Google this week reported a steep decline in profits. Social media companies such as Meta said that advertising sales — the heart of their businesses — have rapidly cooled off. And Microsoft, perhaps the tech industry’s most reliable performer, predicted a slowdown through at least the end of the year.
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He predicted the dark side of the Internet 30 years ago. Why did no one listen?
In 1994 — before most Americans had an email address or Internet access or even a personal computer — Philip Agre foresaw that computers would one day facilitate the mass collection of data on everything in society.
Google, Apple and Microsoft report record-breaking profits
Google, Apple and Microsoft reported record-breaking quarterly sales and profits on Tuesday night as the firms continue to benefit from a pandemic that has created a “perfect positive storm” for big tech.
Tim Berners-Lee sells web source code NFT for $5.4m
The original source code for the world wide web has been sold as a non-fungible token, making $5.4m.
The Internet Eats Up Less Energy Than You Might Think
The giant tech companies with their power-hungry, football-field-size data centers are not the environmental villains they are sometimes portrayed to be on social media and elsewhere.
Fastly blames software bug for major global internet outage
Fastly Inc., the company behind a major global internet outage this week, said on Wednesday the incident was caused by a bug in its software that was triggered when one of its customers changed their settings.
Apple and Epic Trial Opens With a Tour of the Fortnite ‘Metaverse’
Epic has accused Apple of unfairly using its App Store’s power to take a cut of the money made in Fortnite, a popular online game.
Electricity needed to mine bitcoin is more than used by ‘entire countries’
It’s not just the value of bitcoin that has soared in the last year – so has the huge amount of energy it consumes.
Big Tech Versus Climate Change: How tech companies and all of us can help slow global warming.
A growing share of Americans are concerned about the environment, and the big U.S. tech companies would seem to be in a position to lead the way on fighting climate change.
Google will invest $10 billion in India over the next few years
Google is planning to invest $10 billion in India as part of plans to make the internet “affordable and useful” for a billion people.