How SeaTable navigates the China backlash as it goes West

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Chinese startups aspiring to make it big in the West now face a major hurdle: their connections to home. The scrutiny faced by TikTok in the U.S. over its management structure and data practices is a poignant reminder that relinquishing one’s Chinese affiliations might be essential for gaining acceptance overseas. In their expansion to the … Read more

Daily Crunch: App Store reviews and social media depict user backlash against Snapchat’s new AI chatbot

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To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. As Twitter continues its absolutely farcical march toward its own demise, we are grabbing the popcorn to watch the fire blaze. In other news: Happy Monday, folks! — Christine and He came … Read more

Twitter Labels NPR, BBC ‘Government-Funded’ After Backlash; Elon Musk Says Description May Not Be Accurate

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Twitter has backtracked after an uproar for labelling the US radio network NPR as “state- affiliated media” and now calls it “government-funded.” Elon Musk’s social media network has also applied that new label to the BBC, which is funded predominantly by British households paying a license fee. Britain’s beloved national broadcaster has reached out to … Read more

Sen. Murphy’s tweets on ChatGPT spark backlash from former White House AI policy advisor

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Join top executives in San Francisco on July 11-12, to hear how leaders are integrating and optimizing AI investments for success. Learn More On Sunday night, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) tweeted a shocking claim about ChatGPT — that the model “taught itself” to do advanced chemistry — and AI researchers immediately pushed back in frustration: … Read more

TechCrunch+ roundup: Big Data’s cloud backlash, CVC pitch tips, de-risking hardware startups

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For most of the Information Age, companies that wanted to scale invested in server farms and hired teams to keep them running. At one of my first startup jobs, I walked in one day to find two sleeping co-workers who’d spent the night configuring servers at a co-locating facility 60 miles away. Soon after, when … Read more

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Delayed Once Again After Fan Backlash: Report

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Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has reportedly been delayed again. As per Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier, WB Games has pushed its upcoming DC Comics looter-shooter out of its May 26 launch date to sometime “later this year.” The news comes after a recent PlayStation showcase of the title, which was received poorly by fans, … Read more

YouTube relaxes controversial profanity and monetization rules following creator backlash

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YouTube announced today that it’s relaxing the controversial profanity rules that it introduced towards the end of last year. The company says the new rules ended up creating a “stricter approach” than it had intended. The new update to the policy allows creators to use moderate and strong profanity without risking demonetization. The original policy … Read more

Apple Faces Backlash from NFT Community Over 30 Percent App Store Fee on Digital Assets: Report

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Apple is looking to allow apps that sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to be featured on the App Store. The iPhone maker is expected to charge a 30 percent fee on all the NFT transactions that occur on apps available via the company’s app store. This demand from Apple has received pushback from members of the … Read more

Twitch Bans Crypto Gambling Sites Amid Staunch Backlash From Creators

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Live-streaming giant Twitch has said it will take additional steps to crack down on unlicensed crypto gambling content on its platform, after it faced serious backlash from some of its top creators. Starting October 18, Twitch has decided to prohibit live-streaming gambling sites like, Rollbit, and As per the Amazon-owned company, these sites … Read more