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Daily Crunch: Global VC firm Partech reaches first close of largest African fund at 245 million

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. Daily Crunch: Global VC firm Partech reaches first close of largest African fund at 245 million by Christine Hall originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 8 Feb 2023 4:35 am

GlossAis generative highlights are a glimpse of contents crowded future

For anyone who wants to get a piece of content theyve created out there, the number of platforms and formats means its not so simple as it used to be. GlossAi is a startup aiming to automate the process using (what else?) AI, and its approach of turning a half hour of content into an [] GlossAis generative highlights are a glimpse of contents crowded future by Devin Coldewey originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 8 Feb 2023 4:25 am

Silvija Martincevic leaves Affirm to lead shift work management platform Deputy

Silvija Martincevic, former chief commercial officer of Affirm, one of the U.S.s biggest buy now, pay later startups, is leaving to become CEO of shift work management platform Deputy. Based in Australia, Deputy is focused on expanding in the United States and other countries, and Martincevic will oversee its growth strategy. She will also take [] Silvija Martincevic leaves Affirm to lead shift work management platform Deputy by Catherine Shu originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 8 Feb 2023 4:00 am

Biden to address childrens online safety at State of the Union

President Joe Biden will address the nation on Tuesday evening in the second State of the Union address of his term. Per a release from the White House, the president is expected to weigh in on childrens online safety issues, as well as data privacy. The briefing says that Biden will call on bipartisan lawmakers [] Biden to address childrens online safety at State of the Union by Amanda Silberling originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 8 Feb 2023 3:29 am

Google winds down feature that put playable podcasts directly in search results

Google confirmed its putting an end to a feature that allowed users to access playable podcasts directly from the Google Search results in favor of offering podcast recommendations. Officially launched in 2019, the feature surfaced podcasts when they matched a users query, including in those cases where a user specifically included the word podcast in [] Google winds down feature that put playable podcasts directly in search results by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 8 Feb 2023 2:17 am

OpenAIs next-generation AI model is behind Microsofts new search

Microsoft is making a big AI play with its revamped Bing search engine and Edge web browser, both of which are powered by what appears to be exclusive access to the successor to OpenAIs popular ChatGPT large language model. The new AI is unnamed for now, only described in a blog post as following: A [] OpenAIs next-generation AI model is behind Microsofts new search by Devin Coldewey originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 8 Feb 2023 1:06 am

FTXs attempts to claw back political donations may target largest recipients, experts say

FTX is seeking to claw back donations made to politicians and PACs. It might seem like an odd request, but it was unsurprising to some legal experts who keep tabs on the space. FTXs attempts to claw back political donations may target largest recipients, experts say by Jacquelyn Melinek originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 8 Feb 2023 1:00 am

Zoom layoffs impact 15% of staff

After an unfathomable boom at the onset of the pandemic, Zoom has made the decision to cut 15% of its staff, or 1,300 people. The uncertainty of the global economy, and its effect on our customers, means we need to take a hard yet important look inward to reset ourselves so we can [] Zoom layoffs impact 15% of staff by Amanda Silberling originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 8 Feb 2023 12:45 am

Microsoft updates its Edge web browser with built-in A.I. capabilities

At a Microsoft press event today where the company demonstrated its new A.I.-powered search capabilities in Bing, the company also announced a new version of its Edge web browser that includes A.I. technologies built-in. With the new browser, web users are able to do things like summarize search results with A.I.s help and converse with [] Microsoft updates its Edge web browser with built-in A.I. capabilities by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 8 Feb 2023 12:38 am

Tracers in the Dark shows how cops go after crypto-criminals

That was the only path through this darkness, says U.S. prosecutor Zia Faruqui. The darker the darknet gets, the way that you shine the light is following the money. In Tracers in the Dark, Andy Greenberg, a senior writer at Wired, takes a historical look at what he calls Bitcoins siren song: the promise of [] Tracers in the Dark shows how cops go after crypto-criminals by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 8 Feb 2023 12:28 am

Microsoft launches the new Bing, with ChatGPT built in

Its a new day for search, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said today. For 13 years now, Microsoft has tried to get you to use Bing, but you didnt want to, so its global market share remains in the low single digits. Now, the company is pulling out all the stops in an effort to better [] Microsoft launches the new Bing, with ChatGPT built in by Frederic Lardinois originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 8 Feb 2023 12:03 am

Senate committee presses Meta over data access by developers in high risk countries, per 2018 app audit

Facebooks murky history of letting third party apps help themselves to user data which you may recall blew up into a major global privacy scandal back in 2018 (aka, Cambridge Analytica), gouging the companys stock price, leading to its founder being hauled in front of Congress and finally, in mid 2019, to a $5BN [] Senate committee presses Meta over data access by developers in high risk countries, per 2018 app audit by Natasha Lomas originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 11:53 pm

TechCrunch+ roundup: Generative AI for proptech, cloud vendor shopping, cybersecurity fairy tales

Generative AI reminds me of ball bearings: the technology is relatively inexpensive, highly adaptable and a proven way to reduce friction. TechCrunch+ roundup: Generative AI for proptech, cloud vendor shopping, cybersecurity fairy tales by Walter Thompson originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 11:30 pm

Pipe has a new CEO from Block, months after founding team announces departure

The new chief executive, Luke Voiles, is joining Pipe on Feb. 20 after working as the general manager of Square Banking at Block, formerly Square. Pipe has a new CEO from Block, months after founding team announces departure by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 11:29 pm

Bringing Back Ancient Indian Purity: The Story of Seven Spring Tea

Rediscovering India's Natural Goodness with Seven Spring Tea. The post Bringing Back Ancient Indian Purity: The Story of Seven Spring Tea appeared first on Startup Success Stories India - News & Updates for Indian Entrepreneurs .

Startup Success Stories 7 Feb 2023 10:15 pm

OnePlus teases tablet, mechanical keyboard

This morning, OnePlus made a pair of big announcements: the OnePlus 11 smartphone and the Buds Pro 2. All in all, a good morning for the Oppo-owned phone maker after months of teasing the products. But as the company is looking to reassert itself under new ownership and is deep in the throes of a [] OnePlus teases tablet, mechanical keyboard by Brian Heater originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 9:00 pm

OnePlus launches Buds Pro 2 with improved sound and noise cancelation at $179

Last year, Apple introduced the new Pro version of its Airpods lineup, Samsung upgraded its Pro buds, and Google launched the first Pixel buds Pro. Now its OnePlus turn with the Buds Pro 2 priced at $179. Launching along with the OnePlus 11 flagship, the Buds Pro 2 brings improves sound with the duo [] OnePlus launches Buds Pro 2 with improved sound and noise cancelation at $179 by Ivan Mehta originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 9:00 pm

The $699 OnePlus 11 arrives Feb 16

Theres a lot to be said for consistency in this world. Theres also a lot to be said for realistic expectations. OnePlus should be applauded for both. While its true the company has had various stumbles over the years and the Oppo transition hasnt been seamless, one can generally rely on the phone maker for [] The $699 OnePlus 11 arrives Feb 16 by Brian Heater originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 9:00 pm

Edtech reacquaints itself with fintech

'Every company is a fintech company' is a common adage, but in todays environment, the shift may be more about survival than serendipity. Edtech reacquaints itself with fintech by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 8:30 pm

Moonhub wants to transform the way companies find job candidates using AI

Moonhub founder and CEO Nancy Xu was studying for her computer science PhD at Stanford when she had an epiphany about hiring. She believes that 90% of the candidates that are a great fit for any job opportunity are not being identified by recruiters because the tools they are using are too fixated on a [] Moonhub wants to transform the way companies find job candidates using AI by Ron Miller originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 8:08 pm

Jobber fixes on $100M as its platform for home services pros hits 200K users

Jobber, a startup founded out of Canada thats built a platform for home services professionals to book customers and manage all of their workload around those jobs, has raised another $100 million, equity funding that it will be using to build out more tools for its users after seeing their ranks double in the last [] Jobber fixes on $100M as its platform for home services pros hits 200K users by Ingrid Lunden originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 7:37 pm

New social investment platform Follow taps influencers to mirror their investment strategies

As Follows creator network grows, users can subscribe to additional creators to better diversity their portfolios. New social investment platform Follow taps influencers to mirror their investment strategies by Christine Hall originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 7:31 pm

Flox raises $27M to bring Nix to more developers

Nix, the open-source tool for creating reproducible builds and deployments, is becoming increasingly popular among developers, but its not always the easiest service to work with. Its maybe no surprise then that were now seeing a new batch of startups that aims to bring Nix to more developers by building the tooling necessary to bring [] Flox raises $27M to bring Nix to more developers by Frederic Lardinois originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 7:30 pm

Moderne is building automated code remediation for complex code bases

Software today is highly complex, built on APIs, open source libraries and other common code repositories. These pieces make life easier for developers, but when anything needs updating, it can have a rippling impact across a companys code base. And the larger that code base, the more time it will take to implement these changes, [] Moderne is building automated code remediation for complex code bases by Ron Miller originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 7:30 pm

Singapores PixCap draws $2.8M to power web-based 3D design

A clutch of startups is trying to topple Adobes dominance in three-dimensional modelingand do more than Canva. A freshly funded player is PixCap, which is entering the fray with a no-code, web-based 3D design tool. Founded in 2020, Singapore-based PixCap just secured $2.8 million from a seed funding round. It was part of the seventh [] Singapores PixCap draws $2.8M to power web-based 3D design by Rita Liao originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 7:30 pm

Whats the difference between the solution and product slides in a startups pitch deck?

Let's get into the nitty-gritty about the difference between these two slides and how to wrap a compelling narrative around them. Whats the difference between the solution and product slides in a startups pitch deck? by Haje Jan Kamps originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 7:30 pm

EUs top diplomat fires warning shot at Elon Musk over Twitter disinformation

A controversial move by Twitter-owner Elon Musk to end free access to its APIs by February 9 has attracted criticism from the European Unions top diplomat who has warned it could threaten the ability of researchers to study disinformation at a critical time with Russia aggressively weaponizing disinformation to try to provide cover for [] EUs top diplomat fires warning shot at Elon Musk over Twitter disinformation by Natasha Lomas originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 6:54 pm

Frond is a witty cross between Discord and Facebook groups

If youre tired of unwieldy conversations on Discord, or abandoned Facebook groups that no one uses anymore, Frond has an alternative. Launching today, Frond is a tool for building communities online. At the helm are Matt Blackshaw, founder of Sold, and Jan Senderek, who founded Loom; both companies were sold to Dropbox. On Frond, you [] Frond is a witty cross between Discord and Facebook groups by Amanda Silberling originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 6:35 pm

Ushur, which aims to automate aspects of the customer experience, raises $50M

Automation tech continues to attract funding in an increasingly challenging macroeconomic environment. Thats because of its cash-saving potential, no doubt. In a recent survey by Zapier not the most unbiased source, granted, given that the company sells automation software about 44% of employees say that automation saves them time while almost a third [] Ushur, which aims to automate aspects of the customer experience, raises $50M by Kyle Wiggers originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 6:30 pm

Cybersecurity teams, beware: The defenders dilemma is a lie

The idea that attackers have all the advantages and that defenders must be passive and wait for something to respond to is practically an axiom of cybersecurity. It is also a lie. Cybersecurity teams, beware: The defenders dilemma is a lie by Annie Saunders originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 6:30 pm

IMD Alert : Rain alert in 09 states today, Fog-snow in 4, know details

Rains may occur over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, South Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Light rain and snowfall may also occur over Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh. Light rain is likely over Assam and Sikkim. IMD Alert Today: There will be a big change in the weather across the country in the next 24 [] The post IMD Alert : Rain alert in 09 states today, Fog-snow in 4, know details first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 7 Feb 2023 5:38 pm

Indian-American student, 13, makes it to worlds brightest list

Indian-American schoolgirl Natasha Perianayagam was named in the worlds brightest students list for the second consecutive year by the US-based Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth Indian-American schoolgirl Natasha Perianayagam was named in the worlds brightest students list for the second consecutive year by the US-based Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth, based on the [] The post Indian-American student, 13, makes it to worlds brightest list first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 7 Feb 2023 5:34 pm

Laser-focused on creativity, Glowforge adds AI image generation

Weve all had a lot of fun with creating game assets, odd selfies, custom stock images and dubious nudes, and it was only a question of time before one of the big hardware-makers jumped on the AI image generation band wagon. Today, laser cutting and printing company Glowforge releases its Magic Canvas feature, which lets [] Laser-focused on creativity, Glowforge adds AI image generation by Haje Jan Kamps originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 5:31 pm

Generative AI is building the foundation of proptechs next wave

AIs emergence will cut through material use cases in proptech, from search and listings to mortgages, construction and sustainability. Generative AI is building the foundation of proptechs next wave by Ram Iyer originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 5:30 pm

Chinas globalizing startups could be a boon to US cloud giants

After quarters of rapid growth fueled by remote work, the cloud market is cooling down as businesses look for ways to curb cloud spending in post-COVID times and an uncertain economy. AWS saw its growth slide to the mid-teens in the first month of the new year; across the industry, the market slowed to 21% [] Chinas globalizing startups could be a boon to US cloud giants by Rita Liao originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 5:06 pm

Pinterest reaches 450 million monthly users, will focus on making videos shoppable

Pinterest said during its latest earnings call that the service now has 450 million monthly active users globally, a 4% jump year-on-year. The company noted that while the user base in the U.S. and Canada stayed at 95 million, growth in other regions contributed to this milestone. The social media company, which debuted a short [] Pinterest reaches 450 million monthly users, will focus on making videos shoppable by Ivan Mehta originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 4:35 pm

Drone imagery firm DroneBase rebrands to Zeitview, lands $55M investment

Zeitview, the company formerly known as DroneBase, today announced that it raised $55 million to further develop its air and ground data capture tech. Led by Valor Equity Partners with participation from Union Square Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Euclidean Capital, Energy Transition Ventures and Hearst Ventures, the tranche which brings Zeitviews war chest to $114 [] Drone imagery firm DroneBase rebrands to Zeitview, lands $55M investment by Kyle Wiggers originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 4:30 pm

Partech hits first close of largest Africa-focused fund, at 245M

Partech, the global VC firm with several funds, has reachedfirst closeof Partech Africa II at 245 million (~$263 million), making it the largest Africa-focused fund yet. The firm, which focuses on early- and growth-stage startups across the continent, intended to raise about 230 million (~$250 million) for its second African fund and reach a first [] Partech hits first close of largest Africa-focused fund, at 245M by Tage Kene-Okafor originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 4:30 pm

Sequoia reveals in filing how much is sitting in its Sequoia Capital Fund (and yes, its a lot)

Almost a year ago to the day, the 50-year-old investing powerhouse Sequoia Capital announced that it had reorganized itself around a singular, permanent structure: The Sequoia Capital Fund. Now, thanks to an SEC form filed on Friday, we know how much is sitting in the fund: $13.6 billion. The number represents two things: the value [] Sequoia reveals in filing how much is sitting in its Sequoia Capital Fund (and yes, its a lot) by Connie Loizos originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 1:20 pm

New Renault Duster India Launch Officially Confirmed Creta Rival

Renault-Nissan have confirmed three new models for the Indian market. The lineup includes the new-generation Renault Duster, Nissans Tirber-based 7-seater MPV and new entry-level electric car. The carmaker plans to invest around RS $500 million (Rs 4,000 crore) for its upcoming products. The all-new Renault Duster (third-generation) will hit our roads by 2024-2025. The SUV [] The post New Renault Duster India Launch Officially Confirmed Creta Rival first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 7 Feb 2023 1:20 pm

SoftBank loses nearly $6 billion in a quarter as downturn continues

SoftBank Groups investment vehicles posted a loss of nearly $6 billion in the quarter that ended in December as the Japanese tech investor continues to bleed through the market downturn. This is the fourth consecutive quarter in which SoftBank Group has lost money, prompting many to challenge the fundamental thesis of the giant, which has [] SoftBank loses nearly $6 billion in a quarter as downturn continues by Manish Singh originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 12:58 pm

Dotfile is a one-stop identity verification API for compliance purposes

Meet Dotfile, a new startup backed by eFounders that just raised a $2.7 million funding round (2.5 million) to help companies verify users and other companies with a single application programming interface (API). Serena is leading the funding round through its V13 Invest fund (backed by FDJ). Kima Ventures, Pareto Holdings, Super Capital, Upscalers, Polymatter [] Dotfile is a one-stop identity verification API for compliance purposes by Romain Dillet originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 12:30 pm

PhonePe taps cross-border UPI payments in revenue push

Indians traveling to many foreign markets including the UAE and Singapore may soon be able to use the popular UPI payments to make purchases when they land there. Bengaluru-headquartered fintech giant PhonePe said on Tuesday that its extending support for UPI international payments in the UAE, Singapore, Mauritius, Nepal and Bhutan. Users will be able [] PhonePe taps cross-border UPI payments in revenue push by Manish Singh originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 12:22 pm

Twitter will stop forcing its algorithmic timeline on iOS and Android

The circle of Twitter decisions is complete. The social network will finally stop forcing its algorithmic For You timeline to users on iOS and Android. Twitter said that the apps will remember your choice of the timeline when you close them. Essentially, if you were looking at the chronological Following timeline while exiting the app, [] Twitter will stop forcing its algorithmic timeline on iOS and Android by Ivan Mehta originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 11:42 am

Tinder rolls out new safety features, including an Incognito Mode

Tinder is rolling out new features aimed at making it easier for users on the dating app to control how they interact with others. The new features, which are rolling out globally, were announced today to mark Safer Internet Day. One of the new features is called Incognito Mode and is a step up from [] Tinder rolls out new safety features, including an Incognito Mode by Aisha Malik originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 10:31 am

Gameball raises $3.5M to scale its CRM platform for consumer brands

The uptake of customer relationship management (CRM) tools has grown immensely over the last few years such that the market size is expected to experience a 12.5% compound annual growth rate, and to be worth $145.79 billion in the next six years. This growth is largely attributable to the uptick of online merchants using CRM [] Gameball raises $3.5M to scale its CRM platform for consumer brands by Annie Njanja originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 10:30 am

Surety bonds can be a gamechanger if government adopts them in full

Surety bonds intend to solve this problem by looking at the previous track record of the contractors, their internal management and accounting records, their credit history, net worth and profitability.

The Economic Times 7 Feb 2023 9:29 am

Recycleye grabs $17M, calling plastic crisis a tremendous business opportunity

Highlighting the plastic industrys infamous track record on recycling, London-based Recycleye says it raised $17 million in new funding led by deep tech investor DCVC. The startup claims its recycling-picking robots can identify materials at an unrivaled 60 frames per second and sort them more accurately than humans can. Ultimately, the startup says its tech [] Recycleye grabs $17M, calling plastic crisis a tremendous business opportunity by Harri Weber originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 6:27 am

Apple execs on M2 chips, winning gamers and when to buy a Mac

Apples M series chips were incredibly well telegraphed when they arrived in late 2021. Apple had been designing its own silicon since the A4 appeared in the iPhone 4 just over a decade earlier. The appearance of Apples in-house efforts in the Mac was really just a question of when, not if. When the M1 [] Apple execs on M2 chips, winning gamers and when to buy a Mac by Matthew Panzarino originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 6:11 am

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever becomes the most-watched Marvel premiere on Disney+

Five days after getting its streaming debut on Disney+, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now the most-watched Marvel premiere on Disney+ based on hours streamed within the first five days, the company announced today. Disney didnt provide specific viewing numbers, so its not exactly clear how the movies streaming performance compares to other Marvel titles [] Black Panther: Wakanda Forever becomes the most-watched Marvel premiere on Disney+ by Lauren Forristal originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 4:37 am

FRIDAs robot arm attempts to bring DALL-E-style AI art to real-world canvases

One could make a very reasonable argument that FRIDA (Framework and Robotics Initiative for Developing Arts) is as much a thought experiment as it is a research project. Certainly it butts up against similar questions around art and creativity as AI projects like DALL-E and ChatGPT though the question is arguably even more in [] FRIDAs robot arm attempts to bring DALL-E-style AI art to real-world canvases by Brian Heater originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 4:37 am

Daily Crunch: Bitcoin-demanding cybercriminals use bug from 2021 to initiate global ransomware attack

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. Daily Crunch: Bitcoin-demanding cybercriminals use bug from 2021 to initiate global ransomware attack by Christine Hall originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 4:35 am

Max Q: Space raise

TechCrunch's weekly newsletter dedicated to all things space, including launch, satellites, space stations and more. Max Q: Space raise by Aria Alamalhodaei originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 4:30 am

EV maker VinFast downsizes in US, Canada

Vietnamese electric vehicle maker VinFast is cutting jobs in the United States and Canada as part of a restructuring that will merge operations across the two countries. The restructuring comes as VinFast prepares to enter the U.S. public market and delays deliveries to its first customers in the country. VinFast has not shared how many [] EV maker VinFast downsizes in US, Canada by Rebecca Bellan originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 4:13 am

ShareWell wants to scale mental health support with its 10,000 support groups

Therapists if you can even find one that takes your insurance or new clients can add a layer of sadness to your wallet even as youre trying to rectify your own mental health wobbles. ShareWell believes it has an alternate take, with a far more affordable peer-support model, which lands it somewhere between [] ShareWell wants to scale mental health support with its 10,000 support groups by Haje Jan Kamps originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 3:27 am

AI-generated Seinfeld suspended on Twitch for AI-generated transphobic jokes

After charming the internet (and us) with its absurdist nature, the AI-generated Seinfeld-spoof Nothing, Forever was suspended from Twitch for 14 days. As part of its parody of Seinfeld, one of the recurring scenes on Nothing, Forever shows Larry Feinberg the Jerry Seinfeld character performing stand-up routines. Usually, Larrys jokes went something like, [] AI-generated Seinfeld suspended on Twitch for AI-generated transphobic jokes by Amanda Silberling originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 3:03 am

Even as cloud infrastructure market growth slows, Microsoft continues to gain on Amazon

It was a rough quarter for the cloud infrastructure market as companies looked for ways to cut back on spending in an uncertain economy. When you combine that with the strong dollar and a weak Chinese market, the market slowed to 21% growth, a precipitous drop from the 36% growth we had seen the year [] Even as cloud infrastructure market growth slows, Microsoft continues to gain on Amazon by Ron Miller originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 1:09 am

Wikipedia unblocked in Pakistan after Prime Ministers intervention

Pakistan has unblocked Wikipedia in the South Asian market, three days after the online encyclopedia was censored in the nation over noncompliance with removing what the local regulator deemed as sacrilegious content. Shehbaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, directed the unblocking order, calling the censorship on Wikipedia not a suitable measure to restrict access [] Wikipedia unblocked in Pakistan after Prime Ministers intervention by Manish Singh originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 1:05 am

Even well-funded fintech companies are laying off workers

Welcome to The Interchange! If you received this in your inbox, thank you for signing up and your vote of confidence. If youre reading this as a post on our site, sign up here so you can receive it directly in the future. Every week, Ill take a look at the hottest fintech news of [] Even well-funded fintech companies are laying off workers by Mary Ann Azevedo originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 7 Feb 2023 1:00 am

What do investors need from your problem slide?

There are two common problems with the problem slide: Some founders are tempted to go way into the weeds, while others don't include one at all. What do investors need from your problem slide? by Haje Jan Kamps originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Feb 2023 10:30 pm

EV SPAC Canoo agrees to sell $52M in stock to stay alive

Canoo has agreed to sell 50 million shares at a steeply discounted price as the cash-strapped EV company seeks the money it needs to keep its operations running. Canoo said Monday it would sell 50 million new shares to unnamed investors for $1.05 per share, a 16% discount from its closing price Friday. The shares [] EV SPAC Canoo agrees to sell $52M in stock to stay alive by Kirsten Korosec originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Feb 2023 10:24 pm

Employees Arrears Payment: Good news! Payment of salary arrears will be done, money will come in account in February, process completed

Employees Arrears Payment: There is good news for the employees. Actually the way for his salary has been cleared. Soon they will be paid the arrears of salary. The demand of the employees union has been considered by the state government. Actually, due to technical reasons, the salary of 1 month of the employees was [] The post Employees Arrears Payment: Good news! Payment of salary arrears will be done, money will come in account in February, process completed first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 6 Feb 2023 9:53 pm

Zenly co-founder returns with new social app company, Amo

Last year, Snap shut down Zenly, a popular social mapping app it acquired for over $200 million in 2017, despite the fact that Zenly still had 40 million active users and growing. Users were understandably upset. But now, Zenly co-founder Antoine Martin says hes returning to the social app market with the launch of a [] Zenly co-founder returns with new social app company, Amo by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Feb 2023 9:39 pm

Practice your startup pitch on TechCrunch Live with Mayfield and Cube

Practice pitching your startup on this weeks TechCrunch Live. I have two amazing guests and they bring along a lot of startup pitching experience. Three guests of this weeks TechCrunch Live event will have two minutes to practice their elevator pitch and theyll get four minutes of candid feedback from the two guests. This week, [] Practice your startup pitch on TechCrunch Live with Mayfield and Cube by Matt Burns originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Feb 2023 8:56 pm

Good news for employees: Salary can be doubled! Will get benefit up to Rs 49000, know details

Dearness allowance will be increased for the employees in the month of March. However, this increase will be applicable from the month of January. At the same time, an increase in the salary of central employees can also be seen. For this also the government can think afresh. If this happens, then the salary of [] The post Good news for employees: Salary can be doubled! Will get benefit up to Rs 49000, know details first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 6 Feb 2023 8:53 pm

India blocks Kissht and PayUs LazyPay

Finrtech Kissht and PayUs LazyPay are among the apps that Indias IT Ministry has blocked in the ongoing crackdown as New Delhi moves to curb the misuse of consumers data and protect the nations integrity. The LazyPay website has been blocked by several internet service providers in the country. A message on the Prosus-owned website [] India blocks Kissht and PayUs LazyPay by Manish Singh originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Feb 2023 8:48 pm

Simple HealthKit is taking on health equity with at-home diagnostics, treatment

Simple HealthKit provides at-home and in-clinic diagnostics, performs its own testing and telehealth services and works with pharmacy partners for treatment and follow-up care. Simple HealthKit is taking on health equity with at-home diagnostics, treatment by Christine Hall originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Feb 2023 8:30 pm

Code-generating platform Magic challenges GitHubs Copilot with $23M in VC backing

Magic, a startup developing a code-generating platform similar to GitHubs Copilot, today announced that it raised $23 million in a Series A funding round led by Alphabets CapitalG with participation from Elad Gil, Nat Friedman and Amplify Partners. So whats its story? Magics CEO and co-founder, Eric Steinberger, says that he was inspired by the [] Code-generating platform Magic challenges GitHubs Copilot with $23M in VC backing by Kyle Wiggers originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Feb 2023 8:30 pm

Hackers exploiting two-year-old VMware flaw to launch large-scale ransomware campaign

Cyber-criminals are actively exploiting a two-year-old VMware vulnerability as part of a ransomware campaign targeting thousands of organizations worldwide. Reports emerged over the weekend that VMware ESXi servers left vulnerable and unpatched against a remotely exploitable bug from 2021 were compromised and scrambled by a ransomware variant dubbed ESXiArgs.ESXi is VMwares hypervisor, a technology that [] Hackers exploiting two-year-old VMware flaw to launch large-scale ransomware campaign by Carly Page originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Feb 2023 8:03 pm

Bank Locker Rules: RBI issued a new guideline regarding bank locker, some rules have changed, check rule here

Bank Locker Rules: Now it will be easy for the customer to handle the locker and the responsibility of the bank will increase. Along with this, in case of any recall, it will be easier for the bank as well. Bank Locker Rules Changed: If you have taken the facility of a bank locker, then [] The post Bank Locker Rules: RBI issued a new guideline regarding bank locker, some rules have changed, check rule here first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 6 Feb 2023 7:52 pm

Labor marketplace ShiftMed secures $200M to solve nursing shortage

Its mobile and cloud-based software provides perks to nurses like guaranteed shifts, instant or next-day pay, transportation via Uber Health and health benefits. Labor marketplace ShiftMed secures $200M to solve nursing shortage by Christine Hall originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Feb 2023 7:40 pm

TCL Podcast: Hear how to Cambly found profitability before its Series A

Cambly was founded in 2012, and has since raised $80.29m from leading venture capital firms. Success didnt come overnight. The company had to weather a failed fundraise and countless competitors on its way to becoming a market leader. I had Cambly CEO Sameer Shariff and Benchmark partner Sarah Tavel on TechCrunch Live. It was the [] TCL Podcast: Hear how to Cambly found profitability before its Series A by Matt Burns originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Feb 2023 7:40 pm

Nex Cubed launched $40 million fund targeting Black colleges and universities

The fund seeks to foster and invest in startups where at least one founder is an HBCU student, alumni, or faculty member. Nex Cubed launched $40 million fund targeting Black colleges and universities by Dominic-Madori Davis originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Feb 2023 7:30 pm

Elon dodges liability, Ford falters and Rivian lays off more workers

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation.Sign up here just click The Station to receive the full edition of the newsletter every weekend in your inbox. Subscribe for free. Welcome back to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point [] Elon dodges liability, Ford falters and Rivian lays off more workers by Kirsten Korosec originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Feb 2023 7:30 pm

To improve close rates for technical interviews, give applicants feedback (good or bad)

Technical interviews are a black box candidates usually are told whether they made it to the next round, but they rarely find out why. To improve close rates for technical interviews, give applicants feedback (good or bad) by Ram Iyer originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Feb 2023 7:00 pm

New Vande Bharat Express: Good news for Passengers! 2 New Vande Bharat Express trains are going to start on this route, Check in details

There is good news for the people of Delhi and Lucknow. Soon two new Vande Bharat Express trains are going to start on this route. With this, where the people traveling between the two cities will get the facility of semi-high-speed train, the travel time will also be completed in 5 hours. Indian Railways is [] The post New Vande Bharat Express: Good news for Passengers! 2 New Vande Bharat Express trains are going to start on this route, Check in details first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 6 Feb 2023 6:51 pm

Breef raises $16M to match brands with marketing agencies

Breef, a platform that allows brands to manage and service marketing agency projects, today announced that it raised $16 million in a Series A round (an undisclosed portion of which was debt) led by Greycroft with participation from BDMI, UTA.VC, Afterpays Touch Ventures and UC Berkeleys The House Fund. The new capital brings Breefs total [] Breef raises $16M to match brands with marketing agencies by Kyle Wiggers originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Feb 2023 6:30 pm

New pension scheme: Get 51000 annual pension, apply before March 31, know rules and scheme details

Depending on the investment, pension ranging from Rs 1000 to Rs 9250 per month is provided. In this scheme, there is a provision to get maximum monthly pension of Rs 9250, quarterly pension of Rs 27,750, half yearly pension of Rs 55,500 and maximum annual pension of Rs 1,11,000. PMVVY Pension Scheme 2023: If you [] The post New pension scheme: Get 51000 annual pension, apply before March 31, know rules and scheme details first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 6 Feb 2023 5:51 pm

Meta fails in bid to be removed as a party from an exploitation lawsuit against it and moderation partner Sama in Kenya

More drama is afoot for Facebooks parent company Meta on the African continent. A Kenyan court today rejected Metas request to be removed as party in a lawsuit filed last year against it and Sama, its main subcontractor for content moderation in Africa. Together, the two are being accused of exploitation and union busting. Meta [] Meta fails in bid to be removed as a party from an exploitation lawsuit against it and moderation partner Sama in Kenya by Annie Njanja originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Feb 2023 5:20 pm

IMD Alert : Big news! New system will be active soon, rain in 10 states, fog in 5, snowfall on mountains, know details

There may be rain with snow at some places over the hills of Arunachal Pradesh. On the other hand, rains are expected over South Tamil Nadu, South Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and eastern parts of Assam. IMD Alert Today: The weather is changing all over the country. Rain in the southern states, while the [] The post IMD Alert : Big news! New system will be active soon, rain in 10 states, fog in 5, snowfall on mountains, know details first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 6 Feb 2023 4:50 pm

Innovations in Sugar Cane Harvesting: 4 Startups Awarded 20 Lakh by STPI and MeitY

Revolutionizing Sugar Cane Harvest: 4 Startups Receive Grants from STPI and MeitY. The post Innovations in Sugar Cane Harvesting: 4 Startups Awarded 20 Lakh by STPI and MeitY appeared first on Startup Success Stories India - News & Updates for Indian Entrepreneurs .

Startup Success Stories 6 Feb 2023 4:46 pm

Employees Salary Payment: Good news for employees! 43 months arrears salary will be paid soon, know when will the amount come into the account?

This salary will prove to be lifeline for 650 employees. With the provision of Rs 100 crore by the Central Government in this budget, the way has been cleared for the payment of salaries to the mill employees. The amount due for a long time was partially paid by the previous governments. Employees Salary Payment: [] The post Employees Salary Payment: Good news for employees! 43 months arrears salary will be paid soon, know when will the amount come into the account? first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 6 Feb 2023 3:49 pm

Railways canceled so many trains till February 11, check list here and how to get refund

Till February 11, 10 trains have been cancelled. If you are also traveling by train today, then definitely see the list of these canceled trains. The process of canceling the train of Indian Railways is still going on. According to the information of IRCTC , Indian Railways has canceled many trains till 11 February. Work [] The post Railways canceled so many trains till February 11, check list here and how to get refund first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 6 Feb 2023 2:44 pm

Income is between 9 to 12 lakhs? Know new or old, in which regime less tax will be charged

Many changes have been announced in the budget 2023. After these changes, the new tax regime has become very attractive for people with a salary of up to Rs 7.5 lakh. Because they will not have to pay any tax up to this amount. Many changes have been announced in the budget 2023. After these [] The post Income is between 9 to 12 lakhs? Know new or old, in which regime less tax will be charged first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 6 Feb 2023 1:41 pm

Governments big statement, if this work is not done before March 31, then you will not get tax benefit

Out of a total of 61 crore Permanent Account Number (PAN), about 48 crore have so far been linked to the unique identification number Aadhaar. People who do not do this till March 31, will not be able to get benefits in business and tax related activities. Out of a total of 61 crore Permanent [] The post Governments big statement, if this work is not done before March 31, then you will not get tax benefit first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 6 Feb 2023 1:16 pm

Post Series-B, anti-fraud platform SEON acquires AML startup Complytron for a rumoured 2.5M

Budapest-based SEON, an anti-fraud platform which looks at a customers digital footprint to weed out false accounts and thus prevent fraudulent transactions has acquired compliance and AML specialist firm, Complytron, also based out of Budapest. Terms of the deal were not officially released, but Techcrunch sources said the deal was in the region [] Post Series-B, anti-fraud platform SEON acquires AML startup Complytron for a rumoured 2.5M by Mike Butcher originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Feb 2023 12:30 pm

Ovni Capital is a new French VC firm backing startups with global ambitions

If youre a French entrepreneur, theres a new venture capital firm in town. Ovni Capital is announcing a first closing of 50 million ($54 million at todays exchange rate) for its early-stage fund. The firms two general partners Arnaud Laurent and Augustin Sayer have already invested in several companies in their previous jobs. Laurent has [] Ovni Capital is a new French VC firm backing startups with global ambitions by Romain Dillet originally published on TechCrunch

TechCrunch 6 Feb 2023 12:30 pm

PF Withdrawal Rule Changed: Now this much tax will be charged on EPF withdrawal without PAN card, know what is the new rule?

PF Withdrawal: The government has now decided to reduce the TDS rate on the taxable portion. EPF withdrawal rate has been reduced from 30% to 20% in non-PAN cases. EPFO Withdrawal New Rule: While presenting the Union Budget 2023, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has revealed a reduction in the tax deduction (TDS) rate on Employees [] The post PF Withdrawal Rule Changed: Now this much tax will be charged on EPF withdrawal without PAN card, know what is the new rule? first appeared on discountwalas .

DiscountWalas 6 Feb 2023 11:54 am

Europe risks new age of protectionism in joining US subsidy race

The EU unveiled its Green Deal Industrial Plan this past week in an effort to accelerate the development of its clean technology sector through massive investment aid and tax credits.

The Economic Times 6 Feb 2023 11:03 am

Ease of GST compliance: Still a distant dream

GST compliances which were envisaged to be easier and less complex, have turned out to be a compliance nightmare with multiple and frequent changes in the tax returns and reporting requirements.

The Economic Times 6 Feb 2023 10:55 am