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DAOs as the future? Hard pass, thanks

While the problems DAOs might solve are real, DAO proponents misunderstand the nature of these problems and offer a tool that creates more harm than benefit.

American Express taps Opy for its first US third-party BNPL offering

Credit card companies are seeking to push further into the “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) market. American Express (Amex) announced today that it plans to partner with Opy, the U.S. subsidiary of Aus

Ahead of public market debut, Better.com lays off 9% of its staff

One day after announcing an amendment to its SPAC agreement, digital mortgage lender Better.com confirmed today that it is laying off roughly 9% of its nearly 10,000 person staff. Doing the math, that

How to execute an amplified marketing strategy

Marketers need a new plan of action that puts creativity before quantity, audience before engine, and sets connection as the top priority. They need an amplified marketing strategy.

Amazon Lex brings automated call transcript review to chatbot building

Today, at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, the company announced the Amazon Lex automated chat bot designer in preview, a new feature that simplifies the chatbot training and design process by bringing a l

T-minus three days left to save on passes to TC Sessions: Space 2021

Countdowns aren’t just for space launches, you know. They’re also for serious savings on passes to the all-virtual TechCrunch Sessions: Space event which, no spoiler alert here, also includes expe

AWS launches new SageMaker features to make scaling machine learning easier

At its annual re:Invent conference, AWS today rolled out a slew of new features for SageMaker, the company’s managed service for building, training and deploying machine learning (ML) models. Sw

3D printing company Essentium set to go public via SPAC

The world of additive manufacturing is not immune from the SPAC craze. Desktop Metal, Shapeways, Markforged and Velo3D have all either completed or announced plans to go public through the process. Au

Sounding Board lands Series B to move coaching beyond services and into SaaS

Sounding Board, which started as a platform to connect leaders to coaches through a marketplace, realized early in the pandemic that mentorship needs a refresh. “We’ve always delivered coachin

Phase Four aims to roll out its next-gen plasma thruster in the first half of 2022

Space startup Phase Four will be rolling out the next generation of its Maxwell radio-frequency plasma propulsion system next year, which the company says offers key performance improvements to allow

AWS launches SageMaker Studio Lab, a free tool for learning machine learning

At its re:Invent conference, AWS today announced SageMaker Studio Lab, a free service to help developers learn machine learning techniques and experiment with the technology. Studio Lab provides users

AI proves a dab hand at pure mathematics and protein hallucination

One of the reasons artificial intelligence is such an interesting field is that pretty much no one knows what it might turn out to be good at. Two papers by leading labs published in the journal Natur

AWS introduces DMS Fleet Advisor to simplify data migration to Amazon cloud

Two years ago at AWS re:Invent, then AWS CEO Andy Jassy made it clear that he was tired of the slow pace of change and he wanted to find ways to get companies to move to the cloud faster. At yesterday

Butter raises $7M to end ‘accidental’ customer churn due to payment failure

Vijay Menon, a statistician by trade, began his career at Microsoft.  It was there that he realized there was an astounding number of subscriptions that failed to renew or even go through to begin wi

AWS launches a new tool for diagnosing and fixing database issues in its cloud

AWS today announced a new service that makes it easier for its users to detect, diagnose and resolve issues in their relational databases. DevOps Guru for RDS, AWS’s fully managed relational dat

Match settles lawsuit with Tinder co-founders for $441 million

Dating app giant Match has settled its lawsuit with a group of Tinder founders and executives for $441 million. The suit, filed in 2018, had alleged that IAC and its then-subsidiary Match Group had m

GM to form new joint venture with POSCO Chemical aimed at key battery component

General Motors is deepening its commitment to operate a vertically integrated battery supply chain with the announcement that it would form a joint venture with South Korea-based POSCO Chemical to bui

Sony’s $9,000 pro drone starts shipping Christmas Eve

You’d be forgiven if the AirPeak S1 slipped your mind. It’s been a long, weird 13 or so months since Sony first teased the pro-level drone. After a November 2020 reveal, the company offered some m

US hacker jailed for role in multimillion-dollar SIM swapping campaign

The final member of an international hacking group known as ‘The Community’ has been sentenced for his role in a multimillion-dollar SIM hijacking campaign, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) an

AWS launches four new storage services aimed at improving data management

At its annual re:Invent conference, AWS announced four new storage services and capabilities aimed at delivering more choice, reducing costs and helping customers better protect their data. The first
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