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Sequoia India’s Surge backs engineering analytics startup Hatica in $3.7M funding

Uber alums’ engineering analytics startup Hatica has raised $3.7 million in a funding round led by Sequoia India and Southeast Asia’s Surge, they said Thursday. The San Francisco-headquart

Twitter Blue introduces 4,000 character tweets, says half ads coming soon

Twitter announced the ability to post longer tweets for paid users Wednesday. So instead of being limited to 280 characters, Blue subscribers can post tweets that are up to 4,000 characters long. The

Nintendo releases trailers for new Zelda and Pikmin games

Nintendo hosted a 45-minute Nintendo Direct livestream on Wednesday, revealing upcoming games and updates for the Nintendo Switch. As many players expected, Nintendo shared a trailer for the highly an

Daily Crunch: Google announces global rollout for AI-driven ‘multisearch’ on mobile devices

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AI is eating itself: Bing’s AI quotes COVID disinfo sourced from ChatGPT

One of the more interesting, but seemingly academic, concerns of the new era of AI sucking up everything on the web was that AIs will eventually start to absorb other AI-generated content and regurgit

Hands-on with Bing’s new ChatGPT-like features

Yesterday, Microsoft launched the new Bing on the web and in its Edge browser, powered by a combination of a next-gen OpenAI GPT model and Microsoft’s own Prometheus model. With this, Microsoft

Twitter is telling users that they’re over the daily tweet limit

Twitter users have seen their fair share of erratic policy changes and weird bugs lately, but today they can’t even tweet through it. Many users reported that they were suddenly unable to tweet

Affirm’s stock plunges as it misses earnings, cuts 500 jobs and shutters crypto unit

Citing economic turbulence, buy now, pay later giant Affirm announced today that it is reducing its staff by 19%, or about 500 employees, and shutting down its crypto unit. That leaves the company wit

Fable Foods land Series A for its mushroom-based meat alternatives

The promise of alternative meat products has been under scrutiny lately, with articles in Bloomberg and the Washington Post questioning if it’ll ever be truly embraced by consumers. Other news like

Disney+ reports its first subscriber loss of 2.4M subscribers, plans to lay off 7K employees

Disney’s first quarter with CEO Bob Iger back in command isn’t looking so good. Disney announced its Q1 2023 earnings today, reporting a total of 161.8 million Disney+ global subscribers,

SpaceX will attempt a full static fire test of Starship’s Super Heavy booster tomorrow

Why more startups are getting compliant

Becoming and staying compliant can be a pain for startups, but several well-funded companies are hoping to help make it both easier and more meaningful.

BoxPower wants to cut emissions, wildfire risk by taking power off the main grid

After sparking California’s second-largest wildfire ever, and dozens more in recent years, it’s no secret that Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) — one of the nation’s largest uti

Former Salesforce exec Bret Taylor is teaming up with Google AR/VR vet Clay Bavor on mystery startup

When Bret Taylor announced he was stepping down as co-CEO and co-chair at Salesforce in November, it was easy to be cynical about him saying he wanted to go build again. Well, guess what? He wanted to

Netflix starts cracking down on password sharing in four new markets, including Canada

Netflix today announced it’s rolling out paid sharing, otherwise known as Netflix’s crackdown on password sharing, to more countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain. The

Bitcoin holding above $20,000 offers miners hope as margins become healthier

Bitcoin has had a strong rally so far this year, and some mining experts see this as an opportunity for the space to stage a comeback.

In a trademark battle between an NFT artist and Hermès, the artist just lost

Artist Mason Rothschild thought he was sitting on a “goldmine” when he began creating digital versions of the iconic Hermès Birkin handbag and selling these as NFTs. Among them was an ani

Spotify now lets you select which playlists you’d like to impact your recommendations less

Spotify is finally introducing a highly requested feature. The streaming service announced today that it’s launching a new “Exclude from your Taste Profile” feature that lets you kee

Meet the prolific Russian espionage crew hacking spymasters and lawmakers

A notorious hacking group with alleged ties to Russian intelligence services has claimed its latest victim: British lawmaker Stewart McDonald. McDonald, a member of Parliament for his constituency in

Planet A Ventures comes out of the door with a €160M European, science-backed climate fund

These days climate investing is hot — if you will pardon the awful pun — but the days of just raising a fund and calling it “climate focused” are well and truly over. The market is sorting out
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