Tiernan Ray has been covering technology and business for over 24 years. He was most recently technology editor for Barron's where he wrote daily market coverage for the Tech Trader blog and wrote the weekly print column of that name. He has also worked for Bloomberg and SmartMoney, and for the prestigious ComputerLetter newsletter covering venture capital investments in tech. In addition to TheStreet.com, his writing about artificial intelligence can be seen on ZDNet.com. His work has been published in the New York Times, Fortune magazine, and CNN Money. He is a graduate of Princeton University and a native of New York City.
Google and others have dabbled in robotics to little effect, but the emerging ecosystem of software tools and cheap robotic parts presages a wave of robot offerings from Big Tech companies.
Alphabet's 'Other Bets' were intended as a way for the company to more nimbly explore new businesses, but nearly four years on, there's little to show for the holding company structure.
In the last recession, Google's ad revenue growth almost completely evaporated -- now's time to consider what could happen in a downturn to both Alphabet and Facebook.
Bitcoin prices were backing down on Thursday from another surge akin to its sudden rise in late 2017.
Spotify and Dropbox are having a bit of a resurgence at the moment, thought the two IPO darlings of 2018 have seen lackluster returns since their debuts.
At its present valuation, it's hard to see even a 30% move for shares from here.
Facebook's new virtual currency doesn't address some of the biggest obstacles to cryptocurrencies, and it isn't a panacea for the 'unbanked,' either.
Elizabeth Warren's call for a break-up of tech is a courageous move but unlikely to go anywhere. Technology is the better solution for competition, and perhaps a cultural shift on Wall Street.
Once the company has resolved problems with its sales organizations and product integration, 'the rest will take care of itself,' says CEO Tien Tzuo.
Despite generally upbeat economic signs, can we be sure some weak tech reports don't point to a looming slowdown in tech buying more broadly?
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