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Luisa Beltran / Barron's Online: Bill.com, a cloud-based payments service for SMBs, has agreed to acquire expense management software provider Divvy for $2.5B in cash and stock  —  The fintech Bill.com is buying Divvy, an expense reporting start-up, for $2.5 billion.  —  The deal, announced Thursday, calls for Bill.com …
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Tom Simonite / Wired: How AI Dungeon, a text adventure game that uses the GPT-3 text generator, can create sex scenes involving children, and why attempts to stop it aren't working  —  The game touted its use of the GPT-3 text generator.  Then the algorithm started to generate disturbing stories, including sex scenes involving children.
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Karen Hao / MIT Technology Review: Researchers detail a new type of attack that could increase the energy consumption of neural networks by adding small amounts of noise to a network's inputs  —  The latest generation of neural networks are vulnerable to a new kind of attack that makes them use too much energy.
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Emily Bary / MarketWatch: IAC shareholders will vote on the spinoff of Vimeo on May 14; Vimeo posted Q1 revenue of $89.4M, up 57% YoY  —  IAC shareholders will vote on splitting off video-creation software unit next week  —  IAC/InterActiveCorp. topped quarterly earnings expectations Thursday …
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Tiernan Ray / ZDNet: Cloudflare beats expectations in Q1 with revenue of $138.1M, up 51% YoY, vs est. of $131M, customer retention rate of 123%, and large customer count up 70% YoY  —  Cloudlfare said it had more than 4 million customer's in Q1.  —  Network security and content delivery network provider Cloudflare …
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Twitter today confirmed earlier reports that it’s testing a new Tip Jar feature. The new addition utilizes a number of different payment platforms, including PayPal, Venmo, Patreon, Cash App and Bandcamp (all region-dependent). “Tip Jar is an easy way to support the incredible voices that make up the conversation on Twitter,” the company wrote in [
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It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary-worded notification about a planned policy update. The backlash grew fast and millions of people, including several high-profile figures, starte
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Higher-end devices made by Google, Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, and OnePlus are affected.
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Here’s a guide to all the models, along with case recommendations and software tips.
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Ready or not, the world is opening up. Creating a daily rhythm calendar can help you take it all in at your own pace.
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"Broadcast" now works on speakers, displays, and phones for your whole family.
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Exposed systems paved way for researchers to access code, messages, passwords, and more.
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Let's unpack the deal to gain a better understanding of the huge exit and the value of Divvy's richly funded competitors.
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AI is fundamental to many products and services today, but its hunger for data and computing cycles is bottomless. Lightmatter plans to leapfrog Moore’s law with its ultra-fast photonic chips specialized for AI work, and with a new $80M round the company is poised to take its light-powered computing to market. We first covered Lightmatter […]
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Snap on Wednesday announced its plan to soon launch a Creator Marketplace, which will make it easier for businesses to find and partner with Snapchat creators, including lens creators, AR creators and later, prominent Snapchat creators known as Snap Stars. At launch, the marketplace will focus on connecting brands and AR creators for AR ads. […]
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Autonomous vehicles rely on many sensors to perceive the world around them, and while cameras and lidar get a lot of the attention, good old radar is an important piece of the puzzle — though it has some fundamental limitations. Oculii, which just raised a $55M round, aims to minimize those limitations and make radar […]
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ReCharge, a provider of subscription management software for e-commerce, announced today that it has raised $227 million in a Series B growth round at a $2.1 billion valuation.  Summit Partners, ICONIQ Growth and Bain Capital Ventures provided the capital. Notably, Santa Monica, California-based ReCharge was bootstrapped for several years before ra
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Twitter just made a change to the way it displays images that has visual artists on the social network celebrating. In March, Twitter rolled out a limited test of uncropped, larger images in users’ feeds. Now, it’s declared those tests a success and improved the image sharing experience for everybody. no bird too tall, no […]
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If you ask Nik Bonaddio why he wanted to build a new mobile trivia app, his answer is simple. “In my life, I’ve got very few true passions: I love trivia and I love sports,” Bonaddio told me. “I’ve already started a sports company, so I’ve got to start a trivia company.” He isn’t kidding […]
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This morning Metafy, a distributed startup building a marketplace to match gamers with instructors, announced that it has closed an additional $5.5 million to its $3.15 million seed round. Call it a seed-2, seed-extension or merely a baby Series A; Forerunner Ventures, DCM and Seven Seven Six led the round as a trio. Metafy’s model […]
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