Google releases new open LLMs, Rivian lays off staff and Signal rolls out usernames

February 24, 2024

Welcome, folks, to Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s regular newsletter covering noteworthy happenings in the tech industry. This week, Google launched two new open large language models, Gemma 2B and Gemma 7B, in its continued bid for generative AI dominance. The company, which describes the LLMs as “inspired by Gemini,” its flagship family of GenAI […]

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With liquidity rare, VCs may get creative to return investor cash

February 24, 2024

Welcome to the very last issue of The Exchange! With TechCrunch+ sunsetting this month, The Exchange column and its newsletter are also coming to an end. Thank you for reading, emailing, tweeting, and hanging out with us for so many years. P.S. A special thanks from myself to Anna, who was nothing short of a […]

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Equity Shot: All about the Reddit IPO!

February 24, 2024

 Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts. Hello, and welcome to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Weekend team, we have something both short and sweet for you: A dig into the Reddit IPO filing that came out just after we recorded our […]

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This Week in AI: Addressing racism in AI image generators

February 24, 2024

Keeping up with an industry as fast-moving as AI is a tall order. So until an AI can do it for you, here’s a handy roundup of recent stories in the world of machine learning, along with notable research and experiments we didn’t cover on their own. This week in AI, Google paused its AI chatbot Gemini’s […]

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Byju’s founder, ousted by shareholders, says rumors of his firing ‘greatly exaggerated’

February 24, 2024

Byju Raveendran, the founder of eponymous edtech group Byju’s, told employees on Saturday that he continues to remain the chief executive of the startup and that rumors of his firing have been “greatly exaggerated,” a day after a shareholder group voted to remove him at an emergency general meeting. In a 758-word letter, content of […]

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