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Every weekday, KCBS and Bloomberg discuss the biggest news from Silicon Valley and the intersection of tech and business.

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Every weekday, KCBS and Bloomberg discuss the biggest news from Silicon Valley and the intersection of tech and business.

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A race to be the tech leader in AI; discussing Meta's Llama AI model

7/23/2024
Time now for our daily Tech and Business Report. Today, we're joined by Bloomberg's Kurt Wagner. Meta is introducing a new and improved version of its Llama AI model. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is calling Llama 3-point-1 'state of the art'. What's different about this new version?

Duration:00:05:14

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Apple to cut spending on original content for Apple TV+ streaming service

7/22/2024
This is KCBS Radio's daily Tech and Business Report. Today, KCBS Radio news anchor Holly Quan spoke with Bloomberg Entertainment reporter Lucas Shaw. Apple is looking to cut its spending on original content for its Apple TV Plus streaming service. The move comes as Netflix is extending its lead over its competitors, reporting millions of more subscribers and raising its forecasts. You can hear our tech and business report weekdays at 12:30 pm on KCBS Radio and for more, tune into Bloomberg Technology weekdays at 8 am.

Duration:00:05:58

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Rebooting your computer 15 times should "do the trick"

7/19/2024
Time now for our daily Tech and Business Report. Today, KCBS Radio's Holly Quan was joined by Bloomberg's Ed Ludlow. While many of us were sleeping, the largest IT outage in history took over the world. Thanks to a software update glitch, cyber-security firm CrowdStrike Holdings crashed Microsoft systems globally, impacting airlines, banks, media networks, and health-care systems. While many of the systems have been restored, the event underscores just how cyber-resilient companies are.

Duration:00:05:28

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Tech & Biz Report: Tesla's relationship with California

7/18/2024
Time now for our daily Tech and Business Report. A new report by the California New Car Dealers Association shows Tesla sales dropped by 24 percent in California in the second quarter. Sales may be down in the state, but is Tesla the most popular EV? For more on this, KCBS Radio anchor Holly Quan was joined by Bloomberg's Dana Hull.

Duration:00:05:03

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Kroger faces objections in its attempt to acquire Albertsons stores

7/17/2024
Time now for our daily Tech and Business Report. Today, KCBS Radio's Holly Quan was joined by Bloomberg's Leah Nylen. Federal officials and a coalition of states say a proposed supermarket merger is doomed to fail if it's allowed to go through. A trial set for next month will determine whether Kroger, which owns about 2,800 stores will be allowed to acquire Albertsons, which owns about 2,200. The merger had been announced back in 2022, but the FTC sued to stop it, saying it would be bad for workers and consumers. The two chains tried to allay those fears, announcing they would sell off roughly 600 of those stores.

Duration:00:04:07

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Tech & Business Report: US Foods tests wearable motion sensors

7/16/2024
Time now for our daily Tech and Business Report. Today, KCBS Radio anchor Holly Quan was joined by Bloomberg's Leslie Patton. US Foods is testing out a new wearable devices for warehouse workers to help prevent on-the-job injuries.

Duration:00:04:25

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Tech & Biz Report: X's attempts at video content haven't lived up to expectations

7/12/2024
Time now for our daily Tech and Business Report. Today, KCBS Radio's Holly Quan was joined by Bloomberg's Kurt Wagner. X's foray into produced video content appears to be lagging behind the company's expectations. At CES in Las Vegas earlier this year, executives with the social media platform had promoted new content featuring various public figures, including ex-CNN host Don Lemon and sports broadcaster Jim Rome.

Duration:00:04:36

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Elon Musk delays presentation of new robotaxi service

7/11/2024
Time now for our daily Tech and Business Report. Today, KCBS Radio's Holly Quan was joined by Bloomberg's Ed Ludlow. Bloomberg is reporting Tesla is delaying an unveiling of its new robotaxi for two months to give the company more time to build more prototypes.

Duration:00:04:26

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Microsoft & Apple have announced they will not take board roles at OpenAI

7/10/2024
This is KCBS Radio's daily Tech and Business Report. Today, KCBS Radio news anchor Holly Quan spoke with Bloomberg's Dina Bass. In what's being considering as a surprising decision, Microsoft and Apple announced they will not take board roles at OpenAI, amid growing concerns by global regulators of Big Tech's investment in AI start-ups. You can hear our tech and business report weekdays at 12:30 pm on KCBS Radio and for more, tune into Bloomberg Technology weekdays at 8 am.

Duration:00:05:42

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Former Space X employees claim the company was toxic in civil suit

7/9/2024
Time now for our daily Tech and Business Report. Today, KCBS Radio's Holly Quan was joined by Bloomberg's Josh Eidelson. Eight former Space X employees have filed a US labor board case and a civil rights suit against the company, claiming the company was rife with sexual harassment, and retaliated on whistleblowers. The company is not only fighting back in court, but going after the federal agency in charge of overseeing labor laws.

Duration:00:04:42

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AI PCs: Gimmick or gotta-have-it?

7/8/2024
This is KCBS Radio's daily Tech and Business Report. Today, KCBS Radio news anchor Holly Quan spoke with Bloomberg's Brody Ford. PC makers are hoping artificial intelligence can revive slumping sales figures, which have been on the decline the last couple of years. Companies including Microsoft and Qualcomm are now marketing AI PCs with features embedded on desktops. You can hear our tech and business report weekdays at 12:30 pm on KCBS Radio and for more, tune into Bloomberg Technology weekdays at 8 am.

Duration:00:04:57

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The future of Virgin Galactic and space tourism

7/5/2024
This is the KCBS daily Tech and Business Report. Today, KCBS Radio news anchor Liz Saint John spoke with Bloomberg's Rainier Harris. Investors appear to be losing faith in Virgin Galactic. The company was the first space tourism business to go public back in 2019 but since then, it's suffered a number of setbacks. You can hear our Tech and Business Report weekdays at 12:30 pm on KCBS Radio and for more, tune into Bloomberg Technology weekdays at 8 am.

Duration:00:04:44

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Is Twitter, now X, dwindling or growing amongst rampant competition?

7/3/2024
Time now for our daily Tech and Business Report. Today, KCBS Radio's Holly Quan was joined by Bloomberg's Kurt Wagner. It's been almost a year since Meta introduced its Threads social media platform in an attempt to capitalize on troubles that were plaguing its long-time competitor, Twitter. It came at a time when a lot of users were threatening to leave Twitter due to changes that CEO Elon Musk was making.

Duration:00:04:55

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Tesla reports a drop in sales for the second quarter in a row

7/2/2024
This is KCBS Radio's daily Tech and Business Report. Today, KCBS Radio news anchor Holly Quan spoke with Bloomberg's Kara Carlson. Tesla is reporting a drop in sales for the second quarter in a row. The good news for the automaker is that the dip isn't as bad as analysts had been predicting. You can hear our Tech and Business Report weekdays at 12:30 pm on KCBS Radio and for more, tune into Bloomberg Technology weekdays at 8 am.

Duration:00:03:36

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Stock influencer 'Roaring Kitty' faced with class action lawsuit

7/1/2024
This is KCBS Radio's daily Tech and Business Report. Today, KCBS Radio news anchor Holly Quan spoke with Bloomberg's Avalon Pernell. A class action lawsuit has been filed against the stock influencer known as Roaring Kitty. The suit accuses Keith Gill of orchestrating what's called a 'pump and dump scheme'. You can hear our Tech and Business Report weekdays at 12:30 pm on KCBS Radio and for more, tune into Bloomberg Technology weekdays at 8 am.

Duration:00:04:07

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Consumers upset over Tesla's design changes

6/28/2024
This is KCBS Radio's daily Tech and Business Report. Today, KCBS Radio news anchor Liz Saint John spoke with Bloomberg's Keith Naughton. Some of Tesla's design changes aren't sitting well with drivers. J.D. Powers' recent quality report showed the company is slipping from the top of electric vehicle rankings to being on par with rivals like Rivian. You can hear our tech and business report weekdays at 12:30 pm on KCBS Radio and for more, tune into Bloomberg Technology weekdays at 8 am.

Duration:00:04:50

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Customers struggle as EV company, Fisker, declares bankruptcy

6/27/2024
Time now for our daily Tech and Business Report. Today, KCBS Radio's Nikki Medoro was joined by Bloomberg's Kara Carlson. Since Fisker declared bankruptcy, people who own the company's electric vehicles say they're having increasingly difficulty getting repairs or even contacting service agents.

Duration:00:04:18

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Volkswagen & Rivian team up to work on electric vehicle technology

6/26/2024
This is KCBS Radio's daily Tech and Business Report. Today, KCBS Radio news anchor Nikki Medoro spoke with Bloomberg's Ed Ludlow. Volkswagen and Rivian have reached deal worth up to $5 billion that will see the two team up to work on electric vehicle technology. You can hear our Tech and Business Report weekdays at 12:30 pm on KCBS Radio and for more, tune into Bloomberg Technology weekdays at 8 am.

Duration:00:06:20

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Paramount Plus is upping its prices amid subscription cancellations

6/25/2024
Time now for our daily Tech and Business Report. Today, KCBS Radio's Matt Bigler was joined by Bloomberg's Chris Palmeri. Paramount is the latest company to announce that its streaming service is going to cost more. This comes as the company is looking for partners for its international business.

Duration:00:05:05

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Target is teaming up with Shopify to boost its online marketplace

6/24/2024
This is KCBS Radio's daily Tech and Business Report. Today, KCBS Radio news anchor Nikki Medoro spoke with Bloomberg's Spencer Soper. Target is teaming up with Shopify to boost its online marketplace. You can hear our tech and business report weekdays at 12:30 pm on KCBS Radio and for more, tune into Bloomberg Technology weekdays at 8 am.

Duration:00:04:51