Microsoft’s AI-powered Designer tool comes to Teams
Designer, Microsoft’s AI-powered art-generating tool, is coming to the free version of Teams. Starting today in preview on Windows 11, Microsoft Teams users can tap Designer, a Canva-like app, t
Microsoft pledges to watermark AI-generated images and videos
Balenciaga Pope. Fake Pentagon explosions. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell AI-generated images apart from the real thing, sometimes to disastrous effect. A solution remains elusive.
Microsoft makes its AI-powered Designer tool available in preview
Today, Microsoft Designer, Microsoft’s AI-powered design tool, launched in public preview with an expanded set of features. Announced in October, Designer is a Canva-like web app that can genera
Holey Grail Donuts bites into $9M for Los Angeles retail expansion
The Hawaii company's taro donut is fried in organic, fair trade coconut oil and comes with over 60 different flavors.
Alloy Automation, Fiveable and Parthean founders discuss raising first dollars at TC Disrupt
When you’re building a startup and thinking about what it’s going to take to raise your first dollars in a slowing capital market, perspective can be very helpful. In this case perspective, like a
Ghost appears with new funding, marketplace to match buyers with unsold products
Ghost created a marketplace, similar to eBay, that provides a way for brands to get rid of excess inventory and will handle all of the posting, sales and shipment of goods sold.
During a downturn, sales teams should think like product managers
Getting back to consumers means understanding data on them, experimenting with solutions and iterating. Sound familiar? That’s exactly what product teams do to refine their offerings.
Foursquare founder banks funding for mystery 3D social network startup
The excitement around web3 and the metaverse have pulled plenty of entrepreneurs who defined the first generation of native mobile apps to begin questioning what’s next. Foursquare founder Denni
Gravity Sketch draws $33M for a platform to design, collaborate on and produce 3D objects
Platforms like Figma have changed the game when it comes to how creatives and other stakeholders in the production and product team conceive and iterate around two-dimensional designs. Now, a company
The Folklore Group secures $1.7 million, launches fashion B2B e-commerce platform
Fashion e-commerce startup The Folklore Group today announced a shift from direct-to-consumer to B2B wholesale against the backdrop of a $1.7 million pre-seed funding, which the startup plans to use
London’s By Rotation is taking its P2P fashion rental app stateside
Fashion rental platforms had a tough time during the pandemic as in-person events evaporated and office workers ditched their smarts to collectively slip into comfy loungewear. But as the pandemic rec
The Web Foundation is taking on deceptive design
The Web Foundation‘s Tech Policy Design Lab is working on an interesting-looking project to counter deceptive design — aka dark patterns* — with the goal of producing a portfolio of
Nvidia confirms it is investigating a cybersecurity incident
U.S. chipmaker Nvidia has confirmed that it’s investigating a cyber incident that has reportedly downed the company’s developer tools and email systems. Nvidia told TechCrunch in a statement t
South Korea’s Naver Z launches $100M fund for metaverse creators
South Korean internet conglomerate Naver Group continues to ride the hottest internet trends targeting young users. It has been the name behind messaging giant Line and popular selfie app Snow. And no
Daily Crunch: Google dumps FloC plan, proposes new Topics API for ad targeting
Today our cup overflows with news. There’s simply too much going on to cover in a single newsletter, so I’ve tried to fit in as much as possible.
Archive aims to put clothing brands in control of their secondhand sales
The company’s resale technology builds customized marketplaces for brands to incorporate a secondhand component into their businesses.
2 exercises that will bring your brand persona to life
Like people, every brand shows up in the world in a unique way. Your brand’s persona is what makes it come alive for your prospective customers, not to mention your investors, partners and employees
Turing books $87M at a $1.1B valuation to help source, hire and manage engineers remotely
When it comes to engineering talent in the world of tech, demand continues to outpace supply, a predicament so acute that by 2030, that disparity will balloon to 85 million positions being unfilled, a
Lapse, an app that lets you snap and ‘develop’ rolls of film with groups of friends, raises $11M
The relentless march of social media apps’ algorithmic advertising hooks, influencer-leveraged social graphs and UX that begs for endless scrolling have led to viral success and mass-market enga
E-commerce marketplace The List checks off new funding, new app
The new app is an extension of The List's e-commerce marketplace, merging content, social networking and live commerce.