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May 20, 2024 7:40 PM

Microsoft to unveil AI devices and features ahead of developer conference

Microsoft plans to announce several pieces of hardware and software related to consumer devices on Monday at an event at its Redmond, Washington, campus. The Windows maker is expected to reveal a new version of its Surface Pro tablet and Surface Laptop that feature Qualcomm chips based on Arm Holdings' architecture. After Intel's processors dominated the personal computer market for decades, Qualcomm and other makers of lower-power Arm components have tried to compete in the Windows-PC market....

May 13, 2024 5:30 PM

Microsoft to invest 4 billion euros in France

Technology and software giant Microsoft will invest 4 billion euros ($4.3 billion) in France as part of the annual 'Choose France' business summit, its president Brad Smith announced on Monday (May 13). "We're going to spend 4-billion euros to build a world-leading AI and data centre and cloud infrastructure here in France. We're going to bring to France 25,000 of the world's most advanced GPUs (graphics processing units). We will build the computing capacity here in France, we will put this in...

April 25, 2024 7:04 PM

Meta sparks tech selloff as AI splurge spooks Wall Street

Shares of Meta Platforms META sank nearly 15% on Thursday, sparking a selloff in big tech stocks after the social media giant signaled its costly bet on AI would take years to pay off.   The premarket drop was set to erase more than $180 billion from the company's market value and triggered a drop of 2% to 5% in shares of AI-focused firms Microsoft MSFT.O, Alphabet and Snap SNAP.   Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who floored Wall Street last year with his cost-cutting drive, said on a post-ear...

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