claims that he was deceived

Elon Musk’s Twitter profile is seen on a smartphone placed on the Twitter logos printed in this illustration taken on April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration // File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register New York (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) On Thursday, he dismissed Elon Musk’s allegations in a Delaware … Read more

Twitter inquires banks about Musk’s attempts to undermine a $44 billion deal

Elon Musk’s Twitter profile is seen on a smartphone placed on the Twitter logos printed in this illustration taken on April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WILmington, Dell, Aug. 2 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc. (TWTR.N) Legal experts said Elon Musk is trying to find evidence that … Read more

Antitrust watchers go big on drama, light on plot

Penguin’s books are seen in a second-hand bookshop in central London on October 29, 2012. Britain’s Pearson has agreed to merge its Penguin book division with Bertelsmann’s Random House to create the world’s leading consumer publishing house, in apparent disdain for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. REUTERS / Stefan Wermot Register now to get free unlimited … Read more

Shenzhen accelerates China’s dreams of self-driving cars

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – On a busy downtown street, three delivery bikes suddenly sped over the pedestrian crossing in front of the car. On the dashboard of the car, they look like little 3D blue blocks from a 90’s video game. The steering wheel turns itself a little and the car slows to a stop … Read more

Authors say pirated books are thriving on Amazon, authors say web giant is ignoring fraud

Amazon is flooded with fake versions of books, angering customers and authors alike who say the site is doing little to fight literary fraud. Counterfeiting sold by third parties via Amazon ranges from e-books, paperbacks and fiction to non-fiction — but the issue is particularly prevalent for textbooks, whose extremely high poster prices attract fraudsters, … Read more

Star Trek star Nichelle Nichols, Uhura, dies at 89

Martin Luther King convinced her not to quit ‘Star Trek’ Former US President Obama was a fan Nichols helped NASA attract black female recruits July 31 (Reuters) – Nichelle Nichols, who played spacecraft communications officer Lieutenant Ora in the 1960s science fiction television series “Star Trek” and later films, has died colorblocks and helped redefine … Read more

The online advertising market is in decline and tech giants are dragging with it

“It looks like we’ve entered a recession that will have a broad impact on the digital advertising business,” Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, told analysts at the company’s start. Earnings call on wednesday. “It’s always hard to predict how deep or how long these cycles will go, but I’d say the situation looks worse than … Read more

Stocks rise as markets bet on more gradual price increases

Pedestrians wearing protective face masks walk past an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei average share, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan, July 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issa Kato Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian stocks followed suit on Friday from a late rally on Wall Street, as … Read more