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Google DeepMind’s robotics head on general purpose robots, generative AI and office WiFi

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The researchers involved compared the system to ImageNet, the landmark database founded in 2009 that is now home to more than […] © 2023 TechCrunch. Earlier this month, Google’s DeepMind team debuted Open X-Embodiment, a database of robotics functionality created in collaboration with 33 research institutes. All rights reserved.

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How to use the secondary market to find clues about who will IPO first

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This plummeted to 28 in 2022, the lowest number recorded since 2009, amid the financial crisis. PitchBook counted 296 venture-backed companies that went public in 2021, which doubles — or more — any other year prior.

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What’s Turo worth?

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billion, making it a unicorn long in the making, having raised capital as early as 2009. And a Turo IPO would not be a small affair. PitchBook pegs the company’s most recent private-market price at $1.28

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Private equity descends on Chartbeat

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Launched out of Betaworks in 2009 , the service offered real-time analytics back when Google Analytics made you wait 24 hours to see who was clicking around your site. Chartbeat, a website that tells publishers about their readers, is getting the private equity treatment.

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Why the SPAC route makes sense for Getaround

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SPAC combos worth $300 million to $2 billion in pro forma equity are off around 71% on a median basis since 2009, to pick a data point. Per SPAC Insider data , companies that merged with blank-check companies recently have seen their value fall sharply.

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Experience the Found podcast live at TC Early Stage

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Currently a partner at Pillar VC, Wilcox commercialized electronic paper displays by founding E Ink, which Amazon acquired in 2009. And we’re thrilled to announce that hosts Darrell Etherington and Becca Szkutak will interview Russ Wilcox.

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The Next Supply-Chain Challenge Isn’t a Shortage — It’s Inventory Glut

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In 2009, the financial crash left manufacturers with excess inventory when consumer buying power suddenly dropped. Inventory challenges aren’t new. Electronics littered shelves in 2001 after the dot-com bubble burst. And now, the high-tech industry is feeling the weight of a volatile market that has led to excess component inventory.

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