Tripp Mickle
For Tripp Mickle's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
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.
Split over the leadership of Sam Altman, board members and executives at OpenAI turned on one another. Their brawl exposed the cracks at the heart of the artificial intelligence movement.
Dec 11, 2023
Inside OpenAI’s crisis over the future of artificial intelligence
From the moment it was created in 2015, OpenAI was primed to combust.
The Humane Ai Pin’s interface is projected onto the hand of company co-founder Bethany Bongiorno in San Francisco on Oct. 27. Humane, a company started by two former Apple employees, says its new artificial intelligence pin can stop all the scrolling.
Nov 13, 2023
Silicon Valley’s bet on the device that comes after the smartphone
Humane's Ai Pin is being billed as the first artificially intelligent device.
An Apple store in Beijing. The iPhone has increased its percentage of total smartphones sold around the world while expanding its share of sales in four of the world’s largest regions: China, Japan, Europe and India.
Sep 12, 2023
As smartphone industry sputters, the iPhone expands its dominance
The iPhone has about one-fifth of the world’s smartphone sales, up from a low of 13% in 2019.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 27, 2022
Tech’s biggest companies are sending worrying signals about the U.S. economy
A series of quarterly earnings reports is showing that even Silicon Valley's most powerful companies are feeling the impact of inflation and rising interest rates.
Japan Times
Oct 23, 2022
Who gets the last word on Steve Jobs? He might.
Some historians are wondering if Steve Jobs' widow is trying to frame the legacy of her late husband, a complicated and transformational figure who was shadowed by his flaws.
Japan Times
Sep 8, 2022
Apple unveils new iPhone and smartwatch with a focus on fitness
Apple unveiled the products at the Steve Jobs Theater on its campus in Cupertino, California, the first time it had held a product event there since 2019.
Japan Times
Sep 7, 2022
How China has added to its influence over the iPhone
Apple is taking small steps toward India. But the production of its latest phone, set for introduction on Wednesday, shows how difficult it will be to make big changes.


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