Elon Musk completes Twitter purchase, Meta's in trouble and it's time to admit self-driving cars ain't gonna happen • TechCrunch

Elon Musk completes Twitter purchase, Meta’s in trouble and it’s time to admit self-driving cars ain’t gonna happen • TechCrunch

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most read (Elon edition, to some degree)

Elon did it: He bought Twitter. The $44 billion acquisition shut this week and on working day 1, the platform’s new proprietor “cleaned household,” Taylor and Amanda compose, firing CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal and head of authorized, plan and believe in Vijaya Gadde. The purchase capped off months of ups and downs, and this week was no various. Darrell rounded up some highlights.

Elon’s layoff about-encounter: When Elon Musk right away fired some individuals at the top, earlier this week in a reversal from his layoff declaration last 7 days, he mentioned he won’t essentially lay off 75% of Twitter’s employees — or 5,600 men and women — writes Rebecca, citing a Bloomberg report.

Apple’s Elon problem: Darrell’s headline claims it all, genuinely: “Twitter’s Elon trouble could shortly turn out to be Apple’s Elon dilemma, also.” At problem is that Apple up-to-date its developer recommendations this 7 days, one of which “seeks lease on profits produced by social networks all around promoted posts.”

Argo AI shutdown: Autonomous auto startup Argo AI, flush at start in 2017 with $1 billion, has shut down. Its parts, writes Kirsten Korosec, are “being absorbed into its two main backers: Ford and VW.”

Speaking of autonomous autos: Soon after the Argo AI information hit, Darrell took to the internet site to discover the reality that, no, autonomous cars just are not heading to materialize.

MrBeast’s well worth: Amanda asks if MrBeast, or 24-yr-old YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson, is worth the $1.5 billion he’s valuing his enterprise at.

Meta is in hassle: That’s the headline. Meta described its 3rd-quarter results this week and they weren’t excellent. As Taylor writes: “With the Instagram portion of the business not seeking so scorching these days, Meta has quintupled down on the metaverse without the need of inspecting if it even is aware what customers want at all these days. And soon after shifting the name of the firm even though ruining a perfectly wonderful phrase in the approach, there are no effortless choose-backs.” Meta really was a completely wonderful word.

Google Pixel 7’s “dumb” flaw: Haje took a picture by way of an plane window and observed a reflection brought on by the reflective chrome encompassing the phone’s camera lens. “It’s a quite prevalent use situation for most photography programs, which would make it all the more difficult to grok why Google went out of its way to make that practical experience even worse.”

audio roundup

  • On Fairness this 7 days, we share with you one particular of Natasha Mascarenhas’s Disrupt panels. She talked to Main co-founders Lindsay Kaplan and Carolyn Childers about the foreseeable future of their personal membership club for girls in leadership positions.
  • This week on Located, Darrell and Jordan sat down with Shanthi Rajan from construction management software business Linarc to examine breaking into a sluggish-switching field, creating a crew with talent throughout the world and functioning with prospects to establish the most practical products doable.
  • And on Chain Reaction, Anita and Jacquelyn chat about Apple’s new Application Store suggestions, Reddit’s foray into the NFT room and whether or not the U.K.’s new prime minister will reside up to the hoopla he’s been given from the crypto community.


5 strategies for launching in a crowded website3 gaming sector. Contributor Corey Wilton clarifies the actions that will established you apart when looking for capital.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Palau Job. Haje normally passes on tearing down pre-seed rounds, but he went for it this week with the Palau Task, which was launched by skilled kite-surfer Jerome Cloetens, who is getting on climate alter.

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