A bipartisan group of state attorneys general charged Google with violating antitrust laws by using its market power to favor its platform over rivals such as Microsoft’s Bing. They also allege that Google seeks to illegally expand its search dominance through new technologies including voice assistants and Internet-connected cars. The lawsuit claims that Google uses restrictive agreements...
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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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