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Antitrust trial reveals Google’s $20B payments to Apple in 2022

Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, made payments totaling $20 billion to Apple Inc. in 2022 for securing Google as the default search engine on Apple’s Safari browser, as revealed by recently unsealed court documents in the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google. This payment agreement between the tech giants lies at the…
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Crypto community divided over Google Cloud’s web3 initiative

Google Cloud has stepped into the Web3 arena with the launch of a new portal aimed at blockchain developers, offering datasets and tutorials on non-fungible tokens (NFTs). However, the reception within the cryptocurrency community has been polarized, eliciting a range of opinions from industry insiders. Critics have been quick to point out…
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Oracle picks Nashville for HQ, tech boom ahead

Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison dropped a bombshell announcement on Tuesday, revealing that the tech giant will be relocating its global headquarters to Nashville, Tennessee. This move comes amidst Oracle’s ongoing development of a $1.35 billion corporate campus in the city’s River North area, promising to deliver 8,500 job opportunities to the…
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Enhancing your audio experience with safe earphone use

As wireless headphones become increasingly common, concerns about the safety of Bluetooth technology and its potential health risks, such as cancer, persist. A group of scientists voiced significant concerns in 2015 regarding the potential dangers associated with non-ionizing electromagnetic field (EMF) technology utilized by all Bluetooth devices.…
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ViewSonic unveils XG272-2K-OLED, redefining gaming visuals

ViewSonic Corporation, a leading provider of visual solutions worldwide, has launched its latest innovation, the XG272-2K-OLED monitor, marking a significant move into the realm of OLED gaming. This 27-inch monitor is tailored to meet the demands of gamers seeking immersive experiences, featuring an OLED panel renowned for its vibrant colors and…
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Tim Cook confirms apple’s vision pro headset arrival in China

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during his appearance at the China Development Forum in Beijing that the company’s highly anticipated $3,499 mixed-reality headset, the Vision Pro, will be hitting the Chinese market later this year. This move marks Apple’s expansion of its latest innovative product into one of the world’s largest consumer markets.…
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Historic EU decision sets precedent for global AI regulation

In a landmark move, the European Union’s parliament has greenlit the world’s pioneering comprehensive regulatory framework to govern the burgeoning realm of artificial intelligence (AI). This groundbreaking legislation, known as the EU AI Act, sets forth a nuanced categorization of AI technologies based on their associated risks, ranging from…
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UG Labs raises $7m to revolutionize kids’ gaming with AI

UG Labs, has successfully raised $7 million in funding to revolutionize children’s gaming experiences with conversational AI and voice interactivity. The funding round was led by Amiti Venture and MoreVC, with additional participation from Mediatek and private angel investors. The company’s innovative approach to game design involves integrating…
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Bose and Kith collaborate for stylish audio innovation

In a groundbreaking fusion of premium sound and high fashion, Bose and Kith unveil the exclusive Kith for Bose Ultra Open Earbuds. This novel collaboration, launching on January 22nd for $300, heralds a new era in wearable audio fashion. Melding Bose’s audio excellence with Kith’s fashion-forward ethos, these limited-edition earbuds offer a unique…
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Apple leads global smartphone market, surpassing Samsung

In a significant industry shift, Apple Inc. has clinched the title of the world’s largest smartphone maker by volume, overtaking Samsung Electronics Co. for the first time in over a decade. This milestone marks a pivotal moment in the technology sector, highlighting Apple’s growing market influence amid challenging global conditions. In 2023,…
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