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It's been a rough week for the Chicago Bears.
Who doesn't love a little Labor Day lawn cleanup? Save up to 81% on electric lawn care tools right now and give your yard one last makeover before winter.
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Trump legal news brief: Judge to rule on Letitia James's summary judgment request — or whether to dismiss Trump case altogether
A New York judge hears dueling arguments Friday on whether to find former President Donald Trump, his adult sons and his business liable for financial fraud, as well as whether to dismiss the case outright.
Niura has developed a pair of earbuds that monitor brain activity and, it claims, can both watch for potential health issues and match music to a user's mood. The founders, Ryan Ahmed, Shahriar Huda, Dang Nguyen, and Authoy Das, had the idea of neuromonitoring during their high school years after their family members grappled with brain health issues. Ahmed, Niura's CTO, tells TechCrunch that after his father suffered a brain aneurysm, he and his co-founders realized a lack of early detection resources could make it difficult for people like Ahmed's father to prepare themselves for "undetected neurological threats."
Plantiga Technologies, a Vancouver-based movement analytics company, wants to help people improve rehabilitation and reduce injury risks through an artificial intelligence-powered monitoring sensor pod that can be embedded into shoes, orthotics or insoles to analyze users' movement patterns. Plantiga is participating in Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023, and while it's been around for a while -- it launched the fifth-generation of its sensor pod, Arc5, in June of this year, it's also had minimal exposure and funding, with only around $5.2 million to date. Quin Sandler, co-founder and CEO of Plantiga, started the company as a side project with his father, Norman McKay, in 2017.
Livestream shopping isn’t as popular in the United States as it is in other parts of the world — yet. The company initially launched in 2021 and has since raised $450,000 from individual investors. Co-founders Nicolas Bailliache and Smitha Kommareddi met each other at a blockchain hackathon in 2018.
Generative AI has brought a host of copyright issues to the fore. Just this week, authors including George R.R. Martin, led by the Authors Guild, filed a lawsuit against OpenAI, alleging that the startup's viral AI-powered chatbot, ChatGPT, was trained on their work without their knowledge or consent. Onstage at Disrupt 2023, Anastasis Germanidis, one of the co-founders of Runway, a company developing generative AI tools for video, said that his company is "still exploring" the right approach to training AI models on artists' and creators' works.
As Anthropic takes on OpenAI and other challengers in the growing artificial intelligence industry, there is also an existential question looming: Can large language models and the systems they enable continue growing in size and capability? CEO and co-founder Dario Amodei has a simple answer: yes. Speaking onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt, Amodei explained that he doesn't see any barriers on the horizon for his company's key technology.
Secoda, a startup developing what it describes as an AI-powered data search and cataloging platform, today announced that it raised $14 million in a funding round led by Craft Ventures with participation from Abstract Ventures and several angel investors. Bringing Secoda's total raised to $16 million, Secoda co-founder and CEO Etai Mizrahi said that the proceeds will be put toward strengthening the startup's engineering efforts, channeling more funds into R&D and building "cutting-edge" dev tools. "Secoda’s mission is to make the experience of finding, understanding and using data as easy as a Google search," Mizrahi told TechCrunch in an email interview.
Cruise co-founder and CEO Kyle Vogt posed a controversial question at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023: At what point does it still make sense to have human-driven cars in cities? "If you extrapolate forward and you see that [autonomous vehicles] decrease in cost, they continue to improve their safety performance, they get much better at adapting in ways that cities find agreeable and preferable, and you see more pooled rides, the question will be: Do we want as many human-driven cars on our roads?" said Vogt. Vogt sketched out a future in which city residents and community members one day stand up to oppose the presence of human-driven vehicles, particularly in urban centers with high pedestrian density.
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'Young Love' creator Matthew A. Cherry says show was inspired by classic sitcoms, with a twist: 'You never really see a millennial family at the forefront'
Cherry says he wanted "Young Love" to "feel like a live-action show and kind of a familiar sitcom, but we also wanted it to be something that kids can enjoy, too."
It's time for the traditional fall yard cleanup. Save up to 57% on Greenworks electric tools right now and give your yard one last makeover before winter.
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Sexual assault survivors may find the Russell Brand, Danny Masterson cases triggering. Here's how they can get through it.
Experts explain how high-profile sexual assault stories can impact survivors.
MakersHub, an accounts payable startup that enables construction, industrial and manufacturing companies to eliminate manual data entry for bills, launched its MakersHub Pay product onstage in Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt. Phong Ngo, co-founder and CEO of MakersHub, faced this issue when he was president of General Plasma, a supplier of nanotechnology equipment. “I started out electrical engineering for an equipment manufacturing company where I did large production facility automation systems for aerospace and automotive semiconductors,” Ngo told TechCrunch.
Legit Security, a cybersecurity company developing a platform to identify app vulnerabilities from code, has raised $40 million in a Series B funding round led by CRV with participation from Cyberstarts, Bessemer Venture Partners and TCV. Co-founder and CEO Roni Fuchs says that the funds, which bring Legit's total raised to $77 million, will be used to expand Legit's sales, marketing and R&D teams. Fuchs expects Legit's headcount to reach over 100 by the end of the year, up from 78 currently.
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Dartmouth football coach, player safety advocate Buddy Teevens dies at 66, months after bicycle crash
Teevens was a beloved head coach and a fierce player safety advocate who eliminated live tackling from practice in a successful effort to reduce concussions.
Ten years ago, Robinhood was founded to “democratize” stock trading, or more simply, to make it more accessible for anyone to trade stocks. Today, its goal is simple: To democratize finance for all, according to CEO and co-founder Vlad Tenev – who was on the Fintech Stage at TechCrunch Disrupt. Acknowledging that a few years ago, people might not have taken Robinhood seriously as a place to save for retirement, Tenev believes the narrative around his company has changed.
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White and Seacrest will work together following the new season, which is Pat Sajak's last. All your news as the "Wheel" turns.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety put four minivan models through an updated crash test and found that none protect second-row occupants.
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Former Nickelodeon stars open up about mental health struggles, addiction issues following show's end: 'It was so bad'
Two of the three main characters on "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" (2004-2007) open up about mental health struggles in their 20s.