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Elon guts Twitter, Google shutters Hangouts, and the tech layoffs continue • TechCrunch

Elon guts Twitter, Google shutters Hangouts, and the tech layoffs continue • TechCrunch

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Hey, all — welcome back to 7 days in Evaluate, the e-newsletter exactly where we sum up the most go through TechCrunch stories from the earlier week. And oof, what a week it was.

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Mass layoffs at Twitter: It was Elon’s 1st entire 7 days as the boss of Twitter put up-$44 billion acquisition. Sweeping layoffs have been claimed to be on the way — and, perfectly, they’ve started. Following a painfully impersonal heads-up e-mail went out Thursday night, whole teams are waking up to locate their obtain instantly revoked. With reviews suggesting layoffs could effects up to 50 percent the business, Twitter staff members have reportedly taken to referring to the whole issue as “the snap” (à la Thanos). A course motion lawsuit has previously been filed alleging that Twitter isn’t adhering to the appropriate lawful processes in this article.

Layoffs just about everywhere: In the meantime, information of tech business layoffs continues to pour in. Lyft permit go of 13% of its workforce, Stripe lower 14%, Opendoor diminished its workforce by 18%, Chime parted strategies with 12%, and a lot more. In the meantime, both Apple and Amazon have reportedly long gone into using the services of freezes.

Google kills Hangouts: We knew it was coming, but this 7 days Google put the final nail in Hangouts’ coffin, shutting down the chat-focused net app (the Hangouts Android/iOS apps had been shuttered past calendar year) in favor of Google Chat. Of program, provided Google’s background with chat applications, I expect at minimum two a lot more to be released and/or shuttered by the time I complete this e-newsletter.

Falcon Major returns to room: This 7 days SpaceX introduced its Falcon Heavy rocket for the very first time since 2019, ultimately shifting forward on a mission that experienced been delayed (“due to payload readiness issues”) because late 2020.

Amazon expands its Music service: “The organization mentioned it will now offer you Key subscribers a whole songs catalog with 100 million music, as a substitute of the beforehand a lot more minimal assortment of just 2 million tunes,” writes Sarah, “and will make most of the leading podcasts on its service out there with no ads.”

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Whats up in TC podcast land this 7 days? Here’s some of the highlights:

  • The Equity crew chatted about the ever-evolving purpose of the undertaking capitalist, and our buddy Melia Russell from Enterprise Insider stopped by to fill us in on her recent story about how “investors are rewriting the playbooks when it arrives to maternity leave insurance policies at their corporations.”
  • Amanda joined Darrell on the TC Podcast to focus on Elon’s “questionable plans” to change up how identification verification will work on Twitter
  • The Chain Response team dive into the growing checklist of problems that have produced for Bitcoin miners in the very last number of months.


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Pilot’s CEO tears down their $60 million Collection C deck: Published in early 2021, this one blew up for some rationale this 7 days! Just a few weeks after raising a massive Collection C, Pilot CEO Waseem Daher sat down with Lucas Matney to split down what labored about their pitch deck.

The most typical pitch deck issues: Speaking of pitch decks, TC’s resident pitch specialist, Haje Jan Kamps, has a checklist of the issues he’s tired of looking at in decks, possessing reviewed thousands of them.