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In today's roundup, we look at the challenges facing the European tech sector, and the changing strategies for banks seeking to gain an edge in today's competitive environment. Analysis suggests that China is not likely to rival the US's dominance any time soon. And we take a closer look at Elon's cryptic message to advertisers who are leaving Twitter/X over concerns about antisemitism.


Generative AI Usage Soars Among British Youth

A recent Ofcom report reveals that 79% of British teens and 40% of younger children use generative AI tools, highlighting a growing trend among younger internet users. The report also notes increased overall internet usage, with YouTube surpassing Facebook as the UK's top website.

Generative AI Usage Soars Among British Youth
Nearly 80% of British teenagers use generative AI, with Snapchat’s My AI and ChatGPT being the most popular among young users.

Barclays Considers Major Overhaul In Investment Banking Client Strategy

Barclays is planning a significant revamp in investment banking to enhance profitability and reduce costs by £1 billion. This may involve cutting ties with less profitable clients and reallocating resources, potentially affecting a large portion of its client base and leading to job cuts.

Barclays Considers Major Overhaul In Investment Banking Client Strategy
Barclays plans to streamline its investment banking, potentially cutting ties with over 2,500 clients to boost profits.

JPMorgan Chase is challenging Citigroup's dominance in New York's legal sector banking. By hiring ex-Citi banker Bola Oyesanya, they aim to capture high-earning law firm partners, competing with Citigroup's long-established legal clientele and Wells Fargo's presence.

Wall Street Banks Vie For New York’s Top Legal Clients
JPMorgan intensifies efforts to attract elite New York lawyers, challenging Citigroup’s dominance in private banking for legal professionals.

European Tech Sector Faces Sharp Funding Reduction In 2023

European tech startups are set to experience a nearly 50% drop in funding in 2023, with US investors withdrawing amidst a global venture capital shift. Despite this, the AI sector in Europe continues to attract substantial investments, contrasting with the overall decline in large-scale tech funding.

European Tech Sector Faces Sharp Funding Reduction In 2023
European tech funding faces a sharp decline in 2023, with US investors retracting and a focus shift towards AI sector growth.

US Holds Economic Edge Over China In Global Rivalry

The US holds a clear economic edge over China, with higher GDP and a more united alliance. Analysis reveals the impact of US-China relations on the global economy, emphasizing the significant economic disparity between the two powers.

US Holds Economic Edge Over China In Global Rivalry
US leads in global economic rivalry, outpacing China in GDP and alliance strength despite rising geopolitical tensions.

Crypto & Blockchain Events: December 2023

What's new and where is there something to learn in the crypto and blockchain world? Here's our latest edition of "Crypto & Blockchain Events", checking out what's coming up in December.

Crypto & Blockchain Events: December 2023
Stay in the loop with the major events of December 2023! From CoinAgenda to World Blockchain Summit, it’s another packed month full of exciting discussions, groundbreaking innovations, and networking opportunities.

Musk Recommends Autocopulation To "Blackmailer" Advertisers

It's unclear how the unorthodox recommendation might revive falling ad revenues at X/Twitter, or who the shadowy figure "Bob" might be.

Musk Recommends Autocopulation To “Blackmailer” Advertisers
It’s unclear how the unorthodox recommendation might revive falling ad revenues at X/Twitter.

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