Daily Crunch: Twitter asks GitHub to remove proprietary source code and help them identify who posted it

Daily Crunch: Twitter asks GitHub to remove proprietary source code and help them identify who posted it

Daily Crunch: Twitter asks GitHub to remove proprietary source code and help them identify who posted it


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Happy Monday Crunch, our Crunch-a-licious friends!

Our favorite part of Lorenzo’s excellent article on how the feds shut down a cybercrime forum: . . the second piece of evidence came from Pompompurin himself. . . . He said he noticed that a data breach posted on the site did not include “one of my old emails”, which he viewed on the legitimate data breach notification site Have I Been Pwned .

Go get them. Or, if your business is more about avoiding than getting, avoid them!

— Christina And haje

TechCrunch’s top 3

  • Come together: If you complain about using Microsoft Teams, this story might make you smile: Frederic reports that Microsoft has rebuilt Teams from the ground up, promising cool things like 2x faster performance and only half the memory used.
  • Surfing the WaveOne: If you’re going through a “Silicon Valley” experience right now, you’re not alone. Apple has acquired WaveOne, a startup using AI to compress videos, Kyle reports.
  • Ahead of the game: A GitHub user named “FreeSpeechEnthusiast” wanted to take advantage of Elon Musk’s promise to open all code used to recommend tweets on March 31 by creating a repository on GitHub containing Twitter’s source code. Ivan explain what happened next.

Startups and VCs

First Citizens Bank has agreed to buy $72 billion in deposits and loans from Silicon Valley Bridge Bank, the California-based lender formerly known as Silicon Valley Bank that was taken over by the FDIC two weeks ago, pot holder reports.

Another handful to keep you ready for this week’s water cooler moments:

New to angel investing? Avoid these 7 mistakes.

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Becoming an angel investor isn’t easy, and that’s on purpose.

Those claiming the title must meet a few income and licensing requirements. Otherwise, just about anyone could schedule Zoom calls with the founders to talk about realizing their dreams.

Trade schools teach the basics, but Mysty Rusk, who has reviewed around 4,500 deals over the past 20 years, says the most important lessons she’s learned are the result of mistakes she’s made. committed along the way.

“There may be no way to predict a global crisis, stealth competitor, or other risks that are totally beyond the startup’s control,” Rusk writes, “but some obstacles are avoidable with the right knowledge.”

Three others from the TC+ team:

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Big Tech inc.

It’s spring, so we guess it was a good time for Alibaba founder Jack Ma to be seen again. Rita reports that Ma returned to China after a year of uncertainty that included China “trying to voice support for the private sector following a years-long crackdown on the tech industry, including the abandonment of projects of the IPO of Ant Group, the fintech subsidiary of Alibaba.The movement has prompted some founders to move abroad and seek to develop their businesses abroad.

It looks like Salesforce has done a good job of convincing investors that it’s on the right track. Activist investor Elliott Investment Management, which had likely been a thorn in Salesforce’s side for most of this month, said it was abandoning its plans to appoint directors. Paul see you.

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