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- A mea culpa for the ages: “Say, forget it; Write it down, regret it. No truer words have been spoken to explain the recent past. Twitter exchange Between Elon Musk and an employee who publicly mocked Musk about their disability. Aisha Musk wrote that he apologized.
- Duck, Duck, AI Goose: Natasha L He writes that DuckDuckGo, a privacy search engine, is the latest to dive into AI. Called DuckAssist, the feature can automatically answer search queries.
- Gather around the VC dinner tableBerlin-based La Familia has closed a capital commitment of €250 million for its third seed fund and first growth cooperation fund. Both funds invest in business-to-business startups. Mike It has more.
Startups and VCs
Harry He writes: “Local governments in the southwestern United States are putting up $150,000 to pioneer efforts to ‘turn air into concrete.'” The funding will help cover the costs of collaboration between the “reference project”. Two climate technology startups and a construction company in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Founded by an ex-Apple employee, Human does a job shrouded in secrecy. The latest round of funding, a $100 million Series C, attracted a laundry list of notable investors. To date, Human has raised $230 million from existing and early investors, including Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. Kyle examines the
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7 Investors Reveal What’s Hot in FinTech in Q1 2023
How are fintech investors adapting to this downturn, and how are they mentoring founders in their portfolios?
Mary Ann Azevedo interviews seven VCs to find out how (or if) anyone can adapt their research to current macroeconomic trends and learn more about the types of opportunities they’re looking for right now:
- Charles Birnbaum, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
- Aunkur Arya, Partner, Menlo Ventures
- Ansaf Karim, Venture Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
- Emmaline Shaw, Managing Partner, Flourish Ventures
- Michael Sidgmore, Partner and Co-Founder, Broadhaven Ventures
- Ruth Fox Blader, Partner, Antimis
- Miguel Armaza, Co-Founder and General Partner, Gilgamesh Ventures
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Ding dong, Ring now has a high-quality, battery-operated doorbell. Ivan Reports. Improvements include being able to see one’s entire body and an easier way to charge the battery.
Meanwhile, Blue Origin is looking red after being named in two separate lawsuits over ageist hiring practices. Arya One allegation is that employees are being asked to look for younger candidates, while the other is bringing in a 64-year-old man who said he was repeatedly rejected despite interviewers saying he was qualified.
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- Another problem with Tesla is overThe electric vehicle maker is under further scrutiny, this time after the steering wheel crashed into two Model Y vehicles. Kirsten It has more.
- Check out these new features: Spotify chose many news today, including Sarah‘s, countdown pages, stories and Sarah And AishaTikTok-style discovery feeds. as well as, Aisha Spotify reports that it has new development and discovery tools for artists.
- Google it: Brian Google’s developer conference, Google I/O, has returned to Mountain View on May 10. Frederick While your view is Google’s developer preview of Android 14 Aisha The company reports the expansion of VPN access to all Google One members and other features.
- Quantum: Frederick He’s at the March meeting of the American Physical Society in Las Vegas, and he meets Krysta Svore, Microsoft’s VP of advanced quantum development, who tells him that the company is finding it easy to integrate quantum and classical computing.