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It’s Thursday, April 28, 2022, and Haje’s blood pressure is slowly returning to normal after being annoyed by Social Security numbers for a few minutes. Look, it’s hard to cope with the harshness of a new country, OK? No one tells me how health care works in this country, please; we would never have heard of its end.
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- Twitter has admitted the hacked accounts: Hey guess what? Twitter announced its revenue in the first quarter today. It did not count correctly, revealing that it was reporting more users than it actually had – nearly 2 million – something. Sarah It points to “a problem that may have prompted the company to seriously consider accepting Elon Musk’s proposal that the company privately take a $ 44 billion contract.” Meanwhile, Alex Take a look at what the purchase means for advertising revenue on Twitter.
- Deaths and taxes are for sureIt is not every day that we get a story about Ben Franklin, but in this case, it depends on the technology that makes it easier for us to do things like pay taxes. At that point, the Taxfix mobile tax filing app brought in $ 220 million in turnover to become a team. Taxing is not always easy, so it is good to have someone who knows what to do. We like how CEO Martin Ott put it, “We broke the mind of the tax accountant codes.”
- There is a Google GoogleHer name is Yandex, and she is selling her part in the media, to get this, a company called VKontakte, which is considered “the equivalent of a local Facebook.” I’m not sure it would be better than that. This is news that Natasha has been following for a month now, and she says that the sale was a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which led many companies to re-evaluate their media assets.
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One of our favorite things about assembling the Daily Crunch is that we delight our friends and read about their amazing work. Today, it is a Kyle-o-rama. He wrote about how Synthesis AI raised $ 17 million to create synthetic data to improve computer perception and how Symmetrical.ai pay provider raised $ 18.5 million to simplify staff pay. CommandBar dropped $ 19 million to continue creating the site-and-search plugin for the web app, and Deepset raised $ 14 million to help companies build native language editing programs. Kyle, your fingers should be tired – go out and treat yourself to a cup of coffee and a round baseball or object.
We love Christine’s story of Lemon Perfect’s investment trip to the bee queen: Two years later Lemon Perfect was spotted at Beyoncé’s limo, the big star is now a fan.
Also! We have started a series of field breaks, and we are looking for beginners who want to review their stadium floors. Get involved!
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GV’s Frederique Dame on market fitness: ‘You have one chance at a better experience’
In a firefight at TechCrunch Early Stage, Frederique Dame, a GV investment partner who previously led production and engineering teams at Uber, Yahoo and Smugmug, shared her thoughts on product suitability.
Dame addressed a number of issues, including the need to collect customer data as quickly as possible, review and test strategies without touching on engineering resources, and, in particular, why the founders themselves make them vulnerable when investors:
“Trust me what you do not know or what does not work,” she said, “because once we invest, we have to work on these products anyway.”
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Prepare your popcorn: We’ve already talked about Google and Facebook in the top 3, so let’s start with a little bit of Amazon. The company has launched its film rental service in India, with over 40 original shows and films that make it easy for customers to access early Indian and foreign films.
Collecting some revenue: Today’s revenue was brought to you by the letter “T” with the letter “P” engraved by Peacock, which added 4 million subscribers. Meta’s metaverse is not too hot, but Facebook has gained users.
Ac News (quisi): It looks like Microsoft will add another company to its family. Activision Blizzard shareholders vote to approve the sale. Meanwhile, Hackerone has acquired PullRequest, a YC-backed company that will give the bug book company some code review skills.
Judge Elon Musk: He is likely to win the Twitter deal, but he can definitely mark the “win” section here. A Delaware judge sentenced him following a lawsuit filed by Tesla shareholders accusing Musk of forcing Tesla’s board to buy SolarCity back in 2016.
Come on in, take a look!Our reporters were busy reporting on Snap today and covering various news items below. We would like to highlight that she has created a new tool that will keep you from forgetting what a selfie stick is. Pixy, Snap’s mini drone, is your camera when you don’t have anyone else holding your phone. Also: