US District Judge Donald Molloy issued a preliminary injunction to block the ban, stating that the state’s actions "violates the Constitution in more ways than one" and "oversteps state power"
The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to launch a market investigation into mobile browsers and cloud gaming
Uber has partnered with drivers of black cabs to expand its services in London.
Amazon Q, the company's new GenAI assistant for businesses, was announced at an event hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) this week.
A spokesperson for the agency, who declined to provide details on when the attack took place or its nature, said: "There was a possibility of unauthorised access by exploiting the vulnerability of network equipment.”
BigTech firms like Amazon and Google have pledged to take more responsibility for fraud on their platforms under a new charter launched by the UK government.
Bershka, the Spanish fashion retailer owned by Inditex, has launched a virtual fitting room to reduce return rates on its online platform.
In a statement on Tuesday, the watchdog warned that the deal would remove Figma as a threat to Adobe’s XD product, and that it would likely harm innovation for software used by the vast majority of UK digital designers
The Very Group has expanded its partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to improve its services using generative AI (GenAI).
Lloyds Bank is using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to enable consumers in the UK to support their bank account application using the chip in their passport.
Canada has launched a quantum computing hub in Québec in in partnership with PASQAL, who will invest $90 million in the project over the next five years.
The European Commission said that the deal, which was initially announced in August 2022, could lead Amazon to squeeze rival manufacturers out of its online marketplace
The adoption of AI by several industries could lower pay but may lead to the creation of more jobs for young skilled workers a new report has found.
The government has announced what it describes as a “major broadband upgrade” for thousands of rural properties based in Oxfordshire and North East Staffordshire.
OVO has announced the acquisition of public EV charging app Bonnet.
Pupils at UK schools are using AI to generate indecent images of other children and urgent action is needed to help children understand the risks of using technology in this manner, the UK Safer Internet Center (UKSIC) has said.
A UK Finance study of 23 international to mid-size banks and non-banking financial services firms has found that 70 per cent are trialling generative AI (GenAI).
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has called for the creation of new competition laws in response to the rapid expansion of Big Tech firms in the country
GMB has said that Amazon is facing strikes and demos across the UK, Europe and the USA on Black Friday.
Nissan will invest up to £2 billion to produce two new electric vehicle models in Sunderland.
The government has said that the UK’s tech and science partnership with South Korea will be “pushed to new heights” with the signing of a range of new science and technology-related partnership agreements.
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi highlighted the negative impacts of deepfakes on society and called on global leaders to collaborate towards the end of regulating AI
The deal will see the company provide KFC's delivery app with the same technology and courier network behind Uber Eats.
ETC Group has surpassed $1 billion in assets under management (AuM) for the first time since April 2022.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned some popular UK websites that they face enforcement action if they do not make changes to comply with data protection law.
The final country to approve the deal was China, with its regulator on Tuesday giving Broadcom the greenlight ahead of the 26 November deadline
Apple is facing an anti-competitive lawsuit over ‘horizontal restraints’ in the iOS peer-to-peer (P2P) payment market.
Amazon has partnered with disability rights organisation The Arc to provide free Alexa devices to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) was sued on behalf of 9 million UK customers who had made purchases through the PlayStation Store in 2022
Last Friday it was announced that Altman, who was shortly afterwards hired by Microsoft to oversee a new advanced AI research team, had been let go from the company for failing to be "consistently candid" with the board.
Changpeng Zhao, the chief executive of Binance, has resigned from his post after pleading guilty to charges levelled against him and the cryptocurrency exchange by the US Department of Justice (DoJ).
Elon Musk has made good on his promise to file a “thermonuclear lawsuit” against Media Matters for America after the non-profit accused the platform of allowing antisemitic posts next to ads.
TikTok Shop and Royal Mail are partnering to offer the postal delivery company's 'Click & Drop' service to merchants using the platform.
Amazon has said it will provide free AI skills training to around two million people by 2025.
France, Germany and Italy are set to publish a joint paper in which the three European nations agree on how artificial intelligence (AI) should be regulated
The National Cyber Force (NCF) will collaborate with academic institutions and industry in Lancashire ahead of its move to Samlesbury in 2025.
Online marketplace Temu is failing to prevent the sale of weapons and is not carrying out the necessary age checks when selling products including knives and axes, according to Which?.
Apple, Disney, and IBM have pulled ads from X days after Elon Musk agreed with an antisemitic post on the platform.
The University of Glasgow has announced the construction of a health innovation hub.
Over the course of a rollercoaster 48 hours in Silicon Valley, Sam Altman was fired as chief executive officer at ChatGPT company OpenAI and has been hired to oversee a new advanced artificial intelligence (AI) research team at Microsoft
YouTube has announced it is developing AI tools in collaboration with Google DeepMind which allow users to create content featuring the voices of famous pop stars.
Microsoft has partnered with chipmaker Arm Holdings on two custom-built chips to power AI and cloud-based systems.
JP Morgan Chase has bagged first place in a global index ranking AI maturity for the second year in a row.
The US last month moved to ban the export of processors used in artificial intelligence (AI) tech development to China
Ocado, most known for its grocery delivery services in the UK, on Wednesday said that its Ocado Intelligent Automation robotics unit will provide automated fulfilment technology at a distribution site for McKesson Canada
Following changes to the upcoming Digital, Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill, the UK’s competition watchdog will be unable to impose an intervention on firms unless its deemed “proportionate” to do so.
Meta has called for laws which would force app stores to get parental approval each time a child under the age of 16 downloads an app.
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google and Microsoft will invest a collective total of 300 billion baht ($8.46 billion) in the country, with each firm to invest 100 billion baht each
Fnality International has announced the conclusion of a £77.7 million Series B funding round led by Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas.
Mastercard is collaborating with facial recognition technology business NEC Corporation in a bid to advance in-store biometric payments.
Speaking at an industry forum in Shenzen, Baidu co-founder and chief executive officer Robin Li said that companies in China should focus their efforts on developing practical applications instead of spending so much time and money on developing their own large language models
The UK government has urged Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Just Eat to conduct checks on all its delivery drivers to prevent illegal working and protect the public.
An open letter to the UK government – signed by organisations including Creative Commons, Wikimedia UK, and Research Libraries UK – has urged the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to clarify whether public and legally accessed data will be made available for AI training and analysis in its code of practice.
The company invested in the consumer-oriented trading app when it was an unlisted start-up
The tool will also soon be able to analyse photos to perform visual searches and answer visual queries.
The partnership will present users with details like real-time pricing, Prime shipping eligibility, delivery estimates and product details
Umunna said that other areas which "in some cases make more of a contribution to global greenhouse emissions” are not being adequately funded
Nepal has reportedly banned TikTok after describing content on the platform as "detrimental to social harmony”.
Service station forecourt operator EG Group has announced a deal to buy ultra-fast charging units from Tesla to expand its electric vehicle charging network across Europe.
The EC last month sent a range of social media platform operators urgent orders to detail measures taken to counter the spread of content related to hate speech, violent content and terrorism
Vodafone has pledged to ‘close the digital divide’ between rural and urban areas in the UK after research found 46 per cent of rural deprived areas were classed as ‘5G not spots’ versus just 2.7 per cent of deprived urban communities
Amazon has filed four lawsuits against organisations who fraudulently impersonated Amazon customer support workers.
Thousands of users in UK and continental Europe are reportedly unable to access services run by Microsoft including Teams and Outlook.
The new facility, set to create around 650 new jobs when fully operational in the new year, enables the company to provide an all-electric delivery service within London’s north and south circular area.
Arm Holdings has reported a 28 per cent profit increase in the second quarter of its financial year ended 30 September.
Apple will be required to pay $6.75 million in civil penalties and $18.25 million to an unspecified number of affected workers
TikTok Shop has partnered with luxury designer authentication service Real Authentication to assess the legitimacy of pre-owned handbags before they’re sold on the platform.
The retailer has partnered with Netcore Unbxd for the technology roll out, which aims to improve online search and browsing for consumers visiting its website.
The organisation said that its first priority as the UK’s new online safety regulator will be protecting children, highlighting research also released today which reveals the scale and nature of “scattergun” friend requests used by predators looking to groom children online.
Just Eat has expanded its partnership with Asda to trial a scheme allowing customers to purchase Lego toys through its platform.
The UK government has introduced new laws designed to ensure the safe roll out of self-driving vehicles, as detailed in the King’s Speech earlier this week.
Visa is set to launch a new global AI advisory practice.
The patents, held by VB Assets, are related to speech recognition and natural language processing
Technology company Genzeon has launched a new generative AI-powered (GenAI) intelligence platform for the healthcare industry.
ASICS, the Japanese footwear brand, has implemented new POS technology to help manage compliance across its growing footprint.
Amazon is investing in and training large language models (LLMs) to compete against Open AI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard, according to a report by Reuters.
The EU introduced the Digital Services Act in 2022, which compels large tech platforms and search engines to do more to tackle harmful and illegal content under threat of fines
The tech giant said that it has established a new dedicated deals page which organises millions of promotions from thousands of brands and retailers in one place.
Chief executives from six technology companies including Nokia, Ericsson and ESET have voiced concerns over the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA).
OpenAI is set to launch an online store in which user-created, customised versions of ChatGPT can be shared.
The tools were initially made available to a small group of advertisers, but are scheduled to be broadly available by 2024
Virgin Galactic has completed its second research-based spaceflight of 2023 and sixth successful spaceflight in the past six months.
Computer chip manufacturer Arm Holdings has announced it will make a strategic investment of an undisclosed sum to acquire a minority stake in Raspberry Pi.
TikTok said that Chew, a former Goldman Sachs banker, will meet with EU industry chief Thierry Breton on 6 November, and EU digital chief Vera Jourova and EU antitrust chief Didier Reynders on 7 November
NatWest has upgraded its virtual assistant to use generative AI and provide customers with more accessible and human interaction.
The CMA said that it had launched separate investigations into Amazon Marketplace and Facebook Marketplace over their use of advertising data.
The University of Bristol and the University of Cambridge will house the UK’s most powerful supercomputers.
The UK's competition watchdog has secured commitments from Amazon and Facebook to ensure fair competition on their online marketplaces.
Amazon has expanded its partnership with Affirm to allow Amazon Business customers to use the by now pay later (BNPL) service.
Sam Bankman-Fried, once the posterchild of the cryptocurrency boom, has been found guilty of stealing from the customers of his now-bankrupt exchange FTX
The US consumer watchdog has published new details in a court filing alleging Amazon of using a series of illegal strategies to boost profits
Other countries endorsing the 'The Bletchley Declaration on AI' include Brazil, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates.
Amazon has filed a lawsuit against several publishing scammers to help protect authors from fraud.
Science minister George Freeman is today expected to outline new funding and programmes as part of the UK’s £2.5 billion, ten-year quantum advancement plans.
The suit argues that Apple installed a power management tool in older iPhones as part of software updates that “throttled” performance
XDA.io, spearheaded by former Revolut global authorisations senior manager Andria Evripidou, is designed to allow gaming communities of any global licence to trade in both crypto and fiat currencies.
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has moved to suspend operations of its Research England Equality Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group with "immediate effect."
The government has announced it is partnering with other countries and organisations to fund safe and responsible AI projects around the world.
The announcement was made by the country’s finance minister, Mehmet Simsek, in a statement on Tuesday
The US is spearheading an alliance of 40 countries that have signed a pledge to never pay out on ransomware demands
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced it will move forward with a regulatory sandbox developed for AI healthcare tools.
Over 100 civil society organisations have criticised the UK government’s upcoming AI summit in November, calling the event a “missed opportunity.”
The move comes just days ahead of the UK’s AI Safety Summit, which is taking place on 1 and 2 November at Bletchley Park.
The US and Australia have signed an agreement paving the way for US spacecraft launches from Australian soil.
The company warned Meta's Instagram, which launched Twitter-like platform Threads in the summer, that if does not change its name within 30 days it will seek an injunction from the English Courts.
Google had already invested $300 million in Anthropic earlier this year and is seeking an edge in AI in an effort to better compete with Microsoft
Google Cloud has announced plans for the South Pacific Connect initiative, which aims to deliver two new transpacific subsea cables to help increase the reliability and resilience of digital connectivity in the Pacific.
The Beatles are set to release their final song more than four decades after it was first written with the help of AI technology.
GenAI-powered chatbots ChatGPT and Bard don’t have in place effective defences to prevent fraudsters from releasing a “new wave of convincing scams", according to an investigation by Which?.
US lawmakers earlier this month launched new export restrictions on what chips and chipmaking tools can be exported to China
Amazon has reported more than tripling its third quarter profits to $9.9 billion in the period ended 30 September.
The UK government has launched a new initiative designed to help develop and fund technology that uses smart data.
The 8th annual National Technology Awards have launched today, with a deadline for entries of 26 January 2024
Several reports published this week have warned that AI tools like ChatGPT can be tricked into sharing information that could be used to launch cyber-attacks.
New research from Ernst & Young has found that more than three quarters of European financial services executives expect generative AI (GenAI) to “significantly affect” productivity yet many lack plans for upskilling their workforce.
Speaking at a hearing at the defence committee of the Italian lower house of parliament, Leonardo boss Roberto Cingolani called the matter “one of the key issues of our future”
The UK Space Agency has signed a new agreement with Houston-based space company Axiom Space to launch a “historic” human spaceflight mission.
$4.9 billion of venture capital was invested in the UK in the third quarter of 2023, up 14 per cent from the previous quarter, according to a report by HSBC Innovation Banking.
Thousands of AI generated images depicting the sexual abuse of children are threatening to “overwhelm” the internet, according to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).
Some 33 states including California and Illinois have filed a complaint in an Oakland court, accusing Meta of misleading the public about the substantial dangers of its platforms
The use of generative AI (GenAI) and Large Language Models (LLMs) leads to unintended alterations in the sentiment of original text, according to a study by Warwick Business School.
Engineers at the University of Manchester have built and flown the “world’s largest” quadcopter drone with a sustainable material called foamboard.
Ten regional innovation hubs across the UK have been granted a share of £75 million in funding as part of the UK government’s launchpads programme.
The Japanese auto manufacturer said that the investment in the Ampere EV and software unit is in line with its mid-term management plan announced in March 2023
Spanish bank BBVA has plans to merge its three tech businesses to establish a new company focussed on software development.
The US government has announced the launch of 31 tech hubs across the country to encourage innovation in a variety of sectors.
Sportswear giant JD Sports is launching a new loyalty app across its British stores.
Mayo Clinic and Oxford Nanopore Technologies have announced a multi-year development partnership which aims to increase understanding and improve the treatment of cancer and genetic disorders.
The JFTC on Monday said it would investigate whether the Alphabet-owned company violated the Antimonopoly Act by returning part of its revenues to Android phone manufacturers on the condition that they not install rival search engines
Billionaire owner of X Elon Musk has announced two new tiers for the platform's premium subscription service.
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has enacted a rule change wherein low-power devices such as wearables and VR and AR devices will now be permitted to access the 6GHz bandwidth frequency.
Amazon has said it is trialling new humanoid robots to reduce repetitive tasks in its warehouses.
The show, which originally launched in 2020 on Apple's subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) streaming platform, was set to start filming for its third season in the coming weeks with production already underway
Meta has announced it is rolling out public broadcast channels on Facebook and Messenger.
Just Eat has announced the start of a share buyback programme of up to €150 million.
The move forms part of a new programme announced by the telecoms provider which aims to lower its cost base by between €800 million and €1.2 billion over a three-year period, representing an overall 10 to 15 per cent reduction in personnel expenses.
Anthropic allegedly used the lyrics from at least 500 songs to train its chatbot Claude, with the lawsuit specifically citing songs such as the Beach Boys’ ‘God Only Knows’ and Beyonce’s ‘Halo’
Amazon has announced plans to expand its drone delivery service into the UK in 2024.
Up to £4.8 billion could be added to the UK economy if the six regions with the lowest digital gross value added (GVA) reached the UK median, new research suggests.
The government has released research which suggests that location data will play a key role in the safe deployment of self-driving road vehicle.
The company said that Ernie 4.0, revealed at an event on Tuesday, is on par with Open AI’s bar-setting GPT-4 model
The head of MI5 has said that thousands of people in the UK have been approached online by Chinese spies.
BT Group, Nokia and MediaTek have completed trials of a technology which could accelerate the development of the Internet of Things (IoT).
The government has said it is taking the next steps towards mandating payments from the gambling sector by launching a new consultation on the design of a proposed new gambling levy.
ChatGPT exhibits an “absence of discernible gender and socioeconomic biases” when used as a depression treatment tool, new research suggests.
The cuts will take place across the company’s engineering, talent and finance teams, affecting more than three per cent of its total staff numbers
Seven large technology firms dodged around £2 billion in UK tax in 2021 [when?] , according to a new report campaign group TaxWatch.
X, formerly Twitter, has been hit with a $610,500 (AUD) penalty from Australia’s eSafety Commissioner over shortfalls in preventing online child sex abuse.
The announcement was made on Friday, hours after the CMA said that the pair’s revised deal adequately addressed concerns around monopolisation of cloud gaming
The tech giant said that its customers can expect it to cover claims made against companies using its GenAI tools, including copyright infringement, regardless of whether they stem from the generated output or its own use of training data used to develop the technology.
The financial services industry needs to be aware of bias when incorporating AI and machine learning (ML) models into their systems, according to an analyst at the Bank of England.
Customers shopping at Walmart will find the experience "easier and more convenient" thanks to generative AI (GenAI).
The CMA has given the deal its blessing and described Microsoft’s concession as “a gamechanger that will promote competition.”
Gymshark has said it will roll out Google Cloud’s generative AI (GenAI) and data analytics tools to drive "digital growth".
The UK threw away almost half a billion small electrical items over the past year making it the UK’s fastest growing e-waste stream.
The Inland Revenue Service (IRS) has told Microsoft it owes an additional $28.9 billion in tax for 2004 to 2013.
The communications minister of Malaysia has said that social media platform TikTok is not doing enough to curb defamatory or misleading content, and that the app has failed to comply with several local laws
Mastercard has demonstrated a technology that enables CBDCs to be tokenised, or “wrapped”, onto different blockchains.
Klarna has launched an AI-powered ‘shopping lens’ in the UK.
The EU says that there is violent, illegal, and terrorist content circulating on X, alongside disinformation.
AMD, which did not disclose the terms of the deal, is attempting to catch-up with historic rival Nvidia which has heavily invested in the AI chip market
UK MPs have warned that the promotion of crypto assets in professional sport is putting supporters at risk of financial harm and potentially damaging the reputations of clubs.
The government has said that some local authorities and transport operators will be awarded a share of £1.3 million in funding to study the feasibility of self-driving mass transit solutions across the UK.
The University of Bristol has developed a new robot that can carry out clinical breast examinations (CBE) to help detect and diagnose breast cancer early.
Alphabet-owned Google and Microsoft have emerged as major forces in the nascent generative AI (GenAI) space, while others like Meta and Apple also gearing up to enter the space
In the first 24 hours of introducing its new crypto marketing regime, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued 146 alerts.
The UK’s first ‘next generation’ supercomputer is to be hosted at the University of Edinburgh.
Following the launch on Thursday hosted by the Boeing-Lockheed joint venture United Launch Alliance, Amazon said that the two satellites were deployed and its mission operations centre had made contact with them
The UK Cyber Security Council has ushered in its first chartered cyber security practitioners following the launch of its first pilot schemes last year.
The UK government has announced around £88 million of funding to be dispensed between 20 “cutting-edge” net zero tech projects.
A coalition of 65 parliamentarians and 31 rights and race equality organisations have called for an urgent stop to the use facial recognition surveillance by the police and private companies.
National Technology News takes a look at some of the highlights from DTX Europe 2023, which took place at the ExCel Centre in London on 4 and 5 October.
A QR-controlled interactive screen, developed by Outform, sits at the centre of the display surrounded by LED lighting for a "dramatic night-time impact".
The UK has joined a new global coalition to enhance communication network resilience and telecoms innovation and is set to invest £70 million in advancing domestic “next-gen” telecom technology.
Ofcom has confirmed it will refer the public cloud infrastructure services market to the Competition and Markets Authority for further investigation.
Mango has launched an internal conversational generative AI (genAI) platform called Lisa.
French IT firm Atos has appointed Yves Bernaert as its new chief executive, the company’s third in less than two years.
PayPal customers will now be able to add their PayPal and Venmo credit or debit cards to Apple Wallet and make payments on their iPhone or Apple Watch.
British supermarket chain Asda has announced a new multi-year digital transformation deal.
Martha Lane Fox, president of the British Chambers of Commerce, has said that just because something can be digitised, “it doesn’t mean it should be.”
The watchdog will push for the probe this week months after first signalling intent for an antitrust investigation in April
Meta is reportedly exploring plans to introduce ad-free subscription plans on Facebook and Instagram if users don’t agree to let the company use their data to present them with ads.
The UK government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory has developed an x-ray robot which could save lives in military situations.
The chief executive of JP Morgan has said that while AI will ultimately lead to job losses, it could mean a three-and-a-half-day working week for future generations.
Social media platform X Corp, formerly known as Twitter, has been hit with a trademark lawsuit.
Coinbase described Singapore as a “vital market"
The UK government has announced the six finalists for a competition designed to support the development of nuclear technology for greater energy security.
The EDA said that it would make an assessment of the file which would then set a two week timer for it to decide to adopt Datatilsynet “urgent binding decision”
Meta has announced the launch of Meta Quest 3 this October, which it describes as the “world’s first” mass- market mixed reality headset.
The research revealed that unemployed people are two to three times as likely to experience digital poverty, while younger adults between the ages of 18 and 34 are more likely to be impacted by the effects of it than middle-aged adults between the ages of 35 and 55.
A UK-supported collaboration at the CERN Antimatter Factory in France has shown for the first time that antimatter responds to gravity in the same way as matter.
The move, which was announced in a staff memo signed by the company's chief executive, will see around 830 people lose their jobs across the business.
A US judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Apple alleging it unlawfully monopolises the market for tap-and-pay mobile wallets.
The competition and markets authority (CMA) has cleared a £1.2 billion deal between specialist healthcare tech and software companies providing services to the NHS.
Qualcomm announced that it had agreed to acquire Autotalks in May, in a deal worth an estimated $350-400 million
Improbable has announced revenue growth of over two times versus 2022 to £78 million.
The UK Space Agency has announced the availability of up to £65 million of funding for projects aimed at boosting UK leadership in space technologies and applications.
The move comes as online platforms who are part of the Commission’s new Code of Practice on Disinformation publish reports on how they have been approaching commitments to reduce the spread of disinformation.
Around ten per cent of Amazon customers were offered an incentive for leaving a five-star review in the past year, according to research by Which?.
Meta has paid £149 million to surrender the lease on one of two buildings at London's Regent's Place which it never moved into.
Getir has partnered with Uber to enable customers in several European countries to order around 2,000 grocery items through the Uber Eats app.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is suing Amazon over claims it has been “illegally maintaining monopoly power”.
The US and the UK have pledged to prevent the rise of child sexual abuse images generated by artificial intelligence (AI) programmes.
Mastercard has partnered with car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz to enable in-car payments using a fingerprint sensor.
Dawn Capital has announced a $700 million fundraise for its B2B software fund.
Visa has partnered with the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) to help fund scholarships for artificial intelligence (AI) and data science.
Generative AI by Getty Images will allow users to generate images on a model which is entirely trained on Getty's library of stock images, giving users full copyright indemnification
The UK regulator had previously argued that Activision’s library would have bolstered Microsoft’s already market-leading Xbox Cloud Gaming offering to a monopolistic degree
As part of the partnership, what3words will integrate its location system into Yodel's customer app.
NASA has completed the first American asteroid sample return in history.
Amazon is to invest around $4 billion in artificial intelligence (AI) startup Anthropic to increase its AI capabilities and gain a minority stake in the company.
Microsoft has announced the launch of an artificial intelligence (AI) for its Windows 11 operating system along with new surface devices and updates to other services.
Climate-tech scaleup Blume Equity has received a €40 million investment from European investment fund InvestEU
Tether has pivoted into AI with the purchase of 10,000 Nvidia H100 Tensor Core GPUs in a collaboration with Northern Data Group reported to be worth around $420 million.
18 per cent of 'top' branded NFTs have a $0 floor price
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and startup support company Plexal have announced the five new startups set to enrol in the NCSC For Startups programme which they report has helped 60 companies to date raise a total £512 million in funding.
OpenAI has launched Dall-E 3, the latest version of a text to image tool that uses its artificial intelligence (AI) programme ChatGPT.
The social engineering-led attack led to mass outages across MGM’s hotels and casinos
The UK’s Online Safety Bill has been approved by the Houses of Parliament and will soon pass into law.
WhatsApp users in India can now make payments directly through the messaging app.
The company has committed to going fully electric by 2030, and has heavily invested in electric vehicle (EV) brand Polestar
Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation is having a positive impact on the world of work with around three quarters of firms in the UK reporting they had adopted the new technology.
X owner Elon Musk has suggested users may have to pay for use of the platform in a future update
More than a dozen US state attorneys general have backed Montana’s state ban on short-form video app TikTok
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has outlined a set of principals aimed at protecting consumers and encouraging healthy competition following a review of foundation models (FMs)
Hackers have released an updated version of a ChatGPT-like hacking tool known as WormGPT
The UK government has announced the 19 winners of a share of £80 million in funding of its Open Network Systems competition.
Almost all space organisations lack employees skilled in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), according to a new survey by the UK Space Agency.
Amazon has introduced generative artificial intelligence (AI) to help sellers write engaging product listings and help shoppers find what they are looking for.
While no details were given on when the investment will be made, Evans said that Alibaba has already invested $1.4 billion in Turkey via Trendyol, one of the country’s highest-profile ecommerce platforms
The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has elected to fine TikTok €345 million fine over mishandling children’s data on its platform.
Tech leaders convened in Washington this week for a closed-door meeting dubbed an “AI safety forum”.
Despite this major push into digital assets, the German bank said that crypto trading is not in its “immediate plans”
One of Europe’s most powerful supercomputers will be built in Bristol and drive pioneering artificial intelligence (AI) research and innovation in the UK.
The office represents OpenAI’s first location in the European Union, but the company has said that it will not serve as its European headquarters and that there will not be an executive running the office when it opens
SCVC has announced the first close of its second fund targeting around £80 million.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has criticised the UK government’s attempts at digital transformation in a new report.
Washington district court has heard that Google “monopolised internet search for a decade”.
In comments made during a regular press briefing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning category refuted that any ban had been enforced
Around 26 businesses in the UK have been awarded funding from the UK government to enable them to use cleaner energy produced in Britain.
Amazon has launched an open-source tool designed to help identify where charging points of electric heavy goods vehicles should be built.
Publishers using Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) service will now be asked to define whether their content is AI-generated.
NordicNinja has announced its expansion into the UK and a second £172 million fund which will continue investing in climate and deep technologies that create a “more equitable, sustainable future”.
Qualcomm on Monday said that it had agreed to supply Apple with Snapdragon 5G Modem‑RF Systems for its smartphones to be launched in 2024, 2025 and 2026
The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) has become the first central government department to join the STEM Futures scheme, the government has announced.
The bill would require companies with annual revenue in excess of $1 billion who do business in California to disclose independently verified data on their emissions
Around 15.4 million homes in the UK, or 52 per cent, have access to full-fibre broadband, according to a new report from regulator Ofcom.
The UK government has announced funding of up to £129 million on enable local transport authorities to introduce more zero emission busses (ZEBs).
Air Street Capital has announced the launch of a second fund of $121 million.
The companies said they would collaborate to develop India’s own foundation large language model trained on the nation’s diverse languages and tailored for generative AI applications to serve the world’s most populous nation.
The UK government has reached an agreement to rejoin the European Union’s Horizon Europe scientific research and innovation fund.
HSBC is partnering up with quantum tech firm Terra Quantum to explore hybrid quantum technology applications.
Owners of smart devices are being asked to provide vast amounts of data to manufactures, which could compromise their privacy, according to research from Which?.
DeepTech company Envisics has announced the close of an £80 million fundraise.
Car manufacturer Hyundai has announced plans to launch an in-car payment system which will let customers pay for items via vehicle touchscreens.
The company also plans to launch a feature in spring 2024 that will let users interact with the assistant through a conversational interface.
The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), part of the Ministry of Defence, has launched a competition to fund five projects aimed at reducing cyber risk.
TikTok hires firm to monitor European data amid security concerns
The move echoes similar measures taken by the US government, which itself has barred employees from using devices and services from Chinese companies such as Huawei and ByteDance’s TikTok
The government has awarded funding grants totalling £50 million to over 30 “cutting-edge” manufacturing projects.
Vodafone said that the high-bandwidth, low-latency satellites would be used to connect mobile base stations in remote locations to its core networks in a move which promises to eliminate the need for fixed wireless or cable-based links
The NSPCC has published research that shows children are at risk of experiencing sexual abuse and exploitation when using immersive technology like Virtual Reality (VR) headsets.
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for “urgent” new legislation on AI to safeguard the rights of workers in the UK.
Home Office officials allegedly pressed the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to “act favourably” towards a private firm interested in rolling out facial recognition technology in public locations such as in retail settings, according to government emails seen by the Observer.
The UK government has detailed its plans for the global artificial intelligence (AI) Safety summit which will take place at Bletchley Park at the beginning of November.
The data centre will serve government services for the kingdom and allow for AI applications and language models in Arabic
Vodafone has started to install Open Radio Access Networks (OpenRAN) across Wales and the South West of England as part of its plan to improve the UK network.
Google has made its AI-based assistant for content creation and meetings available across its suite of Google Workspace apps.
Modulate uses advanced machine learning tech to flag bad behaviour online by analysing the “nuances of each conversation to determine toxicity”, including hate speech, discriminatory language, and harassment.
Dell Technologies has said that strong revenue of almost $23 billion recorded in the second quarter was in part driven by growing demand for AI products and services.
The government’s Online Safety Bill shouldn’t rely on emerging technology to deliver child protection without rigorous analysis of its flaws, according to research from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
Elon Musk has announced that video and audio calls are coming to X, formerly known as Twitter.
British medical software company Instem has agreed upon a cash acquisition deal of £203 million from a French private equity firm.
The UK government should pass laws to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) or risk “falling behind” the EU and the US, according to a new report by the House of Commons Science, Innovation and Technology Committee.
The Post Office has won a government contract to carry out in-person identity checks for people who need extra support using GOV.UK One Login.
Indian digital transformation company Tech Mahindra has announced a new partnership with Google to help launch its generative AI-powered Email AmplifAler.
Nvidia’s stock price surged by 4.2 per cent to a record high following the announcement of an expanded partnership with Google Cloud.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned users of AI-powered chatbots like ChatGPT, Google Bard, and Meta’s LLaMA that the technology poses security threats and can be manipulated by hackers.
The tech giant made public new technology that both identifies images made with AI and provides a watermark for them
The UK government has confirmed the date and location of a global summit looking at the safe development of artificial intelligence (AI).
Crypto exchanges and similar venues would have to report new data surrounding the sale and exchange of digital assets by its users to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) should newly proposed legislation pass into law.
Google has introduced a set of new AI tools to increase security on Google Workspace as cybersecurity attacks continue to increase.
According to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, only 21 per cent of exams for GCSE computer science in England were taken by girls.
The card, currently available in Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil and Colombia, allows users to make payments in traditional local currencies funded by cryptocurrency holdings on the Binance exchange
The Justice Department alleges that “from at least September 2018 to May 2022, SpaceX routinely discouraged asylees and refugees from applying and refused to hire or consider them, because of their citizenship status, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act.”
The companies say that they are combining their products to boost customer experience when consumers are looking for a precise location or address.
Small and medium businesses are turning to technology to mitigate rising costs and remain competitive, according to a new report from Barclay’s Bank.
Under the DSA, companies with over 45 million active monthly users are classed as "very large" by the European Commission, and will face these greater levels of scrutiny
The announcement was made by research minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger on Wednesday, with public funding set to increase to nearly €1 billion
India has become the first country in the world to land a spacecraft on the moon’s south pole.
Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, has said Facebook is putting “profits ahead of people’s safety” after the social media site blocked news following wildfires in the country.
Oja, the London-based speciality Caribbean and African food delivery company, has folded amid allegations a number of staff and suppliers have been left unpaid.
Getir has announced plans to cut around 11 per cent of its global workforce
Microsoft has submitted a new deal to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) after it blocked a merger with Activision Blizzard.
The company has been fined NKR1 million ($94,313) per day through to 3 November for harvesting users’ data and using it to target advertising at them
The UK government is encouraging schools to sign up for free resources to boost cyber skills and inspire young people to enter the cyber industry.
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has given Broadcom the go ahead for its $69 billion merger with VMware following the conclusion of a Phase 2 investigation.
Liberty Global has announced it is expanding and scaling its digital entertainment and connectivity platforms.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud have launched a new innovation strategy which includes a $200 million (750 million Saudi) tech innovation fund.
Art created by Artificial Intelligence (AI) cannot be copyrighted, a US judge has ruled.
The company said that the move, which is already a feature on Uber Eats, comes after it noticed that many customers on the app place a second order within minutes of their first.
The data comes after ONS research found that the number of women in technology roles had declined by 3,000 during the second quarter of the year compared to the first few months.
Colorado-based Ball Aerospace was put up for sale in June 2022
The company said that the “mindful use of artificial intelligence” can help to serve its guiding values of “accuracy, fairness and speed"
The government is investing £240 million to digitise phone systems across the UK’s general practice (GP) surgeries.
New York City has reportedly become the latest organisation to ban TikTok on government devices over security concerns.
Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that while the overall industry grew during the period, the number of women in the sector declined between the first quarter – January and March – and the second quarter – April and June.
TUI said that the pilot programme will provide customers with “informative responses about holiday destinations and personalised recommendations for excursions, activities and attraction tickets."
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is set to introduce tough curbs on the advertising of cryptocurrencies to British consumers on 8 October
The projects will receive a share of £1 million in a move that the government says will help achieve the country’s ambitious net zero goal by 2050.
OpenAI has said that artificial intelligence (AI) tools can be effective in moderating online content posted on social media platforms.
Amazon has begun to roll out a new generative AI-powered tool aimed at speeding up decision making for customers reading product reviews.
Intel will now pay Tower a $353 million termination fee for failing to push through the takeover
Amazon, AliExpress, eBay, and Wish have been selling dangerous carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, according to Which?.
Mona Island Dairy Farm is set to become the “most sustainable in Europe”, running only on renewable electricity, following a £3 million grant from the Business Innovation and Tourism Escalator Scheme.
The 13-year Amazon veteran oversees the company's Alexa voice assistant business, along with its line of Echo smart speakers
The NSPCC has called on MPs and tech companies to back the Online Safety Bill following new research on the scale of internet grooming.
A meta-analysis of research by University College London (UCL) has found that reducing use of social media for those to which usage has grown “problematic” can improve mental health outcomes across a range of areas.
Artificial intelligence (AI) could have a bigger impact on Britain than the industrial revolution, according to deputy prime minister Oliver Dowden.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally cleared UnitedHealth’s proposed £1.2 billion purchase of NHS data management system EMIS.
OpenAI spends around $700,000 per day to run ChatGPT
Yoshimitsu Goto, the chief financial officer of Japanese investment giant SoftBank, has said the company will “keep focusing on the AI trend” as it announced cumulative losses of over $48 billion on its Vision Fund unit over the last two financial years.
Unified communications-as-a-service company RingCentral is set to acquire online conference hosting platform Hopin for around $50 million.
Draft guidance from National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved the use of nine artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to speed up radiotherapy treatment.
Manufacturing delays have impacted both the auto and consumer electronics markets in Germany as a result of a global shortfall of chips
Video conferencing company Zoom has opened an office in London which it says will support hybrid working for its employees.
The body said that the aim of the inquiry is to understand how the Government will achieve its target of decarbonising cars and vans in the UK
Newly released court documents show that Twitter, now known as X, was held in contempt of court and fined $350,000 after delaying US special counsel access to Donald Trump’s account.
The partnership has launched with an initial eight Majestic stores in Birmingham, Brighton, Cambridge, Clapham, Esher, Notting Hill, St John’s Wood and Westbury-on-Trym, but will be rolled out to a total of 177 locations by the end of October.
The move comes as the music industry grapples with a wave of generative AI-created 'deepfake' songs being released online.
Amazon is reportedly in talks to become one of chipmaker Arm’s cornerstone investors ahead of its initial public offering (IPO) this September.
The Electoral Commission has revealed it was hit by a complex cyber-attack during which hackers gained access to copies of electoral registers.
John Lewis has announced a five-year deal with Google Cloud worth £100 million as part of its digital transformation strategy.
The comments were published by the Vatican to announce that the theme of the next World Day of Peace of the Catholic Church will be ‘Artificial Intelligence and Peace’
Google has expanded its suite of digital training programmes with the addition of new free AI training modules for “everyone in the UK”.
Employees at video conferencing company Zoom have been ordered back to work, according to reports from Business Insider.
NetChoice and the Chamber of Progress have come out against Montana's ban
TikTok Shop has announced the launch of a new logistics service for UK-based merchants.
In a note, Amazon Brazil country manager Daniel Mazini said that the company is "looking for opportunities" to exploit in the market that can improve the retail experience of their customers
Siemens Energy is facing a $2.2 billion hit to its profits as its clean energy division, Siemens Gamesa, struggles with an order production backlog and quality control issues surrounding its wind turbines.
In a post on the site late on Saturday, Musk said: “If you were unfairly treated by your employer due to posting or liking something on this platform, we will fund your legal bill. No limit. Please let us know.”
Scientists at a California-based lab have replicated and improved upon a ‘breakthrough’ test in which they got more energy out of a nuclear fusion reaction than was put in.
MPs have called on the government to tackle ‘tech abuse'; after a report by the Culture Media and Sport Committee (CMS) found that smart technology and connected devices are being used to facilitate domestic violence.
Deloitte has won a post-Brexit customs contract from HMRC of up to £100 million.
TikTok is looking to obtain a payments licence in Indonesia and is in early-stage negotiations with the country’s regulators, according to reports by Reuters.
The account under Masato Kanda's name was created in March and has made five posts to date
Cambridge-based chipmaker Arm is reportedly targeting a valuation of up to £70 billion for an initial public offering (IPO) this September.
According to a blog post from Microsoft researchers, “fewer than 40 unique global organisations” have been targeted since May, with hackers pretending to act as technical support staff
Parcels and Letters will be delivered by drone for the first time in the UK on the Orkney Islands.
European aeronautics company Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus) and space exploration startup Voyager Space have announced a collaboration to work on the International Space Station’s (ISS) successor.
The number of UK households subscribing to at least one streaming service has declined by two per cent as consumers face ongoing economic pressures.
Glasgow University spinout Chemify has raised £33 million in support of its bid to “digitise chemistry”.
Shell is trialling its electric vehicle chargers across 11 UK Aldi stores.
Product safety laws in the UK will be overhauled to ensure they are fit for the digital age, the government has announced.
A statement from the ACN confirmed that it had "identified the reactivation of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack campaigns by pro-Russian ... groups against national institutional subjects."
Dell Technologies has announced a set of new technologies designed to help companies quickly build generative AI (GenAI) models on-premises.
The UK government is exploring a plan to launch a £160 million satellites fund to boost satellite communication and ensure reliable connectivity in remote and rural parts of the UK.
The billionaire owner of X, formerly Twitter, is moving to sue a non-profit anti-hate group after it said the organisation was “actively working to prevent free expression” on the platform.
The California Privacy Protection Agency has launched a probe into the privacy and data collection practices of connected automobiles.
CNIL, France's private authority, has expressed doubts about the legality of the biometric data collection practices of Worldcoin, a new cryptocurrency project founded by OpenAI chief executive Sam Altman.
The new system, implemented by digital transformation firm Sopra Steria, is designed to quickly identify incidents across the company’s vast network to keep traffic moving safely and to provide a single, unified view of the capital’s roads “for the first time”.
BT has appointed Allison Kirkby as its new chief executive. Since early 2020, Kirkby has served as president and chief executive of Sweden’s Telia Company since early 2020 – ,a leading digital communications and telecommunications serving 25 million customers across the Nordic and Baltic regions.
The order will focus on semiconductors, artificial intelligence and quantum computing
The airport has rolled out the tech for e-commerce and other passenger services through the company’s AI for Customer Experience solution.
Founders Forum is set to relaunch Tech Nation following its acquisition of the shuttered entity in April.
Meta’s recently launched Twitter rival Threads is reportedly failing to flag propaganda and disinformation being posted by accounts from the likes of Chinese and Russian-backed state media.
The EC will examine whether Microsoft may have breached EU competition rules by bundling Microsoft Teams to Office 365 and Microsoft 365
Meta said that it expects operating losses for Reality Labs to "increase meaningfully" year-over-year in 2023, blaming this on the company's ongoing product development efforts in AR and VR, as well as investments to "further scale its ecosystem".
The news comes at a time of heightened scrutiny for companies in the AI space
NASA and the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have said they plan to launch a nuclear spacecraft into orbit by 2026.
Luke Jensen, chief executive of Ocado Solutions and board member, will retire from his roles on 30 September 2023 to focus on non-executive director positions.
Amazon has offered to alter the way it handles third-party sellers on its UK marketplace after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) raised concerns over its practices.
Half of all UK businesses have a basic cyber security skills gap and are struggling to fill open job roles, according to a new government report.
BT Group has said that its start-up Etc., will run pilots to convert or upgrade the company's street cabinets for electric vehicle (EV) charging points.
The company was found to be collecting user data through a now defunct smartphone app, Onavo, which had been advertised as a way to protect privacy
A professor at the University of East Anglia has filed a £785 million lawsuit against Apple over alleged abusive pricing claims. The court filing relates to charges on Apple’s in-app payment platform, wherein some developers have to pay commissions of 15 to 30 per cent of their in-app purchase revenues depending on their annual earnings.
The move comes as countries around the world look to reduce their dependence on South Korea and Taiwan, which produces over 60 per cent of the world’s semiconductors
Ocado and Norwegian warehouse automation tech company AutoStore have reached a £200 million settlement agreement around a warehouse robot patent dispute and “avoid further litigation”. AutoStore will pay Ocado the £200 million in instalments over two years with the principal agreement meaning that all patent litigation claims will be withdrawn globally.
Over the weekend, the retailer closed the doors of its Amazon Fresh stores in Ealing Broadway, Wandsworth, and East Sheen.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation can cut costs involved for data breach incidents by almost half, according to a new report from technology firm IBM.
12 government ministries in Norway have been hit by a cyber attack.
The UK government has underwritten £680 million of financing to support the development of a 286km high-speed electric railway in southern Turkey.
Global travel retailer Dufry has partnered with Perfect Corp to allow travels to virtually try on makeup products in airports around the world.
Twitter has changed its ubiquitous bird logo to an ‘X’ symbol. Twitter-owner Elon Musk first announced the change over the weekend, with the social media platform’s blue bird icon expected to eventually be phased out completely.
Amazon has announced plans to roll out Amazon One, its palm payment technology, at over 500 Whole Foods Market outlets across the US by the end of the year. Amazon One is part of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) suite of tools, and recently reached three million users.
A new cryptocurrency project founded by OpenAI chief exec Sam Altman has officially launched
Google has said it is at the “earliest stages” of exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) could “enhance work and productivity” in a newsroom. However, Google has insisted that it is not trialling the use of AI as a means of replacing journalists.
Researchers at China’s Tsinghua University claim to have developed a new way of generating electricity by harnessing the energy produced by raindrops that accumulate on solar panels. The proposed method involves a device called a triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) that creates electrification from liquid-solid contact.
Maybelline has launched an app in Microsoft Teams which allows users to wear virtual makeup and try out different styles.
Seven leading AI firms, including ChatGPT developer OpenAI, Amazon, Google, Meta, and Microsoft, have agreed to a set of voluntary rules designed to reinforce the safety, security, and trustworthiness of AI technology.
The cabinet office has announced that it will rope in “digital gurus” from “major tech players” to improve the tech skills of civil servants and help the government run more efficiently.
Starship Technologies is expanding its Co-op robot delivery service across more areas of Leeds.
Estée Lauder, which owns several beauty brands including Tom Ford and Mac Cosmetics, has been hit by an ongoing cyber security incident.
UK-based electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) company Vertical Aerospace has flight-tested its prototype electric air taxi in the Cotswolds. Targeting a 2026 launch, the tilt-rotor VX4 eVTOL seats up to five people and promises more than 100 miles (160 km) of range, at speeds up to 200 mph (322 km/h).
TikTok is now the most popular single source of news for children aged 12 to 15, according to figures from Ofcom.
Netcraft has announced the conclusion of a $100 million fundraise from growth equity firm Spectrum Equity. The Bath, UK-headquartered cyber-crime detection and disruption firm said the funding would help accelerate its strategic plans to drive growth and expand globally.
An open letter has called for the UK government and industry to recognise AI as a “force for good” rather than an “existential threat to humanity”.
Demand for IT and business services in Europe reached a record high in the second quarter as businesses try to cut costs
Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to invest over £4 billion in building a flagship electric car battery ‘gigafactory’ in Somerset, England. The carmaker’s new factory will reportedly create up to 4,000 new jobs in the region.
Payments infrastructure provider Paddle has launched a new programme to help software founders build, launch and scale their artificial intelligence (AI) businesses ideas.
Carbon intelligence platform Sylvera has announced the completion of a $57 million Series B funding round. The company, which launched in the UK in 2020 with the aim to help companies meet net zero goals and invest in carbon markets, said the funding would help it scale its teams and product offerings and support its expansion into the US.
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has called on the prime minister to prioritise the threat of AI-generated child sexual abuse after it found “astoundingly realistic” images of children online.
Biomedical AI research platform Causaly has announced the conclusion of a $60 million Series B fundraise. Causaly's platform uses AI to read millions of published biomedical literature to support better decision-making and research outcomes at the pre-clinical trial stage of drug development.
The director-general of Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned that hostile states are using organised criminals to commit illegal activity in the UK.
Customers will be able to order items from participating local Nisa stores for deliveries which take as little as under 30 minutes via the Just Eat app, said the convenience retailer.
The United Nations Security Council is to hold talks on artificial intelligence (AI) for the first time, according to a report by Reuters.
Around four million people living in the UK have used generative AI for work, according to new research from Deloitte.
Prolific, the British AI startup with the stated aim of transforming research by providing quick and easy access to verified and fairly paid participants, has concluded a £25 million fundraise.
Prolific’s platform matches AI developers with engaged and verified people to help improve and fine tune their AI applications.
Twelve of the UK’s largest telecoms providers are collaborating on a sustainability initiative which aims to remove greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the supply chain.
Collective, the AI-powered platform for freelance workers, has concluded a $50 million Series A fundraise with participation from Google-owned AI fund Gradient Ventures. Serving ‘solopreneurs’, the San Francisco-headquartered startup provides business formation services, S-election, payroll, tax, and bookkeeping services for one-person businesses and a personal dashboard to manage their finances.
Google’s parent company Alphabet is rolling out its artificial intelligence (AI) tool Bard to Europe and Brazil in the largest expansion since the product launched in February.
The UK’s telecoms watchdog has opened an investigation into Virgin Media after receiving complaints about its cancellation policy.
Tenpoint Therapeutics has launched after the conclusion of a $70 million Series A funding round. The Cambridge-based biotechnology company’s focus is on restoring vision by way of engineering cell-based therapeutics and in vivo reprogramming to address degenerative ocular diseases.
Microsoft has said it mitigated attacks from “Chinese state-linked hackers” that targeted around 25 organisations including several US government agencies since 15 May 2023. The company alleges that the China-based hacker group in question, known as Storm-0558, targeted a range of customer emails with its main target being government agencies in Western Europe and with a focus on espionage, data theft, and credential access.
The European Commission (EC) has approved Broadcom’s $61 billion takeover deal of cloud computing firm VMware, providing that Broadcom address concerns about interoperability and access.
Nick Clegg, president of global affairs at Meta, has said that openness around AI is the “way forward” for the technology.
In an op-ed for the Financial Times, Clegg pondered whether BigTech companies should keep their AI systems in house or make them available more openly – a question many may likely wonder about Meta itself.
DFS has announced the launch of a new AI chatbot called Sofia.
Microsoft has reportedly reached an agreement with the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to revise the terms of its proposed $69 billion (£55 billion) merger with Activision Blizzard.
Uber Eats has announced a multi-year partnership with Waitrose to deliver products to customers in as little as 20 minutes.
Bosch has announced plans to develop systems for water treatment. In addition to systems using the usual water treatment method of reverse osmosis, the German engineering and technology company said it also plans to offer new treatment methods specifically engineered for remote areas and offshore locations.
However, the study also highlighted that three in five workers are concerned about losing their job to AI over the next 10 years, with a similar share worrying that wages will decrease because of the technology.
Meta’s new social media platform Threads has gained over 100 million users since its launch last week, according to figures published by data tracker firm Quiver Quantitative.
The class action lawsuits from Primetime Emmy-winning Silverman along with authors Richard Kadrey and Christopher Golden accuses the companies of using their books without authorisation to develop their LLMs
Microsoft’s corporate vice president of AI has said the company will forge ahead with AI development despite doubts from some that the technology is evolving at too rapid a pace and could result in unpredictable consequences. "The potential for this technology to really drive human productivity… to bring economic growth across the globe, is just so powerful, that we'd be foolish to set that aside," Eric Boyd told Sky News.
Ocado said that the customer fulfilment centre – described as the 'first of its kind' – will serve the Kanto region and promises a 50,000 product range at scale, Smart Cart function and one-hour delivery slots for customers
Shutterstock has announced it will offer enterprise customers full indemnification for the license and use of generative AI images on its platform. The image database said it will fulfil indemnification requests on demand via human review with the intent to protect its customers against potential claims related to their use of generative AI images created and licensed on shutterstock.com.
Broadcom has not said how much it would invest in the programme
The UK has become the first country in the world to be granted associate status in the Global Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) forum.
In a letter shared by news platform Semafor, Twitter attorney Alex Spiro told Meta founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg that the company has serious concerns that the social media giant has engaged in “systematic, wilful, and unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property”.
Over 40 per cent of UK universities are dealing with investigations around students using ChatGPT to cheat on their assignments, new research has revealed. University news website the Tab lodged freedom information requests from 114 universities which showed that 48 institutions had investigated at least one student since December 2022.
Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Meta’s new platform ‘Threads’ reached 10 million signs ups during the first seven hours of its launch.
Artificial intelligence (AI) will boost the UK’s economy by £400 billion by the year 2030 as it improves productivity and opens up new career paths, Google has said.
Global desktop and mobile traffic to the ChatGPT website decreased by 9.7 per cent between May and June
Vivobarefoot has launched a UK trial of its digital platform for the creation of personalised, locally assembled 3D-printed footwear. As detailed by retailtechinnovationhub.com, the footwear brand's VivoBiome platform creates footwear with AI-assisted 3D foot scans.
A new set of AI principles has been backed by the UK’s 24 Russell Group universities. Developed in partnership with AI and educational experts, the group said the principles have been developed to ensure students and staff are “AI literate” and can capitalise on the opportunities technological breakthroughs provide for teaching and learning.
TikTok has opened a pop-up shop on London’s Oxford Street to showcase the range of creators and brands selling on the platform.
The bloc has long been criticised for drawn out investigations and low fines that undermine the landmark General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules
Salesforce has announced it will invest $4 billion in its UK business over the next five years.
A study by the consumer champion, which surveyed nearly 4,000 broadband customers in the UK, found that very slow speeds, connection drop outs, outages, and router problems were some of the most common grievances.
The company said on Tuesday that it plans to roll out 300 electric vans in Germany – specifically in the cities of Munich, Berlin and Dusseldorf – as the first European deployment of a 100,000-vehicle order it made in 2019
Thierry Breton, the European commissioner for internal market, confirmed that the ‘Big Five’ – Google, Amazon, Apple, Meta and Microsoft – have notified the EC of their status under the Digital Markets Act
Meta-owned Instagram will release ‘Threads’, a new social media platform with a similar format to Twitter, this Thursday. Now available for pre-order on Apple’s app store, Threads will roll out in the US on 6 July and the rest of the world the following day.
Japan may adopt a looser set of rules to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) compared to the European Union.
The move follows a successful trial by the parcel delivery business in Milton Keynes.
The financial information of some of its staff had been compromised by a ransomware attack on management consulting firm Aon last month
Netflix is reportedly exploring how it can enhance the bespoke nature of ads shown to subscribers of its ad-tier service in a bid to “win over” marketing bosses. Netflix partnered with Microsoft last year to introduce a cheaper version of its subscription service which shows users advertisements.
YouTube is reportedly conducting internal testing on a new online game offering. The Google-owned video sharing platform’s new product ‘Playables’ will give users access to games on mobile devices or desktop computers, according to screenshots shared in an email with the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
NHS England has signed a five-year agreement to use the full suite of Microsoft 365 productivity apps.
Under new reforms to the upcoming Online Safety Bill, the government will hold companies that publish or allow pornographic content on their platforms to a “higher standard” on the age verification or estimation tools they use.