AI engineers face burnout as ‘rat race’ to stay competitive hits tech

A picture shows logos of the big technology companies named GAFAM, for Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft, in Mulhouse, France, on June 2, 2023. Sebastien Bozon | AFP | Getty Images Late last year, an artificial intelligence engineer at Amazon was wrapping up the work week and getting ready to spend time with some … Read more

Digital ad market on mend as Meta, Alphabet, Snap show faster growth

A view of Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California, United States on March 23, 2024.  Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu | Getty Images Advertising is so back. After a brutal 2022, when brands reeled in spending to cope with inflation, and a 2023 defined by layoffs and cost cuts, the top digital advertising companies have started … Read more

Alphabet tempers worries that it’s falling behind in AI in Q1 results

Alphabet went into its earnings report on Thursday facing concerns about the growth of its core Google ads business and the company’s ability to generate profits from its hefty investments in artificial intelligence. For the time being at least, the company put Wall Street’s fears to rest. Alphabet topped analysts’ estimates, reporting revenue growth of … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg net worth falls $18 billion over Meta earnings

Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks about the Facebook News feature at the Paley Center For Media in New York on Oct. 25, 2019. Drew Angerer | Getty Images News | Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth plunged by $18 billion Thursday after comments from the Meta CEO on the earnings call sent his company’s … Read more

Alphabet set to report first-quarter results after market close

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, speaks on artificial intelligence during a Bruegel think tank conference in Brussels, Belgium, on Jan. 20, 2020. Yves Herman | Reuters Alphabet will report first-quarter earnings after the bell Thursday. Here is what analysts are expecting. Earnings per share: $1.51, according to LSEG. Revenue: $78.59 billion, according to LSEG. YouTube … Read more

Meta stock down 15% on weak revenue forecast

Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg attends the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on online child sexual exploitation at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, U.S., January 31, 2024.  Nathan Howard | Reuters Meta shares tumbled 15% Thursday morning after the company issued weak revenue guidance that overshadowed its first-quarter earnings beat. On Wednesday, Meta reported $4.71 in earnings … Read more

Meta loses $200 billion in value, Zuckerberg focuses on AI, metaverse

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on January 31, 2024 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong | Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg started Meta‘s earnings call by talking about artificial intelligence. Then he moved onto the metaverse, touting his company’s headsets, glasses and operating system. He spent … Read more

Meta’s Reality Labs posts $3.85 billion loss in first quarter

Facebook co-founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, speaks at an Oculus developers conference while wearing a virtual reality headset in San Jose, California. Glen Chapman | AFP | Getty Images Meta shows no signs of substantially trimming its losses from investing in the metaverse, as competition heightens between the Facebook parent and Apple in the … Read more

Meta (META) Q1 2024 earnings

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Meta Platforms, in July 2021. Kevin Dietsch | Getty Images News | Getty Images Meta will report first-quarter results after the bell Wednesday. Here’s what analysts are expecting. Earnings per share: $4.32, according to LSEG. Revenue: $36.16 billion, according to LSEG. Daily active users (DAUs): 2.12 billion, according to StreetAccount Monthly active … Read more

Why Are Men With Beards So Much More Attractive?

Who had “people thirsting after Mark Zuckerberg” on their 2024 bingo card? Over the weekend, the internet experienced some collective cognitive dissonance after seeing a photo of the Meta CEO decked out with a beard, a glowly tan and a silver chain necklace. (Zuck…is…hot?) “Mark Zuckerberg went from Mr. Steal Your Data to Mr. Steal … Read more