Microsoft is launching a subscription-based cloud productivity application suite for consumers, while also adding new features that aim to help families communicate and manage money more effectively. The changes show how Microsoft is aiming to reproduce the strategy it used with Office 365, its business-focused productivity application suite, in a new area. With its new Microsoft 365 consumer...
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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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