Google can no longer import or sell certain Google-branded speakers, laptops or phones that infringe on patents owned by speaker maker Sonos, the U.S. International Trade Commission said on Thursday , affirming an earlier ruling. Financially, the decision appears to be meaningful for Sonos, whose shares rose more than 5% in after-hours trading. But it isn’t clear whether Google will strike a...
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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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