Top tech news stories today: March 15, 2024

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1. Solana’s popularity could lead to potential threat, crypto expert warns

Frizza claims the Solana blockchain network is experiencing growing pains due to a surge in user activity, leading to congestion and attracting attackers, which could impact the network’s decentralised finance (defi) space and overall growth. (Crypto News)

2. Bitcoin bullish momentum to persist despite miners sell-off, CryptoQuant CEO says

Bitcoin bullish momentum to persist despite miners sell-off, CryptoQuant CEO says. Miners have seemingly started offloading their Bitcoin holdings as the fourth halving approaches, CryptoQuant notes. (Crypto News)

3. Buy Robinhood as crypto ‘monster’ cycle dawning, Bernstein says

Bernstein initiated coverage of Robinhood (HOOD) with an outperform rating and $30 price target. The broker expects the total crypto market cap to grow almost threefold to $7.5 trillion by 2025. It said bitcoin spot ETF assets under management could climb as high as $300 billion by 2025. (Google News)

4. Blockchain tech could be the answer to uncovering deepfakes and validating content

Blockchains can also cryptographically validate the authenticity of images, text, video or other media assets. “When you put that content on chain, you can now validate that content was created by a certain individual or brand,” Blank said. (Tech Crunch)

5. Juniper updates channel program to help partners flex AI-native networking muscle

Juniper Networks has revamped its well-known partner program with a specific emphasis on AI and managed networking services, Gordon Mackintosh, Juniper’s global channel chief, told CRN. (CRN)

6. AWS keen to help businesses leverage cloud computing

Organisations are grappling with unprecedented uncertainty, amidst the current volatile economic climate, prompting them to adapt and innovate. According to Peter Murray, AWS Malaysia’s country manager, this places them at a crucial juncture in their digital transformation journey. (New Straits Times)

7. Microsoft the latest to waive cloud egress fees

Microsoft will no longer levy an egress charge when customers remove their data from Azure when to switch to another cloud provider or on-premises data centre. In a brief blog post, Microsoft said “We support customer choice, including the choice to migrate your data away from Azure.” (Computing UK)

8. Luminary aims to transform engineering analysis with cloud computing

While the aerospace industry has been under pressure to accelerate product development, a U.S. startup has emerged from stealth, promising to slash the time required for engineering design and analysis by providing cloud-based access to massive computing power as a software service. (Aviation Week)

9. Oracle adds generative AI features to finance, supply chain software

Oracle on Thursday said it is adding generative artificial intelligence features across its corporate software lineup, intensifying competition with Microsoft and other technology firms to sell the technology to businesses customers. (Reuters)

10. Nvidia offers developers a peek at new AI chip next week

How long can Nvidia and its CEO, Jensen Huang, wear the crown as the tech world’s dominant supplier of artificial-intelligence chips? Whether it is months, years or decades, the question will be key when Huang – who co-founded Nvidia in 1993 and has been CEO ever since – sets foot on the stage of a Silicon Valley hockey arena on Monday to unveil new flagship products. (Reuters)

11. Nvidia CEO Faces Sky-High Investor Expectations at AI Conference

Nvidia Corp.’s annual artificial intelligence conference is just days away and expectations are high for the semiconductor maker to deliver news that will sustain the blistering rally in its stock. (Bloomberg)

12. Apple buys startup DarwinAI, adds staff to its AI division, Bloomberg reports

Apple has bought artificial intelligence (AI) startup DarwinAI and added dozens of the Canadian company’s staffers to its AI division, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday. The iPhone maker purchased the business earlier this year, the report stated, citing people familiar with the matter. (The Star)


Chloe Chen

Chloe Chen is a junior writer at BTW Media. She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and had various working experiences in the finance and fintech industry. Send tips to

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