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Google’s best Gemini demo was faked

TechCrunch

Google’s new Gemini AI model is getting a mixed reception after its big debut yesterday, but users may have less confidence in the company’s tech or integrity after finding out that the most impressive demo of Gemini was pretty much faked. All rights reserved.

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Consensus raises $110M to inject automation into SaaS product demos

TechCrunch

Garin Hess, a tech entrepreneur based in Utah, experienced what he calls the “ demo bottleneck ” at a previous software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup while pitching to potential customers. Consensus lets engineering teams build a library of reusable, interactive video demos that sales teams can send out on demand.

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Our favorite startups from YC’s Winter 2023 Demo Day — Part 2

TechCrunch

And now we’re getting our first look at them through Demo Day. The first day’s demos included a healthy dose of artificial intelligence and open source, which is different from years past that were dominated by new fintech companies. Check out our favorites from the second day of demos below and see for yourself. Is crypto back?

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Here’s why some investors are sitting out of YC Demo Day

TechCrunch

The majority of the investors sitting out of YCombinator Demo Day for the first time said it was partially due to the high valuations.

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Best Practices for Accelerating the Sales Process

Think about it: with outbound prospecting, requests from management, scheduled demos, and inbound calls, chaos can quickly work its way into your strategy, deeming a “speed wins” selling mentality downright ineffective. The bottom line is that, in B2B sales, speed is useless without control.

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2 reasons why demo days are dead

TechCrunch

Startup accelerators are increasingly putting the brakes on demo days. But demo day isn’t a good use of founders’ or investors’ time. Many VCs who sign deals with the top startups from YC actually do so before demo day. Demo day dilutes investor engagement. Demo days are performative.

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Rafay Demo

DevOps.com

Book a Demo, Get a T-Shirt! Get a demo and you’ll see how Rafay helps you: Streamline automation of clusters and namespaces as a service, while assuring consistent standardization and governance for provisioning and operations Automatically provision templated, […]

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Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

A live demo of lake formation. In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently. Javier Ramirez will present: The typical steps for building a data lake. Navigating idle clusters and bottlenecks.