Adam Satariano
Attendees at the Leap technology conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on March 6, 202. The oil-rich country is plowing money into glitzy events, computing power and artificial intelligence research, putting it in the middle of an escalating U.S.-China struggle for technological influence.
WORLD / Politics
May 2, 2024
‘To the future’: Saudi Arabia spends big to become an AI superpower
Saudi Arabia was long a financial spigot for tech, but is now building its own industry.
Arthur Mensch, the chief executive and one of the founders of Mistral, a French artificial-intelligence startup, at the company’s offices in Paris in late March.
Apr 14, 2024
Europe’s AI ‘champion’ sets sights on tech giants in U.S.
As Europe vies for AI leadership, Mistral, under Arthur Mensch, is emerging as a formidable contender against U.S. and Chinese giants.
Elon Musk arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington to participate in the A.I. Forum in September of last year.
Mar 2, 2024
Elon Musk sues OpenAI and Sam Altman for violating the company’s principles
Musk sued OpenAI and its CEO, Sam Altman, accusing them of breaching a contract by putting profits ahead of the public good.
Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk gets in a Tesla car as he leaves a hotel in Beijing in May.
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 1, 2023
Elon Musk’s unmatched power in the stars
The tech billionaire has become the dominant power in satellite internet technology. The ways he is wielding that influence are raising global alarms.
Japan Times
Feb 8, 2023
The people onscreen are fake. The disinformation is real.
Videos distributed by pro-China bot accounts are the first known instance of 'deepfake” video technology being used as part of a state-aligned information campaign.
Japan Times
Mar 15, 2022
Shaming Apple and texting Elon Musk, a Ukraine minister uses novel war tactics
Mykhailo Fedorov has become one of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's most visible lieutenants, deploying technology and finance as modern weapons of war.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Nov 26, 2021
How fake news on Facebook helped fuel a border crisis in Europe
Social media worsened a migrant crisis and helped smugglers profit off desperate people trying to reach Europe.
Japan Times
Dec 14, 2020
Big Tech turns its lobbyists loose on Europe, alarming regulators
As the European Union has become the global leader in tech regulation, companies have increasingly focused on Brussels in hopes of choking off stiffer rules.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 19, 2016
Why SoftBank is spending ¥3.3 trillion on a U.K. chipmaker
Inside nearly every smartphone, tablet, e-reader and smartwatch are tiny microprocessors that tell the machine what to do. Small pulses of energy move from a gadget's battery through millions of tiny transistors, triggering commands and responses in nanoseconds, be it playing games, posting to Facebook,...
Japan Times
Jul 12, 2014
SoundCloud music service said to near deals with record labels
The largest record labels are closing in on a deal for a stake in buzzy digital-music service SoundCloud Ltd., in exchange for an agreement not to sue the startup for copyright violations, according to people with knowledge of the plans.
LIFE / Digital
Dec 24, 2013
Christmas Day is Black Friday for apps as download record set to be broken
When Walt Disney Co. began considering the best time to release an iPad version of its popular online kids game "Club Penguin" this year, only one date came to mind.
Mar 17, 2009
Game publishers to Sony: Cut PS3 price or lose out to Nintendo
Sony Corp. is under pressure from video game publishers to cut the price of the PlayStation 3 console or risk seeing more development funds shift to Nintendo Co.'s Wii.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2009
Wii gives seniors therapeutic kicks
Blanche Betten, a 76-year-old retired restaurant owner, hammered Bob Warner, 85, with a flurry of punches, sending the World War II and Korean War veteran sprawling to the ground.


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