Advanced Technology

S&P, Nasdaq Futures Fall on Inflation Worries After OPEC+ Output Cut

 Futures tracking the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq fell on Monday as soaring oil prices renewed worries of persistent inflationary pressures, while energy stocks surged at the start of the week. Saudi Arabia and other OPEC+ oil producers announced further oil output cuts of around 1.16 million barrels per day, threatening an immediate rise in […]

Italian Minister Says Country’s Ban on ChatGPT Is Excessive

Italy’s deputy prime minister on Sunday criticised a decision by the government’s Data Protection Authority to temporarily ban chatbot ChatGPT, saying the block over privacy concerns seemed excessive. Microsoft-backed OpenAI took ChatGPT offline in Italy on Friday after the national data agency raised concerns over possible privacy violations and for failing to verify that users […]

Dollar Weakens as Inflation Data Lifts Euro

The U.S. dollar fell to a 1-week low against the euro on Thursday as German inflation data helped lift the common currency and as concerns over the banking sector receded. Inflation eased significantly in Germany in March on the back of lower energy prices but was above forecasts, adding pressure on the European Central Bank […]

What’s Better Than OpenAI? Developers Shop for Alternatives

Microsoft-backed OpenAI is no longer the only game in town for software developers looking to capitalize on an expected $90 billion market for artificial intelligence. Motivated by a wariness of relying on a single company, a desire for models tailored to specific tasks and the chance to cut costs, more than a dozen startups and […]

Relativity Space Launch Largest Ever 3D-Printed Spacecraft

Relativity Space could revolutionise space travel with 3D printing. Relativity Space launched its Terran 1, an entirely 3D-printed rocket, from Launch Complex 16 in Cape Canaveral, Florida last Wednesday night. Standing at 110 ft. tall and 7.5 ft. wide, Terran 1 is the largest 3D-printed object to attempt orbital flight. As a two-stage, expendable rocket, […]

Canada to Ramp up Clean-Tech Push in Budget to Level Playing Field With Us

Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday will present this year’s budget, which will have a major focus on scaling up investment in clean technology and will include investments in healthcare and help for low-income households. Countries across the globe are vying for a portion of the low-carbon economy of the future. In Canada, there’s […]

German Regulator Launches Antitrust Review of Microsoft

Germany’s antitrust regulator is reviewing Microsoft’s market power in a move that could lead to an investigation of the U.S. tech giant’s business practices and potential bans if they are found to damage competition. The Bundeskartellamt said it would decide whether Microsoft should be designated as a company “of paramount significance for competition across markets”. […]

S&P 500 Ends up Slightly; Svb Deal Lifts Bank Shares

The S&P 500 ended slightly higher on Monday as a deal for Silicon Valley Bank’s assets helped to boost bank shares, while a decline in technology-related stocks limited the day’s gains. The S&P 500 banks index rose 3.1%, while the KBW regional banking index ended up 0.6%. JPMorgan Chase & Co shares climbed 2.9% and […]

SVB Deal Steadies Banks Amid Credit Crunch Concerns

The sale of failed Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) to a regional U.S. peer helped stabilise shares in European lenders on Monday, after the sector was hammered last week by worries about systemic bank stress and a looming credit crunch. The sudden collapse of tech-focused SVB earlier this month triggered the worst banking shock since the […]