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[ OpenAI starts selling subscriptions to its ChatGPT bot ]

        Original article: https://www.axios.com/2023/02/01/chatgpt-subscriptions-chatbot-openai   OpenAI announced Wednesday it's starting to sell $20 a month subscriptions to ChatGPT, its trendy AI-driven chatbot that answers questions, write poems and has taken the tech world by storm. Why it matters: ChatGPT seized a powerful spotlight. Now, the monetization begins. Details: ChatGPT will still be available for free to users who don't subscribe, but paying customers will get priority access, faster response times, and early use of new features. The big picture: ChatGPT's popularity came at a high operating cost to OpenAI. The AI...

Posted: 02/02/23 [ Read More... ]

[ Walmart Business launches as a B2B ecommerce site ]

          Original article: https://www.digitalcommerce360.com/2023/01/24/walmart-business-launches-as-a-b2b-ecommerce-site/     Walmart’s newest ecommerce site is targeting small and midsized businesses and not-for-profit organizations with more than 100,000 items ranging from office supplies to automotive and heating-and-air-conditioning products. A Walmart Business+ membership program offers free shipping and other perks. Key takeaways: Walmart Business expects to capitalize on Walmart’s existing expertise in ecommerce and fulfillment operations. Walmart is vying with Staples, Costco and others for the B2B market. Walmart figures there’s enough B2B market for both Walmart Business and Sam’s Club. The world’s largest retailer is...

Posted: 01/26/23 [ Read More... ]

[ US Sues Google to Break Up Ad Unit in Heated Antitrust Fight ]

        Original article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-01-24/us-sues-google-over-ad-market-in-escalation-of-antitrust-fight     DOJ complaint calls for break up of Google’s ad tech business Google counters that digital ad market is competitive   The US Justice Department and eight states sued Alphabet Inc.’s Google, calling for the break up of the search giant’s ad-technology business over alleged illegal monopolization of the digital advertising market. “The lawsuit we have filed today seeks to hold Google to account for what we allege are its longstanding monopolies in digital advertising technologies that content creators use to sell ads and...

Posted: 01/24/23 [ Read More... ]

[ Chinese Government Buys Shares in Alibaba, Tencent, and TikTok Owner ByteDance ]

          Original article: https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2023/01/15/ccp-shares-alibaba-tencent-bytedance/ China’s government is buying shares in Alibaba, ByteDance, Tencent, and other tech companies to give the CCP special rights over certain business decisions. The Chinese government is buying shares, usually a 1% holding in a vital area, in tech companies like Alibaba, ByteDance, and Tencent to be more deeply involved in their businesses, according to a report from the Financial Times. These shares are known as “special management shares” that enable the government to make certain decisions at these companies,...

Posted: 01/19/23 [ Read More... ]

[ Recruitment team unwittingly recommends ChatGPT for job interview ]

        Original article: https://news.sky.com/story/recruitment-team-unwittingly-recommends-chatgpt-for-job-interview-12788770  
A recruitment team unknowingly recommended ChatGPT for a job interview after the AI was used to complete an application task. Since its release back in November, the internet at large has been putting the impressive language model through its paces to see just how flexible and human-like it can be.   With little more than a short prompt, the bot has had a go at everything from writing articles to solving PC problems, putting the fear of potential redundancy into...

Posted: 01/18/23 [ Read More... ]

[ The era of DTC brands is over. Here’s what the next generation of startups looks like. ]

      Original article: https://www.fastcompany.com/90828954/era-of-dtc-brands-is-over-heres-what-the-next-generation-of-startups-looks-like   For a decade, DTC startups like Warby Parker and Everlane created a playbook for how to launch a successful brand. A new generation of founders wants to chart a different path.
When fashion industry veteran Marina Larroudé decided to launch her eponymous line of heels in 2020, she made the deliberate decision not to follow in the footsteps of fast-growing direct-to-consumer shoe startups like M.Gemi, Tamara Mellon, and Rothy’s.
She wasn’t interested in copying their business model of...

Posted: 01/12/23 [ Read More... ]

[ Good News for Amazon Stock: E-Commerce Is Turning the Corner ]

        Original article: https://www.fool.com/investing/2022/12/20/good-news-for-amazon-e-commerce-is-turning-corner/   One analyst thinks e-commerce growth is starting to accelerate. Amazon (AMZN 4.62%) is one of the best-performing stocks of the last generation, but its 2022 returns are a reminder that past performance isn't a guarantee of future returns. Shares of the tech giant are closing out the year down nearly 50% as it's faced a slew of challenges that have left it looking decidedly vulnerable.

The company is closing warehouses and laying off 10,000 corporate employees. It's shuttering once-promising businesses like Amazon...

Posted: 01/11/23 [ Read More... ]

[ TikTok Shop’s GMV in SEA topped US$4.4 billion in 2021 ]

      Original article: https://www.techinasia.com/bytedance-sees-208b-spending-douyins-ecommerce-service The gross merchandise volume of TikTok Shop – the short-video app’s ecommerce arm – in Southeast Asia reached US$4.4 billion in 2021, The Information reported, citing two sources briefed on the numbers. Since early 2022, TikTok Shop has moved quickly and aggressively in the region to roll out new features, offer incentives, and seal partnerships with ecommerce enablers and logistics partners, as Tech in Asia previously reported Sources also told The Information that ByteDance –...

Posted: 01/10/23 [ Read More... ]

[ Artificial Intelligence (AI) Market size was valued at USD 95.60 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 1,847.50 billion by 2030, clocking a CAGR of 32.9% during the forecast period from 2022 to 2030. ]

        Original article: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/artificial-intelligence-ai-market-size-135900934.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAADqZa1nq-BhBbCgKhqeDRv9wwgLKl_mR2pv9qG-5pVnoVTC_eLaDn9veNVEfXphwUKSHA67zmpi2pbYh2snvOIbxWwKbJhF9cju1k5X0uXlL9DHCyW8dS-D2HnJ2gtVTCkRaZtisexu8eqYhbn9koWlFu4lQrPZngjY4yKS1L9Bf   Growing urbanization, the need for efficient management & utilization of resources, demand for fast & efficient transport and commute, public safety concerns, and rising demand for a healthy environment with efficient energy consumption propel the demand for smart cities, driving the growth of the AI market. New York, Jan. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Artificial Intelligence Market by Component, Deployment, Application, and End-User Industry : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2022–2030" - 

Posted: 01/09/23 [ Read More... ]