Thomas Barrabi

About the Author

Thomas Barrabi is a business reporter for the New York Post. He joined The Post after previous stints as a reporter for Fox Business and the International Business Times. A graduate of Fairfield University, Thomas grew up on Long Island and is a long-suffering Mets fan.

The Archive

OpenAI disbands safety team focused on risk of artificial intelligence causing 'human extinction'

A departing executive who co-led the group warned Friday that safety has “taken a backseat to shiny products” at the company.

Google's AI-powered search engine could be 'catastrophic' for news publishers: critics

News Media Alliance CEO Danielle Coffey – who leads a nonprofit that represents more than 2,200 publishers, including The Post – described Google’s plans as a “perverse twist on innovation”...

Instagram parent Meta hit with online child safety probe in Europe

The European Commission is probing whether Meta is in violation of the Digital Services Act – a sweeping law that took effect last year and requires Big Tech firms to...

Jim Simons-founded hedge fund makes millions after boosting stake in GameStop before meme-stock rally: filing

Renaissance Technologies, the quantitive hedge fund firm founded by the late investor Jim Simons, bought just over 1 million shares of GameStop, according to a securities filing.

GameStop, AMC plunge as 'Roaring Kitty'-led meme stock rally cools off

The two firms had gained more than $11 billion combined in market value since the start of the week.

Google upgrades search engine with ‘AI Overviews’ – risks revenue drain for media companies   

Google maintains a 90% market share in search. Its alleged monopoly led to a landmark lawsuit by the federal government against the company.   

Mark Zuckerberg appears to celebrate 40th birthday on $300M 'Launchpad' superyacht

Zuckerberg currently ranks as the fourth-richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $167 billion.

Google-owned Waymo's robotaxis face federal safety probe over crashes, potential traffic violations

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has received a total of 22 reports, including 17 crashes, in which self-driving Waymo cars were the “sole vehicle” involved in the...

GameStop, AMC shares spike over 100% as 'Roaring Kitty' return reignites meme stock rally

Both struggling firms benefited from the bombastic return of Roaring Kitty, whose real name is Keith Gill and who also uses the moniker “DeepF—kingValue” on Reddit.

Microsoft to face antitrust charges in Europe over Teams software dominance: report

The charges could be announced within the next few weeks, according to the report.

GameStop stock surges more than 110% as 'Roaring Kitty' makes surprise comeback with cryptic post

Roaring Kitty, whose real name is Keith Gill, posted a popular meme that shows a man leaning forward in his chair while holding a video game controller.

How TikTok's slick, 'tone-deaf' lobbyist in DC miscalculated as Congress passed sale-or-ban bill

TikTok's major mistake, according to DC insiders who spoke to The Post, was ignoring the elephant in the room: concerns that the Chinese Communist Party could leverage US user data...

Elon Musk's xAI could be valued at more than $20B after heavy demand in first funding round: sources

Musk is asking xAI investors to wire money in Thursday and Friday to close xAI's first round of funding, a source who is investing in the round said.

Apple issues rare apology over 'crushing' iPad Pro ad that sparked outrage: 'We missed the mark'

“Creativity is in our DNA at Apple, and it’s incredibly important to us to design products that empower creatives all over the world,” Apple said.

Apple's new iPad commercial provokes outrage: 'Destruction of the human experience'

Set to Sonny & Cher’s “All I Ever Need Is You,” the 60-second ad showed various beloved objected being compressed into the shape of its new iPad Pro.

Apple unveils refreshed iPad Pro, Air lineup amid sales slump

The updated iPad Pro utilizes Apple’s more powerful M4 chip, which is set to power the company’s push to integrate artificial intelligence features within the devices.

TikTok sues US government to block law seeking sale or ban of app

TikTok sued the federal government Tuesday in a bid to block a new law that will force its China-based parent company to sell the popular video-sharing app within the next year...

Ad execs tout TikTok's benefits for businesses in cringeworthy video

The timing of the video raised some eyebrows given the current bipartisan push on Capitol Hill to crack down on TikTok over national security concerns.

Google blasted as 'negligent' over evidence destruction as landmark DOJ antitrust case wraps up

A federal judge blasted Friday Google over a “negligent” policy that resulted in the deletion of employee chat records as closing arguments wrapped up in a landmark antitrust case that...

Google grilled in closing arguments of landmark DOJ antitrust case: 'You really think that DuckDuckGo is a competitor?'

Judge Amit Mehta is expected to rule later this year on whether Google has maintained an illegal monopoly.