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OpenAI Startup Fund backs AI healthcare venture with Arianna Huffington

Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman are throwing their weight behind a new venture, Thrive AI Health, that aims to build AI-powered assistant tech to promote healthier lifestyles. Backed by Huffington’s mental wellness firm Thrive Global … Continue reading

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Data workers detail exploitation by tech industry in DAIR report

The essential labor of data work, like moderation and annotation, is systematically hidden from those who benefit from the fruits of that labor. A new project puts the lived experiences of data workers around the world in the spotlight, showing … Continue reading

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TechCrunch Space: SpaceX’s big plans for Starship in Florida

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch Space. I hope everyone had a great Independence Day. On to the news! © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Valuations of startups have quietly rebounded to all-time highs. Some investors say the slump is over. 

Generative AI businesses aside, the last couple of years have been relatively difficult for venture-backed companies. Very few startups were able to raise funding at prices that exceeded their previous valuations.   Now, approximately two years after the venture slump began … Continue reading

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Apple removes VPN apps at request of Russian authorities, say app makers

VPN makers report having received a notification from Apple that their apps have been removed from the App Store in Russia. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Ariane 6 is the future of European heavy-lift launch — for better or worse

Europe’s next-generation launch vehicle, the Ariane 6, is poised to lift off for the first time tomorrow, as the continent looks to build out sovereign access to space and ensure European missions are launched by European rockets.  The heavy-lift rocket … Continue reading

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Substack rival Ghost federates its first newsletter

Over the past few days, Ghost says it has achieved two major milestones in its move to become a federated service. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Unpacked 2024: What we expect Samsung to announce and how to watch Wednesday’s hardware event

The Samsung event will feature updates to the Galaxy Z Fold, Galaxy Z Flip, as well as more details on the Galaxy Ring and Galaxy AI. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Amazon revives its Echo Spot with an upgraded look and improved audio

Amazon has released an all-new version of its Echo Spot ahead of Prime Day, the company announced on Monday. The 2024 version of the Alexa-enabled smart alarm clock costs $79.99, but is currently on sale for $44.99 for Prime members. … Continue reading

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TechCrunch Minute: How to protect yourself from AI scams

You probably like to think of yourself as reasonably sophisticated when it comes to online scams — you’re not opening random email attachments or sending money to Nigerian princes. But of course, scams evolve with new technology. AI makes it … Continue reading

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