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AT&T to Promote Digital Advert Tech Platform Xandr to Microsoft

AT&T to Sell Digital Ad Tech Platform Xandr to Microsoft

AT&T Inc. T 0.36% will sell online advertising platform Xandr Inc. to Microsoft Corp. MSFT 0.45% , ending its bid to become a major force in digital marketing. Microsoft said Xandr’s digital ad marketplace will help boost its digital advertising and retail media capabilities. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. Last year, The Wall Street Journal reported … Read more

How Our Tech Inventory Picks Fared in 2021—and What’s Price Shopping for Now

How Our Tech Stock Picks Fared in 2021—and What’s Worth Buying Now

Text size This column was bullish on shares of Amazon.com throughout the year. The stock has underperformed in 2021, but it’s likely to still do well in the long term. Oasisamuel/Dreamstime With the year drawing to a close, the time has come to take credit for Tech Trader’s good calls, ’fess up to the misses, … Read more

Tesla’s New Deal for EV Battery Materials Takes Enterprise Away From China

Tesla's New Deal for EV Battery Material Takes Business Away From China

Text size Tesla moved to secure a key material for the batteries that power electric vehicles, signing a deal for graphite from a small Australian miner. Brendon Thorne/Getty Images Electric-vehicle leader Tesla is moving to secure more of the materials needed to make EV batteries. This deal is for graphite—a battery anode material. It isn’t … Read more

Skillsoft Strikes $525 Million Deal to Purchase Ed-Tech Rival Codecademy

Skillsoft Strikes $525 Million Deal to Acquire Ed-Tech Rival Codecademy

Skillsoft Corp. has agreed to acquire rival U.S.-based educational technology company Codecademy for $525 million in cash and stock, the companies said Wednesday, the latest bet on consolidation in the online learning market. Closely held Codecademy offers free, basic online computer coding classes in areas such as programming, data science and cybersecurity. The New York-based … Read more

5 Large Tech Shares Are Driving Markets. That Worries Some Buyers

Five Big Tech Stocks Are Driving Markets. That Worries Some Investors

The stock market’s rise this year has narrowed around a short list of big tech companies, a sign of possible weakness heading into 2022. The dominance of a handful of tech behemoths marks a shift from the more-inclusive run-up that propelled the stock market late last year and in early 2021. Investors appeared to be … Read more

U.S. Blacklists Dozens of Chinese language Entities Over Surveillance, Navy Work

U.S. Blacklists Dozens of Chinese Entities Over Surveillance, Military Work

WASHINGTON—The Biden administration added dozens of Chinese companies and research institutes to blacklists restricting access to U.S. investment and technology for their alleged support for China’s military and the mass surveillance of mainly Muslim ethnic groups. The Commerce and Treasury departments targeted an array of Chinese businesses, from a company that lays undersea fiber-optic cables … Read more

The Fed Assembly Might Be D-Day for Bitcoin and Different Cryptos

The Fed Meeting Could Be D-Day for Bitcoin and Other Cryptos

The more speculative assets took a beating Monday ahead of a flurry of central bank meetings, as markets began to consider a world of tighter monetary policy. Bitcoin was included in that, falling below $47,000—more than 30% off its all-time high reached just last month. Retail favorite GameStop slumped 14% and fellow Reddit star AMC … Read more

10 Tech Occasions of 2021 That Will Form the Future

10 Tech Events of 2021 That Will Shape the Future

Imagine that we’re living in 2030. Now try to imagine how different things will be. Do you picture flying cars, supersonic travel, robots walking among us, spending big parts of our days in the metaverse? Perhaps. But it seems more likely that many of the technological trends expected to be broadly adopted by 2030 are … Read more

New Tech Regs Are Coming. Purchase Meta and Alphabet Anyway, Morgan Stanley Says.

Text size Morgan Stanley is still bullish on Alphabet, Meta Platforms, Snap, and Pinterest. Sean Gallup/Getty Images The risks of material new regulations on the technology sector are growing, Morgan Stanley strategist Michael Zezas warns in a research note Tuesday. But he notes that the firm nonetheless remains bullish on advertising-driven internet stocks like Google … Read more

Didi’s Dramatic Delisting Rings Alarm Bells for Alibaba and Others

Didi’s Dramatic Delisting Rings Alarm Bells for Alibaba and Others

Didi Global’s U.S. listing will surely go down as one of the most ill-fated in history. The Chinese ride-hailing giant said Friday it plans to delist from the New York Stock Exchange and prepare for a listing in Hong Kong. It was only five months ago that the company raised $4.4 billion in its U.S. … Read more