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What to expect from Apple’s iPhone event: Apple events tend to suck the air out of the room in the days before they kick off because…well, no one wants to announce something big, new, just to have it immediately overshadowed by the iPhone 37.our read the most What’s out this week so far is Brian’s roundup of what we might/may/surely be announcing at the September 7th Apple event.
Rogan interviews Zach: If you’re online in 2022, you probably know who Joe Rogan and Mark Zuckerberg are. Does the three-hour conversation between them sound like your kind of thing? If so, check out Zuck’s performance on the Joe Rogan Experience. If not, but you still want the highlights, check out Devin’s instant review of Zuck’s thoughts on art, the evolution of social media, and why waking up every day feels like being “punched in the stomach.”
WhatsApp gets built-in grocery ordering feature in India: 5 billion people in India use WhatsApp every month, and they can now use the platform to order groceries thanks to a new joint venture between Meta, Jio Platforms and India’s largest retailer, Reliance Retail.
Twitter stops trying to monetize porn: Twitter reportedly wants to build something like an OnlyFans competitor on its platform, but has now hit the brakes. “Twitter apparently shelved the 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 material (CSAM) and scaled-up nudity without consent.”
Royal Caribbean + SpaceX: announced in a few days Partnership to bring Starlink to T-Mobile phones, SpaceX’s satellite internet project has another big new client: Royal Caribbean. The cruise line announced this week that it will add Starlink connectivity to its entire fleet. It will only work near the coast at first, but they expect it will work in the middle of the ocean in the next few years.
What’s going on in the TC podcast space this week? Darrell and Jordan with the founders of Abridge in established To learn about the company’s efforts to help patients better understand their often jargon-laden doctor appointments, chain reaction The staff spends some time researching Ethereum’s maze of large “merge” network upgrades, and Matt Burns learns how to market a Series A (and how the process differs from raising a seed round) TechCrunch Live.
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Why most early-stage VC deals fail: What do investors look for at the due diligence stage? Haje sat down with some early investors to better understand the process, and the main reasons why deals often fail.
Investors detail their red (green) flags: Meanwhile, Rebecca catches up with another group of investors to find out what made them flee — or, hopefully, flee. towards – Potential investments.