The Wall Street Journal reports that residents and local officials are fighting back against Airbnb’s short term rentals and in some cases are winning. The report comes ahead of Airbnb’s initial public offering on Thursday. In Arizona, for instance, two state lawmakers are trying to counter a 2016 law that took away regulation of short-term rentals from local municipalities, adding that two...
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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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