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Boeing’s Starliner capsule took astronauts to space — now it needs to bring them back

The delays are not over for Boeing’s Starliner capsule. After years of delays, the aerospace giant finally launched the spacecraft earlier this month, but the two-person crew is currently due to spend more than double the planned amount of time … Continue reading

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US car dealerships face ongoing outage after CDK cyberattacks

CDK said it “does not have an estimated time frame” for recovery, as car dealerships and auto shops face continued outages. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Startup Kinetic rolls out robots to fix electric cars, and someday robotaxis

Menlo Ventures, an early Uber investor, just led a $21 million round of funding in Kinetic, a startup making EV repairs quicker and less expensive.

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OpenAI competitor Anthropic announces its most powerful AI yet

The company said Claude 3.5 Sonnet is faster than its previous leading model, Claude 3 Opus, and is the first model from Anthropic’s new Claude 3.5 family.

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PayPal Ventures leads $20M round into Gynger, which offers companies ‘buy now, pay later’ for technology purchases

Gynger, a platform that lends capital to companies for technology purchases, has raised $20 million in a Series A round led by PayPal Ventures, it told TechCrunch exclusively. The financing brings the New York-based startup’s total venture capital raised to … Continue reading

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Pocket FM partners with ElevenLabs to convert scripts into audio content quickly

Lightspeed Ventures-backed audio platform Pocket FM just announced that it has partnered with voice cloning company ElevenLabs to quickly convert text content, such as script, into audio series using AI. Pocket FM, which raised $103 million in Series D funding … Continue reading

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Develop Skills to Turbocharge Your Career or Generate New Revenue for Just $50

Train at your own pace and learn programming, Excel, Photoshop and other computing skills, as well as how to succeed in e-commerce, crypto, Forex and more.

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Bitdefender vs Kaspersky (2024): Which Solution Is Better?

Kaspersky excels with its easy to use interface and automation features, while Bitdefender gets the edge on overall detection rates and laboratory test results, but with a slightly more difficult learning curve.

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Roots introduces a screen time app for tracking ‘digital dopamine’

As the U.S. Surgeon General is calling for a warning label on social media sites, similar to those found on tobacco products, one startup is launching a set of new tools that put the power to fight app addiction into … Continue reading

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Materia looks to make accountants more efficient with AI 

The U.S. is facing an accountant shortage. Fewer first-time candidates took the CPA exam in 2022 than in 2006, according to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. One possible reason people aren’t as interested in the field is the … Continue reading

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