Microsoft makes further cuts focused on consumer R&D group

Microsoft makes further cuts focused on consumer R&D group

After pulling open roles across its Office and Windows divisions and letting go a portion of its 180,000-person workforce in July, Microsoft made additional cuts this week concentrated in its Modern Life Experiences (MLX) group, one of the groups responsible for customer-focused project R&D at the company. According to posts on LinkedIn, the recent layoffs […]

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Vetted lands $14M for AI that helps shoppers find top products and deals

Vetted lands $14M for AI that helps shoppers find top products and deals

Vetted, the startup formerly known as Lustre, today announced that it secured $14 million to fund development of its AI-powered platform for product reviews. The cash infusion comes as part of a Series A led by Insight Partners, with participation from Index Ventures, Bling Capital, Golden Ventures and angels including former Meta VP of commerce […]

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Twitter is increasing the price of Twitter Blue from $2.99 to $4.99 per month

Twitter is increasing the price of Twitter Blue from $2.99 to $4.99 per month

Twitter is increasing the price of its subscription service, Twitter Blue, from $2.99 to $4.99 per month. Starting in October, existing subscribers will have to pay more. New users will currently have to pay the hiked rate. Apart from the U.S., the price hike is also applicable to other countries like Australia, Canada and New […]

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Amazon debuts new Alexa developer tools, including support for multiple voice assistants

Amazon debuts new Alexa developer tools, including support for multiple voice assistants

Today during an event focused on Alexa developer and partner news, Amazon announced new features and integrations, including a collection of APIs and software development kits (SDKs) aimed at making Alexa more versatile. They come a month after the company demoed forthcoming and experimental Alexa features at its annual re:Mars conference in Las Vegas, including […]

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Meta’s first human rights report is largely self-congratulatory

Europe’s top court unblocks more GDPR litigation against Big Tech

A ruling by the European Union’s top court today is set to unblock a raft of litigation brought by consumer protection organizations seeking to apply the bloc’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standard against tech giants such as Facebook and Twitter over issues like whether they gather properly informed consent to process people’s data. In […]

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