Aaron Tilley, Wall Street Journal

Aaron Tilley

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Aaron:

Apple’s Vision Pro Joins Crowded Field Trying to Make Headsets the Next Big Thing

Apple’s new $3,499 headset will compete against less expensive offerings from Meta and ByteDance. → Read More

Apple blocks update of ChatGPT-powered app, as concerns grow over AI’s potential harm

Amidst antitrust suits over Apple's use of the App Store, Apple blocked a ChatGPT email app claiming it could harm minors. Apple is asking BlueMail for a 17+ age restriction. → Read More

Apple Makes Plans to Move Production Out of China

Burned by Covid-19 lockdowns and worker protests at Foxconn plants, the iPhone maker is looking to diversify the supply chain that has powered its growth. → Read More

Oracle lays off hundreds of employees

Oracle becomes the latest tech company to announce layoffs in a market where job growth vastly differs by sector. → Read More

Microsoft Goes on Offensive in Europe to Combat Cloud Concerns

The software giant has embarked on a campaign in Europe to create allies and disarm critics as it comes under greater scrutiny in one of its largest markets. → Read More

Amazon, Microsoft, Google Strengthen Grip on Cloud

The three companies account for about two-thirds of cloud spending and are using their size to maintain their hold on the rapidly growing market. → Read More

Walmart Amps Up Cloud Capabilities, Reducing Reliance on Tech Giants

The retailer says the new hybrid system allows the company to switch between cloud providers and its servers, saving time and money. → Read More

TikTok Says All Data for U.S. Users Now Routed to Oracle Cloud

TikTok says it has hit a milestone in its latest attempt to respond to concerns about the security of data for its U.S. users. → Read More

Microsoft Agrees to Make It Easier for Activision Employees to Unionize

The software company reached a labor neutrality agreement with the Communications Workers of America as it seeks regulatory approval to acquire videogame maker Activision for $75 billion. → Read More

Microsoft’s Augmented-Reality Chief Plans to Leave Company

Alex Kipman was in charge of the team developing Microsoft’s HoloLens headset, a group that has been suffering from attrition, with many employees departing for other companies. → Read More

Microsoft Says It Is Ready to Work With Labor Unions

The software company is trying to close its $75 billion acquisition of Activision, which is facing a unionization push. → Read More

Salesforce Sales Jump 24%, Easing Concerns About Business Demand

The better-than-expected fiscal first-quarter results eased concerns about demand for its business software. → Read More

Microsoft Slows Some Hiring Amid Economic Uncertainty

The software company is the latest tech giant to become more cautious about hiring. → Read More

Broadcom’s $61 Billion VMware Buy Is a Bet on Unsexy Software

The cash-and-stock deal marks the biggest bet yet that the boom in enterprise software demand will endure despite the economic tumult. → Read More

Microsoft Boosts Pay in Fight for Talent

Microsoft’s CEO is promising to boost employee compensation amid continued low unemployment across the U.S. and high inflation. → Read More

Microsoft Earnings Growth Expected to Continue With Demand for Cloud Services

The company is seen posting around $49 billion in quarterly sales, up close to 18% from a year earlier. → Read More

How Microsoft Became Washington’s Favorite Tech Giant

President Brad Smith has taken an amicable role with regulators. Rivals say he also directs negative attention toward them. Microsoft’s Activision deal, under FTC review, will test the strategy. → Read More

Former Microsoft Employee Alleges Bribery Scheme in Middle East and Africa

Microsoft said it had fired some employees and terminated partnerships in relation to allegations that were made public Friday of bribery in its sales efforts in the Middle East in recent years. → Read More

Microsoft Faces Antitrust Complaint in Europe About Its Cloud Services

France’s OVHcloud has filed a complaint that Microsoft is abusing its position to hurt competition in the cloud-computing market. → Read More

Microsoft’s New Security Chief Says It Is Time to Take Shelter in the Cloud

Charlie Bell and Microsoft are making a huge bet expanding the company’s offerings, including on Google’s cloud, as its customers face increasingly sophisticated threats. → Read More