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- My friends call me Murphy; You call me an imageIt’s “iRobot” that comes to life: The first pictures of a humanoid robot come out of hiding. Brian Reports. The robots are currently being tested in warehousing, manufacturing and manual labor jobs in retail.
- help me can i help youDuring the global pandemic, customer relations have gotten pretty bad out there for a while, when customers who can’t go to a physical store don’t want to sit on the phone or spend hours with a chatbot. Now complete with $23.5 million in new funding, Atio offers customer relationship management software with a no-code feel. Kyle It has more.
- Noodles around: Naomi Osaka, Usher and Apollo Ohno are the latest celebrities to endorse instant ramen startup Emi, which wants to put a hot bowl of hot food in every household across the country. Christine He wrote.
Startups and VCs
Former Facebook expert VC Chamath Palihapitiya has been a controversial figure in the investment world. The investor said it could take three years for the market to “properly” sell off laggard companies. Connie Reports.
Meanwhile, Connie Felicis announced today that it has closed its ninth flagship fund at $825 million, compared to the $600 million flagship fund it announced in summer 2021. The vehicle brings the firm’s total assets under management to $3 billion. The fund closed 50% more deals last year than in 2021, some say as prices are still rising – and it says it has no regrets.
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How to turn an open source project into a profitable business
Many devs rely on donations and crowdfunding to monetize open source projects, but with the right planning, teams can leverage their work for commercial clients that put them in higher tax brackets.
Offering customer support or consulting services to users is a common source of income, says product development consultant Victoria Melnikova, who says Davis should create partnerships and use platforms like Reddit and Hacker News to reach paying customers.
“Talk to your customers and understand their goals and pain points to find your way.”
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Big Tech Inc.
Marc Benioff’s photo of Russell Crowe’s character “Aren’t You Having Fun?” It reminds us of the movie “Gladiator”. Well, we hope you enjoyed the latest in what we call “The Salesforce Saga.” Ron And Alex Despite all the activist investor, executive departure and layoff woes, Salesforce bounced back with better-than-expected earnings.
Meanwhile, Kirsten, Rebecca And Harry He listened in on Tesla’s Investor Day and shared with you everything Elon Musk and his execs shared (and skipped over).
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