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Reddit reintroduces its awards system

Reddit announced on Wednesday that it is reintroducing its awards system after shutting down the program last year. The company said that most of the mechanisms related to awards will remain the same, with some new additions. For instance, there’s … Continue reading

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Sigma is building a suite of collaborative data analytics tools

Sigma Computing, a startup building a range of data analytics and business intelligence tools, has raised $200 million in a fresh VC round. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Cannabis and gaming payments startup Aeropay is now offering an alternative to Mastercard and Visa

The key to taking on legacy players in the financial technology industry may be to go where they have not gone before. That’s what Chicago-based Aeropay is doing. The provider of pay-by-bank solutions for businesses started out helping cannabis retailers … Continue reading

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EU opens child safety probes of Facebook and Instagram, citing addictive design concerns

Facebook and Instagram are under formal investigation in the European Union over child protection concerns, the Commission announced Thursday. The proceedings follow a raft of requests for information to parent entity Meta since the bloc’s online governance regime, the Digital … Continue reading

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Forget EVs: Why Bedrock Materials is targeting gas-powered cars for its first sodium-ion batteries

Bedrock Materials is developing a new type of sodium-ion battery, which promises to be dramatically cheaper than lithium-ion. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Temu accused of breaching EU’s DSA in bundle of consumer complaints

Consumer protection groups around the European Union have filed coordinated complaints against Temu, accusing the Chinese-owned ultra low-cost e-commerce platform of a raft of breaches related to the bloc’s Digital Services Act (DSA). Temu only launched in the region about … Continue reading

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Senate study proposes ‘at least’ $32B yearly for AI programs

The AI industry moves faster than the rest of the technology sector, which means it outpaces the federal government by several orders of magnitude. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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FBI seizes hacking forum BreachForums — again

The FBI along with a coalition of international law enforcement agencies seized the notorious cybercrime forum BreachForums on Wednesday.  For years, BreachForums has been a popular English-language forum for hackers and cybercriminals who wanted to advertise, sell, and trade stolen … Continue reading

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Netflix to take on Google and Amazon by building its own ad server

The announcement signifies a significant shake-up in the streaming giant’s advertising approach. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Google still hasn’t fixed Gemini’s biased image generator

Back in February, Google paused its AI-powered chatbot Gemini’s ability to generate images of people after users complained of historical inaccuracies. Told to depict “a Roman legion,” for example, Gemini would show an anachronistically diverse group of soldiers, while rendering “Zulu warriors” … Continue reading

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