Microsoft faces a new antitrust complaint in Europe

Microsoft faces a new antitrust complaint in Europe

BRUSSELS— Microsoft Corp. faces an antitrust complaint from a European industry group over its cloud services, adding to the latest allegations of anti-competitive behavior against the US tech company. Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe, or Cispe, a trade group that includes Amazon.com Inc. among its members, said it filed the complaint with the bloc’s … Read more

Disney’s earnings are hurt by costs at Disney+

Disney’s earnings are hurt by costs at Disney+

The Walt Disney Co. said it plans to cut marketing and content budgets after the company reported weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday, the result of larger losses in its streaming business that offset strong performance in its theme parks. “We are actively evaluating our cost base at the moment,” Christine McCarthy, Disney’s chief financial officer, … Read more

Private-equity giants are the latest targets of the SEC’s record-breaking probes

Private-equity giants are the latest targets of the SEC’s record-breaking probes

WASHINGTON—Wall Street’s private equity giants are the latest companies to face regulatory probes into dealmakers’ use of prohibited communications channels. Apollo Global Management Inc., KKR KKR 0.23% & Co. Inc., and Carlyle CG -7.69% Group Inc. revealed on Tuesday that it is facing investigations into whether its employees used messaging apps such as WhatsApp to … Read more

Microsoft faces a new antitrust complaint in Europe

Microsoft faces a new antitrust complaint in Europe

BRUSSELS— Microsoft corp. MSFT 0.44% is facing an antitrust complaint from a European industry group over its cloud services, adding to the latest allegations of anti-competitive behavior against the US tech company. Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe, or Cispe, a trade group that includes Amazon.com Inc. among its members, said it filed the complaint … Read more

Activision scores some downside protection

Activision scores some downside protection

A billboard for the Activision video game ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.’ Photo: Richard B. Levine/Levine-Roberts/Sipa USA/Reuters Fantasy video games can still inflict wounds in the real world, but a 19-year-old franchise is also proving to be very hard to kill. Activision ATVI 1.57% Blizzard’s latest “Call of Duty” iteration is selling strongly, marking … Read more

Nvidia offers alternative chip to China to remove US export barriers

Nvidia offers alternative chip to China to remove US export barriers

HONG KONG— Nvidia corp. NVDA 1.02% has begun offering an alternative to a high-end chip hit by US export restrictions to customers in China after the new rules threatened to cost the US company hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue. Nvidia said the new graphics processor chip, branded A800, meets US restrictions on … Read more

Airbnb details Roadmap to lower cloud costs

Airbnb details Roadmap to lower cloud costs

Moving by Airbnb Inc. lowering its cloud storage costs in the run-up to its December 2020 IPO has made it better prepared for the possibility of an economic downturn, the home-sharing company said. Analysts say its efforts offer a template for other companies looking to get a handle on spending as more IT shifts to … Read more

Foxconn’s efforts to ease workers’ fears of Covid led to tighter lockdowns

Foxconn’s efforts to ease workers’ fears of Covid led to tighter lockdowns

HONG KONG – When a small group of workers spent 27 hours locked inside the world’s largest iPhone factory in early October, it appeared to be little more than another temporary lockdown in China’s ongoing war against Covid-19. But the outbreak continued and on Monday, days after saying operations were stabilizing, Foxconn Technology Group cut … Read more

Apple warns iPhone production disrupted by China’s Covid-19 restrictions

Apple warns iPhone production disrupted by China’s Covid-19 restrictions

The Cupertino, California-based tech giant said on Sunday that the Zhengzhou assembly plant is currently operating but at reduced capacity. “We now expect lower iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments than we previously expected, and customers will experience longer wait times to receive their new products,” the company said. Last week, Apple … Read more

Amazon sweetens prime deals like grow stalls

Amazon sweetens prime deals like grow stalls

Amazon.com Inc.’s The move to greatly expand its music catalog for Prime members aims to give the popular subscription program a boost, along with rivals like Walmart Inc. WMT 0.18% has achieved faster delivery times and added new features to subscriptions. The tech giant revealed last week that it is expanding the free tier of … Read more