D&T Issue 81

Elizabeth Holmes’ Testimony, India’s Crypto Crackdown and The Worst Brand Face for Meta (its zuck)

Hi there!
Hope you’re having a splendid week thus far.

Here it goes again, the Indian government is coming down hard on private crypto (save certain exceptions.) The team at Canvs is curious as to how they will go about a cumbersome process like pre-approving digital tokens, seeing how the last time these kinds of conversations didn’t work out so smoothly.

We’ve got some good reads for you so let’s jump right in.

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Will anyone tell the Meta CEO and Facebook founder that he should not be the face of his company?

ByteDance, the Chinese company behind TikTok and Douyin, has global ambitions to challenge Meta’s universe.

Bangalore-based NoBroker has raised $210 million in its Series E financing round, its founders told TechCrunch in an interview. Tiger Global and General Atlantic, two existing investors, and Moore Strategic Ventures co-led the eight-year-old startup’s Series E financing round.

Voyeurs. Sabotaged accounts. Backdoor schemes. For years, the retail giant has handled your information less carefully than it handles your packages.

“A success was that we had successfully achieved the objectives of the program.”

Dream-hacking techniques can help us create, heal and have fun. They could also become tools of commercial manipulation.

As Covid-19 threatened the tech supply chain, some companies, including Apple and Samsung, went to extreme lengths to keep their products flowing.

Shares of One97 Communications, which runs digital payments major Paytm which were on a freefall in their first two trading sessions seemed to have recovered today in its share pricing.

The idea is to take the traditional record industry model, in which the label might keep 80 percent of all future royalties, and flip it to one where the artist keeps 80 percent.

Bulb Energy was once the fastest-growing supplier in Britain’s energy market, and one of the UK’s most celebrated startups. But the company may be best remembered as the biggest casualty of the energy market crisis.

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