Technology

Europe’s aging population could kickstart automation transformation by 2040: Robots can do the job but they aren’t going to pay taxes.

Big Tech and government regulators set to clash over new merger guidelines: Industry lobbying and legal delays could outlast current crop of antitrust crusaders.

China’s computing cloud gets bigger thanks to backing of Big Three telecoms: Computing power is Beijing’s new global strategy focus, and it’s quickly catching up with the US.

NFTs in video games aren’t a done deal: Fan backlash and the nature of gaming technology would require unprecedented collaboration between developers.

Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard, publisher of Call of Duty and World of Warcraft: The $68.7 billion deal will create a gaming behemoth but could face regulatory roadblocks.

Apple towers over today’s smartwatch and hearable markets, and it’s well-positioned atop the smartphone market.

Has Tesla’s Cybertruck missed its chance? Announced in 2019, the EV is now slated for a 2023 launch in what could be a very crowded EV truck space.

White House calls major tech firms to a summit: Last month’s widespread log4j vulnerability drew the attention of national security officials who are now looking to plug holes in major software systems.

Google buys UK offices for $1B: As the rest of the world works remotely, Big Tech continues buying up real estate in preparation for growth and expansion.

TSMC makes big investment to meet surging chip demand: Chip leader looks to spend at least $40 billion to expand production capacity in 2022, before competing chip fabs become operational.

EV sales are up 100% YoY: With a wider variety of model types, EVs are on track to overtake gas-powered vehicles by 2025. But can the charging infrastructure support the boom?

The pandemic and global chip shortage can’t slow surging PC sales: Demand is expected to continue to meet remote work and school requirements.

Meta’s workplace culture is suffering: Facebook’s parent company dropped 36 spots on Glassdoor’s list of the best places to work in the US and plummeted in another ranking by a nonprofit.

The new year brings new antitrust roadblocks for Big Tech: Meta is facing opposition from the FTC, and Google is feeling pressure from the EU.

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 featured a reimagined world of commerce and marketing: The products displayed in Las Vegas last week revealed new ways for marketers to blend the physical and virtual worlds.

Apple’s record App Store payouts reveal thriving app economy: Developers earned an unprecedented $60 billion in 2021, even as regulators targeted unfair app commission structure.

Chinese startups defied growing government regulation in 2021: Record investments point to strong momentum and confidence in tech and innovation.