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The Read the most Get this for this week’s story: DeLorean.. Like a back to the future car. yes. Short Version: The recently revived brand has released an image of the Alpha 5, an electric car made in honor of last year’s DeLorean. It has these distinctive seagull winged doors.Details such as price / availability are still obscured, but strangely, the company says it will run 0-60 in 2.99 seconds — and probably. More importantly0 to 88 in 4.35 seconds.
What else happened this week? Here are some of the things people read the most:
WWDC rings: Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference begins on Monday, June 6th, and rumors about what might be announced are already spreading rapidly.Brian heater has a roundup cover What he expects to see at the eventAnd Sara Perez Dive deeper into what can change on iOS.
Sheryl Sandberg resigns at Meta: After 14 years in office, Sheryl Sandberg is no longer the COO of a company formerly known as Facebook. Javier Olivin, Meta Chief Growth Officer, shifts to the role of COO. Sandberg remains on Meta’s board of directors.
Amazon kills cloud cam: In 2017, Amazon launched a small smart home camera called CloudCam. Immediately after that, I bought two smart camera makers, Blink and Ring. Six months later, Amazon abandoned CloudCam and favored the latter two. Cloud Cams will stop functioning at the end of this year. Existing CloudCam users will get a free Blink Mini camera instead, along with a free year for the Blink Plus plan. If you’re using Cloud Cam, be sure to back up your saved videos before they disappear in December.
Amazon experiment with “invitation-based” orders to fight Scalper: If you’re a normal person casually trying to buy something like the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X on Amazon, you’re probably disappointed by being beaten by a billion bots. Amazon announced this week that it will place “invitation-based” orders for some of its high-demand products. When you request an invitation, Amazon will check your purchase history, account creation date, etc. to determine who will get your first dive.
And Tesla: Initially, Elon Musk said that “everyone in Tesla” needs to be in the office for “at least 40 hours” a week. After that, the news of a company-wide hiring freeze came, and we plan to reduce Tesla’s office workers by up to 10%.
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Example A: In the TechCrunch Live podcast, Burnsy talked with Olive CEO and Chief Investor in Columbus, Ohio this week.
What was added
There is a paid section of our site called TechCrunch +. It only costs a few dollars a month, and it’s full of very good stuff! From this week, for example:
VC regarding cryptographic state: Almost all big cryptocurrencies have spent the last 6 months in a downward spiral. How do investors feel about the entire space? Jacquelyn Melinek checked in for feedback from a few VCs.
How Biden Managers Enhance Solar / Wind Projects: “The idea that Nevada has enough sunny federal land to power the entire United States with solar power comes to Ether (or at least my ether),” Tim DeChant said. I am writing. “So why not use more sun and wind on public land?”
Even Stripe is unaffected by changing markets: Fintech companies are strongly affected by the recession. Alex Wilhelm considers how and why “even the largest and most famous private fintech companies are suffering from embarrassing reassessment.”