Daniel Howley

    Technology Editor

    Daniel Howley is the tech editor at Yahoo Finance. He began covering the tech industry since 2011 as a writer for Laptop Magazine where he reviewed laptops and smartphones. He now reports on the business of Big Tech ranging from product announcements and earnings to deeply reported trend pieces and interviews.

  • Nvidia says future growth will come from 'sovereign AI'

    Nvidia is banking on sovereign AI as a means of helping to continue its incredible growth amid the AI boom.

  • Nvidia stock surges after earnings beat estimates across the board

    Nvidia shares surged after the chipmaker's better-than-anticipated earnings report, as its CEO said generative AI has hit a "tipping point."

  • Google debuts Gemini for Business as tech firms seek to monetize AI investments

    Google has debuted its new Gemini for Business AI-powered productivity suite.

  • Apple boosting iMessage security to protect against future quantum computing attacks

    Apple says it is updating its iMessage security to protect against future attacks using quantum computers.

  • OpenAI is going to face an uphill battle if it takes on Google search

    OpenAI and Microsoft are reportedly teaming up to challenge Google's search dominance. But it'll be an incredibly difficult task.

  • Microsoft's Xbox is bringing games to rival PlayStation 5 and Switch consoles

    Microsoft's Xbox chief Phil Spencer says the console maker is bringing four of its first-party titles to rival platforms.

  • Beyond the Ticker: Nvidia

    From creating chips for gaming to becoming one of the world's leading AI chip companies, it's safe to say Nvidia (NVDA) is officially one of the tech giants. In 2023, the company generated nearly $27 billion in revenue, and its market value is well over $1 trillion. Let's take a closer look at what led to Nvidia's boom with Beyond the Ticker, where we dive into the company's biggest moments. 1993 Nvidia was founded on April 5, 1993, by Jensen Huang, Chris Malachowsky, and Curtis Priem, with a vision to bring 3D graphics to the gaming industry. 1997 Nvidia launched its first hit product, the NV3. It would later go on to sell a whopping 1 million units in its first four months of availability. 1999 On January 22, 1999, Nvidia went public via IPO at $12 per share. 2000 Microsoft (MSFT) chose Nvidia to develop the graphics hardware for the first Xbox console. 2005 Microsoft rival Sony (SONY) chose Nvidia’s hardware to power the PlayStation 3. 2010 Nvidia became the graphics chip supplier for automaker Audi. 2015 The company launched its Nvidia Drive chip for powering driver assistance systems. 2016 Nvidia kicked off its AI efforts with the launch of its DGX-1 server for artificial intelligence applications. 2018 The company debuted the NVIDIA RTX, the first GPU capable of real-time ray tracing. That same year, Google (GOOG, GOOGL) announced it was using Nvidia’s Tesla (TSLA) P4 graphics cards for its Google Cloud Platform. 2022 Nvidia debuted its H100 graphics chip for AI, which still stands as one of the world’s most powerful chips for artificial intelligence apps. 2023 In May 2023, Nvidia eclipsed the $1 trillion market cap mark, joining the ranks of mega companies like Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft. The stock continues to surpass its all-time highs over the past month and is currently trading at over $700 per share. From a company of three engineers working on a graphics card, to thousands of employees working on chips that will power the AI supercomputers of the future, Nvidia remains at the top of the tech industry. From tech giants to retail titans, Beyond the Ticker is a historical series that takes a deep dive into some of Wall Street's trending companies and how they transformed into the financial icons they are today. Check out more of our Beyond the Ticker series, and be sure to tune in to Yahoo Finance. Editor's note: This video was produced by Zach Faulds.

  • Meta was supposed to bring the metaverse to life. Epic is actually doing it.

    Meta is trying to get the metaverse off of the ground. Epic is doing it already.

  • Meta’s Zuckerberg fires shots at Apple Vision Pro, says Quest is 'better product, period'

    Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn't pulling any punches when it comes to his rivalry with Apple.

  • Slack launches AI bot to help manage never-ending work chats

    Slack is rolling out a new AI bot to help users quickly summarize and search through their various chats and channels.

  • Microsoft and OpenAI say hacking groups are using AI as part of cyberattack efforts

    Microsoft and OpenAI say state-sponsored hackers are leaning on AI to improve their chances of hacking victims.

  • AI PCs and smartphones to explode in popularity in 2024

    AI PCs and AI smartphones rule the market this year.

  • Google debuts subscription Gemini AI bot, as Microsoft rivalry heats up

    Google has debuted a new premium chat bot called Gemini Advanced.

  • Big Tech’s earnings season has taught us 2 big lessons — so far

    Big Tech's earnings have taught us that AI is still king, but fundamentals are key to a solid report.

  • Meta working on technology to detect AI images ahead of the 2024 elections

    Meta says that it is working on technology that can detect generative AI-manipulated images from other platforms ahead of the 2024 elections.

  • Cisco debuts security software meant to stop hackers who steal corporate logins

    Cisco says its Identity Intelligence software is able to determine when hackers are prowling corporate networks and kick them out.

  • Apple’s Vision Pro lands as the company faces threats from all sides

    Apple's Vision Pro is officially here, but the company has a slew of challenges ahead.

  • Meta stock jumps 20% after earnings in biggest market-cap jump in stock market history

    Shares of Meta soared Friday after the company reported a beat on earnings and guidance and announced new shareholder initiatives.

  • What To Watch: Apple Vision Pro

    Apple’s new mixed-reality headset, the Vision Pro, hit the market February 2nd. The company’s first new product category in nearly a decade, the Vision Pro kicks off a new era of computing for Apple. But a hefty price tag coupled with the fact that the AR/VR space is still an unproven market, mean that Apple is fighting an uphill battle out of the gate. Here are three things you need to know about the Vision Pro 1. The price tag. The Vision Pro starts at $3,499, far more expensive than rival Meta’s priciest headset: the Meta Quest Pro, which costs $999. That price tag will likely prove to be too rich for even Apple’s most ardent fans, especially given the AR/VR industry’s relatively niche position in the consumer tech space. Apple is advertising the Vision Pro as a “spatial computer,” rather than a simple headset. You’ll use it for watching movies, playing games, and, importantly, productivity apps, since it can mirror your MacBook’s screen and display it as a massive window floating in space directly in front of you. Whether that’s worth the price of entry is up to Apple’s legion of customers 2. The experience I used Apple’s Vision Pro headset immediately after the company debuted it at its WWDC in June 2023 and again just ahead of its launch, and everything you’ve heard about it being a mind-blowing experience is spot on. The incredibly high resolution, microOLED display is world’s sharper than any other headset I’ve used, making images and videos appear crisp and colorful, and ensuring you can easily read text. The interface is wildly easy to navigate thanks to eye and hand tracking cameras, and the fit is surprisingly comfortable. Though there is a separate corded battery that you’ll need to put on your desk or slide into your pocket. But Apple also needs to ensure it has the app ecosystem to match. So far, the company says it has a vast library of apps, including versions of its iPad apps. But the tech giant will also need developers to dream up apps uniquely designed for the Vision Pro if Apple is going to get people to stick around past the honeymoon phase. 3. What does this mean for Apple? The Vision Pro is Apple’s first new product category since it first unveiled the Apple Watch in 2014. And while the watch landed at a time when smartwatches and fitness trackers were already gaining steam among consumers, the Vision Pro comes at a time when headsets still make up an incredibly small number of consumer tech sales. Apple is also going up against Meta’s Quest line of products, which Counterpoint Research says made up 49% of the AR/VR headset market in Q3 2023. If Apple can get consumers to look beyond the Vision Pro’s price and convince its army of developers to build new, fascinating apps for the headset, it could be the company’s next smash hit. Stay tuned to Yahoo Finance to see if Apple can pull it off.

  • Apple stock sinks despite earnings beat as China sales slow

    Shares of Apple sank in early trading Friday, after the company reported worse than anticipated sales out of China.