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Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 5, 2023
Satellites could beam poorest nations out of digital desert
Tech giants including Microsoft have pledged to help poor regions hobbled by bad internet services to 'leapfrog' into an era of online connectivity, with satellites set to play a key role.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 2, 2023
Tech rivals chase ChatGPT as AI race ramps up
Google has said that AI-powered features will soon be rolled out in its world dominating search engine, though it has remained vague on exactly how and when.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Feb 23, 2023
For tech giants, AI such as Bing and Bard poses billion-dollar search problem
Executives across the technology sector are talking about how to operate AI such as ChatGPT while accounting for the high expense.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 18, 2023
Angry Bing chatbot just mimicking humans, say experts
Microsoft's nascent Bing chatbot turning testy or even threatening is likely because it essentially mimics what it learned from online conversations, analysts and academics have said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 13, 2023
ChatGPT frenzy prompts China firms to seek home-grown alternatives
Dozens of bots rigged to ChatGPT technology have emerged on WeChat, with hobbyists using it to make programs or automated accounts that can interact with users.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 9, 2023
Alphabet shares dive after Google AI chatbot Bard flubs answer in ad
Google has been on the defensive since Microsoft-backed OpenAI's ChatGPT became a fixation of both regular consumers and Silicon Valley elite.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 8, 2023
Microsoft's Bing search engine and Edge browser to use AI in challenge to Google
The tech giant expects every percentage point of search market share gained to bring in another $2 billion in advertising revenue.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ANALYSIS
Feb 4, 2023
From Meta to Microsoft, AI's big moment is here
Chief executives across the sector have packed earnings calls with mentions of the tech, which until recently existed more in the background than as a solid contributor to the bottom line.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 24, 2023
Microsoft invests $10 billion in ChatGPT maker OpenAI
Microsoft is competing with Alphabet, Amazon.com and Meta Platforms to dominate the fast-growing technology that generates text, images and other media.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 21, 2023
Alphabet cuts 12,000 jobs after pandemic hiring spree and refocuses on AI
Google's parent company said it is facing 'a different economic reality,' and has decided to double down on artificial intelligence projects.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 18, 2023
Microsoft to cut engineering jobs this week as layoffs go deeper
The company most recently shrank its workforce in October and July, and has eliminated open positions and paused hiring in various groups.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jan 16, 2023
OpenAI, creator of ChatGPT, casts spell on Microsoft
Tesla tycoon Elon Musk was an early investor in OpenAI, and Microsoft is reported to be in talks to up an initial investment of between $1 billion and $10 billion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 13, 2022
Microsoft’s Call of Duty offer to Sony includes subscription service
Microsoft has publicly stated that it offered Sony a 10-year deal to make Call of Duty available on the Japanese company's PlayStation console.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 7, 2022
Microsoft and Nintendo agree on 10-year Call of Duty deal
The agreement depends on Microsoft closing its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Dec 5, 2022
As chatbot sophistication grows, AI debate intensifies
Start-up OpenAI has released a chatbot capable of answering a variety of questions, reopening the debate on the risks linked to artificial intelligence technologies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 17, 2022
Big Tech helps Big Oil pump more, belying climate pledges
The tech giants began courting oil companies several years ago, eager for business from a lucrative but technologically backward industry.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 16, 2022
Peloton, Calm and LinkedIn add to growing list of tech layoffs
According to Layoffs.fyi, a website tracking job cuts at startups and recently public companies, more than 37,000 positions were eliminated at 467 firms globally in the second quarter.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 2, 2022
Video game consoles have been spared inflation in Japan, but for how long?
The weaker yen has triggered price hikes on electronics from iPhones to refrigerators across Japan this year, with one glaring exception: the video game console.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Jul 5, 2022
'Guerrilla' sales and crowdsourcing: Japan's game console crunch
Video game consoles by Sony and Microsoft have been hard to buy since their November 2020 release, leaving consumers and sellers stuck in a game of cat-and-mouse.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 15, 2022
Why some Japan firms can’t quit Internet Explorer
After nearly 30 years, Microsoft has finished support for the browser, which is set to cause problems for the handful of Japanese organizations still using it.

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