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

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

Startups are looking to lay off techies

Startups are looking to lay off techies

Debt-laden with investor capital, tech startups plan to snap up software developers, engineers and marketers flooding the job market after job cuts at Twitter Inc., Lyft Inc. and other major tech employers. Kathy Zhu said she is fielding candidates for engineering, customer service and other roles at Streamline AI, the two-year-old tech startup she co-founded. … Read more

Startups are looking to lay off techies

Startups are looking to lay off techies

Debt-laden with investor capital, tech startups plan to snap up software developers, engineers and marketers flooding the job market after job cuts at Twitter Inc., Lyft Inc. and other major tech employers. Kathy Zhu said she is fielding candidates for engineering, customer service and other roles at Streamline AI, the two-year-old tech startup she co-founded. … Read more

Twitter is rolling out blue ticks to paying customers

Twitter is rolling out blue ticks to paying customers

Twitter Inc. said it has begun rolling out software updates to charge users $7.99 a month to mark their accounts with a blue check, part of Elon Musk’s early efforts to boost revenue a little more than a week after taking ownership of the social media network. Details of the latest software versions began appearing … Read more

How the Chips Act Could Benefit Tech Stocks and Investors

How the Chips Act Could Benefit Tech Stocks and Investors

It’s been a tough year for tech stocks – but there could be reason to hope for long-term growth. Market volatility, supply chain issues and rising inflation have all contributed to the sell-off. Morningstar surveys also suggest that big tech companies could see a significant hit to third-quarter earnings as a strong dollar eats away … Read more

Twitter is rolling out blue ticks to paying customers

Twitter is rolling out blue ticks to paying customers

Twitter Inc. said it has begun rolling out software updates to charge users $7.99 a month to mark their accounts with a blue check, part of Elon Musk’s early efforts to boost revenue a little more than a week after taking ownership of the social media network. Details of the latest software versions began appearing … Read more

For chip makers, the shift from scarcity to abundance is intensifying

For chip makers, the shift from scarcity to abundance is intensifying

The chip industry has swung hard from a demand for higher output to cost savings as it adjusts to a semiconductor downturn that has infected nearly every part of its business. Chip companies in recent weeks have instituted hiring freezes and layoffs, slashed investment plans, reduced factory output and warned investors of a sharp turnaround … Read more