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Reddit CEO lashes out, Twitter gets fired and NYC delivery workers get a raise

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Reddit’s CEO lashed out: Reddit CEO Steve Huffman Doesn’t Back Down Amid Protests Against change API created by the foundation, Ivan writes. In interviews with precipice, NBCNews And NPRHuffman has defended the company’s business decisions about charging third-party apps, saying the API is not designed to support these customers.

Subreddits turn dark: In related Reddit news, over 300 subreddits, including popular ones like r/aww, r/music r/videos, and r/futurology, darkened — preventing users from accessing them — indefinitely after a massive outcry against Reddit’s API changes ended on June 14. Over the past few days, (June 12-14), thousands of subreddits have joined in solidarity to protest Reddit’s aforementioned API changes, which will likely shut down many third-party apps.

Twitter banished: Twitter owes landlords in Boulder, Colo., Twitter three months’ rent, and a judge signed the order to evict the tech giant from their offices there, court documents show. since it Takeover by Elon MuskTwitter’s business was more or less in turmoil and There have been many reports of unpaid bills.

Carvana falls: by Carvana big rally Harri and Alex writing now looks like a blip on the radar. The company has secured billions of dollars in equity and debt financing since its launch in 2013, and it has purchased a few startups – namely, Xe360 And Adesa. But through it all, the company has not recorded yet a real profit.

The ransomware group lists victims: Clop, the ransomware group responsible for exploiting a critical security flaw in a popular company file transfer tool, has begun listing the victims of mass attacks, including several banks and United States university. The Russia-linked ransomware group has been exploiting a security vulnerability in MOVEit Transfer, a tool used by corporations and businesses to share large files over the internet, since late May.

Check skin condition with Google Lens: Google’s revamped Google Lens, the computer vision aid that provides information regarding the objects it identifies, with a useful new feature. The lens can now show skin conditions similar to what you can see on your own skin, such as moles and rashes — working from uploaded photos.

Minimum wages for delivery workers in NYC: New York City has established a new minimum wage for food delivery workers for platforms like Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub and Relay. This should have been a historic victory for freelancers, but Rebecca writes about how both delivery people and companies aren’t happy with it.

YouTube allows more users to make money: YouTube is lowering the requirements for creators to gain access to the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) monetization tools. Specifically, the company is expanding its shopping affiliate program to creators in the United States who have joined YPP and have more than 20,000 subscribers.

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TechCrunch’s podcast collection is a gift that keeps on giving — although this writer might be a little biased. Equity fell this week, but Podcasts TechCrunch reviewed Inside Startup Battlefield, a four-part series that takes you to TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield competition.

Establishmeanwhile, featured Amy Brown, co-founder and CEO of Authenticx, a Midwestern startup that helps insurance companies and medical institutions extract data from centers center their calls with AI.

And more Chain reactionPatrick Kaminski, director of digital innovation for web3 and metaverse at L’Oreal, and Manon Cardiel, head of strategic planning and partnerships in web3 and metaverse at L’Oreal, spoke about the experience. theirs in the growing blockchain space.

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TC+ subscribers get access to in-depth commentary, analysis, and surveys — things you’d know if you were already a subscriber. If you do not, consider signing up. Here are a few highlights from this week:

American businesses bet on AI: Exaggerated or not, the potential of AI has enthralled tech companies, and businesses large and small have begun to bet heavily on efforts to leverage AI in some way to accelerate the growth of AI. they take them to a whole new level. Alex and I investigate.

Small VCs have diverse impacts: Smaller funds — especially those with $50 million or less in assets under management — are helping usher in a new wave of diversification in venture capital. As Dominic writes, the latest group of investors rooted in historically overlooked or marginalized communities are setting up funds and then investing back into those funds.

Approach to building AI in healthcare: Rebecca writes about how some founders are approaching AI in healthcare with the right degree of caution, considering the ethical implications of their startup technologies before rolling them out widely. client.



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