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Facebook rolls out multiple personal profiles feature

Facebook will now allow users to create multiple personal profiles in an effort to help users feel “freer” to engage on the platform, the company announced today. The move makes sense, so much so

Snapchat now has over 5 million paying users for Snapchat+

Snapchat announced today its subscription service for power users, Snapchat+ has now topped 5 million subscribers — a figure that’s up from 4 million in late June and 3 million in mid-Apri

Encrypted email provider Proton has built its own CAPTCHA service

Proton, the Swiss company that develops privacy-focused online services such as email, has developed its very own CAPTCHA service to help discern between genuine login attempts and bots — and it

Mastodon’s latest release makes the open source Twitter alternative easier to use

As changes at Elon Musk’s X continue to push former Twitter users to seek alternatives, the open-sourced, decentralized social network Mastodon — a popular Twitter/X rival — is relea

YouTube debuts a new app, YouTube Create for editing videos, adding effects and more

YouTube this morning introduced a new app for creators, YouTube Create, that will offer a suite of easy-to-use and free tools that will allow them to make both Shorts and longer videos. The tool aims

YouTube Studio to give creators a generative AI tool to suggest video topics

During today’s YouTube event, CEO Neal Mohan revealed that the platform is testing a new generative AI-powered tool in YouTube Studio that suggests video topics, making the brainstorming process

YouTube to add AI creator tools to find music for videos, add dubs

YouTube is expanding its Creator Music feature, announced last year, with new AI features in addition to the launch of an AI-dubbing tool. Currently, creators can use Creator Music to search for songs

YouTube Shorts to gain a generative AI feature called Dream Screen

YouTube today announced a new feature coming to its short-form video platform Shorts that will allow users to leverage AI tools to create videos. The feature, called Dream Screen, will allow users to

Cisco to acquire Splunk in $28B mega deal

Cisco has a reputation of building the company through acquisitions, but it has tended to stay away from the really huge ones. That changed this morning when the company announced it was acquiring Spl

Harness launches Gitness, an open source GitHub competitor

Since its launch in 2017, Harness, the software delivery platform founded by AppDynamics co-founder and CEO Jyoti Bansal, expanded from being continuous code deployment to covering continuous integrat

Mesh, which helps people manage their digital assets, raises $22M

Mesh (formerly Front Finance), a startup developing a service to help customers transfer and manage digital assets like crypto, has raised $22 million in a Series A funding round led by Money Forward

True Anomaly lands $17.4M contract from US Space Force for space domain awareness tech

True Anomaly has landed a $17.4 million contract from the U.S. Space Force Space Systems Command to help the warfighter make critical decisions in the space domain. The startup, which was founded less

7 global investors discuss African tech post-Kauffman Fellows’ first summit on the continent

In 2020, Kauffman Fellows (KF), a prominent venture education program renowned for its extensive and well-established network of VCs, made a concerted effort to enhance the diversity within its board.

Poland opens privacy probe of ChatGPT following GDPR complaint

OpenAI is facing another investigation into whether its generative AI chatbot, ChatGPT, complies with European Union privacy laws. Last month a complaint was filed against ChatGPT and OpenAI in Poland

Khosla-backed HealthifyMe introduces AI-powered image recognition for Indian food

Indian health and wellness startup HealthifyMe has introduced an AI-powered feature that automatically recognizes Indian food from images for calorie intake logging, allowing users to track their meal

Waabi and Uber Freight partner to accelerate autonomous trucking

Autonomous trucking startup Waabi is committing billions of miles of driverless capacity to the Uber Freight network as part of a 10-year strategic partnership between the two companies. Starting this

Here are the 6 finalists of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2023

During the last two days, 20 startups pitched their companies as part of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield at Disrupt 2023. These 20 companies were selected as the best of the Startup Battlefield 200 and

Libra’s co-creator had geopolitical motivations to build the digital currency

Concerns while building Libra weren't limited to China, though.

Auctoria uses generative AI to create video game models

Several years ago, Aleksander Caban, the co-founder of Carbon Studio, a Polish VR game developer, observed a major problem in modern game design. He had to create rocks, hills, paths and other basic e

Cruise CEO says winter version of Origin AV is two years away

Cruise is planning to build a winterized version of the Origin, the company’s autonomous vehicle model that is purpose-built without a steering wheel or pedals. “A couple of years from now
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