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[Column] Michiel Frackers: Microsoft and OpenAI have the upper hand, will Google and Apple join forces?

25-03-2024 | 14:00:00
Microsoft embeds Inflection.ai and attracts a lot of top talent for its AI-strategy; do Apple and Google answer by bundling Gemini into iPhone?

[Column] Michiel Frackers: Harari: For the first time, no one knows what the world will look like in 20 years

18-03-2024 | 12:48:00
Yuval Noah Harari was a guest on Stephen Colbert’s late night talkshow, leading to an unexpectedly relevant conversation for that time of the day on network television.

[Column] Michiel Frackers: Nvidia the world's most valuable company? And Ethereum is following Bitcoin

11-03-2024 | 10:28:00
In a half-baked attempt at self-analysis, I looked up what I have written about Apple, Microsoft and Nvidia since I started this newsletter a year ago. 

[Column] Michiel Frackers: Nvidia passes Google and Amazon, in a week full of AI blunders

26-02-2024 | 08:53:00
In the week that AI's flagship company, Nvidia, announced a tripling of revenue and within days became more valuable than Amazon and Google, AI's shortcomings also became more visible than ever.

[Column] Michiel Frackers: Investing in AI: thoughtful investment or blind gamble?

20-02-2024 | 12:06:48
Developments in AI are happening at an unprecedented pace. This week saw some extraordinary new products introduced, with this "text to video" service Sora from OpenAI being particularly impressive.

[Column] Michiel Frackers: January was a jubilant month — in the tech world, that is

29-01-2024 | 12:00:00
January was one big celebration month in the tech world. No dry January, the new year kicked off as a month-long party.

[Column] Michiel Frackers: Google in total panic by OpenAI, fakes AI demo

12-12-2023 | 13:36:00
At last, Google's response to ChatGPT's OpenAI appeared this week, highlighted by a video of Gemini, the intended OpenAI killer. The response was moderately positive; until Friday, when it was revealed that Google had manipulated some crucial segments of the introductory video.

[Column] Michiel Frackers: OpenAI gives Google, Amazon and Apple a hard time and Elon Musk had a tough month

04-12-2023 | 06:02:00
Over a hundred million people use an OpenAI service each month, and annualized revenue is over $1.3 billion, a first step toward possible market dominance.

[Column] Michiel Frackers: Five conclusions after the chaos at OpenAI

27-11-2023 | 06:05:00
A few days after the royal drama at OpenAI, let's try to look past the ruins of this company whose brains, Chief Scientist Ilya Sutskever , have said it could herald the downfall of the world. 

[Column] Michiel Frackers: Sam Altman back as CEO of Open AI after one day - or not?

19-11-2023 | 12:01:00
That went quickly. The Verge just reported "The OpenAI board is in discussions with Sam Altman to return to the company as its CEO, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. One of them said Altman, who was suddenly fired by the board on Friday with no notice, is “ambivalent” about coming back and would want significant governance changes

Michiel Frackers: Build your own ChatGPT, an ex-Apple couple builds an AI pin and Ethereum breaks through $2,000

14-11-2023 | 13:42:00
It is amazing to see all that is happening in technology in one week, especially within AI and crypto.

Michiel Frackers: Elon Musk launches Grok, the first product from his new company xAI

07-11-2023 | 14:50:00
Imagine you have an extremely successful startup in 2023, like Sam Altman of OpenAI, and develop products like ChatGPT that many people around the world are excited about.

Michiel Frackers: Elon Musk launches Grok, the first product from his new company xAI

06-11-2023 | 14:54:00
Because in addition to Tesla (with the model series S 3 X Y, read those letters as a word), Space X and X (formerly Twitter), among others, Musk still has time left to launch Grok this weekend, the first product of his new AI company xAI.

Michiel Frackers: Marc Andreessen remains optimistic and iXora scores big in Asia

23-10-2023 | 11:39:22
Actually, I hate inspirational quotes, but I caught myself last week looking for tips and examples of people who kept faith in a better future during hard times. For example, I enjoyed reading back pieces from speeches by Winston Churchill.

Michiel Frackers: Hamas gets a helping hand from social media

16-10-2023 | 12:18:00
It is not possible to write cheerfully about new innovations when the world is on fire. Especially not when the world’s most widespread innovation of this century, social media, is being used by terrorists.

Michiel Frackers: TikTok loses six billion dollars and according to ChatGPT I’m a Pussycat Doll

10-10-2023 | 11:44:00
This week’s most notable news was not the lawsuit against Sam Bankman-Fried, because that curly clearly stole as much money as he could from his customers seems clear, but the Indonesian government’s ban of Tiktok’s webshop.

Michiel Frackers: Apple and Bitcoin vs Tesla and Ethereum

25-09-2023 | 11:26:00
The best tech investments of the last five years were not Apple or Bitcoin, but Tesla and Ethereum.

Michiel Frackers: Singapore F1 weekend is Asia's premier networking event

17-09-2023 | 11:52:00
In most countries, Formula One is primarily a spectacular sporting event, but in Singapore, the Grand Prix transforms into something much bigger than a race weekend; the city becomes a seven-day spectacle of networking events and business presentations.  

Michiel Frackers: Apple loses $200 billion in two days after Chinese intervention

11-09-2023 | 13:07:00
Not even Lionel Messi could help Apple this week. The week began happily when it was announced that the Argentine ball wizard's arrival in the MLS has resulted in one hundred and ten thousand new subscribers to Apple TV+, but that news was quickly forgotten when the Chinese government banned officials from using iPhones.

Michiel Frackers: Tech elite stuck in the desert at rained-out Burning Man

04-09-2023 | 14:04:00
I had a very different opening to my newsletter in mind, but the fact that the tech elite is stuck in the desert mud with their private jets at Burning Man is too much news for me to ignore.

Michiel Frackers: Nvidia is the maker of golden shovels and pickaxes

28-08-2023 | 12:40:00
Nvidia dominated the news in the technology world last week in a way reminiscent of Netscape's 1995 IPO. That legendary IPO heralded the start of the Internet era, just as the launch of the iPhone in 2007 marked the breakthrough of the smartphone.

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