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Google’s environmental report pointedly avoids AI’s actual energy cost
By Devin Coldewey | |
Google has issued its 2024 Environmental Report, a more than
Anthropic looks to fund a new, more comprehensive generation of AI benchmarks
By Kyle Wiggers | |
Anthropic is launching a program to fund the development of
MIT’s soft robotic system is designed to pack groceries
By Brian Heater | |
The first self-checkout system was installed in 1986 in a
Gemini’s data-analyzing abilities aren’t as good as Google claims
By Kyle Wiggers | |
One of the selling points of Google’s flagship generative AI
Amazon hires founders away from AI startup Adept
By Kyle Wiggers | |
Adept, a startup developing AI-powered “agents” to complete various software-based
Robotics investments are gaining speed after post-pandemic slowdown
By Brian Heater | |
New numbers out of Crunchbase this week see robotics investments
SpaceX scores $843M NASA contract to de-orbit ISS in 2030
By Aria Alamalhodaei | |
NASA has selected SpaceX to develop a spacecraft that will
Microsoft’s Mustafa Suleyman says he loves Sam Altman, believes he’s sincere about AI safety
By Julie Bort | |
In an interview at the Aspen Ideas Festival on Tuesday,
Ilya Sutskever, OpenAI’s former chief scientist, launches new AI company
By Tage Kene-Okafor | |
Ilya Sutskever, one of OpenAI’s co-founders, has launched a new
Snap previews its real-time image model that can generate AR experiences
By Aisha Malik | |
At the Augmented World Expo on Tuesday, Snap teased an
Apple kills Pay Later feature ahead of Affirm integration
By Brian Heater | |
Two years after it was announced at WWDC, Apple’s U.S.-only
Black founders are creating tailored ChatGPTs for a more personalized experience
By Dominic-Madori Davis | |
At first, John Pasmore was excited about ChatGPT.  The serial
Apple joins the race to find an AI icon that makes sense
By Devin Coldewey | |
This week was an exciting one for the AI community,
What StepStone’s $3.3B venture secondaries fund tells us about LPs’ current appetite for venture
By Rebecca Szkutak | |
StepStone raised the largest fund dedicated to investing in venture
TikTok comes for Google as it quietly rolls out image search capabilities in TikTok Shop
By Aisha Malik | |
After leading the social media landscape, TikTok appears to be
Apple brings Apple Intelligence to developers via SiriKit and App Intents
By Sarah Perez | |
Apple Intelligence, Apple’s new generative AI offering, won’t only be
Startup Battlefield 200 applications close tomorrow
By Michael Schick | |
You’re running out of time to join the Startup Battlefield
Apple needs to focus on making AI useful, not flashy
By Ivan Mehta | |
Google and Microsoft have made their developer conferences a showcase
Startups Weekly: Ups, downs, and silver linings
By Anna Heim | |
Welcome to Startups Weekly — Haje’s weekly recap of everything
Zoox to test self-driving cars in Austin and Miami 
By Rebecca Bellan | |
Zoox, Amazon’s self-driving unit, is bringing its autonomous vehicles to
TikTok acknowledges exploit targeting high-profile accounts
By Sarah Perez | |
TikTok says its security team is addressing an issue that
What to expect from Apple’s AI-powered iOS 18
By Sarah Perez | |
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference next week promises to be a
Unicorn-rich VC Wesley Chan owes his success to a Craigslist job washing lab beakers
By Christine Hall | |
Wesley Chan is often seen in his signature buffalo hat;
Industries may be ready for humanoid robots, but are the robots ready for them?
By Brian Heater | |
You could easily walk the entire Automate floor without spotting
Sample Angel pitch deck: RAW Dating App’s $3M deck
By Haje Jan Kamps | |
The RAW Dating App aims to shake up the dating
Zero-day flaw in Check Point VPNs is ‘extremely easy’ to exploit
By Zack Whittaker | |
Cybersecurity company Check Point says attackers are exploiting a zero-day
Mental health insurance platform ifeel raises a $20 million Series B
By Mike Butcher | |
Mental health issues like stress, depression and anxiety can lead
Rock band’s hidden hacking-themed website gets hacked
On Friday, Pal Kovacs was listening to the long-awaited new
EU’s ChatGPT taskforce offers first look at detangling the AI chatbot’s privacy compliance
By Natasha Lomas | |
A data protection taskforce that’s spent over a year considering
Families of Uvalde shooting victims sue Activision and Meta
By Anthony Ha | |
The families of victims of the shooting at Robb Elementary
Can blockchain make weather forecasts better? WeatherXM thinks so
By Rebecca Szkutak | |
Accurate weather forecasts are critical to industries like agriculture, and
$6M fine for robocaller who used AI to clone Biden’s voice
By Devin Coldewey | |
The FCC has proposed a $6 million fine for the
Spyware found on US hotel check-in computers
By Zack Whittaker | |
A consumer-grade spyware app has been found running on the
The ‘vote Trump’ spam that hit Bluesky in May came from decentralized rival Nostr
By Sarah Perez | |
Decentralized social networks aren’t immune to botnet-driven spam, as a
SeekOut, a recruiting startup last valued at $1.2 billion, lays off 30% of its workforce
By Marina Temkin | |
SeekOut, an 8-year-old recruiting startup that uses AI to find
I’m rooting for Melinda French Gates to fix tech’s broken ‘brilliant jerk’ culture
By Julie Bort | |
On Monday, Melinda French Gates resigned from the philanthropy organization
Expedia says two execs dismissed after ‘violation of company policy’
By Anthony Ha | |
Expedia says Rathi Murthy and Sreenivas Rachamadugu, respectively its CTO
YouTube TV’s ‘multiview’ feature is now available on Android phones and tablets
By Aisha Malik | |
YouTube TV has announced that its multiview feature for watching
Astronauts fall over. Robotic limbs can help them back up.
By Brian Heater | |
We all fall down sometimes. Astronauts are no exception. You
Google’s call-scanning AI could dial up censorship by default, privacy experts warn
By Natasha Lomas | |
A feature Google demoed at its I/O confab yesterday, using
Google will soon start using GenAI to organize some search results pages
By Frederic Lardinois | |
At the Google I/O 2024 developer conference on Tuesday, Google
GM’s Cruise ramps up robotaxi testing in Phoenix
By Kirsten Korosec | |
Cruise has started testing its autonomous vehicles in Phoenix, with
Women in AI: Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick wants to pass more AI legislation
By Dominic-Madori Davis | |
To give AI-focused women academics and others their well-deserved —
Women in AI: Rachel Coldicutt researches how technology impacts society
By Dominic-Madori Davis | |
To give AI-focused women academics and others their well-deserved —
Google I/O 2024: How to watch
By Brian Heater | |
Google I/O kicks off on Tuesday with a 10 a.m.
Bye-bye bots: Altera’s game-playing AI agents get backing from Eric Schmidt
By Lauren Forristal | |
Autonomous, AI-based players are coming to a gaming experience near
Jumia is back, growing total sales and orders in Q1 2024
By Tage Kene-Okafor | |
Jumia’s revenue and gross merchandise volume showed growth despite a
Newchip, Techstars, and what happens when startup accelerators fail
By Alex Wilhelm | |
Building a startup is hard. Building a company that helps
Women in AI: Catherine Breslin helps companies develop AI strategies
By Dominic-Madori Davis | |
To give AI-focused women academics and others their well-deserved —
Farewell, dunks? Threads launches quote controls for all users
By Anthony Ha | |
Threads users can now exert more control over who can
TechCrunch Minute: Spotify’s move to paywall lyrics is putting pressure on free users
By Alex Wilhelm | |
Spotify’s slow movement to put lyrics behind its paid service
TechCrunch Minute: Where CZ’s sentencing leaves the state of crypto
By Alex Wilhelm | |
Four months behind bars and a massive fine, that’s what
Microsoft taps Sanctuary AI for general-purpose robot research
By Brian Heater | |
Microsoft, it seems, is hedging its bets when it comes
Elon Musk guts Tesla’s charging team after winning over major automakers
By Sean O'Kane | |
Tesla has gutted its charging team in a new round
Meta confirms launch of a bonus program for creators on Threads
By Ivan Mehta | |
Meta’s Threads social network passed the 150 million monthly users
MongoDB CEO Dev Ittycheria talks AI hype and the database evolution as he crosses 10-year mark
By Paul Sawers | |
A lot has happened since Dev Ittycheria took the reins
Givebutter is turning a profit making tech for nonprofits
By Rebecca Szkutak | |
Givebutter started in a George Washington University dorm room in
Watch: Between Rabbit’s R1 vs Humane’s Ai Pin, which had the best launch?
By Anthony Ha | |
After a successful unveiling at CES, Rabbit is letting journalists
Watch: FTC bans noncompetes, court challenge incoming
By Anthony Ha | |
The Federal Trade Commission voted 3-2 this week to ban
Biden signs bill that would ban TikTok if ByteDance fails to sell the app
By Aisha Malik | |
President Biden has signed a bill that would ban TikTok
Perplexity is raising $250M+ at a $2.5-$3B valuation for its AI search platform, sources say
By Ingrid Lunden | |
Perplexity, the AI search engine startup, is a hot property
SoftBank-backed TabaPay is buying the assets of a16z-backed Synapse, after it filed for bankruptcy
By Christine Hall | |
After a tumultuous year, banking-as-a-service (BaaS) startup Synapse has filed
How United Airlines uses AI to make flying the friendly skies a bit easier
By Frederic Lardinois | |
When you board a United Airlines plane, the gate agents,
Why vector databases are having a moment as the AI hype cycle peaks
By Paul Sawers | |
Vector databases are all the rage, judging by the number
Tesla’s newsy week, and is fintech having a moment?
By Kirsten Korosec | |
It’s been more than a minute since Tesla went public,
Uber, Nvidia-backed Serve Robotics hits public markets with $40M splash
By Rebecca Bellan | |
Serve Robotics, the Uber and Nvidia-backed sidewalk robot delivery company,
Inversion Space will test its space-based delivery tech in October
By Aria Alamalhodaei | |
Inversion Space is aptly named. The three-year-old startup’s primary concern
Omni Hotels says customers’ personal data stolen in ransomware attack
By Zack Whittaker | |
Hotel chain giant Omni Hotels & Resorts has confirmed cybercriminals
Kode Labs makes a bid to become the Salesforce of commercial building automation
By Tim De Chant | |
Like many immigrants, the New York City skyline was one
Pula raises $20M Series B to provide agricultural insurance to farmers in Africa, Asia and LatAm
By Annie Njanja | |
Pula, an insurtech based in Kenya, has since 2015 been
ShareChat’s valuation drops below $2B after new funding round
By Manish Singh | |
Social media startup ShareChat’s valuation has fallen to $2 billion
OpenAI opens Tokyo hub, adds GPT-4 model optimized for Japanese
By Paul Sawers | |
OpenAI is expanding to Japan, with the opening of a
Bluesky is now allowing heads of states to sign up
By Ivan Mehta | |
Social networking service Bluesky is now allowing heads of state
Lawhive raises $12M to expand its legaltech AI platform for small firms
By Mike Butcher | |
UK-based legaltech startup Lawhive, which offers an AI-based, in-house “lawyer”
Tesla is reportedly laying off more than 10% of its global workforce
By Sean O'Kane | |
Tesla is laying off thousands of employees as it tries
Change Healthcare asks to consolidate dozens of cyberattack class-action lawsuits
By Emily Olsen | |
Dive Brief: Change Healthcare wants to consolidate 24 class-action lawsuits
Meta to close Threads in Turkey to comply with injunction prohibiting data sharing with Instagram
By Paul Sawers | |
Meta said on Monday that it plans to “temporarily” shutter
Mandiant spots advanced exploit activity in Ivanti devices
By Matt Kapko | |
Dive Brief: Ivanti Connect Secure devices were exploited and compromised
Meta’s ‘consent or pay’ tactic must not prevail over privacy, EU rights groups warn
By Natasha Lomas | |
Nearly two dozen civil society groups and non-profits have written
CISO role shows significant gains amid corporate recognition of cyber risk
By David Jones | |
CISOs and other management level cybersecurity executives are gaining more
Draftboard lets companies list referral bonuses for anyone
By Kyle Wiggers | |
Companies that offer role referral bonuses do so with the
Microsoft embraces common weakness enumeration standard for vulnerability disclosure
By David Jones | |
Dive Brief: Microsoft said it will publish root cause data
Adobe’s working on generative video, too
By Kyle Wiggers | |
Adobe says it’s building an AI model to generate video.
What’s going on with the National Vulnerability Database?
By Matt Kapko | |
The National Vulnerability Database is so overwhelmed with a steadily
Paraform raises $3.6M seed round to connect startups with recruiter networks
By Kate Park | |
Layoffs usually drive attention and sympathy towards affected employees, but
Cybersecurity jobs pay well, but gender disparities persist
By Matt Kapko | |
Dive Brief: Average annual salaries in the cybersecurity sector are
DevSecOps, done right, can achieve both speed and security in software development
By devans | |
Say “DevSecOps” to people in the software industry, and the
FBI director echoes past warnings, as critical infrastructure hacking threat festers
By David Jones | |
Dive Brief: FBI Director Christopher Wray said state-linked threat groups
Federal agencies caught sharing credentials with Microsoft over email
By Matt Kapko | |
The Russia-linked hackers behind the attack on Microsoft’s internal systems
With Sisense compromise, the race begins to understand the impact
By David Jones | |
Dive Brief: The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is responding
SEC cyber disclosure rules put CISO liability under the spotlight
By David Jones | |
The long anticipated Securities and Exchange Commission rule on cyber
Top 5 behaviors of successful CISOs: Gartner
By Matt Kapko | |
Top-performing CISOs regularly practice five key behaviors that level up
Barracuda patch bypassed by novel malware from China-linked threat group
By David Jones | |
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SEC cyber disclosure rules are taking effect: Here’s what to expect
By Naomi Eide | |
The Securities and Exchange Commission is raising the bar for
CrowdStrike soars on security tool consolidation demand
By David Jones | |
CrowdStrike Holdings reported record earnings during the fiscal second-quarter as