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Golden Ventures secures another $100M to invest in Canada’s tech ecosystem

Golden Ventures' fifth fund targets seed-stage founders working across technologies, including AI, climate, blockchain and quantum.

TikTok launches its ‘Add to Music app’ feature available in over 160 countries

TikTok announced today that it is launching its “Add to Music app” feature, which lets users add a song playing on a clip to services like Apple Music and Spotify, in 163 new countries. Th

DatologyAI is building tech to automatically curate AI training data sets

Massive training data sets are the gateway to powerful AI models — but often, also those models’ downfall. Biases emerge from prejudicial patterns concealed in large data sets, like pictur

AddGlow takes on Reddit, Facebook with community-building software for brands

The New York-based startup collects data via profile attributes specified by the brand in order to personalize the homepage, product description pages, emails and SMS. 

Google pauses AI tool Gemini’s ability to generate images of people after historical inaccuracies

Google says it’s temporarily suspended the ability of Gemini, its flagship generative AI suite of models, to generate images of people while it works on updating the model to improve the histori

Meta’s Oversight Board extends its scope to Threads

Meta’s external advisory group, its Oversight Board, announced today that it is expanding its scope to Threads along with Facebook and Instagram to scrutinize Meta’s content moderation dec

Grifin’s new model can automatically invest your money as you shop

Investing app Grifin today officially launched its anticipated investing model called “Adaptive Investing,” which enables you to automatically invest in your favorite brands that you frequently sh

Zūm Rails takes in first capital to launch new banking-as-a-service, FedNow offerings

Zūm Rails manages the flow of money by verifying a customer’s identity, linking directly with bank accounts and facilitating payments via the method of the customer’s choosing.

Consolidation continues in micromobility as Cooltra snaps up Cityscoot

Paris’ commercial court has accepted Cooltra’s offer to acquire Cityscoot. These two companies provide shared electric mopeds that you can unlock and ride to go from one place to another. Cityscoo

Hohm Energy to scale adoption of rooftop solar across South Africa, backed by $8M seed

In the face of South Africa’s worsening energy crisis, marked by increasingly severe power shortages, implementing daily electricity rationing has become imperative to avert the risk of a nationwide

Uber says firm to explore integration with India’s ONDC

Uber has signed a memorandum of understanding with an Indian government-backed firm that aims to make mobility and commerce more accessible across the South Asian nation. The ride-hailing giant said T

Backed by Chinese carmaker Great Wall, Haomo raises $14M for autonomous driving tech

After a few years of funding frenzy, autonomous driving companies in China are experiencing a slowdown in investment. Some companies are still hauling in capital, though the era of bankrolling several

Instagram launches its marketplace to connect brands and creators in 8 new countries

Instagram said today that it is expanding its marketplace tool to connect brands with creators for paid partnerships or ads in eight new countries. The new markets that will get access to this marketp

Antler’s founder on its vertical AI bet in Southeast Asia

A growing roster of vertical AI startups is emerging in Southeast Asia to serve sectors ranging from seafood to finance. Singapore-based venture capital firm Antler recently made a bet on 37 of them,

X says it’s withholding accounts and tweets in India to obey orders

X, formerly known as Twitter, said Wednesday it is withholding specific accounts and posts in India, action it said the firm disagrees with, in response to executive orders issued by the Indian govern

Samsung is bringing Galaxy AI features to more devices

Samsung is bringing its Galaxy AI features to more devices through a new One UL 6.1 update coming in late March, the company announced today. The features are coming to the Galaxy S23 series, S23 FE,

Reesa Teesa’s ‘Who TF did I marry?’ TikToks are like an audiobook

TikTok’s latest viral superstar is Reesa Teesa, a Georgia woman who posted 50 videos — just under 10 minutes long apiece — chronicling her tumultuous relationship with her ex-husband

US health tech giant Change Healthcare hit by cyberattack

U.S. healthcare technology giant Change Healthcare has confirmed a cyberattack on its systems. In a brief statement Wednesday, the company said it was “experiencing a network interruption relate

Varda Space, Rocket Lab nail first-of-its-kind spacecraft landing in Utah

A spacecraft containing pharmaceutical drugs that were grown on orbit has finally returned to Earth today after more than eight months in space. Varda Space Industries’ in-space manufacturing capsul

Lucid Motors will only build 9,000 EVs in 2024 after once predicting it would ship 90,000

Lucid Motors plans to build just 9,000 electric vehicles in 2024, only 500 to 1,000 more than it made in 2023, as it struggles with demand for its luxury sedans. If it sticks to that number, that mean
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