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What to expect from Apple’s iPhone event: Apple events tend to suck all the air out of the room in the days leading up to them because… well, no one wants to announce something big new just to be instantly overshadowed by the iPhone 37. Most Read The post this week was, by far, Brian’s report on what we may/likely/definitely see will be announced at Apple’s September 7 event.
Rogan meets Zuk: If you used the internet in 2022, you probably know who Joe Rogan and Mark Zuckerberg are. Does a three-hour conversation between them sound like your kind of thing? If so, check out Zuck’s appearance on Joe Rogan’s trial. If not but you still want the highlights, check out Devin’s quick summary of Zuck’s thoughts on art, the evolution of social media, and why getting up every day feels like “punches in the stomach.”
WhatsApp gets built-in grocery orders in IndiaHalf a billion people use WhatsApp in India every month, and those people can now use the platform to order groceries thanks to a new venture between Meta, Jio Platforms and India’s largest retailer, Reliance Retail.
Twitter stops trying to monetize porn: Twitter reportedly wanted to create something out of competitor OnlyFans on its platform but has criticized the brakes at the moment. “Twitter appears to have halted this project,” Amanda wrote, “after an 84-employee “red team,” designed to test the product for security flaws, found that Twitter could not detect child sexual abuse (CSAM) material and non-consensual nudity on wide range.”
Royal Caribbean + SpaceX: A few days after announcing the file Partnership to bring Starlink to T-Mobile phonesSpaceX’s satellite-based internet endeavor has another big new client: Royal Caribbean. The cruise line announced this week that it is adding Starlink connectivity to its entire fleet. It will only operate near coasts at first, but they expect it to operate in the mid-ocean for the next few years.
What’s new this week in TC podcast land? Daryl and Jordan sat down with the founder of Abridge is found To listen to the company’s efforts to help patients better understand their jargon-packed medical appointments, chain reaction The crew spent some time digging through the labyrinth that represented a large Ethereum “merge” network upgrade, and Matt Burns learned all about how the Series A show (and how the process differs from raising an initial round) Tech Crunch Live.
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Why most VC deals collapse in the early stagesWhat do investors look for in the due diligence phase? Hajj sat down with a few early stage investors to get a better understanding of the process, and the main reasons why deals fall apart.
Investors detail their red (and green) flags: Meanwhile, Rebecca has met up with another group of investors to find out the things that led them to flee from — or, hopefully, run towards A potential investment.