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China smartphone shipments in 2022 lowest in 10 years, research firm says

SHANGHAI, Jan 29 (Reuters) – China’s smartphone sales fell 13% year-on-year in 2022, the industry’s steepest fall in a decade, as consumers spend cautiously, the research firm of China said on Sunday. IDC market. The total number of devices shipped was 286 million, up from 329 million in 2022. That means 2022’s total sales volume …

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BuzzFeed Soars on Meta Deal Reports, Plans to Use OpenAI

Jan 26 (Reuters) – Shares of BuzzFeed Inc (BZFD.O) jumped on Thursday on reports of a deal with Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) and plans to use artificial intelligence to personalize and improve the digital media company’s quizzes and online content. The stock was 19% higher in extended trading, having more than doubled in value earlier …

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Musk says Tesla price cuts sparked demand, 2023 sales could reach 2 million vehicles

Jan 25 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) aggressive price cuts have boosted demand for its electric vehicles, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday, downplaying fears a weak economy could strangle the buyer interest. The company slightly beat Wall Street’s fourth-quarter revenue and profit targets earlier on Wednesday despite a sharp decline in vehicle profit …

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IBM cuts 3,900 jobs and misses annual cash target

Jan 25 (Reuters) – IBM Corp (IBM.N) on Wednesday announced 3,900 layoffs as part of some asset disposals and missed its annual cash target, dampening fourth-quarter revenue expectations . Chief Financial Officer James Kavanaugh told Reuters the company was still “committed to hiring for customer-facing research and development.” The layoffs — related to the spin-off …

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Wall Street extends rally, propelled by tech rebound

Baker Hughes stumbles upon missing fourth-quarter earnings estimates Activist investor Elliott Management takes stake in Salesforce Tokens increase following Barclay upgrade Indices up: Dow 0.76%, S&P 1.19%, Nasdaq 2.01% NEW YORK, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Wall Street closed sharply higher on Monday, fueled by soaring tech stocks as investors kicked off a profit-rich week with …

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Amazon’s AWS to invest $35 billion in Virginia

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – The cloud services division of Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said on Friday it plans to invest an additional $35 billion by 2040 to expand data centers in Virginia. Amazon Web Services (AWS) said the new investment will create 1,000 jobs. Republican Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin said AWS will establish multiple data …

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Musk to jury: Just because I tweet something doesn’t mean people believe it

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O), said on Friday that investors did not always react to his Twitter posts as he expected, defending himself in a lawsuit for fraud regarding his 2018 tweet that he had funds to privatize the electric car maker. Musk’s testimony began with …

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Genesis crypto lending unit files for bankruptcy in the US

Jan 20 (Reuters) – The loan unit of crypto firm Genesis filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States on Thursday, owing its creditors at least $3.4 billion, after being knocked down by a rout market with companies like FTX exchange and lender BlockFi. Genesis Global Capital, one of the largest crypto lenders, froze client …

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Exclusive: Google parent company to lay off 12,000 workers in latest tech blow

Jan 20 (Reuters) – Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) is cutting around 12,000 jobs, or 6% of its workforce, it said on Friday, as Silicon Valley recovers from recent layoffs and faces a troubled outlook. Alphabet, whose shares rose 3% in premarket trading, is making the cuts just as the U.S. company faces a …

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