Meta is testing a new livestreaming platform for influencers called ‘Super’

Meta is testing a new livestreaming platform for influencers called “Super,” according to a report from Business Insider. The new platform allows influencers to host livestreams, earn revenue and engage with viewers. The company has reportedly paid influencers between $200 and $3,000 to…

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Amazon-owned MGM makes a viral video show with surveillance footage from Amazon-owned Ring

Ring recently came under fire for leaking footage to law enforcement without device owners' permission.

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Digital health unicorn Truepill conducts third round of layoffs in 2022

Sources say Truepill’s entire U.K. team was laid off, as well as a large portion of the virtual pharmacy platform’s product team; the data team was also impacted

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Solana co-founder says NFTs have ’50 different use cases’ that can onboard millions this year

New NFT use cases stretch from gaming to music, and Solana co-founder Raj Gokal says he sees enough startup activity focused on those areas to feel optimistic about the digital assets more generally.

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Binance says it doesn’t own Indian exchange WazirX, years after acquisition announcement

Binance chief executive Changpeng Zhao said the company has been trying to acquire WazirX for years but it's still grappling with a "few issues."

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A troubling startup layoff trend has emerged

We don’t need to tell you about the layoffs that are defining the tech landscape right now, concentrated particularly in late-stage companies that are struggling to raise extension rounds and grow into existing valuations. What we do think is important, though, is focusing on a frustrating trend th…

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Bridge rounds are the late-stage rage

Data from Carta indicate that bridge rounds are rising in popularity, as TechCrunch expected given our reporting. However, where the funding varietal is gaining the most popularity was surprising.

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TikTok and Bootstrapping and Convoy.com

TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We’re also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating to the startup and venture capital worlds. To help you find the right show for your interests, we’ve compiled our audio output from the week. Emb…

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The dog days of Disrupt $1300 savings end tonight

File this post under the apt adage, “All good things must come to an end.” Tonight, the sun sets on early-bird pricing and your chance to save up to $1,300 on passes to TechCrunch Disrupt on October 18–20 in San Francisco. It’s now o’clock: Buy your early-bird pass to TechCrunch Disrupt by 11:59 p.…

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Twitter denies Musk’s countersuit claims with a lot of snark

Twitter has filed a legal response denying Elon Musk’s counterclaims about the company he’s supposed to acquire — a deal he’s trying to exit by claiming Twitter fraudulently misrepresented the number of fake accounts on the platform. The 127-page document sees Twitter refuti…

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Squaring Databricks’ 2021 valuation as it crosses a $1B annual run rate

With $1 billion or more worth of annualized revenue, what can we learn about Databricks' growth rate, and how well does its valuation slot into current market pricing?

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