Bitcoin takes a slide, Apple's $30 billion investmentToday's major tech stories include Bitcoin's sharp dip, Google's machine-learning software platform releases an alpha version and Apple's plan to invest $30 billion over the next five years.
This is CNET, and hear the stories that matter right now. Bitcoin fell below $10,000 temporarily and nearly 25% overall at one point, as January's crypto currency slide continues. Analysists point the finger at China, which has recently begun to attempt to clamp down on trading anonymous currency. The recent dip cast new doubt about Bit Coins and other cryptocurrency's viability. Google has just released an alpha version of the company's AutoML service, a platform aimed at making machine learning and AI more accessible to those who aren't programming experts. The service comes at a price, though. It's already seeing success in some retail and scientific application. Finally, Apple plans to invest $30 billion by adding 20,000 new employees as well as a new U.S. campus over the next five years. And when considering the tax laws, Apple says it expects to contribute $350 billion to the American economy over the same period of time. [MUSIC] You can see it today with the latest by downloading the CNET Tech Today app in the Apple or Google Play Store.