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Tragic killing: Cash App creator and former Square CTO Bob Lee died in a fatal stabbing in San Francisco this week. romance Prior to joining MobileCoin, Lee wrote that he worked at Google during Android’s first few years with a focus on core library development. After that, he joined Square (the payments company that he later became Block) and invested in startups like SpaceX, Clubhouse, Tile and Figma.
Twitter sends dog soaring. on monday, Alex wrote that Twitter’s addition of the cryptocurrency dogecoin’s symbol to a prominent spot on Twitter.com caused dogecoin’s value to skyrocket. Not coincidentally, Twitter CEO Elon Musk is currently embroiled in a lawsuit involving cryptocurrencies. called dogecoin “legal cryptocurrency that continues to hold a market capitalization of almost $10 billion”.
Gen Z adopts Fanfix. More and more Gen Z users are jumping on the content creation train to make a living beyond their usual 9-5 gigs. however, recently Drama surroundings Major social media apps, many creators Worried. Lauren So the number of Generation Z is increasing. fan fix — A competitor to Patreon that only allows clean content and allows influencers to make money directly from their followers.
The long-awaited treadmill has arrived. After raising over $1.1 million on Kickstarter and over $35 million from investors, startup Virtuix has long promised a mass-market omnidirectional treadmill, but it’s finally bringing its product to the home. Version has started shipping. Brian The $2,595 Omni One makes some upgrades to Virtuix’s original limited-production model, including a new tethering arm, and reports that it comes bundled with a customized Pico Neo 3 headset.
Breach at Western Digital: Data storage giant Western Digital has confirmed that hackers recently stole data from its systems during a “network security incident.” curly I am writing. The California-based company statement Western Digital has not confirmed the nature of the incident or disclosed how it was compromised, but its statement suggests the incidents may be related. ransomware.
Added delete option in Android app: Ivan As reported, Google announced a new account deletion policy for Android apps this week, giving apps that offer account creation an easy way to delete an account as well. The move, which is expected to take effect sometime next year, follows Apple’s implementation of a similar policy for apps on its App Store last June.
Publisher-focused Twitter alternatives: director, Some kind of Twitter alternative It reimagined how publishers should engage with social media and opened the door to the public. Sara The startup reports that it gained ground in the wake of Elon Musk’s success, along with other startups in the space. acquisition Twitter, as many people started looking for new places to read and discuss news and share their thoughts with their followers.
SpaceX Hype Machine: SpaceX’s super-heavy launch system, Starship, is getting more and more hyped for its first orbital flight test.The hype began to reach its peak this week when the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced air traffic advisory Identify April 10th as the primary start date. But the FAA has yet to issue a all-important launch license to SpaceX. Aria Writing — the final regulatory green light, a non-negotiable step before the company conducts testing.
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TC+ subscribers have access to detailed commentary, analysis, and research. You will know this if you are already a subscriber. If not, Consider signing upHere are this week’s highlights:
Favorites from YC’s Winter 2023 Demo Day: The TC crew has rounded up some top picks from Y Combinator’s Winter 2023 batch, including comic software, meat-based plants, and companies developing heat pumps spun out by Tesla.
Deceleration of climate technology: Tim writes about a slowdown in climate-related tech deals as investors anticipate a recession in the coming months. Climate so far His tech resilience has led some to call it the ultimate “recession-proof” investment. Tim explores whether that is still true.
Grumpy Q1: Alex wrote about how the global venture capital market shrank in Q1 2023. A drop in funding means the current slump in startup investment may not get off the ground anytime soon.
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