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The Rockset buy fits into OpenAI’s broader recent strategy of investing heavily in its enterprise sales and tech orgs.

OpenAI buys Rockset to bolster its enterprise AI

Website building platform Squarespace is selling Tock, its restaurant reservation service, to American Express in a deal worth $400 million — the exact figure that Squarespace paid for the service…

Squarespace sells restaurant reservation system Tock to American Express for $400M

Paris has quickly established itself as a major European center for AI startups, and now another big deal is in the works.

Poolside is raising $400M+ at a $2B valuation to build a supercharged coding co-pilot

Claude 3.5 Sonnet can analyze both text and images as well as generate text, and it’s Anthropic’s best-performing model yet — at least on paper.

Anthropic claims its latest model is best-in-class

Christopher O’Donnell has hobbies. He likes music and playing guitar, but above all, he loves building software. Which is why three years after leaving HubSpot, he built Day.ai, a CRM…

Ex-HubSpot exec builds an AI-powered CRM that learns for you, with $4M seed led by Sequoia

Active Directory, the Microsoft directory service for connecting users with network resources, is used by more than 90% of all Fortune 1000 companies and many more besides. So it’s no…

Semperis, a specialist in Active Directory security now worth more than $1B, raises $125M

Wordsmith, a fledgling Scottish legal tech startup, has somehow managed to attract the backing of two well-known venture capital firms. The startup targets in-house legal teams and law firms with…

‘Lawyer-in-the-loop’ startup Wordsmith wants to bring AI paralegals to all employees

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In spite of hype, many companies are moving cautiously when it comes to generative AI

Companies are extremely interested in generative AI as vendors push potential benefits, but turning that desire from a proof of concept into a working product is proving much more challenging.

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In spite of hype, many companies are moving cautiously when it comes to generative AI

The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has initiated a formal “phase 1” investigation into Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) planned acquisition of Juniper Networks. The CMA said it’s in the…

UK probes HPE’s planned $14B Juniper Networks acquisition

Decagon is a generative AI platform that automates various aspects of customer support channels.

Decagon claims its customer service bots are smarter than average

SurrealDB, a startup developing a database architecture of the same name, has closed a new round of funding as it readies a managed service.

SurrealDB is helping developers consolidate their databases

Suse on Tuesday is announcing its AI strategy and SUSE AI solutions, a new vendor- and LLM-agnostic generative AI platform.

SUSE wants a piece of the AI cake, too

After announcing a strategic partnership with SoftBank in April, Perplexity — the AI search engine that has ambitions to take on Google — is now using the deal to expand…

Perplexity AI searches for users in Japan, via SoftBank deal

Tinybird is not so tiny anymore. The enterprise data startup TechCrunch first covered three years ago has been growing at a rapid pace and recently raised a $30 million Series…

Tinybird raises another $30 million to transform data into real-time APIs

OpenAI offers an array of plans for ChatGPT, both paid and free.

How much does ChatGPT cost? Everything you need to know about OpenAI’s pricing plans

To sweeten the pot, Amazon is pledging that startups in this year’s Generative AI Accelerator cohort will gain access to experts and tech from Nvidia, the program’s presenting partner.

Amazon says it’ll spend $230 million on generative AI startups

The hotel guest management technology company’s platform digitizes the hotel guest journey from post-booking through checkout.

Insight Partners backs Canary Technologies’ mission to elevate hotel guest experiences

A year ago, Databricks acquired MosaicML for $1.3 billion. Now rebranded as Mosaic AI, the platform has become integral to Databricks’ AI solutions. Today, at the company’s Data + AI…

Databricks expands Mosaic AI to help enterprises build with LLMs

Since its launch in 2013, Databricks has relied on its ecosystem of partners, such as Fivetran, Rudderstack, and dbt, to provide tools for data preparation and loading. But now, at…

Databricks launches LakeFlow to help its customers build their data pipelines

When one of the co-creators of the popular open source stream-processing framework Apache Flink launches a new startup, it’s worth paying attention. Stephan Ewen was among the founding team of…

Restate raises $7M for its lightweight workflows-as-code platform

Black Semiconductor, which is developing a chip-connecting technology based on graphene, has raised $273M in a combination of private and public funding. 

Black Semiconductor nabs $273M in Germany to supercharge how chips work together

Cognigy is helping create AI that can handle the highly repetitive, rote processes center workers face daily.

Cognigy lands cash to grow its contact center automation business

Slack CEO Denise Dresser is speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt 2024.

Slack CEO Denise Dresser is coming to TechCrunch Disrupt this October

The merger has yet to close due to extended due diligence amid ongoing restructuring and macroeconomic headwinds across multiple countries.

Sources: Wasoko-MaxAB e-commerce merger faces delays amid headwinds in Africa

If death and taxes are inevitable, why are companies so prepared for taxes but not for death? “I lost both of my parents in college, and it didn’t initially spark…

Bereave wants employers to suck a little less at navigating death

Former Autonomy chief executive Mike Lynch issued a statement Thursday following his acquittal of criminal charges, ending a 13-year legal battle with Hewlett Packard that became one of Silicon Valley’s…

Autonomy’s Mike Lynch acquitted after US fraud trial brought by HP

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What Snowflake isn’t saying about its customer data breaches

As another Snowflake customer confirms a data breach, the cloud data company says its position “remains unchanged.”

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What Snowflake isn’t saying about its customer data breaches

Education software provider PowerSchool is being taken private by investment firm Bain Capital in a $5.6 billion deal.

Bain to take K-12 education software provider PowerSchool private in $5.6B deal

Long before product-led growth became a buzzword, Atlassian offered free tiers for virtually all of its productivity and developer tools. Today, that mostly means free access for up to 10…

Atlassian now gives startups a year of free access

Only a few years ago, one of the hottest topics in enterprise software was ‘robotic process automation’ (RPA). It doesn’t feel like those services, which tried to automate a lot…

Tektonic AI raises $10M to build GenAI agents for automating business operations