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Japan’s Geniee acquires AdPushup-operator Zelto for $70 million

Japanese marketing tech firm Geniee, part of the SoftBank Group, has paid about $70 million in cash to acquire the revenue optimization platform Zelto (formerly known as AdPushup), a person familiar with the matter said, delivering 40 times return to a number of angel investors in the startup that began its journey in India. The acquisition is a remarkable turnaround for Zelto, the 10-year-old firm that provides content creators and web publishers with tools to generate more revenue by tapping

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21 places to eat in NYC for iconic New York food

One of the best and worst things about New York City is the amount of food options. There is a seemingly endless supply of amazing places to eat in NYC that cater to every budget level – and the thing is, most of them are very, very, good. With so many options, it can be impossible to figure out where to eat in NYC, especially with so many restaurants claiming their dishes to be the “best” of the rest. Don’t miss

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Alaska Airlines Visa Business card review: Earn 70,000 miles and a Companion Fare

Alaska Airlines Visa® Business card overview The Alaska Airlines Visa® Business card is an easily overlooked card that earns exceptionally valuable airline miles. It has a low annual fee and lucrative ongoing perks for travelers loyal to Alaska Airlines. Card rating*: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ * Card rating is based on the opinion of TPG’s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer. Alaska Airlines has one of the best airline loyalty programs in the world, which makes the Alaska Airlines Visa Business card

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This single Amex offer could cover more than half the cost of your Celebrity cruise

Are you close to booking a Celebrity Cruises voyage? You might want to pay for it with an American Express card. This month some American Express cardholders can get 35,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when spending $1,000 or more on a Celebrity cruise. That’s a significantly large number of Membership Rewards points. TPG currently values Membership Rewards points at 2 cents each, meaning that the 35,000 bonus points would be worth $700 at our valuation. For more cruise news, guides

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Register now for Southwest’s new promotion that makes earning elite status easier

If you are trying to earn Southwest elite status this year, you’ll be happy to learn that Southwest Rapid Rewards is now offering a new promotion. This promotion makes earning Southwest status easier by offering bonus tier-qualifying points and qualifying flights on select activities between March 1 and May 31. As a reminder, Southwest A-List status requires you to fly 25 qualifying flights or earn 35,000 tier qualifying points per calendar year. Southwest A-List Preferred status requires you to fly

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The most luxurious all-inclusive resorts around the world

Gourmet dining, private islands, butlers, unparalleled wildlife encounters and adventures with exceptional service: If you thought all-inclusives were just about all-you-can-eat buffets, you’re in for a truly decadent surprise when you explore some of the most luxurious all-inclusives around the globe. From plush all-inclusives in Europe to all-inclusive ski resorts and all-inclusive properties that are perfect for honeymooners, plus other resorts that are fabulous for families, foodies and anyone who loves to be pampered, these are our best all-inclusive resorts

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Why all the big hotel chains are battling for budget travelers right now

The most contentious part of the hotel ecosystem in coming years won’t involve fighting over the highest-paying customer. Instead, it’s already playing out at the more affordable end of the hotel food chain. The biggest hotel companies, such as Marriott International and Hilton, historically focused on brands in the upper-midscale segment (like Hampton and Fairfield Inn) and above. When inflation first surged amid rising gas prices, hotel executives pointed to their higher-end brand logic as a strategy because their typical

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Twitter Blue expands to more than 20 countries

Twitter’s paid plan Twitter Blue is now available to more than 20 new countries in Europe. These countries include Netherlands, Poland, Ireland, Belgium, Sweden, Romania, Czech Republic, Finland, Denmark, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Slovakia, Latvia, Slovenia, Estonia, Croatia, Luxembourg, Malta, and Cyprus. This expansion makes the social network’s subscription service available in more than 35 countries across the world. Under Elon Musk, Twitter Blue was first launched back in December at an $8 per month price point with the

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Household Budgeting Tips

Over the decades we’ve spent educating consumers about managing their personal finances and conquering their debt, we’ve seen countless different household budgeting strategies. That being said, here are our best recommendations for managing your household budget. Most common budget categories. With the economy in turmoil, more experts are proposing different ideas about how to set up a budget. The trend seems to be toward simple advice. We’ve seen it suggested that you should adopt a simple 20/80 budget: save and

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Bing’s AI chatbot now has several distinct personalities

While some might argue that the introduction of OpenAI’s artificial intelligence chatbot, ChatGPT, into the Bing search engine has already given the tool multiple personalities, Microsoft is introducing three more. In an effort to give users more control over Bing’s AI chatbot, the company has introduced a toggle that most users who have access to the technology should see as of Thursday, said Mikhail Parakhin, head of web services at Microsoft. That will give people the choice to either get

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Daily Crunch: Stealth startup Figure releases first photos of its all-purpose humanoid robot

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here. G’day, friends! Good to spend some time with you again. Come spend some time with our finely crafted words and god-awful puns. It’s a service we provide. — Christine and Haje The TechCrunch Top 3 My friends call me Murphy; you call me Figure: It’s “iRobot” come to life: Figure emerges from stealth with the first images

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Universal Hydrogen takes to the air with the largest hydrogen fuel cell ever to fly

As a Universal Hydrogen-branded plane, equipped with the largest hydrogen fuel cell ever to power an aircraft, made its maiden test flight in eastern Washington, co-founder and CEO Paul Eremenko declared the moment the dawn of a “new golden age of aviation.” The 15-minute test flight of a modified Dash-8 aircraft was short, but it showed that hydrogen could be viable as a fuel for short-hop passenger aircraft. That is, if Universal Hydrogen — and others in the emerging world

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Secret Service and ICE conducted warrantless stingray surveillance, says watchdog

A government watchdog has found that the Secret Service and ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit repeatedly failed to obtain the correct legal paperwork when carrying out invasive cell phone surveillance. The findings were published last week by Homeland Security’s inspector general, tasked with oversight of the U.S. federal department and its many law enforcement units, which said that the agencies often used cell-site simulators without obtaining the appropriate search warrants. Cell-site simulators — commonly known as “stingrays” — are

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Adobe’s Scott Belsky talks generative AI — and why it’s not going to end up like web3

Scott Belsky, chief product officer and executive vice president for Adobe’s Creative Cloud, believes there’s a big difference between the hype cycle around web3 last year and what we’re seeing this year with ChatGPT and other generative AI models. Belsky, who was interviewed by Forbes reporter Alex Konrad at the Upfront Summit in Los Angeles today, says web3 did not promise to reduce the time it takes to complete tasks, and generative AI most definitely does in his view. “Web3

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Indent raises $8.1M funding for its AI-powered customer video review tool

According to a recent report, 92.4% of consumers use reviews when deciding to purchase products. It’s understandable. They want confidence in their purchase choice before buying a product online. A Seoul-based startup called Indent wants to help these shoppers through access to video reviews and product ratings, while also helping to drive sales for e-commerce merchants by providing them with this same precious customer feedback. Its video review marketing tool is called VREVIEW, and it works by sending a chatbot to

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Stability AI, Hugging Face and Canva back new AI research nonprofit

Developing cutting-edge AI systems like ChatGPT requires massive technical resources, in part because they’re costly to develop and run. While several open source efforts have attempted to reverse-engineer proprietary, closed source systems created by commercial labs such as Alphabet’s DeepMind and OpenAI, they’ve often run into roadblocks — mainly due to a lack of capital and domain expertise. Hoping to avoid this fate, one community research group, EleutherAI, is forming a nonprofit foundation. The organization today announced it’ll found a

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An ode to big tech cos putting earbuds in smartwatches and other weird crap

I want to talk about weird tech for a minute. A lot of strange and wonderful pieces of technology have come across our desks over the years. More often that not, they’re the purview of the startup. Small companies are more nimble and willing to take risks. That’s a big part of the reason the entire smartphone industry converged on the smartphone factor. It’s also why a lot of laptops seem to look like MacBooks these days. With shareholders and

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Biden veto watch: What is ESG investing and why don’t conservatives like it?

Though he’s been in office for more than half of his term, President Joe Biden has yet to veto any legislation that has made it to the Resolute Desk. That is likely to soon change, however, as an anti-ESG bill will arrive in the Oval Office after passing a Senate vote. The bill, if signed into law, would overturn a rule from the Labor Department allowing fiduciary retirement fund managers to consider ESG (environmental, social, and governance) factors when making

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Pharmaceutical scientists have figured out a new way to make moisturizer without the moisture

Researchers at the University of East Anglia’s School of Pharmacy in the U.K. have developed technology that can remove nearly all water from a cosmetic product, allowing it to be packaged as thin, paper-like disks. Consumers can then add the water back themselves when they’re ready to use the product. Most industrial processes that remove water from products use a lot of energy and heat, which can damage or deactivate a product’s active ingredients and can be costly to manufacturers,

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Are NFT marketplaces becoming an open sea for creator royalties?

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important crypto stories delivered to your inbox every Thursday at 12 p.m. PT, subscribe here. Welcome back to Chain Reaction. PSA: I’ll be at ETH Denver this week, so if you see me, say hi! I’ll have a few Chain Reaction pins on me and the first few people to find me will get one. Think of it like a free NFT, but instead of it going in your crypto wallet,

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To fix the climate, these 10 investors are betting the house on the ocean

Climate change is a problem important and pressing enough that investors have begun to grasp the opportunities that arise when trying to solve it. Now, they’ve started to cast their nets wider for other, adjacent opportunities. Tech that serves to conserve the oceans while using it to replace older, more harmful means of generating energy and food seems to be one such opportunity. In fact, when we asked 10 investors in the sector to share their thoughts on the space,

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Barcelona nights

I’ve yet to walk the entire floor at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year (that’s the goal for this afternoon), but my sense is the majority of the robots present fit into one of two categories: robot vacuums or greeter robots. With Pepper out of commission, maybe there’s a wide-open market there. Who knows? The two Xiaomi robots — CyberOne and CyberDog — may well have been the most prominent of the show, and neither were especially inspiring. It

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Hackers steal gun owners’ data from firearm auction website

Hackers breached a website that allows people to buy and sell guns, exposing the identities of its users, TechCrunch has learned. The breach exposed reams of sensitive personal data for more than 550,000 users, including customers’ full names, home addresses, email addresses, plaintext passwords and telephone numbers. Also, the stolen data allegedly makes it possible to link a particular person with the sale or purchase of a specific weapon. “With this data, you can then take a public listing…and resolve

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BetterHelp owes customers $7.8M after FTC alleges data mishandling

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is requiring online therapy company BetterHelp to pay $7.8 million to consumers in a settlement over alleged data mishandling between 2017 and 2020. This marks the first proposed FTC order that would compensate consumers whose health data was compromised. According to the FTC, BetterHelp assured customers that it would not share their health data except for the purpose of providing counseling. But the FTC alleged that BetterHelp shared customer emails, IP addresses and health questionnaire

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Neuralink human testing has reportedly received one FDA rejection already

Neuralink’s ambition to provide a brain-computer interface orders of magnitude better than what’s out there now has hit headwinds with the FDA, Reuters reports. The agency reportedly rejected the company’s application to begin human testing last year, a somewhat expected obstacle that seems nevertheless to have frustrated backer Elon Musk. The well-sourced report explains that the company made its bid for human testing in 2022, but was rejected with numerous concerns cited. The “neural lace” that forms the implant could

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Instagram starts testing its age verification tools in more countries

Meta announced today that it has started testing its age verification tools on Instagram in more countries, including Canada and Mexico. Last June, the social media app began testing new options for users to verify their age using one of three options: uploading their ID, recording a video selfie or asking mutual friends to verify their age. If a user attempted to edit their date of birth on Instagram from under the age of 18 to 18 or over, the

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Senators urge Zuckerberg to keep teens out of the metaverse

Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Ed Markey (D-MA) wrote a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to halt Meta’s plans to open Horizon Worlds to teens. Per a leaked memo, Meta may open access to its social VR platform for users aged 13 to 17 as early as this month. “Any strategy to invite young users into a digital space rife with potential harms should not be driven by a goal to maximize profit,” the senators wrote. “We

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Pinterest is testing a new premium video ad format on its app’s search tab

Pinterest has begun alpha testing a new advertising product that allows brands to reach consumers from a more prominent position within the company’s mobile app. With the “Premiere Spotlight” ad, as the new format is currently being called, advertisers will gain access to a premium placement for 24 hours on the Pinterest app’s search page. This allows them to reach Pinterest users as they use one of the app’s key features — the ability to search for pins, inspiration, and

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Hatch Bank says hackers used Fortra bug to steal 140,000 customer Social Security numbers

Hatch Bank, a digital-first bank that provides infrastructure for fintech companies offering their own brand credit cards, confirmed hackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability in the company’s internal file transfer software that allowed access to thousands of customer Social Security numbers. The vulnerability in Fortra’s GoAnywhere file-transfer software came to light on February 2 after security journalist Brian Krebs publicly shared details of Fortra’s security advisory because the tech company had put the advisory behind a login prompt. The Clop ransomware

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Ford to restart F-150 Lightning production on March 13

Ford today provided a statement to TechCrunch detailing its plan to restart F-150 Lightning production. The manufacturing lines will start rolling again on March 13. The automaker says that will allow for the EV’s battery pack to be reworked to include SK On’s battery cells. Ford also says it will continue to hold already-produced vehicles as it works “through engineering and parts updates.” This comes weeks after Ford paused the production and shipment of F-150 Lightning for an unspecified battery

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HBO’s ‘Succession’ releases the official trailer for its final season

The official trailer for the final season of “Succession” premiered today, and it appears the series is ending with an epic mic drop. Season 4 makes its debut on March 26, giving fans ten more episodes before we bid farewell to the Roy family. The new trailer gives viewers a closer look at the feud between the Roy kids’ and their father, Logan (Brian Cox), who put Waystar Royco up for sale without their knowledge. Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Siobhan (Sarah

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Ford forms automated driving subsidiary from Argo AI’s remains

Ford has launched a wholly owned subsidiary — staffed by hundreds of former employees of Argo AI — that will initially focus on commercializing a hands-free, eyes-off driver assistance system. The new 550-person company, called Latitude AI, will be dedicated to improving Ford’s existing advanced driver assistance system known as Blue Cruise and developing new automated driving technology for its next-generation of vehicles. Most of the company is comprised of machine learning and robotics, cloud platform, mapping, sensors, test operations

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Brinc’s Lemur 2 straps on blue strobes and is ready for action

Drone developer Brinc today showed off its newest drone, designed to help cops and others who care about public safety do their jobs from a safe distance. The new quadcopter is called Lemur 2 and is tooled up and ready to go into areas that otherwise would be too dangerous for humans. The new drone builds on the learnings from the previous version and adds a stack of new features. The new drone has increased autonomous abilities, with onboard lidar

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Instacart’s Q4 results impressed. Are they good enough to push it toward an IPO?

The best-known unicorns in the world are getting fit, showing that it is possible to trim losses while still posting growth. They are living experiments when it comes to corporations looking to get lean without cutting muscle. European fintech giant Klarna is working through a valuation reset and a change in investor priority ahead of an eventual public offering. It’s not the only private tech company adjusting its valuation and working to scale its revenue and profitability to meet the

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Brave Search launches an AI-powered summarization feature

It is raining AI-powered features all across search engines. Today, Brave Search launched a new “Summarizer” feature, which is powered by different large langue models (LLMs) — OpenAI’s GPT tech isn’t one of them. Just like the name suggests, its job is to provide a synopsis of a search query using different sources. The summary feature is available to all Brave Search users on desktop and mobile. In the examples given by the company, it can summarize results for queries

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Felicis funded 50% more deals last year than in 2021, some as prices were still rising — and it says it has no regrets

Felicis, a now 17-year-old, San Francisco- and Menlo Park-based venture firm, is announcing today that it has closed its ninth flagship fund with $825 million, compared with the $600 million core fund that it announced in the summer of 2021. The vehicle brings the firm’s total assets under management to exactly $3 billion, and it took just three months to raise, it says. It’s a feat in the current market, but Joanna Rupp, managing director of private equity at the

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Pitch Deck Teardown: Gable’s $12M Series A deck

It seems like only yesterday that I wrote about Gable’s $12 million Series A, but it was, in fact, two days ago. The company is building an interesting product in the world of remote work, and I was curious how the founders were able to convince investors to part with a big pile of dough. Gable takes all the administrative work out of finding and booking nearby workspaces, both for employees and employers. It operates in 26 different countries, and

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Target will allow you to return items from your car starting this spring

Curbside pickup of groceries and other big-box retailer goods had been growing for years, then boomed during the pandemic, reaching mainstream adoption. Now, Target is taking the opportunity to offer more services through its Drive Up curbside option, with this week’s announcement that it plans to allow customers to return new, unopened items from the convenience of their car. The launch could prompt rival retailers to offer support for returns through their curbside pickup services as well, as the addition

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Hear why so many cybersecurity companies call Boston home

TechCrunch Live took a virtual visit to Boston this week at our special City Spotlight: Boston event. During the special, extended event, influential Boston founders and investors spoke, including Boston Robotics founder Marc Raibert and MassChallenge CEO Cait Brumme. The event started with Greg Dracon, of .406 Ventures, and Matt Caulfield, founder and CEO of Oort, with a conversation around cybersecurity companies in Boston. Caulfield started Oort in 2018, and to date, has raised $18.05 million to support the company,

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Gen Z girls want better tools for learning about personal finance and investing

We may still see a gender pay gap at work, but according to a new study from Fidelity, Gen Z and millennials are determined to learn more about money early in life and fix gender inequality in the workplace. To mark Women’s History Month, financial planning company Fidelity, surveyed over 3,700 adults about the state of women’s finances and whom they turn to for support. Here are some key findings: Teen girls want more financial education: 81% of teen girls say they’d like

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As tensions build, Silicon Valley’s Chinese affiliates invest in sensitive space tech

Chinese subsidiaries of American venture capital firms are investing money from U.S.-based funds into Chinese space startups, even as the Pentagon warns of Beijing’s growing activity in the space arena, according to data reviewed by TechCrunch.  The data, collected by PitchBook, includes information on past limited partners and investments of the Chinese units of Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Space industry investments represent a very small but notable portion of these firms’ portfolios, with Sequoia Capital China

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How to turn an open source project into a profitable business

Victoria Melnikova Contributor Share on Twitter Alongside fellow Evil Martians, Victoria Melnikova builds devtools and commercial open source products and writes about her journey in tech. Despite the premise of open source software distribution being “free,” multibillion dollar companies like RedHat, MongoDB, GitLab and Elastic have already broken ground building profitable businesses with open source at their core. But is it possible for a smaller open source project to find its way into this land of commercial opportunity? COSS is

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Naomi Osaka, Usher, Apolo Ohno back Immi’s next phase of instant ramen domination

Consumer tastes are ever changing, but one thing’s for sure: People are looking for healthier food options, including their favorite comfort foods. Ramen is often a pantry staple, known jokingly for being the food of choice for college students and young entrepreneurs, but the market potential is huge: The market value of the global instant noodle sector in 2020 was nearly $46 billion and is projected to be about $66 billion by the end of 2027. That’s where immi comes

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Behavioral marketing platform Wunderkind nabs $76M

Wunderkind, a platform that enables brands to target web visitors through emails, texts and other digital advertising formats, today announced that it raised $76 million in a Series C round led by Neuberger Berman, the financial services company. Wunderkind’s newly appointed CEO, Bill Ingram, says that the tranche — which brings Wunderkind’s total raised to over $150 million — will be put toward investing in product development, hiring and ongoing market expansion. “We see this as a real opportunity to

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HR Signal helps companies figure out who is most likely to quit and why

High employee turnover is often a hint that a company’s human resources strategy isn’t working, but it’s also difficult for managers to identify who is thinking of leaving. HR Signal wants to make retention easier by using algorithms to predict which employees are most likely to seek another job. The worker analysis startup, which has benchmarked 50,000 job positions, announced today it has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding from Gammite Ventures and Aaron Grossman. One of HR Signal’s algorithms,

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SpotDraft shows that contract lifecycle management remains profitable, raises $26M

VCs see a rich opportunity in tools to manage the contract lifecycle. Two years ago, startups developing software that helps draft, manage and review contracts raised over $70 million in venture equity. While a relatively small space compared to, say, the market for customer relationship management ($44.9 billion in 2023), contract lifecycle management, or CLM, is growing at a rapid clip. Gartner predicts that legal tech spending — which includes CLM — will increase threefold by 2025. SpotDraft is one

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Figure emerges from stealth with the first images of its humanoid robot

Humanoid robots are one of those ideas that never truly goes out of style — it does, however, tend to ebb and flow across the decades. Whatever you happen to think about the project or the company that built it, Tesla’s Optimus prototype has revived the conversation around the form factor and efficacy and viability of general-purpose robots. Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert told me in an interview this week, “I thought that they’d gotten a lot more done than

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Hexa raises $20.5M to turn images into 3D objects for VR, AR and more

Hexa, a 3D asset visualization and management platform, today announced that it closed a $20.5 million Series A round from Point72 Ventures, Samurai Incubate, Sarona Partners and HTC. CEO and co-founder Yehiel Atias said that the cash will be put toward product development and expanded customer acquisition efforts well into 2023. HTC’s participation in the round might seem curious. After all, the company was once one of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers — not exactly entrenched in the 3D modeling

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Renovate is building robots to install roof shingles

Roofing isn’t a glamorous job. In fact, one could reasonably argue that it checks off the classic three Ds of automation — dull, dirty and dangerous — with aplomb. It’s a prime candidate for transformation at the hands of some clever roboticists. It always ranks at or toward the top of the list of most dangerous construction jobs, and there are a lot of roofs in the world — every human who wants one should have one. Renovate Robotics is

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Tesla stock sinks after Elon Musk’s ‘Master Plan 3’ fails to impress at Investor Day

Tesla’s Investor Day seems to have been a big bust—at least if we’re judging by reactions from actual investors. The event, which lasted over three hours and took place yesterday at the company’s Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, was heavy on highlighting the company’s past achievements but light on new product announcements or information about how Tesla would maintain its EV lead in a world when all automakers are quickly becoming EV makers. At the time of this writing, Tesla shares

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Gen Z has a tech skills gap at work. Here’s why

According to a recent study by Dell, 37% of Gen Z said their education did not adequately prepare them with technology skills they would need for their job. Meanwhile, 44% said they only learned very basic computing skills. These results are particularly surprising given that Gen Z is the first generation to grow up fully immersed in computers and phones. Fast Company spoke with Adam Garry, Dell’s senior director of education strategy. Garry leads a team of Dell educators who partner with schools

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How Korean webtoons are changing the comic industry—and the careers of creators

Webtoon is No. 8 on Fast Company’s list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2023. Explore the full list of companies that are reshaping industries and culture. Over the past several years, a wave of South Korean cultural exports have hit foreign shores, from chart-topping K-pop groups like BTS and Blackpink to groundbreaking films and TV shows, including Squid Game and Decision to Leave. Right behind them is another industry-shaping phenomenon, South Korean web-based comics, known as webtoons.

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Hormone replacement therapy for trans patients was just the start for Folx

Folx Health is No. 28 on Fast Company’s list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2023. Explore the full list of companies that are reshaping industries and culture. The American healthcare system, “at best, wasn’t built for us. And actually, more often than not, it’s openly discriminatory,” says Liana Douillet-Guzmán, of the LGBTQ community. Guzmán is bringing her experience navigating the healthcare system to her work as CEO of Folx Health, which launched three years ago as a

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This startup puts its telehealth services in the school nurse’s office

Hazel Health is No. 31 on Fast Company’s list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2023. Explore the full list of companies that are reshaping industries and culture. When it comes to getting kids to see a doctor, Hazel Health has figured out that it’s beneficial to meet them where they already are. The San Francisco-based company brings no-cost telehealthcare into schools for children who have a host of hurdles standing between them and a primary care physician,

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Why Maven Clinic is the highest-valued startup in women’s health

Maven Clinic is No. 30 on Fast Company’s list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2023. Explore the full list of companies that are reshaping industries and culture. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, employers now serve as a backstop for abortion access in this country. Maven Clinic is a virtual healthcare provider with a focus on women’s health, offering everything from OB/GYN care to egg freezing and lactation consultations. Today, it’s also helping the

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This startup has raised $600 million to give lower-income Americans better healthcare

Cityblock Health is No. 29 on Fast Company’s list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2023. Explore the full list of companies that are reshaping industries and culture. Cityblock Health was founded in 2017 to answer the question, as cofounder and CEO Toyin Ajayi puts it: “Why does it cost so much money to deliver care that doesn’t actually drive the outcomes we would expect?” Cityblock provides healthcare services to Medicaid and dually eligible Medicare beneficiaries, who account

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How South Korean comics app Webtoon became a content powerhouse

Webtoon is No. 8 on Fast Company’s list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2023. Explore the full list of companies that are reshaping industries and culture. It started when the science class hamster bit a student. She then passed the virus to the school nurse. Soon, the school was a mass of face-chewing zombies. Welcome to the world of All of Us Are Dead, the South Korean show that was Netflix’s most-watched non-English-language series last year, notching

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Inside Tiffany & Co.’s remarkable brand turnaround

Tiffany & Co. is No. 10 on Fast Company’s list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2023. Explore the full list of companies that are reshaping industries and culture. From the moment Beyoncé dropped her Renaissance dance album in late July, fans started anticipating the music videos. In October, they finally got something approximating one: a scene, set to the song “Summer Renaissance,” of Beyoncé dancing in a Studio 54–style disco, sparkling in a gem-encrusted minidress and chain-link

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This company is making expense reports way less of a hassle

Ramp is No. 9 on Fast Company’s list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2023. Explore the full list of companies that are reshaping industries and culture. Ramp cofounder and CEO Eric Glyman may lead an enterprise software company, but he’s not the type of guy who relishes the hard sell. (Ramp’s first sales hire, he says, was focused on customer success, not deals.) Instead, he likes to let Ramp’s products, including a corporate card and spend-management platform,

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This cybersecurity firm makes it easy to trick hackers with believable fake networks

CounterCraft is No. 35 on Fast Company’s list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2023. Explore the full list of companies that are reshaping industries and culture. Weeks before Russia invaded Ukraine last year, hackers accessed a financial institution’s computers and set them up to initiate a cyberattack on Ukrainian government websites. What the hackers didn’t know: Their efforts took place in a fake network designed as a detection environment by Spanish startup CounterCraft, which was able to

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Zombie startups

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