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Well, it’s Friday again. And as the Equity team noted today, “You can be wasted and not even know it.” — Christine and haje
Top 3 TechCrunch
- The search for more money: Mary Ann follow yesterday’s story about Stripe sets deadline to go public with some additional information that Stripe is said to have attempted to raise more capital at a reduced valuation. Learn more about this evolving story in Mary Ann’s Exchange newsletter, which appears on Sunday. If you haven’t received it in your inbox, click here.
- No music for you: Google has shown its tracks and will not share it with the world now, Kyle write. The search engine giant has created an artificial intelligence system that can create music from text descriptions, but he reports that “risk-averse has no immediate plans to release it.” “. Maybe if we all said something nice to them…
- From angels to meeting rooms: Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is the newest board member of audiovisual startup Chroma, a company Stone started investing in two years ago. Sarah there are many more.
Start-ups and VC
Kano, the venture-backed UK startup known for its home-made computer software and toolset to teach coding and related STEM skills, has accused Warner Bros. copy one of my products and infringes its intellectual property rights, Paul report.
By any measure, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been a successful executive. He helped build Salesforce from the ground up, starting with an apartment in San Francisco in 1999 and eventually building the Salesforce Tower, the tallest building in the city, Ron report. He took the idea of running software in the cloud and developed it into a practical way to distribute software at a time when most companies offered software out of the box or on-premises licenses. As investors aggressively target Salesforce, what’s next for the CRM giant? (TC+)
And we have five more for you:
4 practical steps to go code-free to evolve your prototype into an MVP
Forget the dog: Code-free development tools can be a non-technical founder’s best friend.
Build a minimum viable product when engineering and design capabilities are required. Now, bootstrapping founders can iterate without developers to maintain costs and expand their runways.
Katherine Kostereva, CEO and managing partner of Creatio, advises: “Rather than trying to design the perfect and complete MVP release all at once, strive to deliver value as quickly and consistently as possible. Continue to improve your prototype.
She shares four tactics for transforming prototypes into usable products without code:
- Apply the daily delivery method
- Appropriate scope and separation
- Careful management and decoupling of dependencies
- Invest in continuous deployment automation
Three other pieces of information from the TC+ team:
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Big tech company
Apparently, “AI can create art, text, and more is in a calculation” Kyle write today. He’s following a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft, GitHub and OpenAI that “accuses them of violating copyright law by allowing Co-pilot, a code-generating AI system trained on billions of lines of public code, to reclaim licensed code snippets without giving credit.” Kyle lays it all out for you and even notes that cases like this against creative AI are just the beginning.
If you’re enjoying HBO’s new zombie thriller “The Last of Us,” you’ll be able to enjoy it a little longer. Program selected for the second season after satisfying more than 22 million viewers, Lauren write.
Here is your Thursday Friday: