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On that word, take pleasure in your weekend! — Christine and Haje

The TechCrunch High 3

  • Italy gives ChatGPT the boot: Italy’s authorities has been on a blocking kick these days. Just a few days in the past, we wrote a few possible ban on cultivated meat, and as we speak Italy needs to dam ChatGPT, citing knowledge safety issues. Natasha L writes that the nation’s knowledge safety authority is opening an investigation into whether or not OpenAI is breaching the European Union’s Common Information Safety Regulation.
  • Groupon gets its Czech book: Ingrid experiences that Groupon has misplaced 99.4% of its worth since its IPO and now has a brand new CEO who will run the enterprise from the Czech Republic.
  • Jio gets its game on: Manish writes that Mukesh Ambani, CEO of India’s streaming large Jio, sees the Indian Premier League cricket event as “the proper alternative to revamp Jio’s service adoption technique even because the agency acknowledges that cricket streaming won’t flip a revenue for a number of years.”

Startups and VC

What do you do when you have got a really profitable and widespread product (marijuana) that’s authorized in some locations, however federally has been a Schedule 1 drug since 1970? Effectively, you may’t depend on any nationwide establishments as your enterprise companions, Haje experiences. One of many main locations that exhibits up is in funds and cost processing; even after leisure hashish turned authorized in 21 states and decriminalized in one other dozen or so, hashish has turn out to be largely a money enterprise. In a world that’s more and more cashless, that’s an issue for each customers and companies. Smoakland is currently beta-testing a loophole that lets its customers pay by credit card. The key, it seems, is crypto.

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Yeah, after all, YC’s winter class is oozing with AI corporations

AI, startups, hype

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Simply over one-third of the fledgling startups in Y Combinator’s newest class say “that they’re an AI firm or use AI in some form of approach,” experiences Rebecca Szkutak.

“You possibly can’t blame the YC corporations for leaning into AI,” she writes. “When you noticed VCs dumping {dollars} — in a harder fundraising market, no much less — right into a know-how like AI that you possibly can implement into your personal enterprise, why wouldn’t you?”

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Huge Tech Inc. has a new president who lately spoke with Mary Ann about being bullish on a U.S. growth and the way she “welcomes” comparisons to Stripe. Céline Dufétel says of the funds business this yr: “Now greater than ever amid the unsure financial panorama, CFOs and heads of funds are narrowing in on the influence of funds on topline development and profitability. More and more, enterprise leaders are recognizing the measurable influence of high-performing funds techniques in maximizing acceptance charges, minimizing expensive fraud issues, and decreasing operational prices.”

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