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Welcome to the Daily Crunch on Friday, April 8, 2022! Today, Hayce mostly reads the latest IPCC report and has anti-anxiety medication on hand, while Christina talks and writes all day.

If it turns out that saving the planet is wrong, we can always burn it to the ground later. Until then, can we agree to try and help together?

On that happy note, maybe your weekend will have enough of the right surprises. I Christine And Hey!

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  • Management says goodbye to Better.comCTO: Diane Yu is one of the employees who agreed to participate in the digital mortgage lender’s voluntary divorce plan unveiled earlier this week, although we report she will remain as an advisor. Yu joined the company in January 2021, leaving a similar position at Comcast. The news follows yesterday’s story that discussed what happened at’s December meeting where 900 employees were fired.
  • Late Stage Delay in Corridor 5! Earlier this week, Alex Wilhelm and Anna Heim looked at global venture capital and found that later-stage investment is declining. Alex is back again, this time about what happened in the overdue trades – and what kind of delays we are talking about here. He believes there will be some tough decisions to be made in the future, like leaving gallons of milk down the aisle to get the last bag of Doritos.
  • Didi put South Africa in the rearview mirror: Chinese riding giant Didi Chiksung sticks his thumb out of South Africa today. The company didn’t give any specific reason for his departure, but it looks like his year-long trip across the country has run into some speed limits.

Startups and venture capitalists

Tesla is good and all, but you can’t blame the company for making electric cars affordable. Good news for electric vehicle enthusiasts: Vietnamese company Winfast is relying on the accelerator in its IPO process, promising a new generation of affordable electric vehicles alongside offerings from GM, Hyundai and Kia. For example, I can’t wait for the gas plane to be a thing of the past.

I’ve lived on four different continents and it annoys me that sending money abroad in 2022 is still an industry full of “decisions” that make you wonder who’s in charge here. SwooshTransfer has raised a multi-million dollar angel round to “make transactions easier” and fix this problem forever. No one tells them about Wise, Xe, Western Union, WorldRemit, HiFX, Remitly, OFX, MoneyGram, Xoom, or the dozens of well-funded companies that already exist.

Let’s see what else you missed:

Does your startup have enough runways? 5 factors to consider

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If your early-stage startup doesn’t have enough money to last until fall 2023, you might be in trouble.

Typically, “Seed and Series A companies plan a runway of at least 12 to 18 months,” says angel investor Marjorie Radlow-Zandi.

Continuing her last column on TAM calculation, she shares her burn rate calculator and five money management tips.

“Estimates are useful,” she says, “but you can’t explain unexpected problems or opportunities.”

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Big Tech Inc.

Enter the quantity in the Microsoft column. Six years after an extensive investigation into the activities of the Russian state-sponsored hacker group APT28, this week Microsoft announced the successful takeover of domains that the group, controlled by Russian military intelligence, uses to attack institutions in Ukraine.

Spotify is giving us some TikTok vibes today. The streaming service is doing well with another new search feature it’s testing. We’re announcing that this time it’s a personalized feed on the app’s home screen, introducing users to new music through the Canvas Loop feed (aka the GIFs that appear when you listen to certain songs). – “Brutal” by Olivia Rodrigo) occurs with, for example, breaking the loop of the cake. This follows last week’s testing of an “audio news feed” for podcasts.

Twitter, Twitter, Twitter! We know Yang will now turn his eyes to Marcia to discuss the social media giant. again There’s a lot going on this week, but not to mention. Twitter has added new features to the alt text feature (images with alt text will have an “ALT” icon in the corner of the image) and you can now remove yourself from tweets (we must learn not to take them personally).

Here are a few more stories to add to your reading list for today:

  • Apple investigation into app tracking transparency raises competition concerns: Natasha Lomas made some research findings showing that Apple’s requirement for developers to request permission to track app users actually makes it harder to track. And that many apps were still collecting tracking data despite the user asking them not to.
  • Google Pixel users, rejoice!Google has partnered with iFixit to bring some self-healing tools to Pixel phones. The kits will launch later this year and will include all general repair mounts such as battery, screen and camera module replacements. Next on the list is Chromebooks.

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