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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

Amazon to broaden Austin hub with 2,000 new company and tech jobs

Amazon to expand Austin hub with 2,000 new corporate and tech jobs

E-commerce giant Amazon is planning a major expansion in Austin. Amazon says it will create more than 2,000 corporate and tech jobs in Austin over the next few years. The new roles will support teams in operations technology, retail, business and web services. Positions will include senior data engineers, senior technical program managers, user experience … 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

CES 2022: Tech Present Faces Dilemma as Covid Circumstances Rise and Corporations Keep House

CES 2022: Tech Show Faces Dilemma as Covid Cases Rise and Companies Stay Home

Organizers of CES 2022 are pressing ahead with plans to host tens of thousands of people in Las Vegas next month, setting up the technology conference as a test for mass business gatherings at a time when surging Covid-19 cases are prompting other companies and groups to change plans. Several participants including Amazon.com Inc., Facebook … 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

CES Tech Commerce Present Nonetheless On Regardless of Rising Covid Circumstances

CES Tech Trade Show Still On Despite Rising Covid Cases

Text size Covid or no Covid, the giant CES tech trade show is a go for the first week of January. Attendees will receive self-test kits when they pick up badges. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images Covid or no Covid, the giant CES tech trade show is a go for the first week of January. … 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

Hong Kong Tech Convention Postponed as Pandemic Restrictions Isolate Enterprise Hub

Hong Kong Tech Conference Postponed as Pandemic Restrictions Isolate Business Hub

HONG KONG—Organizers of a prominent international technology conference are postponing a gathering in Hong Kong that was set for March, the latest disruption from the Covid-19 pandemic to the city’s role as a global business hub. An executive for the Dublin-based company that was organizing the annual RISE Conference said to a participant in an … Read more