The developer of FlickType, a popular keyboard for the iPhone and Apple Watch, is suing Apple, accusing the company of delaying approval of its app for more than a year while at the same time praising the product and trying to acquire the company, according to the app’s founder. “I believe they were doing this deliberately to drive down the price for a potential sale,” Kosta Eleftheriou,...
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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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