The South China Morning Post is reporting that Amazon has closed a bunch of stores on its platform operated by a major Chinese retailer. Although the reason for the closures aren’t known, the move comes as Amazon cracks down on fake reviews and other violations such as offering financial rewards in exchange for reviews. The Chinese retailer’s parent company, Tiza Information Industry...
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Chatbot Startup Character Seeks $250 Million, Testing Investor Appetite for AI
Character, an AI chatbot startup founded by two former Google researchers, has told investors it wants to raise as much as $250 million in new funding, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The pitch will test investors’ appetite for machine-learning startups as Microsoft’s multibillion-dollar deal with OpenAI casts a halo over the sector. A funding round of...
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