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World’s Biggest Gold Miner Makes $17 Billion Acquisition Bid

There’s gold in them there… mergers and acquisitions. Newmont, the world’s largest gold miner by output, announced Monday it’s making an offer for Australia’s biggest miner, Newcrest, valuing it at $17 billion. Gold M&A has been steadily gaining traction over…

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Peloton Shows Signs of Life

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You know what they say about getting back on the bike after a headlong fall. Peloton, the poster child for pandemic boom-and-bust companies, announced Wednesday it has managed to rein in its losses and grow its cash flow, beating Wall…

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Google Gets Slapped with DOJ Case Over Alleged Digital Ad Monopoly

Somewhere in Silicon Valley, a harried Google executive spent Tuesday morning Googling “what’s a monopoly?” The US Department of Justice already knows… and probably used Bing. After what feels like years of contemplation and prep work, the DOJ has finally…

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Apparently AIs Getting MBAs Is A Thing Now

The business brains at Wharton will have to apply critical thinking to their latest conundrum: a freely available AI tool just passed one of its MBA exams. According to a study from a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s business…

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Ransomware is Getting Less Lucrative

Cyber bandits are feeling less and less like the slick Ocean’s 11 crew and more and more like an ill-fated Robert De Niro at the end of Heat. Why? According to new research from Chainalysis, it’s because an increasing number…

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Microsoft Wants To Put Chat GPT-style AI Tools in Every Product

Can AI experience cognitive dissonance? Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told Davos attendees on Tuesday that the tech giant plans to use OpenAI, the startup behind viral text generator Chat GPT, to build AI tools into every Microsoft product. Nadella’s mic…

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Italian Startup Clothing Line will Protect Your Identity from Facial Recognition Software

Big Brother is watching you…unless you wear this wacky shirt. Cap_able, an Italian clothing startup, is trying to make fashion for the digital age, meaning all the items in its new Manifesto Collection feature intricate patterns that fool facial recognition…

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Looking Ahead…

Looking Ahead…

Looking Ahead… As 2022 segues into 2023, here are our recommendations for what stories to keep your eyes on in the world of tech. Microsoft is going to be duking it out against the FTC this year, as the agency’s…

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The Inevitable Elon

The Inevitable Elon We here at The Daily Upside sympathize with readers suffering from Twitter fatigue. The saga of Elon Musk’s on-again-off-again acquisition has spanned most of this year — and the last few months in particular have contained a…

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Labor Shakeups

Labor Shakeups Spring 2022 saw a big upset in Bezosland when workers in a Staten Island warehouse called JFK8 voted to form the first ever Amazon union in the US. Amazon is not a complete stranger to unions, as it…

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EU Casts Antitrust Shadow Over Meta

Presumably, antitrust regulators are nowhere to be found in Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse, but until that transition is complete, he’ll just have to deal with them poking into existing parts of his business. The EU said Monday it believes Facebook Marketplace,…

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