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An internet split between China and USA

“It’s (China) arguably ahead of U.S. in some areas behind in others, maybe neck and neck. But at the current trajectory, China will probably be ahead of U.S. in five years,” Lee said. “China has more data, more users, more usage per data. And there’s very pro-AI government policies. So …

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ‘change of heart’ on advertising

Joe Swallen, chief research officer at Kantar, said that while Amazon is becoming more of a product company, it also has to invest more in defending its own turf because Walmart, Target and Best Buy are stepping up promotion of their online commerce businesses. “Even with its massive customer base …

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Who will win the Super Bowl according to Siri, Google and Alexa

Google has a few responses. “I like teams associated with animals, so I’ll take the Rams. But the Patriots do have the goat in Tom Brady, so I guess we’ll see what happens.” Editor’s Note: Goat is short for “greatest of all time.” “The Patriots are favored to win, and …

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Apple, Microsoft and Amazon could drive the market in the next wave of earnings

The earnings season is about to get a lot more interesting with about a quarter of the S&P 500, nearly half of the Dow Jones Industrials and three of the four biggest companies in the world reporting in the week ahead. Mega-cap tech companies Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon report respectively …

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Kids named after Google and Windows Vista and why their parents did it

Four years before Like Adler’s earthly debut, a baby girl named Vista Avalon Simser, named after the Microsoft Windows operating system, was born. Her dad, a software developer named Bil Simser, wrote at the time that if he and his wife had had a boy, his first name would have …

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How to use Microsoft Font Maker Windows app

If you see a letter that doesn’t look quite right here, unfortunately there’s no back button, so you’ll have to make a whole new font if you want to redo it. The whole process doesn’t take a very long time, though, so don’t agonize too much over it. When you’re …

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When the market is in correction, tech tends to get pummeled the worst

Consumer staples still suffer — but the damage is less severe than in other areas. That sector loses 1.6 percent on average. Healthcare is the second best performer of the group, losing only 5.2 percent on average, followed by healthcare, which tends to lose 5 percent. Traders are already starting …

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A.I. industry suffers from deep gender gap, World Economic Forum says

In 2016, Microsoft released a chatbot named “Tay” on Twitter as an experiment in conversational learning. The experiment quickly ran into problems as Twitter users started tweeting at the bot with misogynistic and racist comments, and “Tay” started repeating that sentiment back to users. More recently, Google released a predictive …

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AWS is launching on-premises database software with VMware

Amazon Web Services has emerged as a dominant force in cloud computing by hosting other companies’ technology infrastructure in its massive data centers. But AWS is also rolling out services for companies that do it the old way. On Monday, Amazon and VMware introduced a version of Amazon’s cloud-based database …

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