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AI startup Gizmo raises $3.5M by using gamified quizzes and flashcards to make learning fun

Gizmo, a generative AI learning startup that uses gamified quizzes to engage learners, today announced $3.5 million in seed funding from NFX, Ada Ventures, and Capital T. The company will use the fund

How to spend your first $10K on paid ads

In the early days of your startup, it’s important to be as efficient as possible, not only with this $10K budget, but also with your time.

UK bolts US ‘data bridge’ deal onto EU-US Data Privacy Framework

The UK government has officially confirmed it will piggyback on a transatlantic data transfer deal between the European Union and the US by bolting on an extension which it’s dubbed the “U

Saregama eyes Pocket Aces acquisition in video push

Saregama is in talks to acquire Pocket Aces, three people familiar with the matter said, as the oldest Indian music label grows its video ambitions. The acquisition talks are underway, but a deal is y

Cruise would join the call to ban human drivers in city centers, says CEO

Cruise co-founder and CEO Kyle Vogt posed a controversial question at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023: At what point does it still make sense to have human-driven cars in cities? “If you extrapolate for

Carrots&Cake wants to help parents make their kids’ screen time more beneficial and less addictive

Carrots&Cake, a Kuala Lumpur-based startup, is aiming to help parents manage their kids' screen time in an automated way.

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 founder and CEO Jyoti Bansal, expanded from being continuous code deployment to covering continuous integration

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
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