Day: August 19, 2022

John Carmack’s AGI startup raises $20 million from Sequoia, Nat Friedman and others

John Carmack, the game developer who co-founded Id Software and served as Oculus’s CTO, is working on a new venture — and has already attracted capital from some big names. Carmack said Friday his new artificial general intelligence startup, called Keen Technologies, has raised $20 million in a financing round from former GitHub CEO Nat …

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Netflix may copy Disney+’s decision not to run ads during kids’ programming

Netflix’s ad-supported tier may not run commercials during kids’ programs, a decision that its rival Disney+ made in May. As reported by Bloomberg, Netflix told partners that kids’ programming would stay commercial-free. Sources also told the outlet that original movies would initially stay ad-free, likely to appease filmmakers who don’t want their high-budget releases ruined …

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