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TechCrunch’s Top 3
- Kimberly Bryant was fired.Black Girls Code founder Kimberly Bryant was fired by the organization’s board of directors eight months after Bryant was suspended. Natasha M And Dominic Madori In a new firm, CEO Heather Hills teamed up to investigate Bryant’s lawsuit against BGC, alleging wrongdoing and conflict of interest.
- Meo: Have you ever seen a picture of a car and thought you could hear the engine screeching? Well, get ready to experience that with the new Dodge Charger EV concept. Kirsten He tells us how he is “rewriting the rules” with the car’s features and the traditional electric vehicle.
- Take out your forkHBO Max is cleaning out its closets in preparation for its merger with Discovery+, which means it has to say “goodbye” to 36 titles. such as Ivan Some creators are not happy with what was chosen to go.
Startups and VCs
New York-based Life Extension Ventures is a new $100 million fund that says it will focus on “longevity for people and planet.” In practice, this means supporting founders who are advancing the science of longevity. Mike Reports.
Every facet of a startup is about storytelling. Hiring your first employees to a startup is a myth: you’re spinning a story that contradicts your steady, secure job at an organization, making it impossible for your startup to stand a chance. Getting early customers is in the same category. Marketing? the same. Promotion? the same. Raising investment? Oh boy: Same. came It explores why your startup needs a strong lead storyteller in place.
- Dr. Jim, WebMD: Paul WebMD reports that the French medical news and information platform has acquired Jim.fr
- Saving for a snowy dayRocket Space has raised $9 million to build “loyalty to crypto” amid the ongoing crypto winter. Mary Ann Reports.
- Fly with me. No you are not Frederick Aero has raised $65 million for the semi-private airline, which is finding a gap between charter flights and the airline business.
- When the sun cools your ice cream: take up Today has a great story about Coolbox, a Paris-based company turning solar coolers from camping coolers to places without consistent electricity. The company has raised a cool $2.5 million.
- Well, it’s a growth industryScarcity of agricultural inputs such as fertilizers, unpredictable prices and entry of substandard products into the market are major challenges for Kenya’s agriculture sector. Kenyan agtech iProcur has raised $10 million to help solve the problem. Annie Reports.
- Toaster cooking: came Of course, $340 requires what we need, a Wi-Fi enabled toaster. You don’t even need to click the link – the answer is no. There you have a 600-word essay. no matter.
Why do mortgage rates go down when interest rates go up?
The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates to curb inflation. This is one of the many factors driving startup prices these days. but why?
High inflation directly affects access to capital, your customers’ ability to pay and, not coincidentally, the service you receive from suppliers (including your own employees).
“If your customers benefit from inflation, chances are your company will too,” says Equidam founder Daniel Falopa.
“Mostly, though, your service providers suffer when your customers use it.”
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Big Tech Inc.
Yesterday it was all about TikTok, and today it’s Google. First, one-person businesses in Europe now have the ability to subscribe to the Google Workspace Individual plan. Paul He wrote. You know the artist formerly known as G Suite. Next, Taylor It lists some Google employee plans that require the company to expand its employee health benefits, particularly Roe v. Wade would include abortion and privacy protections following repeal. and then, Frederick We sat down with Google Product Manager for Kotlin, James Ward, to discuss why the company still wants to use Kotlin as the language of choice for writing Android apps. And finally, Google releases new search updates so that users can get high-quality information. Aisha He wrote.