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- A mea culpa for the ages: “Say it, neglect it; write it, remorse it.” By no means have been more true phrases spoken to clarify the current Twitter exchange between Elon Musk and an worker that concerned Musk publicly mocking the worker about their incapacity. Aisha writes that Musk has apologized.
- Duck, duck, AI goose: Natasha L writes that DuckDuckGo, a privateness search engine, is the most recent to dabble in AI. Known as DuckAssist, the characteristic can instantly reply easy search queries.
- Gather around the VC dinner table: Berlin-based enterprise capital fund La Famiglia closed on €250 million in capital commitments for its third seed fund and first progress co-investment fund. Each funds will spend money on business-to-business startups. Mike has extra.
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Harri writes, “Native governments within the southwestern U.S. are placing up $150,000 to again what they are saying is a pioneering effort to ‘flip air into concrete at scale.’” The funds will assist cowl the price of the “reference challenge,” a collaboration between two climate tech startups and a masonry firm in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Based by an ex-Apple worker, Humane does work that’s shrouded in thriller. Its latest round of funding, a $100 million Collection C, attracted a laundry record of notable traders. So far, Humane has raised $230 million from current and former traders, together with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. Kyle investigates.
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7 traders reveal what’s sizzling in fintech in Q1 2023
How are fintech traders adapting throughout this downturn, and the way are they advising the founders of their portfolios?
Mary Ann Azevedo interviewed seven VCs to ask how (or if) any have shifted their thesis to suit present macroeconomic traits and be taught extra concerning the forms of alternatives they’re searching for proper now:
- Charles Birnbaum, accomplice, Bessemer Enterprise Companions
- Aunkur Arya, accomplice, Menlo Ventures
- Ansaf Kareem, enterprise accomplice, Lightspeed Enterprise Companions
- Emmalyn Shaw, managing accomplice, Flourish Ventures
- Michael Sidgmore, accomplice and co-founder, Broadhaven Ventures
- Ruth Foxe Blader, accomplice, Anthemis
- Miguel Armaza, co-founder and normal accomplice, Gilgamesh Ventures
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Ding dong, Ring now has a higher-resolution, battery-powered doorbell, Ivan stories. Upgrades embrace having the ability to see somebody’s total physique and a simple option to launch the battery so it may be recharged.
In the meantime, Blue Origin might be seeing purple after being named in two separate lawsuits alleging ageist hiring practices. Aria writes that one go well with includes workers being requested to hunt out youthful candidates whereas the opposite is being introduced by a 64-year-old who claims he repeatedly was turned away from jobs though interviewers mentioned he was certified.
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- Extra bother over at Tesla: The electrical automobile maker is underneath additional investigation, this time after steering wheels fall off two Model Y vehicles. Kirsten has extra.
- Spot these new options: Spotify had a sprinkling of stories in the present day, together with Sarah‘s, Countdown Pages, Stories and Sarah and Aisha‘s TikTok-style discovery feeds. Additionally, Aisha stories that Spotify has new growth and discovery tools for artists.
- Google it: Brian stories that Google’s developer convention, Google I/O, returns to Mountain View May 10. In the meantime, Frederic has your take a look at Google’s developer preview of Android 14, whereas Aisha stories on the corporate’s VPN access expansion to all Google One members and different options.
- Quantumania: Frederic is on the American Bodily Society March Assembly in Las Vegas and caught up with Krysta Svore, Microsoft’s VP of Superior Quantum Improvement, who instructed him that the corporate is making it simpler to integrate quantum and classical computing.