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Christine is in an airport lounge and Haje is sitting on the corner of a cafe bench, as the TechCrunch team is on its way to a post-interruption today. We miss our colleagues who are already doing the work (💯) and we are hanged (metaphorically and literally) from the plethora of surprises this week. Enjoy the Daily Crunch, and see you next week!
Yes, and we know we mentioned this yesterday, but something good deserves to be repeated: Big congrats to Minerva Lithium and their 100,000th Battlefield win! – Christine and No
TechCrunch Top 3
- Holding back: Manish has some news from Amazon, which says some hardware vendors are opting out of TV partnership deals with the delivery giant for fear of retaliation from Google.
- Be prepared for price increases: YouTube Premium plans to raise prices – by $5 in some cases – for subscription plans in several countries, including the US, UK, Canada and Argentina, Ivan statements.
- What goes up must come down: One is our excellent colleague Manishwho reports that the Indian logistics company’s shares fell to an “all-time low” after reporting a not-so-svelte growth report.
Startup and VC
Draymond Green, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors, says he is working with well-known investors involved in the technology space. It wasn’t a big secret — Green has historically been public about his investments, like SmileDirectClub — but until TechCrunch Disrupt, he hadn’t named his investment partners, not making it clear that he wasn’t planning to start a fund. himself, Kyle statements. You can see all of Draymond’s conversation (including an interesting conversation about the video that was floating around) Brian.
When Parker Conrad founded Rippling in 2016, the HR company initially focused on the employee onboarding process. It appeared, Mary Ann statements. Yesterday, at TechCrunch Disrupt, Rippling unveiled what Conrad described as the “biggest launch” of his career – a new global payroll product.
You know the drill – five more, count ’em! No, seriously, count them. We are very tired today and may have miscalculated.
Dear Sophie: How can I launch a startup while on OPT?
I am an international student in the US in F-1 status. I will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in computer science in May and plan to apply for OPT. I want to start.
Can I do that with OPT? What options do I have after OPT to continue growing my company?
– Forward looking founder
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Big Tech Inc.
How about a company that has almost everything? Well, Google doesn’t think it has everything when it comes to its presence in India and it has some choice names for some of the country’s administrators. In response to yesterday’s $162 million fine, Google fired back at India’s competition regulators, saying the order is “a huge barrier to Indian consumers and businesses” and “opens up a huge security risk to Indians who rely on Android’s security features.” Manish it has more.
We also can’t ignore this sweet little one…💩 who came in yesterday. With Elon Musk’s deal to acquire Twitter now seemingly nearing completion, Taylor Reports that the social media giant’s layoffs may now be bigger than expected. He writes that the cut on Twitter could be up to 75%. For those counting at home, that equates to 5,600 people. It’s not cool.
And we have some for you: