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Walmart enters the metaverse with Roblox experiences aimed at younger shoppers

Walmart is entering the metaverse with two experiences premiering Monday on online gaming platform Roblox. The retail giant’s first foray into the virtual world will feature a blimp that drops toys, a music festival with hot artists, a bunch of different games, and a store of virtual merchandise, or “verch,” which matches what customers may …

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The perils and promise of quantum computing are nearing. Here are ways to invest

The stark warning came from one of the tech world’s most prominent CEOs. Sitting before an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, three years ago, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said quantum computing has the power to transform humanity’s understanding of the natural world, enabling scientists to create new drugs and better batteries, …

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Tech stocks just had their worst two-week stretch since the start of the pandemic

Pedestrians pass by the New York Stock Exchange. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images What started off as a third-quarter rebound has turned into a flop for tech investors. The Nasdaq tumbled 5.1% this week after losing 5.5% the prior week. That marks the worst two-week stretch for the tech-heavy index since it plunged …

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Google CEO Pichai tells employees not to ‘equate fun with money’ in heated all-hands meeting

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020. Fabrice COFFRINI | AFP | Getty Images As Google tries to navigate an unfamiliar environment of slowing growth, cost cutting and employee dissent over cultural changes, CEO Sundar Pichai is finding himself on …

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Here’s Bret Taylor’s first big technical move at Salesforce since becoming co-CEO last year

Bret Taylor, co-CEO of Salesforce, speaks at the Viva Technology Conference in Paris on June 15, 2022. Nathan Laine | Bloomberg | Getty Images Ten months after his promotion to co-CEO of Salesforce, serving alongside famed founder Marc Benioff, Bret Taylor is gearing up to take the stage at the annual Dreamforce conference for the …

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Google employees frustrated after office Covid outbreaks, some call to modify vaccine policy

Josh Edelson | AFP | Getty Images Google employees are receiving regular notifications from management of Covid-19 infections, causing some to question the company’s return-to-office mandates. The employees, who spoke with CNBC on the condition of anonymity, said since they have been asked to return to offices, infections notifications pop up in their email inboxes …

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Microsoft and ByteDance are collaborating on a big AI project, even as US-China rivalry heats up

Flags of China and the United States are seen near a ByteDance logo in this illustration picture taken Sept. 18, 2020. Florence Lo | Reuters The high-stakes battle between the US and China for supremacy in artificial intelligence has domestic lawmakers growing increasingly concerned over what losing out could mean for national security, the economy …

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YouTube removes video by Tesla investors using kids in FSD Beta test

Tesla Model 3 Source: Tesla YouTube has removed a pair of videos from its platform which showed Tesla drivers conducting amateur vehicle safety tests using their own children in place of mannequins in the road or the driveway. The tests were to determine if a slow-moving Tesla equipped with the company’s latest driver assistance systems …

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‘Don’t be a hero’: Investment pro reveals how to navigate the market, names the tech stocks she’s buying

Market veteran Nancy Tengler says talk of a new bull market is premature, as she names her favorite “reliable” stocks. “I think this rally has been excellent,” Tengler, who is CEO and chief investment officer of Laffer Tengler Investments, told CNBC “Squawk Box Asia” last week. “We have been adding to risk in our portfolios …

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