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Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest Offloads Massive GBTC and Coinbase Shares, Eyes AI Push

While Cathie Wood has been aggressively selling off her investments in crypto firms, she’s making fresh bets in the AI space acquiring shares of top tech companies like Microsoft and Meta. Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest has been doing massive capital rotation by offloading its crypto investments and eyeing a push into AI. Ark Invest executed its most substantial sale in over a year by divesting approximately $12.85 million in Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) shares from its Next Generation...

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Meta’s AI Chief Skeptical about AGI, Quantum Computing

Meta’s AI chief, Yann LeCun said it will take decades to achieve the adoption of AGI. Meta’s AI chief, Yann LeCun, has expressed skepticism about current AI systems surpassing human intelligence anytime soon. Mr. LeCun shared this sentiment while speaking at a Meta media event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Fundamental AI Research team. LeCun: AGI Systems Not Possible for Decades Last week, Reuters reported that OpenAI cofounder Sam Altman was removed as CEO when a team of OpenAI...

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Sam Altman Returns as OpenAI CEO after 12 Days of Unemployment while Microsoft Gets Board Seat

Altman shared his strategic vision for the future of OpenAI. He noted that the firm will renew its commitment to research, improving its products, and better serving its customers. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has officially returned to his role after being temporarily ousted by the company board. At the time, the board cited communication breakdowns with Altman as their reason for his removal. The removal triggered 97% of OpenAI employees who asked for the reinstatement of Altman and the...

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MicroStrategy (MSTR) Shares Soar 246%, Michael Saylor Credits Bitcoin’s Rise

Saylor sees Bitcoin’s potential to soar even higher, especially once regulators approve financial firms’ Bitcoin spot ETF products. MicroStrategy Inc (NASDAQ: MSTR), the software firm led by Executive Chairman Michael Saylor, has seen its shares surge by an astounding 246% in 2023. Saylor attributes this success to Bitcoin (BTC), which has not only fueled MicroStrategy’s growth but also positioned the company to compete with tech giants like Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL), Microsoft Corp...

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Microsoft (MSFT) Shares Soar to Record High amid OpenAI-Related Optimism

Market analysts believe the new updates released by OpenAI significantly contributed to the rise of Microsoft (MSFT) shares.  Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), a global technology powerhouse, witnessed a remarkable surge in its share price, achieving unprecedented heights for the first time since 2021. On November 7, the company’s shares ended the trading session at a record high of $360.53, representing an impressive daily increase of 1.12%. The surge propelled the company’s market...

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Nonprofit Organization Purchases 24,000 Nvidia AI Chips for $500 Million

The deployment of the 24,000 chips should be completed by February 2024. Voltage Park, a nonprofit organization founded by billionaire Jed McCaleb, has acquired approximately 24,000 Nvidia H100 chips for approximately $500 million. According to The Business Time, the organization plans to lease AI computing power at a low cost to address the shortage of these chips. Eric Park, CEO of Voltage, stated: “The current ecosystem for machine learning is fundamentally flawed.” Therefore, the...

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Apple to Spend $1B Annually to Develop Generative AI Models 

Apple is considering leveraging AI within Xcode to assist app developers in creating their applications. Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) is gearing up for a significant leap into the world of generative artificial intelligence (AI), with plans to invest around $1 billion annually to develop its own AI solutions, Bloomberg reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. The move comes as a strategic response to the escalating advancements in AI technology by other tech giants such as...

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10-Year US Treasury Yields Surge Past 5% Again, Dow Futures Crash 200 Points

Rise in the US Treasury Yields put pressure on the market resulting into bearish weekly start on Wall Street. Yields surge past 5% with Fed planning for higher-than-longer interest rates. Macro pressure continues to hover over Wall Street as the 10-year US Treasury yields surged higher even today on Monday, October 23. The treasury yields continue to hover at multi-year highs as investors prepare for higher-for-longer interest rates from the Federal Reserve. Around 5:54 a.m. ET, the...

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Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Deal Tipped to Pioneer Era of New-Generation Gaming Companies

Cloud gaming as a key aspect of what Microsoft is bringing to the world of gaming. A recent deal saw tech giant Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) paying $69 billion to acquire US game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ: ATVI). However, according to venture capital (VC) firm Konvoy, that Microsoft’s deal might just be the start of many more similar ones to come to gaming. In a report that Konvoy partner Josh Chapman recently shared with CNBC, the world’s biggest tech firms still hold a...

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Google Conducting Another Round of Layoffs in Its News Division

Over the last 2 years, there have been a few cuts within the company as part of its goal to “deliver durable savings through improved velocity and efficiency”. Tech giant Google LLC (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has cut at least 40 jobs in its Google News division. According to those familiar with the matter, the reason behind the layoff round is the uncertainty and sensitive time for online platforms and publishers. The exact number of those who lost their job at the Google News unit is not confirmed....

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