World’s largest drone maker is unfazed — even if it’s blacklisted by the U.S.

The world’s biggest drone maker DJI found itself embroiled in the Russia-Ukraine conflict last year. In March, three weeks after Russia’s invasion began, a Ukrainian minister called out DJI on Twitter for being complicit in the war. DJI is just one of many tech companies that has found its products used on the battlefield. The … Read more

Microsoft will let companies create their own custom versions of ChatGPT, source says

Microsoft plans to release software to help large companies create their own chatbots similar to ChatGPT later this year, CNBC has learned. In the two months since startup OpenAI released ChatGPT to the public, it has become a hitimpressing people with its ability to spit out comments on a wide variety of topics and in … Read more

Microsoft CEO Nadella calls AI-powered search biggest thing for company since cloud 15 years ago

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on Tuesday that search powered by artificial intelligence is the biggest thing to happen to his company in the nine years he’s been at the helm. “I have not seen something like this since I would say 2007-2008, when the cloud was just first coming out,” Nadella told CNBC’s Jon … Read more

Microsoft unveils revamped Bing search engine using AI technology more powerful than ChatGPT | CNN Business

Seattle CNN — Microsoft on Tuesday announced a revamp of its Bing search engine and Edge web browser powered by artificial intelligence, weeks after it confirmed plans to invest billions in OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT. With the updates, Bing will not only provide a list of search results, but will also answer questions, chat … Read more

Biden plans to go after social media and kids’ mental health in SOTU speech

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks as he attends the DNC 2023 Winter Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., February 3, 2023. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters U.S. President Joe Biden will take aim at tech companies and discuss data privacy and online safety when he delivers the annual State of the Union address Tuesday night, the White … Read more

Microsoft likely to reveal ChatGPT-related service at event on Tuesday

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at the company’s Ignite Spotlight event in Seoul on Nov. 15, 2022. Nadella gave a keynote speech at an event hosted by the company’s Korean unit. SeongJoon Cho | Bloomberg | Getty Images Microsoft to discuss ChatGPT at Tuesday’s media event, follow our live coverage Microsoft on Monday confirmed plans … Read more

What will TV look like in three years? These industry insiders share their predictions

Illustration by Elham Ataeiazar The media industry is in the middle of change. There’s little doubt legacy cable TV will continue to bleed millions of subscribers each year as streaming takes over as the primary way the world watches television. Still, the details of what’s about to happen to a transitioning industry are unclear. CNBC … Read more

75% of LGBTQ+ startup founders hide their identity from investors, UK survey finds

The City of London is a blend of old and new, with St Paul’s Cathedral close to skyscrapers as well as Roman ruins. Shomos Uddin | Moment | Getty Images Most founders of tech startups who identify as LGBTQ+ in the U.K. find themselves unable to share their sexual orientation or gender identity with investors, … Read more

Jill Biden’s State of the Union guests include Tyre Nichols’ parents, Bono, Ukraine ambassador, Paul Pelosi | CNN Politics

CNN  —  Paul Pelosi, Tyre Nichols’ parents, U2 star Bono, Monterey Park shooting hero Brandon Tsay, Ukraine’s ambassador to the US Oksana Markarova and a Holocaust survivor are among those headed to the US Capitol Tuesday evening where President Joe Biden is set to deliver his State of the Union address. Biden’s remarks will both … Read more

U.S. is ‘absolutely’ behind on supply chain independence from China, Biden advisor says

The U.S. has some rapid catching up to do if it is to secure the reliability of its supply chain and its independence from competitors like China, a top White House advisor admitted this week. “Look, this is a major concern for the U.S. and I think for the rest of the world. As we … Read more

U.S. Treasury bond yields rise — and stock markets fall — on January jobs report

Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images This report is from today’s CNBC Daily Open, our new, international markets newsletter. CNBC Daily Open brings investors up to speed on everything they need to know, no matter where they are. Like what you see? You can subscribe here. What you need to know today … Read more

Baidu leaps to 11-month high as it reveals plan to launch ChatGPT-style ‘Ernie Bot’

Robin Li (or Li Yanhong in Chinese), founder, chairman and CEO of Baidu, introduces the new AI-powered digital assistant “Duer” during the 2015 Baidu Technology Innovation Conference on September 8, 2015 in Beijing, China. Vcg | Visual China Group | Getty Images Shares of Baidu surged by more than 13% in Hong Kong as the … Read more

Chinese search engine giant Baidu announces ChatGPT-style AI bot | CNN Business

Hong Kong CNN — Chinese search engine giant Baidu says it will be launching its own ChatGPT-style service. It will launch a new artificial intelligence chatbot called “Wenxin Yiyan” in Chinese, or “Ernie Bot” in English, a spokesperson told CNN on Tuesday. Baidu (START) is currently testing the project internally and will likely roll out … Read more

‘The worst is over’: Tech investors are bullish on investing in China again

Tourists watch dragon dance to celebrate Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rabbit, at a tourist attraction on January 30, 2023 in Kunming, Yunnan Province of China. Liu Ranyang | China News Service | Getty Images Tech investors say the worst is over as China reopens and exits its zero-Covid policy. “I think the … Read more

U.S. Treasury bond yields rise — and stock markets fall — on January’s jobs report

Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images This report is from today’s CNBC Daily Open, our new, international markets newsletter. CNBC Daily Open brings investors up to speed on everything they need to know, no matter where they are. Like what you see? You can subscribe here. What you need to know today … Read more

Winklevoss twins’ crypto exchange Gemini to contribute $100 million to Genesis bankruptcy recovery

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Crypto exchange Gemini will contribute up to $100 million in cash, earmarked for its customers, as part of an agreement with bankrupt Genesis Global Capital and parent Digital Currency Group, Genesis’ lawyers said in a court hearing on Monday. The restructuring deal and recovery plan were announced … Read more

Pinterest shares plunge as much as 12% on fourth-quarter revenue miss and weak forecast

A banner for the online image board Pinterest Inc. hangs from the New York Stock Exchange on the morning that Pinterest makes its initial public offering on April 18, 2019. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Pinterest shares sank as much as 12% after the company reported revenue that missed analyst expectations and issued a light … Read more

Amazon scales back cargo flying as demand cools, contractor says

An Amazon-branded Boeing 767 freighter, nicknamed Amazon One, flies over Lake Washington during the Seattle Seafair Air Show on Aug. 5, 2016 in Seattle. Getty Images One of Amazon‘s key air cargo operators said Monday that the e-commerce giant is scaling back on flights this year, citing lower demand and slower economic growth. Air Transport … Read more

Crypto exchange Binance will suspend U.S. dollar transfers

Zhao Changpeng, founder and chief executive officer of Binance, attends a conference at Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris, France June 16, 2022. Benoit Tessier | Reuters Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, will suspend U.S. dollar deposits and withdrawals, the company said Monday, without providing a reason for the decision. “We are temporarily … Read more

House Oversight chairman and former Twitter employees strike deal on subpoenas in exchange for testimony | CNN Politics

CNN — House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer has subpoenaed three former Twitter employees who will testify before the panel in relation to their investigation into Twitter’s decision to temporarily suppress a New York Post story regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop, three sources familiar with the documents tell CNN. Twitter’s former Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde, … Read more

Canoo’s shares sink after EV maker agrees to sell $52 million in discounted stock

The Lifestyle Vehicle electric minivan from Canoo. Source: Canoo Shares of electric vehicle startup Canoo were sharply lower in early trading on Monday after the company said that it has agreed to sell discounted shares to raise $52.5 million. The stock opened Monday at $1 per share, off 20%. It’s lost more than 80% of … Read more

ChatGPT’s ‘jailbreak’ tries to make the A.I. break its own rules, or die

ChatGPT sign displayed on OpenAI website displayed on a laptop screen and OpenAI logo displayed on a phone screen are seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on February 2, 2023. Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images ChatGPT debuted in November 2022garnering worldwide attention almost instantaneously. The artificial intelligence is capable of … Read more

‘Phishing-as-a-service’ kits are driving an uptick in theft: What you can learn from one business owner’s story

Cody Mullenaux and his family. Mullenaux was the victim of a sophisticated wire fraud scheme that has resulted in $120,000 being stolen Courtesy: Cody Mullenaux Banks have spent enormous amounts on cybersecurity and fraud detection but what happens when criminal tactics are sophisticated enough to even fool bank employees? For Cody Mullenaux, it meant having … Read more

Dell to lay off 6,650 workers, or 5% of its workforce

Dell CEO Michael Dell delivers a keynote address during the 2013 Oracle Open World conference on September 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Dell on Monday announced plans to lay off 5% of its workforce, or about 6,650 employees, according to an SEC filing. The cuts at Dell come as … Read more

A prominent UK cybersecurity stock is under attack from short sellers. Here’s what you need to know

Darktrace, one of the U.K.’s largest cybersecurity companies, was founded in 2013 by a group of former intelligence experts and mathematicians. Omar Marques | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images Cybersecurity company Darktraceone of the U.K.’s most prominent tech names, has found itself under attack from short sellers. The company, whose tools allow firms … Read more