Qualcomm says it will integrate Google's Vertex AI NAS into its Neural Processing SDK, starting with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, to automate the creation of AI models (Charlie Osborne/ZDNet)

Charlie Osbourne / ZDNet: Qualcomm says it will integrate Google’s Vertex AI NAS into its Neural Processing SDK, starting with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, to automate AI modelingTech giants will collaborate in the field of neural networks to accelerate and improve AI models. – Kona, Hawaii: Google Cloud…

PeopleFund, a South Korea-based P2P lending service, raises a $63.4M Series C led by Bain Capital, as it looks to beef up its ML-powered credit scoring system (Kate Park/TechCrunch)

kit park / Take Crunch: PeopleFund, a South Korea-based P2P lending service, has raised $63.4 million in Series C led by Bain Capital, as it looks to boost its ML-backed credit scoring system.South Korea-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform PeopleFund announced today that it has closed $63.4 million (75.9 billion won)…

Simpl, a Bangalore-based buy now, pay later service, raises a $40M Series B led by Valar Ventures and IA Ventures, bringing its total funding to $83M (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Manish Singh / Take Crunch: Simpl, Bangalore-based buy now, pay later service, raises $40 million Series B led by Valar Ventures and IA Ventures, bringing its total funding to $83 millionBangalore-based fintech startup Simpl has raised $40 million as it looks to expand its buy-to-order online now, and drive after service offerings in the world’s … Read more

Jack Dorsey joins other tech leaders who seem to have grown tired of managing their platforms, amid increasing political controversy and hard-to-fix problems (Kevin Roose/New York Times)

Kevin Rose / The New York Times: Jack Dorsey joins other tech leaders who seem tired of managing their platforms, amid growing political controversy and hard-to-solve problems.Jack Dorsey, who stepped down after six years as CEO of Twitter, is one of the tech pioneers who seems tired of running their empires.

Sources: Kedar Deshpande is stepping down as CEO of Zappos, a year after replacing Tony Hsieh; Scott Schaefer, VP of finance, to take over as interim CEO (Forbes)

Forbes: Sources: Kedar Deshpande is stepping down as Zappos CEO, a year after replacing Tony Hsieh. Scott Schaefer, Vice President of Finance, to take over as interim CEOKedar Deshpande is stepping down as CEO of online shoe retailer Zappos, a year after replacing Tony Hsieh, the company’s president who died last year.

The NY Federal Reserve launches an innovation center to support the agency's analysis of digital currencies, including CBDCs, and improve cross-border payments (Turner Wright/Cointelegraph)

Turner Wright / Cointelegraph: New York Federal Reserve launches innovation center to support agency analysis of digital currencies, including central bank digital currencies, and improve cross-border payments– Jerome Powell cited central bank digital currencies and digital assets in his speech to open the New York Innovation Center in the local offices of the Federal Reserve.

Dubai-based iMile, which offers cross-border e-commerce logistics services for emerging markets, raises a $40M Series A at a $350M valuation (Nicolas Parasie/Bloomberg)

Nicholas Barassi / Bloomberg: Dubai-based iMile, which provides cross-border e-commerce logistics services to emerging markets, raises $40 million Series A valuations at $350 millionByteDance Ltd. invested. , the parent company of TikTok, has set up Dubai-based iMile Delivery LLC as part of the express delivery company’s first ever fundraising…

Oculus rolls out v35, adding a mixed reality camera feature that requires an iPhone XS or above, Messenger Calling in VR, a new cloud backup system, and more (Jamie Feltham/UploadVR)

Jimmy Feltham / download: Oculus releases version 35, adding mixed reality camera feature requiring iPhone XS or higher, Messenger Calling in VR, new cloud backup system, and moreMark Zuckerberg has confirmed that the upcoming update to Oculus Quest and Meta Quest 2 will add mixed reality capture via iPhone and Messenger calling.

Adobe: US consumers spent $10.7B online on Cyber Monday, below expectations and down 1.4% from $10.8B in 2020, as many shoppers returned to physical stores (Lauren Thomas/CNBC)

Lauren Thomas / CNBC: Adobe: US consumers spent $10.7 billion online on Cyber ​​Monday, less than expected and down 1.4% from $10.8 billion in 2020, as many shoppers returned to physical stores— Consumers logged on to the internet on Monday and spent $10.7 billion, down 1.4% from last year’s levels, according to data from Adobe … Read more

Bitcoin mining firm Griid says it will go public via a SPAC in Q1 2022 at a valuation of around $3.3B, including debt (Frank Chaparro/The Block)

Frank Chaparro / Bloc: Bitcoin miner Griid says it will go public via SPAC in the first quarter of 2022 at a valuation of about $3.3 billion, including debt.Bitcoin miner Griid is preparing to become the latest cryptocurrency market company to go public, Ohio-based Griid Corporation announced Tuesday.