Google challenger Neeva gives up on consumer search, goes all in on AI and the enterprise
Challenger search engine Neeva is no more, in its current guise at least, as the Mountain View, California-based company revealed that it’s winding down its consumer business. Founders Sridhar
As AI consumes search, what will be left for us humans?
I hope that you'll still want to read my stuff in the future. If not, at least I probably helped train my replacement.
AI-powered crypto search engine Kaito raises $5.3M to improve browsing with AI, ChatGPT
Kaito, an AI-powered search engine for crypto, raised $5.3 million in a seed round led by Dragonfly Capital, the company exclusively shared with TechCrunch. “There’s constantly people fighting
Google fails to overturn EU’s €4BN+ Android antitrust decision
Google’s appeal against a €4.34 billion antitrust fine handed down by the European Union four years ago, after the bloc’s competition regulator found major violations in how it operated
Y Combinator-backed Andi taps AI to build a better search engine
It’s difficult to convince users to switch search engines. That’s one reason why public search service startups rarely succeed. Another is that it’s expensive to index a huge number
Yelp update to warn consumers Crisis Pregnancy Centers aren’t abortion care providers
Following the overturn of Roe v. Wade, companies have been bolstering efforts and navigating the legal landscape to provide care to birthing people. Yelp is now following suit. The company announced
Yandex’s sale of media assets to VK includes yandex.ru homepage
Russian search giant Yandex has finalized the sale of its two flagship media properties to local rival VK, owner of the eponymous social network. The deal to sell the products, Yandex’s algorith
Google says AI update will improve search result quality in ‘snippets’
If you’ve ever Googled something only to be met with a little info box highlighting the top answer, you’ve encountered one of Google’s “featured snippets.” Featured snippets are the litt
TikTok parent ByteDance just bought a hospital group in China
TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is making some pretty heavy bets on the healthcare space as it acquired Amcare, which runs high-end children’s and women’s hospitals across China. T
JusTalk spilled millions of user messages and locations for months
Popular messaging app JusTalk left a huge database of unencrypted private messages publicly exposed to the internet without a password for months. The messaging app has around 20 million international
You raises $25M to fuel its AI-powered search engine
There’s a growing appetite for alternative search engines. At least, that’s the crux of the argument Richard Socher, the former chief scientist at Salesforce, likes to make. In 2020, Soche
5 ways to seize the opportunities created by recent chaos in ad tech
As the major platforms are forced to innovate, advertisers who are willing to "be like water" and flow with change are going to come out ahead.
Yandex shifts focus to ya.ru as it heads for media exit in Russia
TechCrunch has learned that Russia search giant Yandex is to switch from using yandex.ru as its main front page for Russian-speaking users to ya.ru — a less trafficked domain it’s owned si
AlphaSense, an analysis and business intel search engine, finds $225M at a $1.7B valuation
Google showed the way when it came to the world understanding and valuing the importance of a good search engine to unlock all the information you could find on the internet. The next iteration of tha
Ecosia gets a new look as it gears up for an era of green search
More updates from not-for-profit climate action search engine Ecosia: It’s given itself its first major branding refresh since launch back in 2009 at the same time as announcing a shift from thr
SEO tool Ahrefs invests $60M in building creator-friendly search engine, ‘Yep’
Well, this is straight from the desk of “didn’t see that coming,” but search engine toolkit company Ahrefs just told me they’ve been working on their very own search engine on
Who’s liable for AI-generated lies?
Who will be liable for harmful speech generated by large language models? As advanced AIs such as OpenAI’s GPT-3 are being cheered for impressive breakthroughs in natural language processing and
NJ talent firm exposed thousands of resumes, detailing immigration statuses and security clearances
A New Jersey talent acquisition firm exposed the resumes and personal information of at least 30,000 prospective workers by leaving a database on the internet without a password. The database belongs
Gen Z social app Yubo rolls out age ‘estimating’ technology to better identify minors using its service
Yubo, a social livestreaming app popular with a Gen Z audience, announced today it’s becoming one of the first major social platforms to adopt a new age verification technique that uses live ima
Mayfield’s Navin Chaddha: I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
My third startup had been in the market only a year when the internet bubble burst and had not yet found product-market fit.