China’s internet regulator on Friday ordered 25 mobile apps operated by Didi Global, including Didi’s app for drivers, to be removed from app stores, citing violations of laws regarding the collection and usage of personal data. The latest action by the Cyberspace Administration of China indicates how extensive Beijing’s investigation into Didi is. On Sunday, the regulator ordered the removal...
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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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