Shares of technology companies continue to climb as traders show growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) concerns. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) experienced a nearly 6% increase, bringing its gains for the year to approximately 30%. This surge was accompanied by a significant influx of around $4 billion into tech funds over the past two weeks, marking the largest such inflow since August, according to Bank of America strategists.

The "Magnificent Seven," which refers to the seven largest tech stocks, more than doubled their value in 2023 and are maintaining strong momentum in 2024.

Alibaba Group, a Chinese technology giant, saw a boost in shares following news that co-founders Jack Ma and Joe Tsai purchased approximately $200 million of the company's stock in the latest quarter. This investment provided some much-needed relief amidst a months-long decline.

In an effort to adapt to changing market conditions, German business software maker SAP has announced a business overhaul that could result in the loss of 8,000 jobs. Additionally, the company plans to shift its focus towards AI technology.

eBay is taking steps to enhance performance and counter rising competition and decreased consumer spending. As part of these efforts, the company will be laying off around 9% of its full-time workforce.

Apple is preparing to implement new fees and restrictions for third-party software downloads outside its App Store. This move is a response to a new European law aimed at promoting an open ecosystem for iPhone apps.

Although these developments signal both opportunities and challenges ahead for the tech industry, current trends indicate an optimistic outlook for continued growth.

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