Apple readies its subsequent iPhone, Joe Rogan interviews Zuck, and Twitter purportedly pauses plans to compete with OnlyFans – TechCrunch

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what to anticipate from Apple’s iPhone event: Apple occasions are inclined to suck all of the air out of the room inside the instances main as a lot as them as a end result of…properly, nobody desires to announce some huge new factor simply to have it immediately overshadowed by the iPhone 37. Our most study publish this week, by far, was Brian’s roundup of what we’re presumably/probably/positively going to see introduced at Apple’s event on September 7.

Rogan interviews Zuck: for people who’re on the internet in 2022, you in all probability know who each Joe Rogan and Mark Zuckerberg are. Does a three-hour dialog between them sound like your kind of factor? if that is the case, try Zuck’s look on the Joe Rogan expertise. If not however you proceed to want the highlights, try Devin’s on-the-fly recap of Zuck’s ideas on artwork, the evolution of social media, and why waking up every day appears like getting “punched inside the stomach.”

WhatsApp will get constructed-in grocery ordering in India: Half a billion people use WhatsApp in India every month, and utterly different people people can now use the platform to order groceries due to a mannequin new enterprise between Meta, Jio Platforms, and India’s largest retailer, Reliance Retail.

Twitter halts its try and monetize porn: Twitter reportedly needed to assemble one factor of an OnlyFans competitor into its platform however has slammed on the brakes for now. “Twitter apparently put this challenge on maintain,” writes Amanda, “after an eighty 4-worker ‘pink group,’ designed to look at the product for safety flaws, found that Twitter can’t detect baby sexual abuse supplies (CSAM) and non-consensual nudity at scale.”

Royal Caribbean + SpaceX: simply a few days after asserting a partnership to convey Starlink to T-cell telephones, SpaceX’s satellite tv for pc-based mostly internet endeavor has one other huge new buyer: Royal Caribbean. The cruise line introduced this week that it’s including Starlink connectivity to its complete fleet. It’ll solely work shut to the coasts at first, however they anticipate it to work mid-ocean inside the following couple of years.

picture credit: Royal Caribbean

audio roundup

What’s up this week in TC podcast land? Darrell and Jordan sat down with the founding father of Abridge on found to hearken to regarding the agency’s efforts to assist sufferers elevated understand their typically jargon-stuffed doctor appointments, the Chain response crew spent a whereas digging into the maze that is Ethereum’s huge “Merge” community improve, and Matt Burns realized all regarding the most interesting strategy to pitch a collection A (and the means the approach differs from elevating a seed spherical) on TechCrunch dwell.


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Why most early-stage VC affords disintegrate: What are buyers wanting for on the due diligence stage? Haje sat down with simply a few early-stage buyers to get a larger understanding of the approach, and the most important causes affords are inclined to fall by way of.

buyers element their pink (and inexperienced) flags: in the meantime, Rebecca caught up with one other set of buyers to get hold of out the issues that despatched them working away from — or, hopefully, working in the direction of — a potential funding.