Charter Communications, the number two cable operator behind Comcast, reported that the number of new internet customers rose 42% in the first quarter compared to a year earlier. It was the latest sign of how the pandemic and related quarantines is driving more people to sign up for the internet. Both Comcast and Altice reported robust growth on Thursday. The growth was helped by a two month...
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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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