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Christine is in the airport lounge and Haje is sitting on the corner of a cafe bench, as the TechCrunch team is in transit after Disrupt today. We miss our friends who worked (💯) and hung on (metaphorically and literally) from overwhelming awesomeness this week. Enjoy the Daily Crunch and see you next week!
Oh, and we know we covered this yesterday, but one good thing worth repeating: Congratulations! Minerva Lithium and their $100,000 Startup Battlefield win! – Christine and Haje
TechCrunch’s Top 3
- Keep: Spanish There’s been some news from Amazon, that some hardware vendors are choosing not to form TV partnership agreements with the distribution giant for fear of retaliation by Google.
- Ready for a bull run: YouTube Premium is planning to raise prices – by $5 in some cases – for subscriptions in more countries, including the US, UK, Canada, and Argentina, Ivan report.
- What goes up must come down: Another one from our great colleague Spanishwho reported that the Indian logistics company’s shares fell to “all-time lows” after reporting a not-so-sharp growth report.
Start-ups and VC
Draymond Green, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors, said he work with famous investors involved in the tech space. It’s not a big secret – Green has been fairly public about his investments, like SmileDirectClub – but until TechCrunch Disrupt, he previously did not name his investment partners, nor did he name his investment partners. like making it clear that he has no plans to start the fund himself, Kyle report. You can see all chats of Draymond (including some interesting conversations about that video floating) with Brian.
When Parker Conrad founded Rippling in 2016, the HR company initially focused on the employee onboarding process. It has evolved since then, Mary Ann report. Yesterday, at TechCrunch Disrupt, Rippling revealed what Conrad describes as the “biggest debut” of his career – its new global payroll product.
You know the drill – five more, count them! No, seriously, count them. We were very tired today and may have counted wrong.
Dear Sophie: How can I launch a startup while using OPT?
I am an international student in the US on an F-1. I will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in computer science this May and plan to apply to OPT. I want to start a startup.
Can I do it with OPT? What options will I have after OPT to further develop my company?
– Future-oriented founder
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Big Tech Inc.
What do you tell the company that has almost everything? Well, Google doesn’t think it has everything when it comes to its presence in India and already has some choice words for some of the country’s regulators. In response to yesterday $162 million in finesGoogle hit back at India’s competition regulators, saying Orders are a “big hurdle for Indian consumers and businesses” and it “opens up serious security risks for Indians who trust Android’s security features”. Spanish there are many more.
We also can’t miss this juicy part of… 💩which was released yesterday. With Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition deal seemingly coming to an end, Taylor reports that the number of layoffs at the social media giant may now be larger than initially expected. She wrote that cuts at Twitter can be up to 75%. For those counting at home, that number is 5,600. Not cool.
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