The week an Apple event and YC Demo Day collided • TechCrunch

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This week noticed two huge occasions working in parallel: an Apple hardware announcement and Y Combinator’s Demo Day. both a form of on their very personal would usually lead our site visitors for the week — having them smash into every completely different on the identical day was … fascinating. and maybe simply a little exhausting.

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The Apple stuff: Apple’s event, as their occasions are likely to do, principally dominated the tech information cycle this week. pretty than flip this whole publication into one huge guidelines of Apple issues, I’ll simply say: new iPhones, new AirPods, and a beefy new Apple Watch. want extra phrases than that? right here’s our roundup of the information.

Y Combinator moonshots: Startups are exhausting. however every YC batch has at the least a handful of firms that seem simply a little extra exhausting — the moonshots, if you happen to’ll. From pretend fish to teams that want to reinvent flying, the Demo Day staff rounded up simply a few of the wildest pitches.

Musk/Twitter drama continues: Elon Musk stays to be aiming to undo his multibillion-dollar current for Twitter, and Twitter nonetheless desires to maintain him to it. This week a Delaware decide made two selections inside the ordeal: The trial simply isn’t going to be delayed by a month as Musk’s authorized staff had requested, however Musk will be allowed to “amend his counterclaim with particulars” disclosed by Twitter safety whistleblower Peiter “Mudge” Zatko earlier this month.

LG wants you to buy NFTs in your tv: NFT gross sales have reportedly tanked over the earlier couple of months. Will the flexibility to buy/promote/commerce NFTs on LG smart TVs be the factor that turns that round? No, no, it is not going to.

Kim Kardashian’s new gig: “America’s favourite actuality star is leveling up her repertoire,” writes Anita, with one other job title: private equity investor. Kardashian is teaming up with Jay Sammons, previously the prime of shopper/Media/Retail on the Carlyle Group, to launch a mannequin new private equity agency recognized as SKKY companions.

Jeep’s EVs: one other legendary auto mannequin is diving deep into electrical autos — this time it’s Jeep, which this week revealed plans to roll out three completely different EVs (the Recon, Wagoneer S, and Avenger) by 2025. the agency, notes Jaclyn, expects “EVs to compose half of its gross sales in North America — and all of its gross sales in Europe — by 2030.”

Patreon layoffs: Patreon, a agency that helps creators construct out paid membership choices, laid off workers this week. The layoffs purportedly go away Patreon with out a lot of a safety staff, which seems … not ultimate?

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What’s up in TC podcast land this week? “promoting sundown” star Christine Quinn stopped by found to inform ’em about her new startup, the Chain response crypto crew talked with reference to the latest drama at Binance, and Burnsy took a digital journey to Minnesota to place the spotlight on the Minneapolis startup scene for TechCrunch stay.

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YC Demo Day favs: almost 230 pitches later, which Y Combinator S22 firms stood out to the Demo Day staff? listed under are their favourite pitches from Day 1 and Day 2.

essential slides in your pitch deck: Reporter/former VC/resident pitch deck expert Haje shares his insights on which of the maybe-too-many slides in your deck are most important.

The freemium bar is shifting: throughout merchandise from Slack to Google Meet to Heroku, many firms are shifting up their free tiers to current much less. Why now? Anita explores the progress.

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