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  • Cubzh wants to build the next-generation Minecraft December 6, 2022
    Meet Cubzh, a new free-to-play video game that is all about user-generated content through a cube system. The company has designed a new platform from scratch and wants to empower creators with the ability to create new objects, build worlds and define games rules thanks to a scripting environment. This summer, the company raised a […]
  • Google introduces “Continuous Scrolling” on desktop for Search December 6, 2022
    Google is introducing a “Continuous Scrolling” feature on the desktop so users don’t have to navigate across pages to find the relevant search results for English-language queries in the U.S., expanding a feature the company has offered on mobile for some time. Notably, users shouldn’t mistake continuous scrolling for infinite scrolling. With continuous scrolling, users […]
  • Amazon set to launch Prime Gaming in India December 6, 2022
    Amazon is inching closer to launching Prime Gaming, its subscription service that offers free access to a number of titles and which ships bundled with Amazon Prime and Video plans, to its members in India, according to the company’s website. “With Prime Gaming (included with your Prime membership) unlock instant access to tons of exclusive […]
  • Onomotion raises €21 million to expand e-cargo bike urban logistics business December 6, 2022
    Berlin-based Onomotion has come up with a scalable way to do micromobility-powered urban logistics — cargo e-bikes with built-in cover from the elements and attachable containers. Today, Onomotion has a couple hundred vehicles on the road in Germany with logistics partners like UPS, DPD and Hermes. Over the next few years, the company wants to […]
  • SBM Bank India, building BaaS platform, seeks funding at $200 million valuation December 6, 2022
    The Indian arm of SBM Bank, one of the banks that has aggressively worked with fintech startups in the South Asian market, is engaging with investors to raise capital and pitching the vision of becoming one of the top banking-as-a-service providers in the country, according to a source familiar with the matter. The Indian arm […]
  • Accacia tackles the real estate industry’s massive carbon emissions problem December 6, 2022
    The real estate and infrastructure sectors contribute about 40% of global carbon emissions, and part of solving the climate crisis is fixing how those industries work. Accacia gives large property owners a way to track their carbon impact in real-time by integrating with ERPs and property management systems like Yardi. It’s already been deployed to […]
  • TuSimple and Navistar end deal to co-develop autonomous trucks December 6, 2022
    Autonomous trucking technology company TuSimple and truck manufacturer Navistar have scrapped their deal to co-develop self-driving trucks, the companies said Monday. The move to end the partnership comes less than a month after Cheng Lu returned to his role as CEO of TuSimple after previously being ousted. The return of Lu came days after the […]
  • Microsoft could get its first official union as ZeniMax QA testers organize December 6, 2022
    A group of about 300 quality assurance (QA) testers at video game company ZeniMax Media are seeking to form the first ever union at Microsoft, the parent company to their studio. ZeniMax includes subsidiaries like Bethesda Softworks and id Software, producing franchises like The Elder Scrolls, Doom and Fallout. Union organizing has been on the […]
  • Uber Eats to pay millions for listing Chicago restaurants without consent December 6, 2022
    Uber has agreed to a $10 million settlement with the City of Chicago for listing local restaurants in the Uber Eats and Postmates food delivery apps without the restaurants’ consent, as well as for charging excess commission fees. Over $5 million will go toward paying damages back to Chicago restaurants that were affected, and $1.5 million […]
  • Chattermill, which uses AI to extract insights from customer experience data, raises $26M December 6, 2022
    Chattermill, a platform that helps companies unlock insights by analyzing customer feedback data from across myriad digital channels, has raised $26 million in a Series B round of funding. Founded out of London in 2015, companies such as Uber and Amazon use Chattermill to unify all their customer data, integrating with social networks, customer feedback […]
  • ChatGPT shrugged December 5, 2022
    ChatGPT is a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool that’s designed to help people communicate with computers in a more natural and intuitive way — using natural language processing (NLP) technology. But what’s behind the development of ChatGPT and how can the tech be used to help humanity? These are some of the questions that we […]
  • Lensa AI, the app making ‘magic avatars,’ raises red flags for artists December 5, 2022
    If your Instagram is awash in algorithmically generated portraits of your friends, you aren’t alone. After adding a new avatar generation tool based on Stable Diffusion, the photo editing app Lensa AI went viral over the last few days, with users sharing their uncanny AI-crafted avatars (and the horrible misfires) in stories and posts. Lensa’s […]
  • Tier-owned Spin exits 10 US markets amid low demand, unfavorable city regulations December 5, 2022
    Micromobility operator Spin is leaving 10 U.S. markets due to a combination of low demand, over-regulation, under-regulation and poor cost structures, according to a company-wide email sent Friday by Philip Reinckens, Spin’s CEO, that was shared with TechCrunch. Reinckens said the market exits would help Spin cut costs and focus on growing markets that provide […]
  • Max Q: Building on the moon and Mars December 5, 2022
    In this issue: ICON's in-space construction tech ambitions; Astra's management switch-up; news from ispace, Metaspectral and more Max Q: Building on the moon and Mars by Aria Alamalhodaei originally published on TechCrunch
  • Daily Crunch: Another Salesforce C-suite exit — Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield will step down in January December 5, 2022
    Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. Daily Crunch: Another Salesforce C-suite exit — Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield will step down in January by Christine Hall originally published on TechCrunch