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How Neural Concept’s aerodynamic AI is shaping Formula 1

It’s a long way from pedal bikes to Formula 1. But that’s precisely the quantum leap that AI-based startup Neural Concept and its co-founder and CEO, Pierre Baqué, made in just six years.

TechCrunch Fintech: Meet PayJoy, a fintech operating at the intersection of doing good and making money

Welcome to TechCrunch Fintech! This week, we’re looking at how two fintech companies serving the underserved are faring, and more! To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important finte

Generative AI is coming for healthcare, and not everyone’s thrilled

The broad enthusiasm for generative AI is reflected in the investments in GenAI efforts targeting healthcare. But is healthcare-focused generative AI ready for prime time?

Tesla drops prices, Meta confirms Llama 3 release, and Apple allows emulators in the App Store

Heya, folks, welcome to Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s regular newsletter that recaps the past few days in tech. Google’s annual enterprise-focused dev conference, Google Cloud Next, d

Naval Ravikant’s Airchat is a social app built around talk, not text

Airchat is a new social media app that encourages users to “just talk.” A previous version of Airchat was released last year, but the team — led by AngelList founder Naval Ravikant and former Ti

Vana plans to let users rent out their Reddit data to train AI

In the generative AI boom, data is the new oil. So why shouldn’t you be able to sell your own? From big tech firms to startups, AI makers are licensing e-books, images, videos, audio and more fr

Deal Dive: Not all climate startups are focused on carbon

Windfall Bio sells methane-eating microbes to companies to help them reduce their carbon footprint in the short-term.

Google goes all in on generative AI at Google Cloud Next

Not to minimize what Google had on display, but the company failed to give all but a passing nod to its core business — except in the context of generative AI, of course.

Government spyware is another reason to use an ad blocker

Spyware makers are reportedly working on targeting individuals with stealthy data-stealing malware using online banner ads.

API startup Noname Security nears $500M deal to sell itself to Akamai

Akamai Technologies is in advanced acquisition talks with Noname Security, an API cybersecurity startup, according to a people person familiar with the deal.

Tesla drops FSD price to $99 per month in US

The price cut comes a couple of weeks after Tesla launched a free one-month trial of FSD for every customer in the U.S. with a compatible Tesla.

Startups Weekly: So are we all working from home now?

From remote work to magnetic keyboard switches, we have your weekly recap of everything you can’t miss from the world of startups.

Spotify is developing tools that would let users remix songs, screenshots show

Spotify is working on mixing tools that would allow users to remix songs on the streaming service, according to screenshots captured by tech veteran and app researcher Chris Messina. While music afici

Meta is testing an AI-powered search bar in Instagram

Meta is pushing ahead with its efforts to make its generative AI-powered products available to more users. Apart from testing Meta AI chatbot with users in countries like India on WhatsApp, the compan

A Dungeons & Dragons actual play show is going to sell out Madison Square Garden

What does Taylor Swift have in common with a group of improv comedians pretending to be wizards? They can both sell out Madison Square Garden (… and also, their fans kind of hate Ticketmaster no

Pitch Deck Teardown: Xpanceo’s $40M seed deck

Xpanceo has shared its complete presentation deck, consisting of 19 slides. Dive into its pitch deck to learn how the company raised $40 million.

Security engineer jailed for 3 years for $12M crypto hacks

Shakeeb Ahmed, a cybersecurity engineer convicted of stealing around $12 million in crypto, was sentenced on Friday to three years in prison. In a press release, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern Dis

These 74 robotics companies are hiring

It’s tough out there — and yet, doing my semi-regular jobs post always gives me hope. Seems every time I post one of these, the number increases. At 74 companies, this is undoubtedly the l

Roku says 576,000 user accounts hacked after second security incident

Roku said it discovered malicious hackers compromised more than half a million user accounts while investigating an earlier spate of account hacks.

TechCrunch Minute: Apple’s stance on right to repair changes with new iPhone policy

Apple’s stance on the right to repair has now become more accommodative, with the company now supporting used parts for iPhone 15 repairs that can include the camera, display and battery. Compon
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