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Robotics Q&A with Boston Dynamics’ Aaron Saunders

For the next few weeks, TechCrunch’s robotics newsletter Actuator will be running Q&As with some of the top minds in robotics. Subscribe here for future updates. Part 1: CMU’s Matthew

System of intelligence — generative AI at the app layer

As generative AI shapes the next generation of application products, we can expect even more sweeping evolution.

This week in AI: Mistral and the EU’s fight for AI sovereignty

Keeping up with an industry as fast-moving as AI is a tall order. So until an AI can do it for you, here’s a handy roundup of recent stories in the world of machine learning, along with notable re

Gag City is a viral win for Nicki Minaj

Welcome to Gag City, the pink metropolis inhabited by stans and brands alike. In the days leading up to the release of “Pink Friday 2,” Nicki Minaj’s fifth studio album and sequel to

EU lawmakers bag late night deal on ‘global first’ AI rules

After marathon ‘final’ talks which stretched to almost three days European Union lawmakers have tonight clinched a political deal on a risk-based framework for regulating artificial intell

Report: FAA should improve investigation process after a rocket launch goes awry

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has let launch providers conduct their own investigations in nearly every instance that a launch mishap has occurred since the start of the century — a p

Apple cuts off Beeper Mini’s access after launch of service that brought iMessage to Android

Was it too good to be true? Beeper, the startup that reverse-engineered iMessage to bring blue bubble texts to Android users, is experiencing an outage, the company reported via a post on X on Friday.

Will December bring startup winter?

Borrowing has become more expensive, and profits are harder to come by, which means that 2023 has been a savage year in startup land.

Travelsist hopes its air travel concierge will take off from Atlanta

Founded by a former flight attendant, Atlanta-based startup Travelsist and its Travelsistants provides assistance to travelers on behalf of airports and airlines.

DNA companies should receive severe penalties for losing our data

Personal data is the new gold. The recent 23andMe data breach is a stark reminder of a chilling reality — our most intimate, personal information might not be as secure as we think. It’s a

Fundraising trends for 2024: Get to the point, explain ‘why now’

It appears that investors have even less patience for long, rambling pitch decks. The name of the game now is "Short and Sweet."

Mulch and the enduring appeal of internet absurdism

I am haunted by mulch posts.  The most recent mulch video came to me in the middle of the night, when I was hours into scrolling through a particularly nasty bout of insomnia. The video was an edit o

‘Secondaries summer’ is over, but 2024 looks promising

Secondary venture activity has ebbed and flowed over the last few months, following a particularly busy summer. But 2024 may see investors returning for good, writes Rebecca Szkutak. Full TechCrunch+

OpenAI taps former Twitter India head to kickstart in the country

OpenAI is working with former Twitter India head Rishi Jaitly as a senior advisor to facilitate talks with the government about AI policy, TechCrunch has exclusively learned. OpenAI is also looking to

Google’s AI-assisted NotebookLM note-taking app is now open to users in the US

Google’s AI note-taking app is now available to all users in the United States who are at least 18 years old, the company announced on Friday. The experimental app is also getting a slew of new

X’s AI chatbot Grok now ‘rolled out to all’ US Premium+ subscribers, English language users are next

Yesterday, X began rolling out Grok, the “rebellious” AI chatbot developed by Elon Musk’s xAI startup, to Premium+ subscribers on X’s platform. Today, Musk says that Grok&#8217

Startups are doing fine, but scale-ups and unicorns are in deep water

The trends that we can spy inside the data are an effective argument against the era in which startups were encouraged to stay private as long as possible.

Deep tech startups must use these 4 techniques when fundraising

It is imperative to show that investors' money will go into a product that genuinely has the power to change the world.

Snapchat+ keeps growing as net revenue tops $20M for first time

Snapchat’s premium subscription is showing no signs of slowing growth as it comes off its best month ever, in terms of in-app revenue, new data indicates. As it turns out, many of Snapchat&#8217

The animated VTuber Ironmouse won Content Creator of the Year at the Game Awards

This year at the Game Awards, the coveted Content Creator of the Year award went to Ironmouse, a fan-favorite VTuber. It marks the first time that an animated character has won the award, showing how
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