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Most early-stage startups have less than one year of runway, adding to pressure on these companies to raise capital despite unfavorable market conditions. As capital reserves dwindle, investors expect there will be a rush of companies seeking capital in 2023. Investment firm January Ventures found that of the 450 founders in the U.S. and Europe polled, 85% had less than 12 months of cash on...

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Why DOJ’s Damaging Evidence Against Google May Not Be Enough to Break Up the Company
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Justice Department lawyers on Tuesday revealed embarrassing details about Google’s conduct in the online ad industry as part of a new antitrust lawsuit. Despite evidence and allegations that Google rigged advertising auctions and effectively stole money from website publishers that rely on the company’s advertising tools, the DOJ will have a hard time winning the case and breaking...
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Google Laid Off High Performers and Earners While Largely Sparing ‘Brain’ AI Lab
Google's move to lay off 6.4% of staff on Friday didn’t come as a shock to most employees, but it stunned some of the individuals who were cut.
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How Microsoft’s Stumbles Led to Its OpenAI Alliance
For more than a decade, Microsoft Research, the company’s in-house research group, has touted artificial intelligence breakthroughs such as translating speech to text and software that could understand human language or recognize objects in images.
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At Patreon, Mismanagement Thwarts a Pandemic-Era Star
Two years ago, Jack Conte seemed to have pulled off one of the most remarkable makeovers in recent Silicon Valley memory.
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Founders’ Keepers: The Gadgets, Mugs and Mementos That CEOs Can’t Work Without
Athletes wear lucky socks. Children have their favorite stuffies. But tech founders? Their most prized workplace possessions run an exceptionally wide gamut, ranging from the idiosyncratic (a Jesuit obelisk) to the alarmingly practical (a pistol lockbox) to the comfortingly basic (a yellow pad and pen).
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Thoma Bravo, Vista Approach Sumo Logic About a Possible Buyout
Private equity firms including Thoma Bravo, Vista Equity Partners and Francisco Partners have approached data analytics software company Sumo Logic expressing interest in a possible acquisition, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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Citizen Marc: Why the Andreessen Horowitz Founder Can’t Stop Chasing Dreams of a New Media
The pitch was right up Marc Andreessen’s alley: a fledgling but buzzy digital media startup, which intended not only to produce its own content but to sell its content-management software to other publishers—and, if that worked, to scale its platform to anyone willing to pay.