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- Knock, knock, door secure your renter: Property owners don’t always feel safe while renting out their space, but Doorstead believes its approach solves that. Mary Ann The company reports that it has secured $21.5 million in new funding. This is not only to show the rents you can expect, but also to ensure that your rental property will always have tenants.
- credit buzz: Indian fintech firm KreditBee’s underwriting business model to help it acquire microloans has attracted even more venture capital ($100 million in fact), boosting the company’s valuation to nearly $700 million . mannish writing.
- seeing is believing: Haje reports on “Lumus’ attempts to make AR glasses a little less uncomfortable.”
TechCrunch @ CES
If you liked the above items at Lumus, you’ll love what else we have in store for you today as the TechCrunch team continues to cover the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. 2 more days to go!
Plenty of gadgets and gizmos:
Will Record Levels of Dry Powder Cause a Delayed Explosion of Startup Investments?
Waves of layoffs and discount office furniture ads on Craigslist have subtext. Technology investors have raised about $290 billion in dry powder.
Raphael Mukomilow and Pierre Bourdon of Picus Capital said:
After tracking uninvested capital by year going back to 2006, the pair noted that “crises within the investment climate are often followed by years of systematic return outperformance, and history repeats itself.” I discovered that there is a way.”
Three more from the TC+ team:
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If you’re using Snap’s desktop camera and using fun filters during your video calls, say goodbye now. Ivan reports that Snap will be shutting down its camera app on January 25th to focus on Camera Kit for Web features. He also noted that there could be more behind the move, writing: Last year, the company cut his 20% of staff and shut down the drone product months after it first launched. ”
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- We have greatly reduced the price: mat reports that Tesla has cut the prices of its Model 3 and Model Y in China twice in three months.
- plagiarism in the world of AI: If you went to school in the late 1990s or early 2000s, you may remember your teacher telling you not to use the Internet because it’s full of misinformation. Technology has come a long way. In the news that New York City public schools are blocking his ChatGPT, OpenAI says it is working on “mitigations” to make ChatGPT-generated text easier to find. Kyle report.
- TikTok, it’s time to sleep: I’ve heard that an alarm will wake you up, but the phone screen was meant to help you focus when it was time to go to sleep. “No problem,” she says on TikTok. TikTok is testing a “sleep reminder” feature that will give you a boost when it’s time to go to bed. Aisha writing. That’s not all. She also reports that TikTok has video scrubbing her thumbnails to make it easier to find specific parts of the video.
- enough to make you cramp: Website and app outages occur all the time, but Amanda After seeing what happened on Twitch for the second time in a week, she decided to find out.
- Samsung isn’t singing happy tunes: Kate We’re reporting on preliminary estimates of Samsung’s quarterly earnings, which don’t look good. The company, the maker of memory chips and mobile phones, said its quarterly profit hit its lowest level in eight years amid weak demand for its products.