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Microsoft dodges UK antitrust scrutiny over its Mistral AI stake

Microsoft won’t be facing antitrust scrutiny in the U.K. over its recent investment into French AI startup Mistral AI. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Embedded finance is still trendy as accounting automation startup Ember partners with HSBC UK

Ember has partnered with HSBC in the U.K. so that the bank’s business customers can access Ember’s services from their online accounts. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Kudos lands $10M for an AI smart wallet that picks the best credit card for purchases

Kudos uses AI to figure out consumer spending habits so it can then provide more personalized financial advice, like maximizing rewards and utilizing credit effectively. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Microsoft warned it could be fined billions by EU over missing GenAI risk info

The European Union has warned Microsoft it could be fined up to 1% of its global annual turnover under the bloc’s online governance regime, the Digital Services Act (DSA), after the company failed to respond to a legally binding request … Continue reading

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A US Trustee wants troubled fintech Synapse to be liquidated via Chapter 7 bankruptcy, cites ‘gross mismanagement’

The prospects for troubled banking-as-a-service startup Synapse have gone from bad to worse this week after a United States Trustee filed an emergency motion on Wednesday.  The trustee is asking to convert the company’s debt reorganization Chapter 11 bankruptcy into … Continue reading

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Seraphim’s latest space accelerator welcomes nine companies

U.K.-based Seraphim Space is spinning up its 13th accelerator program, with nine participating companies working on a range of tech from propulsion to in-space manufacturing and space situational awareness. The intense 12-week program is designed to get seed and Series … Continue reading

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OpenAI inks deal to train AI on Reddit data

OpenAI has reached a deal with Reddit to use the social news site’s data for training AI models. In a blog post on OpenAI’s press relations site, the company said that the Reddit partnership will provide it access to “real-time, … Continue reading

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X pushes more users to Communities

X is rolling out a revamped version of its Communities feature, which lets users network around topics of interest, each with its own dedicated space and timeline. The company on Thursday announced a number of changes to Communities, including improved … Continue reading

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Mark Zuckerberg’s makeover: midlife crisis or carefully crafted rebrand?

For Mark Zuckerberg’s fortieth birthday, his wife got him a photoshoot. Zuckerberg gives the camera a sly smile as he sits amid a carefully crafted recreation of his childhood bedroom. It’s appropriately childish – a lava lamp, a participation trophy, … Continue reading

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Strava taps AI to weed out leaderboard cheats; unveils ‘family’ plan, dark mode and more

Strava announced a slew of features, including AI to weed out leaderboard cheats, a new ‘family’ subscription plan, dark mode and more. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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