Juul said it would halt sales of its e-cigarettes in Indonesia after questions by Reuters about marketing to young people in the world’s fourth-most populous country. Reuters had been looking at Juul’s marketing in Indonesia, Philippines and South Korea, the three Asian countries where it operates, and that it found evidence of targeting younger customers, such as selling desert-flavored...
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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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