Elon Musk completes Twitter buy, Meta’s in hassle and it is time to admit self-driving vehicles ain’t gonna occur • TechCrunch

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Elon did it: He purchased Twitter. The $44 billion acquisition closed this week and on day 1, the platform’s new proprietor “cleaned home,” Taylor and Amanda write, firing CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal and head of authorized, coverage and belief Vijaya Gadde. The acquisition capped off months of ups and downs, and this week was no totally different. Darrell rounded up some highlights.

Elon’s layoff about-face: Whereas Elon Musk instantly fired some people on the prime, earlier this week in a reversal from his layoff declaration final week, he stated he received’t truly lay off 75% of Twitter’s employees — or 5,600 folks — writes Rebecca, citing a Bloomberg report.

Apple’s Elon downside: Darrell’s headline says all of it, actually: “Twitter’s Elon downside might quickly develop into Apple’s Elon downside, too.” At difficulty is that Apple up to date its developer tips this week, considered one of which “seeks hire on income made by social networks round promoted posts.”

Argo AI shutdown: Autonomous automobile startup Argo AI, flush at launch in 2017 with $1 billion, has shut down. Its elements, writes Kirsten Korosec, are “being absorbed into its two most important backers: Ford and VW.”

Talking of autonomous autos: After the Argo AI information hit, Darrell took to the location to discover the truth that, no, autonomous autos simply aren’t going to occur.

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

Meta is in hassle: That’s the headline. Meta reported its third-quarter outcomes this week and so they weren’t nice. As Taylor writes: “With the Instagram portion of the enterprise not trying so sizzling recently, Meta has quintupled down on the metaverse with out analyzing if it even is aware of what customers need in any respect today. And after altering the title of the corporate whereas ruining a wonderfully effective phrase within the course of, there aren’t any straightforward take-backs.” Meta actually was a wonderfully effective phrase.

Google Pixel 7’s “dumb” flaw: Haje took an image by way of an airplane window and seen a mirrored image attributable to the reflective chrome surrounding the cellphone’s digicam lens. “It’s a reasonably widespread use case for many pictures purposes, which makes it all of the more durable to grok why Google went out of its method to make that have worse.”

audio roundup

  • On Fairness this week, we share with you considered one of Natasha Mascarenhas’s Disrupt panels. She talked to Chief co-founders Lindsay Kaplan and Carolyn Childers about the way forward for their personal membership membership for ladies in management positions.
  • This week on Discovered, Darrell and Jordan sat down with Shanthi Rajan from development administration software program firm Linarc to debate breaking right into a slow-changing trade, constructing a group with expertise throughout the globe and dealing with prospects to construct essentially the most helpful product doable.
  • And on Chain Response, Anita and Jacquelyn chat about Apple’s new App Retailer tips, Reddit’s foray into the NFT house and whether or not the U.Okay.’s new prime minister will reside as much as the hype he’s obtained from the crypto neighborhood.


5 ideas for launching in a crowded web3 gaming market. Contributor Corey Wilton explains the steps that can set you aside when on the lookout for capital.

Pitch Deck Teardown: Palau Challenge. Haje normally passes on tearing down pre-seed rounds, however he went for it this week with the Palau Challenge, which was based by skilled kite-surfer Jerome Cloetens, who’s taking over local weather change.

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