Hunger Games, ‘Napoleon’ top Disney’s ‘Wish’

Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler star as Coriolanus Snow and Lucy Gray Baird in Lionsgate’s “Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.” Lionsgate This year’s Thanksgiving box office was both feast and famine for the theatrical industry. Lionsgate’s “Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” had a solid second week run in cinemas, … Read more

The Best Tech Gifts and Gadgets of 2023

Whether you’re a gadget guru or a complete Luddite, Gizmodo’s Tech Gift Guide will make you look like a rockstar gift-giver this holiday. Spoil a loved one (or, hey, yourself) with a new TV, phone, or smart mug—and we’ve even got ideas for kids and pets . Trust us: You can elevate your gift-giving game … Read more

Global smartphone sales rebound after a 2-year slump: Counterpoint

Apple CEO Tim Cook holds up a new iPhone 15 Pro during an Apple event on September 12, 2023 in Cupertino, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Global smartphone sales rose in October after declining for 27 straight months on a year-on-year basis, led by a recovery in emerging markets, data from Counterpoint Research showed. … Read more

Huawei smartphone spinoff Honor plans IPO

The Honor Magic Vs is on display at Honor’s stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Arjun Kharpal | CNBC Honor, a spinoff of Chinese technology giant Huawei, said on Wednesday it is planning to go public. “In order to meet new strategic goals, Honor will continue to optimize its shareholding structure, attract diversified … Read more

OpenAI brings Sam Altman back as CEO days after ouster

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman speaks during the OpenAI DevDay event on November 06, 2023 in San Francisco, California.  Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Sam Altman will return as CEO of OpenAI, the startup said early Wednesday morning on X, formerly known as Twitter. The move follows immense pressure from employees and investors on the board … Read more

Stock Markets: Trouble in AI paradise

Then OpenAI CEO Sam Altman looks on during the APEC CEO Summit at Moscone West on November 16, 2023 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images News | Getty Images This report is from today’s CNBC Daily Open, our new, international markets newsletter. CNBC Daily Open brings investors up to speed on everything … Read more

OpenAI executive shakeup raises concerns about future of AI

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in San Francisco, California, U.S. November 16, 2023. Carlos Barria | Reuters A wide swath of Silicon Valley has hitched its hopes and fortunes over the past few years to the kind of generative artificial intelligence technologies that OpenAI helped popularize. Many … Read more

Sam Altman’s last days as OpenAI CEO gave no indication of trouble

Sam Altman, Chief Executive Officer of OpenAI, and Mira Murati, Chief Technology Officer of OpenAI, speak during The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Tech Live Conference in Laguna Beach, California on October 17, 2023.  Patrick T. Fallon | Afp | Getty Images Sam Altman’s sudden ouster from OpenAI on Friday shocked Silicon Valley. Not only was … Read more

This key element of ESG investing could drive real change at companies and boost returns

A pedestrian passes a Wall Street subway station near the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Monday, June 27, 2022. Money managers betting on a sustained global rebound will be left sorely disappointed in the second half of this crushing year as a protracted bear market looms, even if inflation cools. … Read more

Ex-Meta staffers sell trust and safety tech during Israel-Hamas war

People using their mobile phones outside the offices of Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, in King’s Cross, London. Joshua Bratt | Pa Images | Getty Images Lauren Wagner knows a lot about disinformation. Heading into the 2020 U.S. presidential election, she worked at Facebook, focusing on information integrity and overseeing products designed … Read more