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The Read the most This week’s story is much more News that Elon Musk quietly gave birth to twins Last year he said, “One of his top executives.” Musk responded to countless takes with tweets. Declining fertility is the greatest danger facing civilization. “
Elon Musk says he’s killing Twitter deals: Elon Musk’s legal team announced late Friday that it intends to suspend Twitter’s $ 44 billion acquisition because of “a false misunderstanding that Mr. Musk relied on when concluding a merger agreement.” did. “The Twitter Board of Directors has promised to close the transaction at a price and terms agreed with Mr. Musk and will take legal action to enforce the merger agreement,” said Bret Taylor, Chairman of Twitter. Said. This will be annoying.
A glance is heading to the United States: Glance is a company that displays customized content / games (and of course ads) on the lock screen of Android phones. After entering the market with about 400 million smartphones in Asia over the past few years, the company is preparing for launch in the United States “within two months,” according to its Manish Singh scoop.
Bigger and stronger Apple Watch: Rumors of new Apple devices are always in the air … but very often when the right Mark Gurman says something comes, we tend to pay attention. According to Garman, Apple is making an enhanced version of the Apple Watch for “extreme sports athletes.” It has a large display to make it easier to read during your workout, and its rugged design reduces the risk of dents and dents.
Apple’s “lockdown” mode: Yes, it’s generalized, but the more features a cell phone has, the more potential attack vectors hackers can target. With that in mind, Apple announced “Lockdown Mode” this week. This is a setting introduced in iOS / iPadOS / macOS that allows you to instantly disable many features. For example, consider a file to open, a website that is allowed, and so on. According to an Apple press release, this is primarily aimed at people who “may be at risk of targeted cyberattacks,” but will be available to everyone later this year. increase.
Vauld hit paused: Cryptocurrency prices experienced a major plunge from May to June, and Vauld, a cryptocurrency lending platform / exchange, was considering “potential restructuring options” earlier this week, so “all Withdrawals, transactions, deposits “will be suspended.and A series of tweetsDarshan Bathija, co-founder of Vauld, said customers have withdrawn more than $ 197 million from the platform in the past few weeks alone.
Sunny Balwani convicted: After a three-month trial, former Theranos COO Sunny Balwani was convicted of 12 criminal charges this week. For those who haven’t tracked all the beats of Theranos’ disaster, Amanda has put together a good and concise overview of the cases so far — and the impact it has already had on the startup ecosystem.
Amanda interviews MKBHD: I may be five years older than him, but I want to be Marques Brownlee when I grow up. Also known as MKBHD, he is a very popular high-tech YouTuber, an increasingly popular TikToker, a professional Ultimate Frisbee player (!), And a versatile cool person. Amanda caught up with Marques at VidCon. There, with TikTok’s pace in mind, we’ll talk about everything from the evolution of long-form content he knows to his thoughts on the Metaverse, and the techniques he doesn’t think have received enough attention. did.
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Over the past few days, Darrell has chatted with Amanda on a trip to VidCon on the TechCrunch podcast, Jacquie and Anita have talked about the crypto “savior” at Chain Reaction, and the Found podcast team has been with WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg for 19 years. I talked about leads. Company.
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What makes the pitch deck useless: “I’m excited to hone my keynote skills and finally be able to start paying living wages and start marketing the startup’s next funding round to investors.” Haje, TC’s Resident Pitch Deck Expert ) Is writing. “It’s a tough time, but tap the other pedal a bit. Friend, you may have forgotten something.”
in the meantime…: That last post covered the slides Haje says all pitch decks are needed. This is all about the slides he finds useless.
So are we in a startup recession?: Alex Wilhelm spends more time thinking about the essence of startup economics than anyone I know, so he says, “I don’t know what’s going on in the startup market. Butt pain. I continued reading.