TikTok sues Montana after state bans app

TikTok on Monday filed suit in US federal court to stop the state of Montana from implementing an overall ban on the video-sharing app

Montana to become first US state to ban TikTok

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte on Wednesday signed legislation to ban Chinese-owned TikTok from operating in the state to protect residents from alleged intelligence gathering by China

UK blocks Microsoft's $69bn bid for 'Call of Duty' games giant

Britain on Wednesday blocked Microsoft's $69-billion takeover of "Call of Duty" video games giant Activision Blizzard, arguing it would harm competition in cloud gaming..The ruling will be appealed by both US companies -- but analysts warned it could spell game over for the gigantic takeov

'I'm back': Trump returns to Facebook, YouTube after 2-year ban

The posts on his Facebook page and YouTube channel, titled "I'M BACK!", show a CNN video announcing Trump's election as president in the 2016 race against Hillary Clinton. It then fades to a "Trump 2024" screen

TikTok says US threatens ban if Chinese owners don't sell stakes

The move is the most dramatic in a series of recent steps by US officials and legislators who have raised fears that TikTok's US user data could be passed on to China's government. ByteDance-owned TikTok has more than 100 million US users

Twitter cuts more staff as Musk turmoil grows

Reports of more layoffs at Twitter landed on Monday as owner Elon Musk waded into a racism controversy that risked pushing advertisers further away from the struggling platform.

Alibaba unveils Tongyi Qianwen, an AI model similar to GPT

It will first be integrated into DingTalk, Alibaba's workplace messaging app and can be used to summarise meeting notes, write emails and draft business proposals. It will also be added to Tmall Genie, Alibaba's voice assistant

Apple to open first company-owned retail store in India

Apple also plans to assemble iPads and AirPods in India

Meta releases AI model that can identify items within images

Facebook-owner Meta published an artificial intelligence model on Wednesday that can pick out individual objects from within an image, along with a dataset of image annotations that it said was the largest ever of its kind

Musk defends paid Twitter as blue tick ultimatum looms

"The fundamental challenge here is that it's (easy) to create literally 10,000 or 100,000 fake Twitter accounts using just one computer at home and with modern AI (artificial intelligence)," Musk told a question and answer session on Twitter

OpenAI's ChatGPT blocked in Italy

Italy's privacy watchdog said Friday it had blocked the controversial robot ChatGPT, saying the artificial intelligence app did not respect user data and could not verify users' age.

Nagad now a billion dollar venture: ICT State Minister Palak

The ICT State Minister mentioned this during the official inauguration of the ‘Meghna Pay’ banking service at The Westin Dhaka recently.

Angry Bing chatbot just mimicking humans: Experts

Tales of disturbing exchanges with the artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot -- including it issuing threats and speaking of desires to steal nuclear code, create a deadly virus, or to be alive -- have gone viral this week

Yahoo to lay off more than 20% of staff

The cuts will impact nearly 50 percent of Yahoo's ad tech employees by the end of this year, including nearly 1,000 employees this week, the company said on Thursday.

Global chatbot race heats up

ChatGPT has sparked a gold rush in artificial intelligence technology, with Microsoft, Google and China's Baidu all working to develop chatbots that can mimic human speech

Twitter telling users they ‘exceeded daily limit of tweets’

"Twitter may not be working as expected for some of you," the company said in a tweet. "Sorry for the trouble. We're aware and working to get this fixed."