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- No chips for you: Nvidia is caught up within the new sanctions the U.S. is imposing on China. Rita stories the corporate mentioned it will be unable to export two of its AI chips to China, its second-largest market. That may possible price Nvidia some $400 million in misplaced gross sales for this third quarter and interrupt some manufacturing that occurs in China.
- Simply obtained paid: Google is increasing its different cost programs, like third-party, for in-app purchases to extra international locations, Ivan writes. This consists of a few of Android’s largest markets, together with India and Indonesia.
- Extra cuts: Tage wrote about Nigerian digital financial institution Kuda, which is the most recent African startup to put off some staff. He notes that Kuda’s 5% discount affected about two dozen individuals as the corporate determined to take away redundant positions and low-performing employees in efforts to chop prices.
Startups and VC
“A red-headed lady stands on the moon, her face obscured. Her bare physique seems to be prefer it belongs on a poster you’d discover on a hormonal teenager’s bed room wall — that’s, till you attain her torso, the place three arms spit out of her shoulders,” Kyle and Amanda write in a narrative that has extra twists and turns than a mountain cross. AI is getting higher at producing porn. We would not be ready for the results, they ponder.
The remainder of our prime tales have much less nudity, but additionally much less arms rising the place they shouldn’t. We’ll name it a draw, lets:
Cease sensationalizing the ‘collapse’ of VC: Take a look at the information
For founders who want to elevate, it is a horrible time: It’s taking for much longer than it used to, and valuations are a lot decrease than only a few months in the past.
For buyers, nevertheless, issues are settling again to earth, says Brian Walsh of WIND Ventures.
“The fact is that there was an unprecedented hype cycle in 2021, and what we’ve got seen for the reason that starting of 2022, objectively, is a ‘reversion to the imply’ in step with long-term tendencies.”
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To start out your weekend off proper, Zack has the 411 on a information breach over at Samsung, which apparently is the second such incident this 12 months. The corporate advised Zack the breach occurred in late July and that buyer information was compromised in early August, although wouldn’t get particular on what number of prospects have been affected or why prospects are actually simply being advised.