Alibaba, Tencent ‘golden shares’: China is pulling different strings to control Big Tech

Hong Kong CNN  —  Investors have raced back into Chinese tech stocks this year, encouraged by an apparent truce in a two-year battle between some of the country’s most powerful…

Tech Layoffs Continue as Shares Fall and Interest Rates Rise

“High rates are painful for almost everyone, but they are particularly painful for Silicon Valley,” said Kairong Xiao, an associate professor of finance at Columbia Business School. “I expect more…

Tech Layoffs Shock Young Workers. The Older People? Not So Much.

“This is a gift,” Mr. Pulliam said. “I don’t think that story is told. It’s always doom and gloom.” But for tech workers experiencing their first economic downturn, the cuts…

How the Netherlands Is Taming Big Tech

In 2021, privacy consultants working for two Dutch universities issued a critical report card on Google’s education apps, a set of classroom tools like Google Docs that are used by…

Apple’s first US labor union reaches new milestone for tech industry

CNN  —  Workers at Apple’s first unionized retail store began collectively bargaining with management on Wednesday, in a milestone moment not only for the iPhone company but for all of…

A New Area of A.I. Booms, Even Amid the Tech Gloom

Five weeks ago, OpenAI, a San Francisco artificial intelligence lab, released ChatGPT, a chatbot that answers questions in clear, concise prose. The A.I.-powered tool immediately caused a sensation, with more…

What Are Your Tech Resolutions for 2023?

Social media and new communication platforms may have been lifelines during the pandemic, but have they gobbled up too much of your time? Do you have more streaming subscriptions than…

Jack Ma’s Alibaba, China tech giants are making a comeback post zero Covid

Hong Kong CNN  —  Chinese tech giants are witnessing a dream start to the year. The Nasdaq Golden Dragon China Index — a popular index tracking Chinese firms listed in…

Washington moved fast to crack down on TikTok but has made little progress with Big Tech

CNN  —  In a matter of days, the United States is expected to ban federal employees from downloading or using TikTok on government-issued phones or tablets, marking the country’s broadest…

The best tech products and gadgets of 2022

Iteration over innovation was a big theme in tech this year — a lot of our favorite gadgets simply got better. That’s certainly not a bad thing, as everything from…