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Politicians Who Voted to Ban TikTok May Own as Much as $126 Million in Tech Stocks

Financial disclosures show that members of Congress who voted for the so-called “TikTok ban” last week may own between $29 million and $126 million worth of stock in competing tech companies, according to data from Quiver Quantitative, a company that tracks congressional investments. Among the 352 members of the House of Representatives who voted “yes” on the bill, 44 reported they own shares of companies including Amazon, Google, Meta, Microsoft, and Snap—all corporations that could stand to benefit if TikTok is forced…

Microsoft AI deal: Microsoft’s $650 million deal with Inflection AI: Key things to know

Tech giant Microsoft will be paying artificial intelligence (AI) startup Inflection $650 million to licence its software, a week after it roped in the company's two cofounders and most of its staff, as per a Bloomberg report.Let's look at the key details of this deal.Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value Skill CoursesOffering CollegeCourseWebsiteMITMIT Technology Leadership and InnovationVisitIIM LucknowIIML Executive Programme in FinTech, Banking & Applied Risk ManagementVisitIIT DelhiIITD Certificate Programme…

Microsoft Surface Pro 10, Surface Laptop 6, With Intel Core Ultra CPU Launched for Businesses: Price, Features

Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 for business on Thursday (March 21). The latest PC lineup has been called “the first Surface AI PCs built exclusively for business” by the company. Since these are aimed at the tech giant's commercial clients, they will not be sold directly to consumers. The devices retain the same design as their predecessors, however, both Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 feature the latest Intel Core Ultra chipsets, new Neural Processing Unit (NPU) capabilities, and a…

Microsoft announces key Performance Max updates

Microsoft confirmed the timelines for the introduction of key automated features like conversion value rules and video assets to Performance Max. Additionally, the tech giant provided additional insights into the deprecation timeline for Smart Shopping campaigns, which is set to begin in Q3 of this year. Why we care. If Microsoft can provide a product with capabilities equivalent to PMax within Google Ads, advertisers might be inclined to shift their ad budgets from Google to Microsoft’s PMax.Q2 updates.

Microsoft agreed to pay Inflection $650 million while hiring its staff: report

Microsoft has agreed to pay Inflection about $650 million while hiring the AI startup's staff, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.The transaction is mostly in the form of a licensing deal that makes Inflection's models available for sale on Microsoft's Azure cloud service, the person with direct knowledge on the deal said.Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value Skill CoursesOffering CollegeCourseWebsiteIIT DelhiIITD Certificate Programme in Data Science & Machine LearningVisitIndian School of…

Apple’s ‘circumventing both the spirit and underlying goals’ of an injunction forcing it to allow apps to steer customers…

Apple and the App Store are again at the center of a legal spat that revolves around the way the former manages the latter — and how it forces app developers to work within its frameworks.Following a ruling in 2021 that Apple must not prevent app developers from offering “buttons, external links, or other calls to action” informing users of payment options outside of their apps, Microsoft, Meta, and others have filed an amicus brief that alleges Apple simply isn't playing nicely. In fact, it argues that the company is…

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 are here, but you won’t find them in stores

Two devices conspicuously missing from Microsoft's Surface and AI event last fall are finally here — and they're both what we expected and a bit surprising. Today, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6, sporting the same designs as the previous models but now with the AI smarts of Intel's new Core Ultra CPUs. You won't be able to buy them at Best Buy, Target or any other retailer selling Surface Devices, though. Both of these computers have the foreboding words "for business" attached to their names,…

Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro Keyboard has bold keys to boost readability

There's some positive news on the accessibility front coming out of . Alongside the business-oriented Surface Laptop 6 and Surface Pro 10, the company has revealed the first Surface Pro Keyboard with bold keys. Compared with its other keyboards, Microsoft says this one has a brighter backlight that, combined with the bold font, should make the keyboard easier to read and reduce eye strain. Of note, the keyboard will only be available in US English and exclusively in the US and Canada.As with other new Windows keyboards,…

Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 10 and Laptop 6 with AI features. Here’s what’s new

Microsoft/ZDNETMicrosoft today unveiled two new Surface devices, the Surface Pro 10 and the Surface Laptop 6, marking the company's first hardware launch since the AI PC era kicked off with Intel's and AMD's NPU-equipped chipsets.Also: Five biggest announcements at Microsoft's March Surface and AI eventBoth Surface devices look nearly identical to their two-year-old predecessors, and yet they're currently only available to business users. (I wouldn't rule out Microsoft releasing consumer versions of these Surface…