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Instafest goes instaviralYou’ve likely been to a great festival of music before. But have you ever been to one? Just for You? Mostly. Instafest, a popular web app, allows you to imagine what this festival might look and sound like. Sign in with your Spotify credentials to create a Virtual Festival promotional poster that is based on your listening habits.
LastPass has been hacked (again)Zack Whittaker wrote that LastPass, the password manager, said it is investigating a security breach after its systems were hacked twice this year. Unfortunately, investigations are still ongoing so it’s not clear exactly what (or from) the data was accessed.
ChatGPT opensOpenAI opened ChatGPT to everyone this week. ChatGPT allows you to interact directly with the new generation AI language through a simple chat-style interface. You can create scripts (sometimes very well written) by talking to the bot. Daryl used it to write the Pokémon cheat sheet he’d always wanted.
AWS re: InventorsAmazon Web Services hosted its annual Re:Invent conference. This year, the company showcased what the future holds for the cloud computing platform that powers a large part of the Internet. Highlights from this year? A Low code tool for serverless applicationsA undertakesAWS customers can now control where their data is stored in the world. This will help them navigate increasingly complex government policies. A tool to run “city-sized simulations” in the cloud.
Twitter Suspends Kanye (Again)Evan Mehta wrote, “Elon Musk suspended KanyeWest (aka Ye)’s Twitter account after the latter published antisemitic Tweets and violated platform rules.”
Spotify enveloped“Wrapped”: Spotify launches a new interactive feature every December that displays your Spotify listening data over the past year in a stunning visual format. This year it has straightforward things like the number of minutes streamed, but it also branches out with ideas like “listening personalities” — a Myers-Briggs-inspired system that puts each user into one of 16 camps, such as “adventure” or “replay.”
DoorDash layoffsI wish there was a week without stories of layoffs. DoorDash confirmed this week that 1,250 employees will be laid off, with Tony Xu, CEO, explaining that they hired too quickly during the pandemic.
The co-CEO of Salesforce is stepping downIn just one week, December 2012 [Bret Taylor] He was named Chairman of the Board of Twitter and Co-CEO of Salesforce,” writes Ron Miller. “After one year, he didn’t have either job anymore.” Taylor says he “decided to go back to [his]Entrepreneurship is at its roots.
I was expecting things to be. A littleLast week was quiet in TC Podcast Land due to the holiday. But we still have great shows! Daryl Etherington is joined by Ron Miller and Rita Liao Techcrunch podcastTeam will discuss the departure of Salesforce’s Co-CEO and “Great Wall of porn”. chain reaction Interview with Nikhil Viswanathan CEO of Alchemy 3 Web Development Platform; It’s as beautiful as ever the financial valueThe crew discussed everything, from Sam Bankman Fried’s bizarre interview in DealBook to why Startup Pipe funding co-founders resigned at one point.
What is the secret behind the TC+ member-only paywall Here’s what TC+ members read the most this week:
Lessons for raising $10 million without giving up a seat on the boardReclaim.ai raised $10 million in the past two years without giving up any board seats. How? Henry Shapiro, cofounder of Reclaim.ai shared his thoughts.
Advisors are the new non-traditional venture capital“Why are there so many consultant-led venture capital fund launches now?” asks Rebecca Zkotak.
Fundraising at times when venture capital is under scrutinyCo-founder and former CEO of DocSend, Ross Hiddleston, writes: “Founders may feel frustrated in this environment, but they need to remember that they have ‘currency’ too.
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