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In this article981-HKASML-NLINTC2330-TWTSMCXA close up image of a CPU socket and motherboard laying on the table.Narumon Bowonkitwanchai | Moment | Getty ImagesGUANGZHOU, China — If you talk about chipmaking, two companies usually spring to mind — Taiwan's TSMC and South Korea's Samsung Electronics. The two Asian firms combined control more than 70...
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during the Future Decoded Tech Summit in Bengaluru, India, on Feb. 25, 2020.Samyukta Lakshmi | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesMicrosoft is in advanced talks to acquire speech-recognition company Nuance Communications, a person familiar with the discussions told CNBC on Sunday. A transaction could be signed as early as Su...
In this articleTPT-GBTopps baseball cardsAri Levy | CNBCOn a recent family ski trip in California, my kids and I popped into an old baseball card shop in the city of Sonora, a former gold mining town in the Sierra Nevada foothills.As a former rabid card collector, I lit up when I saw the sign for BJ's Cards and Collectibles on the town's main drag....
Alexis Gay quit her job in tech to pursue comedy full-time amid the Covid-10 pandemic.Images courtesy of Alexis GayWhen Alexis Gay had to present second quarter results to her team on a Zoom video call, she sat down and wondered how she could do it. She wanted be transparent but she also wanted to be encouraging to her teammates who had worked so h...
In this articleTSLALithium-ion batteries are everywhere — in phones, laptops, tablets, cameras and increasingly cars. Demand for lithium-ion batteries has risen sharply in the past five years and is expected to grow from a $44.2 billion market in 2020 to a $94.4 billion market by 2025, mostly due to the boom in electric cars, according to Marketsan...
Exterior of Alibaba Group Beijing Headquarters on November 10, 2019 in Beijing, China.VCG | Visual China Group | Getty ImagesChinese regulators hit Alibaba with a 18.23 billion yuan ($2.8 billion) fine in its anti-monopoly investigation of the tech giant.In a Saturday statement, China's State Administration for Market Regulation accused Alibaba of ...
Source: goPuffComing off a boom year for the tech industry, investors spent the early part of 2021 pouring money into food delivery companies, online brokerages and Elon Musk's SpaceX, leading to a record quarter for U.S. venture funding.Venture-backed companies raised $64 billion in the first three months of the year, according to analysis this we...
In this articleGOOGLGoogle Pixel 4aTodd Haselton | CNBCGoogle on Friday denied reports that said its next phone, the Pixel 5a, is canceled and said the phone will launch later this year in the U.S. and Japan. The phone has not yet been officially announced, and this is the first time Google has confirmed it exists."Pixel 5a 5G is not cancelled," a ...
In this articleTINTCGMGOOGLPresident Joe Biden holds a chip as he speaks prior to signing an executive order aimed at addressing a global semiconductor shortage, in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 24, 2021.Jonathan Ernst | ReutersChief executives from companies including Google parent Alphabet, AT&T, Intel...
SwoopCourtesy of SwoopGroup transportation and software-as-a-service start-up Swoop won a contract with the NFL to provide rides for the 2022 Super Bowl in Los Angeles, CNBC has learned, as large-scale events are once again in sight.The company will provide transportation leading up to, during and following the Super Bowl. That could include transp...
A logo of ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing displayed on a building in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province.STR | AFP | Getty ImagesChinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is said to be raising $1.5 billion in debt financing ahead of a blockbuster U.S. IPO, Bloomberg reported Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter.According to a Reu...
A giant digital sign is seen at Facebook's corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California, on October 23, 2019.Josh Edelson | AFP | Getty ImagesFacebook is converting part of its Menlo Park, California, headquarters into a public Covid-19 vaccination site, COO Sheryl Sandberg said in a post on Friday.Facebook is partnering with the Ravensw...