Why Silicon Valley Carries More Weight on the Global Stage Than Some Countries

Why Silicon Valley Carries More Weight on the Global Stage Than Some Countries

The top firms in California’s Silicon Valley carry more weight on the global stage than many countries, which makes building diplomatic relations with them increasingly important, the world’s first national technology ambassador...

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The Global App Market Could Hit $6.3 Trillion by 2021

There's still plenty of money to be made in apps. According to analyst firm App Annie, the app economy will be worth $6.3 trillion by 2021 -- that’s a 380% jump from the $1.3 trillion app market of 2016. In a report...

Facebook’s Hate Speech Rules Make ‘White Men’ a Protected Group

Is Facebook really training its content moderators to protect white men over black children? Facebook, which topped 2 billion global users yesterday, has been working to fend off critics who say the social networking giant doesn...

Has IBM Watson’s AI Technology Fallen Victim to Hype?

If you ask IBM about its plans for a given business opportunity--health care, financial services, pharma, even sports coverage--the answer will likely center on Watson, IBM’s take on artificial intelligence, or cognitive...

Chipmaker AMD Makes a Big Bet on Brand-New Tech

From the wide windows of her fourth-floor office, Lisa Su can look across the Austin campus of Advanced Micro Devices and see the laboratory building where the company's new chips get tested. In the spring of 2016, Su was...

Microsoft Windows XP Spotted Aboard the U.K.’s Newest War Ship

A state-of-the-art British aircraft carrier on its maiden journey apparently has some computers onboard running Windows XP--an aged version of Microsoft’s PC operating system.The Guardian spotted what appeared to be XP screens...