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Google winds down feature that put playable podcasts directly in search results

Google confirmed it’s putting an end to a feature that allowed users to access playable podcasts directly from the Google Search results in favor of offering podcast recommendations. Officially launched in 2019, the feature surfaced podcasts when they matched a user’s query, including in those cases where a user specifically included the word “podcast” in […]

Google winds down feature that put playable podcasts directly in search results by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch

OpenAI’s ‘next-generation’ AI model is behind Microsoft’s new search

Microsoft is making a big AI play with its revamped Bing search engine and Edge web browser, both of which are powered by what appears to be exclusive access to the successor to OpenAI’s popular ChatGPT large language model. The new AI is unnamed for now, only described in a blog post as following: …A […]

OpenAI’s ‘next-generation’ AI model is behind Microsoft’s new search by Devin Coldewey originally published on TechCrunch

Disrupting beauty’s last frontier with Keta Burke-Williams from Ourside

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Darrell and Becca are joined by Keta Burke-Williams, the founder and CEO of Ourside, a direct-to-consumer fragrance company. Keta talked about what got her interested in disrupting the behemoth — and outdated — fragrance industry and what it has been like […]

Disrupting beauty’s last frontier with Keta Burke-Williams from Ourside by Rebecca Szkutak originally published on TechCrunch

Microsoft updates its Edge web browser with built-in A.I. capabilities

At a Microsoft press event today where the company demonstrated its new A.I.-powered search capabilities in Bing, the company also announced a new version of its Edge web browser that includes A.I. technologies built-in. With the new browser, web users are able to do things like summarize search results with A.I.’s help and converse with […]

Microsoft updates its Edge web browser with built-in A.I. capabilities by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch

‘Tracers in the Dark’ shows how cops go after crypto-criminals

“That was the only path through this darkness,” says U.S. prosecutor Zia Faruqui. “The darker the darknet gets, the way that you shine the light is following the money.” In Tracers in the Dark, Andy Greenberg, a senior writer at Wired, takes a historical look at what he calls Bitcoin’s “siren song: the promise of […]

‘Tracers in the Dark’ shows how cops go after crypto-criminals by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai originally published on TechCrunch

Microsoft launches the new Bing, with ChatGPT built in

“It’s a new day for search,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said today. For 13 years now, Microsoft has tried to get you to use Bing, but you didn’t want to, so its global market share remains in the low single digits. Now, the company is pulling out all the stops in an effort to better […]

Microsoft launches the new Bing, with ChatGPT built in by Frederic Lardinois originally published on TechCrunch

Senate committee presses Meta over data access by developers in “high risk” countries, per 2018 app audit

Facebook’s murky history of letting third party apps help themselves to user data which you may recall blew up into a major global privacy scandal back in 2018 (aka, Cambridge Analytica), gouging the company’s stock price, leading to its founder being hauled in front of Congress — and finally, in mid 2019, to a $5BN […]

Senate committee presses Meta over data access by developers in “high risk” countries, per 2018 app audit by Natasha Lomas originally published on TechCrunch

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