Chip shortage set to continue through 2022, Google announces Topics browser tracking

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Speaker 1: This is CNET. And here are the stories that matter right now, the global chip shortage is set to continue until at least the second half of this year, according to a new report released by the us department of commerce on Tuesday, the report is based on data from more than 150 companies and points to more pain for consumers trying to buy products like electronics and, and cars. Speaking about the shortage commerce secretary gene, and Ramono called on Congress to pass funding for semiconductor production in the us. Google [00:00:30] has announced new technology for its Chrome browser that tracks browsing behavior based on topics of interest rather than cookies. The topics feature uses software built into Chrome to build a list of five subject. It thinks you've shown an interest in over the past week. Topics from this list can then be shared with websites for targeted advertising, Google plans to start testing the technology before the end of March. And finally Invidia could abandon plans to acquire the chipmaker arm after struggling to get approval from regulators. According to Bloomberg Invidia told [00:01:00] its partners. It did not expect a $40 billion deal to close though. The companies are still in talks while Japanese found a soft bank agreed to sell arm to Envidia. In 2020, the us federal trade commission sued to block the takeover saying it would harm competition. Speaker 1: Stay up to date with the latest by visiting CNET.

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