Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Bytedance, Meta, Microsoft
The search for more money
Arm is expected to go public this year with a blockbuster IPO that could value the company at $60 billion
How to make angry workers even angrier
Tax prep companies including H&R Block and TaxSlayer found to be tracking users, share sensitive data with Google, Facebook
Death, taxes and tracking come for everyone
It's not exactly a small one
Meta and Alphabet pay especially well
The highest ranking ever for Oracle's founder
New state aid approved by the European Commission for 56 tech companies
In-office perks are less in demand than employer flexibility on hybrid working
"Today is the D(SA)-Day for digital regulation"
Editor's take: Much of the focus in semiconductors is on chip performance, and so for many outside the process it can be mystifying why sometimes a "better" chip loses out to a "weaker" chip. To name just one example, Intel still sells a lot of server CPUs despite their poor comparison with the latest AMD or Arm offerings.
Why it matters: OpenAI launched GPT-4 this week, an update to its popular language model and technology that aims to improve precision and is designed to act as an underlying engine for chatbots, search engines, online tutors, and more. GPT-4 is now available to paid subscribers and there's a waitlist to use the model via API. Furthermore, the AI race is on, with "AI startups" raising funds like there is no tomorrow and big tech companies like Google scrambling to make it known that they are not so far behind.
Cyberattacks are getting more sophisticated and existing security mechanisms are proving ineffective
Commuting to work is passé and employers are embracing the brave new world of remote work
Google claims sites would be forced to strictly regulate everything, or nothing at all
New law could eventually force iOS to allow sideloading
The Biden Administration wants to put large tech platforms on a leash
Epic Games is unsurprisingly pleased
Leak suggests the EU will fight iOS WebKit dominance
It's not the first time these two have feuded
Apple CEO thinks data harvesters would abuse sideloading
No longer a top ten company