Micron takes a hit in the U.S.-China tech war, Neeva gives up on search (and is acquired by Snowflake), and Uber and Waymo finally partner up.
Google I/O and the Coming AI Battles
Google A/I suggests that AI is a sustaining innovation for all of Big Tech; that means the real battle will be between incumbents and Big Tech on one side, and open source on the other.
An ESPN Aggregator, Google Magic Eraser, Bing Chat Monetization?
ESPN is exploring being a sports video Aggregator, Google shows its a services company, and Bing experiments with ads in Bing Chat
From Bing to Sydney
More on Bing, particularly the Sydney personality undergirding it: interacting with Sydney has made me completely rethink what conversational AI is important for.
New Bing Errors, User Preferences and Company Reputations, Section 230 and LLMs
Microsoft’s demo of new Bing contained multiple errors. Why weren’t they caught, and what does this imperil the project? Then, does Section 230 apply to large language models?
The Google CEO Question, Steve Ballmer and Peacetime CEOs, About That Bard Mistake
The distinction between Wartime and Peacetime CEOs explains why Sundar Pichai may be under the microscope; then, exploring why Bard made a mistake
Google and Microsoft’s Events, Monetizable Panic, Paradigms and Hardware
Microsoft’s AI event was impressive, while Google’s was a mess. That, though, might be a positive indicator in terms of Google’s willingness to respond to the threat it faces.
New Bing, and an Interview with Kevin Scott and Sam Altman About the Microsoft-OpenAI Partnership
An overview of Microsoft’s new Bing announcement, and an interview with Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman about Microsoft and OpenAI’s partnership.
Google Earnings, YouTube’s Aggregation Bid, YouTube Shorts Monetization
The search slowdown in Google’s earnings raises questions without clear answers. Then, YouTube is trying to be an Aggregator, and putting pressure on Meta with its Shorts monetization plan.
DOJ Sues Google, Google’s Advertising Aggregation, No Duty to Deal
The DOJ’s lawsuit against Google details a lot of anti-competitive behavior, but the underlying source of Google’s strength is Aggregation.