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Boston Dynamics, Agility and others pen letter condemning weaponized ‘general purpose’ robots

This morning, a group of prominent robotics firms issued an open letter condemning the weaponization of ‘general purpose’ robots. Signed by Boston Dynamics, Agility, ANYbotics, Clearpath Robotics,

Alkymi wants to bring custom automations to every business user

Alkymi launched in 2017 with a goal of helping financial services companies automate mundane tasks, a kind of lightweight RPA to grab information from emails and spreadsheets and eliminate a lot of co

Form Energy’s iron-air battery on pace for 2024 launch with $450M Series E

The startup's iron-air chemistry could help store intermittent wind and solar power for far less than the competition.

Miko Robotics acquires majority stake in AI chess startup, Square Off

Square Off charmed us at CES 2019, when the startup showed off its robotic chess board at our Hardware Battlefield event. Watching the pieces move on their own, courtesy of underlying AI, grabbed the

Watch Google unveil the Pixel Watch and Pixel 7 here

Hardware season is in full force, and now is Google’s time to shine. The company got in the habit of showing its hand months in advance, and we’ve already gotten a reasonably good look at the two

Facing an uncertain future, Peloton will cut another 500 jobs

Peloton, it seems, isn’t out of the woods just yet. The once mighty connected fitness firm has been facing a steep uphill battle to turn around its fortunes. This morning, the company confirmed with

Twitter is making its crowdsourced fact-checks visible to all U.S. users with Birdwatch expansion

After last month’s expansion of Twitter’s crowdsourced fact-checking program known as Birdwatch, Twitter announced this morning the notes fact-checkers leave on tweets will now be visible

Typhur cooks up $20M to channel your inner sous vide chef

The Sous Vide Station is poised to debut at CES 2023 and will be made publicly available around the third quarter of that year.

Jiko banks $40M in Series B funding to offer companies a way to park their cash in T-bills

Jiko started its life as a mobile bank for consumers. But over time, the fintech startup has evolved its model – mostly fueled by demand – and is now making a push into corporate money storage

Honda doesn’t want to wait until 2024 for its SUV customers to go electric

Honda unveiled Thursday the 2024 Honda Prologue, its first-ever battery-electric SUV that represents a crucial milepost along the automaker’s journey to deliver 30 new EVs by the end of the decade.

Revelio Labs raises cash to scrape the public web for HR insights

Revelio Labs, a startup developing analytics software for HR teams, today announced that it raised $15 million in a Series A round with participation from Elephant Partners, Alumni Ventures, BDMI, K20

Why your startup needs a prenup

Nobody wants to think about a prenup while planning a wedding, but it is the best time to address complications that may follow the honeymoon.

Techstars unveils sustainability-focused acceleration program in Paris

Techstars, a network of startup accelerators and an investment company, is launching a new accelerator in Paris called Techstars Sustainability Paris. This isn’t the first time that Techstars is run

The Rounds raises $38M Series A for its sustainable ‘household restocking’ service

Online shopping and speedy delivery through services like Instacart and Amazon Prime are the height of modern conveniences, but for many consumers who care about sustainability and e-commerce’s

Identity security platform Oort bags new cash to grow its product

Oort, an identity threat detection and response platform, today announced that it raised $11.5 million in a Series A round co-led by .406 Ventures and Energy Impact Partners with participation from Ci

Cyber firm Arctic Wolf raises $401M in debt, eyeing a potential IPO

In a sign that pure equity financing is getting harder to come by, cybersecurity firm Arctic Wolf, which last July raised $150 million at triple its previous valuation ($4.3 billion), opted for all de

Gather AI secures new cash to scan inventory in warehouses using drones

Gather AI, a startup using drones to inventory items in warehouses, today announced that it raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Tribeca Venture Partners with participation from Xplorer Capit

Uber and Motional to launch robotaxis across US over 10 years

Uber is getting back into the robotaxi game, only this time it’s tapping a third party to handle the self-driving tech. Motional, the Aptiv-Hyundai joint venture commercializing self-driving veh

UK to probe Inmarsat and Viasat’s $7.3B merger on competition grounds, says it could lead to pricier in-flight Wi-FI

The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that the proposed merger between London-based satellite communications company Inmarsat and its U.S. rival Viasat raises potentia

AI-powered supply chain visibility platform Altana bags $100M

Trade wars, military conflicts, the rise of e-commerce and sustainability concerns are driving changes to supply chain networks and trade flows. Seventy-four percent of supply chain companies made cha
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