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The best podcast, streaming gear to gift in 2023

If you’re among people as you read this, look to your left. Now look to your right. Statistically speaking, those on either side of you probably have their own podcasts. Odds are you have severa

Ukraine fires top cybersecurity officials

The Ukrainian government has fired two of its most senior cybersecurity officials following accusations of alleged embezzlement. Yurii Shchyhol, head of Ukraine’s State Special Communications Se

Emmett Shear, the ex-Twitch CEO tasked with stabilizing OpenAI, has some spicy social history

Emmett Shear, the interim CEO of OpenAI, may be out of a job by the end of the hour, day or week given how fast and unexpectedly things are moving at the world’s hottest hot mess artificial inte

How Headline is using AI to make better investment decisions

Startups are made or broken by product-market fit. Immediately before a funding round, founders know they need to show that they are growing rapidly. Throwing a bunch of money at sales and marketing c

Advertiser exodus expected to deeply impact X ad revenue, analysis indicates

Even before major brands like Apple, Disney and IBM paused their ad spending on X in the wake of Elon Musk’s endorsement of an antisemitic post, the company formerly known as Twitter had seen it

US emerging managers started their fundraising rebound in 2023

Fundraising is down across the board, but emerging managers were able to raise the same percentage of that funding total as in former years.

Score weeklong Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings on passes to TechCrunch Early Stage 2024

Will this Congress ever pass an omnibus deal? We don’t recommend holding your breath. Instead, consider the uncontentious Black Friday meets Cyber Monday deal we’re offering on passes to TechCrunc

British Library confirms data stolen during ransomware attack

The British Library, the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s largest libraries, has confirmed that a ransomware attack led to the theft of internal data. In late Octobe

Apple reportedly plans to release its Vision Pro headset in March 2024

Apple is planning to release its Vision Pro mixed-reality headset in March, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The tech giant was reportedly planning to release the headset in January, but is

The 8 Lego sets to gift to hobbyists, kids and everyone in-between in 2023

In the year of the Barbie movie and the Eras tour, I’m here to tell you that Lego is back, and it’s not just for kids. My love for Legos started when I worked at a summer camp during colle

Effective accelerationism, doomers, decels, and how to flaunt your AI priors

Several political perspectives are shaping quite a lot of the work on artificial intelligence, and so we need to understand them, especially now.

Apple, Disney, Comcast among X advertisers pausing spending after Musk endorsed antisemitic post

After X owner Elon Musk amplified antisemitic conspiracy theories on the platform, numerous high-profile advertisers have paused their spending on the platform formerly known as Twitter. Since Friday,

Strategizing your fintech exit in a turbulent market — top 3 questions to tackle

As more players seek to establish themselves, the competitive landscape grows that much fiercer. Meanwhile, the available funding is finite.

OpenAI’s leadership moves to Microsoft, propelling its stock up

Microsoft is the real winner of the OpenAI chaos that reigned over the weekend, and its rallying stock price is indicative of that. Upon the shocking news that OpenAI’s board had unexpectedly fi

China’s tech giants dip their toes into web3, but prospects are limited so far

During the Staking Summit in Istanbul, a conference attended by hundreds of individuals involved in the staking practice of the crypto ecosystem, two exhibition booths stood out. They belonged to Tenc

Microsoft is the only real winner in the OpenAI debacle

OpenAI is in the process of fully collapsing on itself, following the ousting of former CEO Sam Altman in a shocking board decision. Exactly why the board decided to fire Altman is still unclear, but

Climate tech’s biggest hits and misses in 2023

For the broader economy, this was the year of the recession that never arrived. But for climate tech, it was a year of both great hits and big misses.

Most of OpenAI’s employees threaten to quit if Sam Altman isn’t reappointed CEO

The OpenAI saga continues. This morning, Ilya Sutskever, the AI startup’s chief scientist and board director, published a mea culpa of sorts on X (formerly Twitter). Sutskever was among those wh

Catching up on OpenAI’s wild weekend

Welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups. This past weekend was all about the massive shakeup at OpenAI and the high-impact machinations the last few days brought.

Startups must add AI value beyond ChatGPT integration

The AI hype train is going full swing. At this point, it is hard to name an industry not affected by this disruptive technology.
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