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Hear Why AtoB Calls Itself Stripe For Trucking On TechCrunch Live

Trucking is a vital industry and yet the majority of operations are operating on outdated platforms. AtoB thinks it has the solution and CEO and co-founder Harshita Arora says the company is essentially Stripe for transportation. I’m excited to have her and Eric Tarczynski of Contrary Capital speaking on an upcoming TechCrunch Live taking place […]
Hear why AtoB calls itself Stripe for trucking on TechCrunch Live by Matt Burns originally published on TechCrunch

CVCs Remained Consistent Investors In 2022

While different than traditional VCs, CVCs offer a potentially stable source of capital for startups amid the current downturn.
CVCs remained consistent investors in 2022 by Rebecca Szkutak originally published on TechCrunch

The Justice Department Is Investigating TikTok Over Journalist Spying Incident

The Biden administration has recently ramped up pressure on TikTok over national security concerns stemming from its ties to China, and apparently the Justice Department and the FBI are also applying pressure of their own. Forbes first reported that the agencies are actively investigating ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company. The investigation was reportedly initiated after some […]
The Justice Department is investigating TikTok over journalist spying incident by Taylor Hatmaker originally published on TechCrunch

Pull Systems Launches Out Of Up.Labs-Porsche Partnership To Tackle EV Performance

When Porsche partnered with venture studio UP.Labs, the mission was to create six startups over three years all designed to solve the German automaker’s biggest problems and be compelling enough as a standalone business it that can attract other customers. On Porsche’s list: software that helps manage and automate the performance of EVs. Pull Systems, […]
Pull Systems launches out of Up.Labs-Porsche partnership to tackle EV performance by Kirsten Korosec originally published on TechCrunch

The Monarch Could Be The Next Big Thing In Braille

For many people around the world, braille is their primary language for reading books and articles, and digital braille readers are an important part of that. The newest and fanciest yet is the Monarch, a multipurpose device that uses the startup Dot’s tactile display technology. The Monarch is a collaboration between HumanWare and the American […]
The Monarch could be the next big thing in Braille by Devin Coldewey originally published on TechCrunch

Rawr? Green Li-ion Recharges With $20.5M To Scale Its Recycling Tech

Green Li-ion says its battery recycling machines are the “size of a small house,” so it’s no wonder the Singapore-based startup needed to top up on funds. It’d only raised about $15 million ahead of its latest cash infusion. This week, Green Li-ion announced a $20.5 million “pre-Series B” round led by climate-tech investor TRIREC. […]
Rawr? Green Li-ion recharges with $20.5M to scale its recycling tech by Harri Weber originally published on TechCrunch

Glaze Protects Art From Prying AIs

The asymmetry in time and effort it takes human artists to produce original art vs the speed generative AI models can now get the task done is one of the reasons why Glaze, an academic research project out of the University of Chicago, looks so interesting. It’s just launched a free (non-commercial) app for artists […]
Glaze protects art from prying AIs by Natasha Lomas originally published on TechCrunch

A $500 Million Term Sheet In 12 Hours: How Rippling Struck A Deal As SVB Was Melting Down

As a serial entrepreneur who has famously endured some ups and downs, Parker Conrad thought he’d seen it all. Still, he never imagined that there would be a run on Silicon Valley Bank that would upend Rippling, his six-year-old workforce management company, a run so severe that Rippling would liquidate $130 million in money market […]
A $500 million term sheet in 12 hours: How Rippling struck a deal as SVB was melting down by Connie Loizos originally published on TechCrunch

Strangeworks Might Be The First Startup To Rely On AI To Create Everything It Brought To SXSW

It’s a very modern conjurer’s trick: Create a SXSW talk out of thin air, with the help of generative AI. That’s what whurley did this year in Austin. It took nine weeks for whurley — a staple of the Austin tech scene — to create and prepare for a keynote at SXSW 2018, where he […]
Strangeworks might be the first startup to rely on AI to create everything it brought to SXSW by Kirsten Korosec originally published on TechCrunch

Elemental Aims To Pump $43M Into Climate Startups With ‘deep Community Impact’

Elemental Excelerator, a nonprofit investor in climate-tech startups including BlocPower and ChargerHelp, says it’s “doubling down” in the wake of Silicon Valley Bank‘s collapse. Elemental intends to pump $43 million more into climate-tech startups — $13 million of which will be set aside for its twelfth accelerator program, beginning in October. The investor hasn’t secured all of […]
Elemental aims to pump $43M into climate startups with ‘deep community impact’ by Harri Weber originally published on TechCrunch

Meta Launches Paid Verification On Instagram And Facebook In The US

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that the company is rolling out Meta Verified on Instagram and Facebook in the U.S. The subscription service, which first launched in Australia and New Zealand last month, allows users to add the coveted blue check mark to their Instagram and Facebook accounts for a monthly fee. Meta Verified […]
Meta launches paid verification on Instagram and Facebook in the US by Aisha Malik originally published on TechCrunch

TikTok And MLS Enter Multiyear Partnership To Deepen The League’s Presence On The App

TikTok and Major League Soccer (MLS) have announced a multiyear partnership that will bring exclusive content, in-app programming and more to the app. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Throughout the season, fans will be able to search “MLS” on TikTok and get access to the “MLS Hub,” which will feature new content […]
TikTok and MLS enter multiyear partnership to deepen the league’s presence on the app by Aisha Malik originally published on TechCrunch

YouTube Reinstates Donald Trump’s Account

YouTube announced today that former President Donald Trump’s YouTube channel will no longer be suspended. The account had been restricted in the week after the January 2021 riot on the U.S. Capitol building. Following the lead of platforms like Twitter and Facebook, YouTube said at the time that Trump’s social media accounts could be used […]
YouTube reinstates Donald Trump’s account by Amanda Silberling originally published on TechCrunch

Don’t Use Sam Altman And AI Hype In The Same Sentence

Hello, and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Today, we’re celebrating Equity’s 6th birthday! Thankfully, it fell during the easiest, slowest news cycle we’ve had since the beginning of the grocery delivery wars and WeWork. Just kidding. Alex and Natasha […]
Don’t use Sam Altman and AI hype in the same sentence by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch

Meet The Team: Alex Castellani, Product Design Manager

Welcome to a brand new feature called "Meet The Team!" In this ongoing series of conversations, I want to introduce you to the humans behind the software you use every day. When and why did they fall in love with technology? What does their day-to-day schedule look like? What attracts them to open-source projects? And what's their playlist of choice when hacking away on Thunderbird?
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What Is NVLink?

Accelerated computing —  a capability once confined to high-performance computers in government research labs — has gone mainstream. Banks, car makers, factories, hospitals, retailers and others are adopting AI supercomputers to tackle the growing mountains of data they need to process and understand. These powerful, efficient systems are superhighways of computing. They carry data and Read article >

What Is Confidential Computing?

Cloud and edge networks are setting up a new line of defense, called confidential computing, to protect the growing wealth of data users process in those environments. Confidential Computing Defined Confidential computing is a way of protecting data in use, for example while in memory or during computation, and preventing anyone from viewing or altering Read article >

Glean Founders Talk AI-Powered Enterprise Search

The quest for knowledge at work can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. But what if the haystack itself could reveal where the needle is? That’s the promise of large language models, or LLMs, the subject of this week’s episode of the NVIDIA AI Podcast featuring Deedy Das and Eddie Zhou, founding Read article >

Generative AI At GTC: Dozens Of Sessions To Feature Luminaries Speaking On Tech’s Hottest Topic

As the meteoric rise of ChatGPT demonstrates, generative AI can unlock enormous potential for companies, teams and individuals.  Whether simplifying time-consuming tasks or accelerating 3D workflows to boost creativity and productivity, generative AI is already making an impact across industries — and there’s much more to come. How generative AI is paving the way for Read article >

Fusion Reaction: How AI, HPC Are Energizing Science

Brian Spears says his children will enjoy a more sustainable planet, thanks in part to AI and high performance computing (HPC) simulations. “I believe I’ll see fusion energy in my lifetime, and I’m confident my daughters will see a fusion-powered world,” said the 45-year-old principal investigator at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who helped demonstrate the Read article >

NVIDIA Chief Scientist Inducted Into Silicon Valley’s Engineering Hall Of Fame

From scaling mountains in the annual California Death Ride bike challenge to creating a low-cost, open-source ventilator in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, NVIDIA Chief Scientist Bill Dally is no stranger to accomplishing near-impossible feats. On Friday, he achieved another rare milestone: induction into the Silicon Valley Engineering Council’s Hall of Fame. The Read article >

How AI Is Transforming Genomics

Advancements in whole genome sequencing have ignited a revolution in digital biology. Genomics programs across the world are gaining momentum as the cost of high-throughput, next-generation sequencing has declined. Whether used for sequencing critical-care patients with rare diseases or in population-scale genetics research, whole genome sequencing is becoming a fundamental step in clinical workflows and Read article >

Sun In Their AIs: Nonprofit Forecasts Solar Energy For UK Grid

Cloudy British weather is the butt of many jokes — but the United Kingdom’s national power grid is making the most of its sunshine. With the help of Open Climate Fix, a nonprofit product lab, the control room of the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) is testing AI models that provide granular, near-term forecasts Read article >

DIY Urban AI: Researchers Drive Hyper-Local Climate Modeling Movement

The do-it-yourself climate modeling movement is here. Researchers from Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory have been launching NVIDIA Jetson-driven edge computing Waggle devices across the globe to collect hyper-local climate information. Waggle is an open source sensor platform for edge computing developed by Argonne. Working with this, scientists share open-source AI code designed for Read article >

NVIDIA Celebrates 1 Million Jetson Developers Worldwide At GTC

A million developers across the globe are now using the NVIDIA Jetson platform for edge AI and robotics to build innovative technologies. Plus, more than 6,000 companies — a third of which are startups — have integrated the platform with their products. These milestones and more will be celebrated during the NVIDIA Jetson Edge AI Read article >

Mercedes-Benz Taking Vehicle Product Lifecycle Digital With NVIDIA AI And Omniverse

To drive the automotive industry forward, NVIDIA and Mercedes-Benz are taking the virtual road. NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang joined Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius on stage at the automaker’s strategy update event yesterday in Silicon Valley, showcasing progress in their landmark partnership to digitalize the entire product lifecycle, plus the ownership and automated driving Read article >

A New Window In The Cloud: NVIDIA And Microsoft To Bring Top PC Games To GeForce NOW

The cloud just got bigger. NVIDIA and Microsoft announced this week they’re working to bring top PC Xbox Game Studios games to the GeForce NOW library, including titles from Bethesda, Mojang Studios and Activision, pending closure of Microsoft’s acquisition. With six new games joining the cloud this week for members to stream, it’s a jam-packed Read article >

Survey Reveals How Telcos Plan To Ring In Change Using AI

The telecommunications industry has for decades helped advance revolutionary change – enabling everything from telephones and television to online streaming and self-driving cars. Yet the industry has long been considered an evolutionary mover in its own business. A recent survey of more than 400 telecommunications industry professionals from around the world found that same cautious Read article >