After testing a new dating experience in a handful of countries for the past year, Facebook is bringing the service to the U.S. and integrating it with Instagram. Those who opt into the dating service through the main Facebook app will be able to connect their Instagram accounts to show their Stories and add Instagram followers to their “Secret Crush” list, a matchmaking tool that notifies 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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