Xbox announces controversial Game Pass changes that will affect millions | Gaming | Entertainment

Microsoft has announced plans to make big changes to its hugely popular Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Beginning on September 12, the price of Xbox Game Pass Core and Ultimate subscriptions will increase throughout the world. The price of Xbox Game Pass Core (which grants access to a small library of games, as well as … Read more

Elon Musk’s ‘Erratic, Impulsive’ Behavior Puts Buyers Off Tesla: Study

Tesla is having a heck of a time right now. The rollout of its flagship Cybertruck has been fraught with issues, sales of its entire lineup are stagnating and investors are getting worried that big boss Elon Musk is distracted by his other ventures, such as SpaceX and his takeover of Twitter. However, that might … Read more

Microsoft Faces EU Charges Over ‘Abusive’ Bundling

Brussels has accused Microsoft of illegally abusing its dominance in the business-software market at the expense of smaller rivals, following a complaint at the height of the pandemic by US competitor Slack. The European Commission said on Tuesday it found that Microsoft was restricting competition by selling its video-conferencing software Teams together in bundles with … Read more

Security expert says he found Outlook email glitch

(NewsNation) —  A security expert says, after first dismissing his warning about a bug in its Outlook email app, Microsoft has “acknowledged the issue.” Vsevolod Kokorin says he discovered a glitch that could allow someone to impersonate official Microsoft accounts in certain circumstances. He shared his warning on X after he said Outlook techs told him … Read more

AI Is Coming for Big Tech Jobs—but Not in the Way You Think

Aaron Damigos’ inbox was hit with a dreaded, ubiquitous business-update calendar invite on June 3. The meeting included someone from HR, his manager, and upper management—and ultimately resulted in the sudden end to his job as a web support associate with Microsoft. Microsoft reportedly laid off some 1,000 people in early June, pulling from its … Read more

Elon Musk Conveniently Drops Lawsuit Against OpenAI After His Hypocritical Emails Leak

Tech billionaire Elon Musk (L) arrives to inaugurate satellite unit Starlink at a community health center in Denpasar on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on May 19, 2024. Photo: SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP (Getty Images) Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently dropped a lawsuit he had filed against OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, and though Musky … Read more

As Google Targets Advertisers, It Could Learn a Lot From Bing

Disclosure of ads has been an issue on Copilot as well. Though Microsoft says it labels all ads, Marcus Pratt, senior vice president for insights and technology at the ad-buying agency Mediasmith, says he’s encountered at least two searches in which links with indications that they are sponsored arguably haven’t been adequately disclosed. Last week, … Read more

LinkedIn’s AI Career Coaches Will See You Now

Many burned-out workers have likely dreamed of hiring a career coach or résumé writer. Now, LinkedIn is introducing chats with generative AI career experts based on real people. Other new AI tools within the platform will help people write résumés and cover letters or evaluate their qualifications for jobs posted. LinkedIn has ramped up its … Read more

Apple tops Kantar list of most valuable global brands in 2024

(NewsNation) — For the third year in a row Apple is the world’s most valuable brand, surpassing $1 trillion in brand value for the first time, according to a new ranking by Kantar’s BrandZ. The Silicon Valley iPhone maker beat out fellow tech brands Google ($753 billion), Microsoft ($713 billion) and Amazon ($577 billion). Burger … Read more

Nvidia’s stock market value surpasses $3 trillion. How it rose to AI prominence, by the numbers

Nvidia’s stock price has more than doubled this year after more than tripling in 2023 and it’s now the third most valuable company in the S&P 500. Nvidia’s stock rose again Wednesday to surpass $3 trillion in market value. The company is also about to undergo a stock split that will give each of its … Read more