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French startup FlexAI exits stealth with $30M to ease access to AI compute

With the current iteration of its product going through its paces with a handful of beta customers, FlexAI will launch its first commercial product later this year. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Google-backed Glance pilots Android lockscreen platform in US

Glance, which operates a lockscreen platform targetting Android smartphones, is setting its sights on the U.S. market. The Indian startup recently commenced a pilot program in partnership with Motorola and Verizon in the U.S., with plans for a full launch … Continue reading

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Senate passes a bill forcing TikTok to face a ban if ByteDance doesn’t sell it

The Senate passed a bill, included with the foreign aid package, that will ban TikTok if its owner, ByteDance, doesn’t sell it within a year. Senators passed the bill 79-18 Tuesday after the House passed it with overwhelming majority over … Continue reading

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The all-electric Mercedes G-Class ratchets up the tech and off-road capability

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class — the rugged off-road powerhouse that launched in 1979 and has since become a brutalist status symbol — has gone electric. This is, in many ways, Mercedes’ most prestigious car, a model more prized for its presence … Continue reading

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Tesla’s new growth plan is centered around mysterious cheaper models

Tesla’s been undergoing some major changes, and now we have a sense of why: The company says it is upending its product roadmap because of “pressure” on EV sales. The new and accelerated plan now includes “more affordable models” that … Continue reading

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Tesla profits drop 55%, company says EV sales ‘under pressure’ from hybrids

Tesla profits fell 55% to $1.13 billion in the first quarter from the same year-ago period as a protracted EV price-cutting strategy and “numerous challenges” cut into the automaker’s bottom line. Tesla reported revenue of $21.3 billion in the first … Continue reading

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Tesla launches new Model 3 Performance variant to rev up demand

Tesla has officially revealed a new Performance variant of the recently-refreshed Model 3 sedan as the company looks to fight off receding demand. The new version of the Model 3, which starts $52,990, has a new active damping system and … Continue reading

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Tesla earnings week spotlights EV price cuts, ‘balls to the wall’ autonomy push

Tesla investors, still digesting a 43% drop in share price since the beginning of the year, are gearing up for what will likely be unimpressive financial results for the first quarter and a shift in priorities for CEO Elon Musk, who … Continue reading

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Bringing down sky scrapers sky high carbon footprint With Joselyn Lai from Bedrock

Jocelyn Lai appeared on TechCrunch’s Found to discuss her company and its hopes of driving down the cost of a proven technology to address the climate crisis. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Perplexity is raising $250M+ at a $2.5-$3B valuation for its AI search platform, sources say

Perplexity, the AI search engine startup, is a hot property at the moment. TechCrunch has learned that the company is currently raising at least $250 million more at a valuation of between $2.5 billion and $3 billion. The news comes … Continue reading

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