Google unveils new options to remove personal data from search results – TechCrunch
Cheer [your time of day] startup fans! It’s a brand new week and we’re thrilled that it’s… wait, it’s May? How it happened ? Anyway – May 2, 2022, here we go. Spring is a good time to do some spring cleaning; we like Zackthe guide to how to remove your personal data from google search introduction. And if you’re on Android, Carlyis dilapidated from operating system privacy features are also worth skimming.
HOLD THE PRESS. Well, don’t, because we schedule these newsletters in advance BUT! When it arrives in your inbox, click on it right nowbecause someone is about to catch a falling rocket with a helicopter and it’s the most unique thing Team A meets MacGyver that we can imagine.
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- Glamping might not be so bad with this at your campsite: A battery the size of a cooler, with wheels, sockets and air conditioning? Yes please. Being in Mother Nature can be fun for some, but battery maker EcoFlow is going after those who only occasionally have to. Also consider a great origin story where the company grew from a Kickstarter project to a billion-dollar company in five years.
- Open gets his horn: We’re not sure, but when your company is listed as having “radically changed the relationship between banks and fintechs,” we think this is a sign that you are doing well. Indeed, the Indian neobank Open was rewarded with a valuation of 1 billion dollars. This is also happening in a country where pot holder reported, “Just a few years ago, most banks in India were skeptical of neobanks and it was very difficult to persuade them to enter into a partnership.” Raise a glass Open!
- What happened to UiPath: By all accounts, the robotic process automation company was doing well, bringing in investment dollars and a high valuation. It even performed well on its first day as a public company last year. Since then, the stock price has been falling, as has the valuation, which has Alex and Ron wondering why.
Startups and VCs
Safer Lucas and Anitais brand new Chain reaction podcast, Shaun Maguire from Sequoia is predicting that a lot of VCs will retire; and explore regulatory challenges that are opaque to many crypto investors.
Meanwhile, alexander postulates that no one told the crypto world that startup megadeals aren’t so plentiful anymore, and Natasha throws up her arms in frustration about all the weird shapes investors wrap themselves in to avoid calling spades spades. Folks, a rose is a rose, and it smells just as good by any other name. And a starting lap is a starting lapregardless of its olfactory qualities.
Can you smell what the Rock is up to:
Map of the growth market driven by cybersecurity products in 2022
To paint a detailed picture of the competitive landscape for product-driven growth cybersecurity companies, investor Ross Halieliuk tracked more than 800 products in a market map that includes more than 600 vendors.
His map revealed several trends redefining PLG adoption right now in the cybersecurity industry, and some of them are bad news for early-stage startups.
In this environment, most CISOs are experiencing “vendor overload,” which means smaller players who lack a strong network and big marketing budgets can’t participate in the same sales channels.
If your investors don’t approve of a series of invite-only dinners with your target customers, what are your options?
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Big Tech inc.
Going from Open to wanting to close our eyes to rub them in and make sure we read it right: India’s anti-money laundering agency said over the weekend that it “seized assets worth around $725 million from Xiaomi India for breaching the country’s foreign exchange laws in a blow to the Chinese phone maker that dominates India’s smartphone market. Wow.
In Apple news, the company encountered quite a bit of problem with the european unionwhich reported some preliminary findings related to an antitrust case: it was found that Apple had arranged for competitors to provide “NFC-enabled contactless payments on the iPhone to expand other mobile wallets and compete fairly with Apple Pay,” saying this type of technology should be open to everyone. Now it’s Apple’s turn to respond to the accusations. In the meantime, you can now get Apple Music on Roku.
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