[Weekly Podcast] Microsoft acquires bitcoin nuances that exceeded the highest

The crypto asset bitcoin value, which rose to the $50,000 range for the first time in February, rose further to reach $63,000.

Bitcoin price has been on the rise for more than a year and was $7,000 as of April 2020, but has soared 450% in half a year from late 2020 to early 2021. In February 2021, Tesla, an electric car company led by Elon Musk, bought $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin, hitting an all-time high of $43,000. But on February 17, a week later, it reached the 50,000 dollar level.

It can be seen that the renewal of the all-time high again ahead of the listing of Coinbase, a crypto asset exchange on April 14, 2021, is an expression of the expectations of investors.

Global PC shipments in the first quarter of 2021 showed a high growth rate, an increase of 55% compared to the same period in 2020. The increase in growth rate was due to the fact that the figures for the same period of the previous year were not good due to the impact of Corona 19, but the PC market showed great growth due to increased demand due to remote work work and distance education, etc.

Next news. Cruise, an autonomous driving developer under GM, announced on April 12 that it has signed a contract to sell Origin, an unmanned autonomous taxi, with the Dubai Road and Transportation Bureau.

Cruise Origin features a box-type vehicle that faces the second row of seats. It is expected to start operation in 2023, and it is said that only a limited number of units will be operated first, and 4,000 units will be deployed by 2030. The Dubai Road and Transport Authority is aiming to convert 25% of Dubai’s transportation vehicles to autonomous driving by 2030, and says the deal will be the first step in Dubai’s ongoing self-driving transportation strategy. Sooner or later, it may be taken for granted to use a self-driving taxi in Dubai.

Just as Apple developed the M1 chip, Nvidia announced its own ARM-based CPU, Grace. This is our first data center CPU, which targets large-scale data processing such as AI super computing and natural language processing.

The energy-efficient ARM architecture is known to work well with data centers that consume huge amounts of power. Following the appearance of the Apple M1 in the consumer PC field and the emergence of ARM-based products in the data center, it can be said that it is a new threat to Intel, whose main focus is on the x86 architecture.

Microsoft announced on April 12 that it had agreed to an acquisition agreement with Nuance. The acquisition amount was $19.7 billion. The goal is to strengthen the healthcare business developed by Microsoft by selecting technologies using AI and cloud in the medical field with Nuance.

In fact, Nuance products are said to be used by more than 55% of doctors in the United States, more than 75% of radiation in the United States, and 77% in American hospitals. Nuance is not only health, but also voice recognition and virtual assistant technology. In the future, it may be used as a Cortana enhancement or Cortana alternative voice assistant. Regulatory review is, of course, going for this acquisition, but the transaction itself is expected to be completed within this year. Thank you.



Through the monthly AHC PC and HowPC magazine era, he has watched 'technology age' in online IT media such as ZDNet, electronic newspaper Internet manager, editor of Consumer Journal Ivers, TechHolic publisher, and editor of Venture Square. I am curious about this market that is still full of vitality.

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