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Instacart updates its customer ratings system, rolls out new features for shoppers

Instacart announced today that it’s introducing a revamped customer ratings system that is designed to be more informative and fair for shoppers on its platform. The company will now remove a ra

Filing: Anduril is raising up to $1.2B, sources say at a $7B pre-money valuation, for its defense tech

Technology built to improve state resilience — be it in the form of cybersecurity, energy independence, national defense or something else entirely — has come into stronger focus in the wa

Google Maps’ Street View celebrates 15 years with historical imagery on mobile, new camera and more

Google Maps’ Street View feature was created 15 years ago, and since then, has added more than 220 billion Street View images from over 100 countries and territories. Many of us have taken advantage

SoftBank leads $150M round for Firework’s shoppable video

Firework provides tools for retailers and consumer brands to tap into their own customer data to build engaging video experiences across their own digital properties and social channels.

Roblox hires former Zynga CTO to build out its developer team

Roblox has picked up a key hire to help grow its ecosystem of user-generated content for the metaverse. Nick Tornow is joining the company as VP of Engineering for its developer team, leaving his form

Copilot, GitHub’s AI-powered coding tool, will be free for students

Last June, Microsoft-owned GitHub and OpenAI launched Copilot, a service that provides suggestions for whole lines of code inside development environments like Microsoft Visual Studio. Available as a

Microsoft brings support for Arm-based AI chips to Windows

Today at Build 2022, Microsoft unveiled Project Volterra, a device powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform that’s designed to let developers explore “AI scenarios” via Qualco

Microsoft launches deeper integrations between its data products

At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced what it calls its “Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform.” That’s not so much a new platform but an effort to bring the com

Microsoft’s new Dev Box is a developer workstation in the cloud

At its virtual Build developer conference today, Microsoft announced the private preview launch of the Microsoft Dev Box, a new virtual developer workstation in the cloud. It’s no secret that it

Hugging Face collaborates with Microsoft for new AI-powered Azure service

Fresh off a $100 million funding round, Hugging Face, which provides hosted AI services and a community-driven portal for AI tools and data sets, today announced a new product in collaboration with Mi

Microsoft expands Azure OpenAI Service with fine-tuning features and more

Late last year, Microsoft announced the launch of Azure OpenAI Service, a fully managed, enterprise-focused product designed to give businesses access to AI lab OpenAI’s technologies with added gove

Microsoft’s new Power Apps feature turns sketches into apps

Showcasing its investments in AI, Microsoft today announced Power Apps Express Design, a new feature in the company’s no-code/low-code Power Apps service that can convert an uploaded PDF, PowerP

Microsoft launches Power Pages for designing business websites

Riding the wave of enthusiasm for no-code/low-code solutions, Microsoft today announced Power Pages, a standalone product within the company’s Power Platform portfolio for creating business webs

Preql wants to put business users in charge of their data

Preql founders Gabi Steele and Leah Weiss were data engineers in the early days at WeWork. They later opened their own consultancy to help customers build data stacks, and they saw a stubborn consiste

NeuraLight aims to track ALS, Parkinson’s and more with an ordinary webcam

The process of diagnosing and tracking the progression of neurological disorders is often long and imprecise, involving surveys, hospital visits, and in-person observations that experts must interpret

Starlink adds RV plan that provides roving coverage

staStarlink has added yet another new service tier, its second diversification of its offerings in 2022, after it introduced a Business option earlier this year. The new ‘RV’ plan comes with some

Your investor has an investment thesis. Here’s why you should care

A lot of the time, it doesn't matter how good your company is. What matters is whether it matches up with your investor's investment thesis.

Zeitworks wants to help businesses measure and improve their productivity

Seattle-based Zeitworks, which is launching its private beta today after raising a $4.5 million seed round in 2020, wants to give enterprises data-driven tools for improving the productivity of their

Parallel Learning expands remote special education assessment and tutoring with $20M round

If a kid is having trouble at school, one of the standard steps is to schedule an assessment for conditions like dyslexia, ADHD, or anything else that might require a special approach. But with teache

Monte Carlo raises $135M Series D at $1.6B price, showing that unicorn rounds are still a thing

If you grow this quickly, yes, you can raise capital for your software business like it's still 2021.
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