December 9, 2023

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Happy Google Day! At its I/O event, there was a ton of interesting news from the giant of search and everything else. Christine’s summary of everything Google has announced at I/O so far is a great place to start.

Plus, it’s a rare treat to be TechCrunch’s top boss Joey Shared some content on the site analyzing how we disrupted TechCrunch Disrupt: 8 stages, 3 days, 1 city. When Disrupt topics are discussed, you have the opportunity to vote for your desired roundtables and breakout sessions at the event.

I like it very much, Christine and he came

TechCrunch Top 3

  • spend money like water: connie Chatted with Sound Ventures’ Effie Epstein to learn about three lucky companies receiving the bulk of the venture capital firm’s new AI fund.
  • Flying objects identified: Darrell Reports that Vast and SpaceX plan to put the first commercial space station into orbit in 2025.and view ariaLearn more about Vast in the Big Tech section.
  • the world in the palm of your hand: Google launched PaLM 2, its next generation large-scale language model. Frederick Writes: “PaLM 2 will power Google’s updated Bard chat tool and serve as the base model for most of the search giant’s new AI features. Check out our current status in Google I/O news in the Big Tech section.

Startups and Venture Capital

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro is undergoing a restructuring that will result in layoffs and shift resources from commercial operations to research and development, Kirsten report. Nuro declined to say how many of its roughly 1,100 employees would be affected. Employees are expected to learn who will be fired by the end of the week.

Natasha L Clearview was fined again, this time in France, for failing to comply with a privacy order, the report said. Whether Clearview will pay those fines remains an open question, as the U.S.-based company has not been cooperating with EU regulators.

And another fist for you:

3 Key Metrics for Cybersecurity Product Managers

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Cybersecurity product managers typically measure conversion rates, detection accuracy, and usage/engagement to gain customer insights, but those metrics “may not be what they seem,” says investor Ross Haleliuk, also head of product at wrote.

“Context matters, and the realities of different organizations, geographies, cultures and market segments heavily influence what can be measured and what can be done based on those observations.”

Three more from the TC+ team:

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It’s Google I/O day, and our team has written at least 30 stories to give you all the good readers. You can download the full content on the dedicated Google I/O 2023 event page, but here are some tidbits:

Yes, we also have some non-Google news:

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