Hello, buddies! Welcome again to Week In Assessment, the e-newsletter the place we recap among the prime tales to cross TechCrunch dot com this week.
The most learn story this week was . . . effectively, all the things that got here out of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Convention. Apple tends to dominate the information cycle throughout WWDC, and this yr’s present was no exception.
Apple all the time kicks off WWDC with a keynote the place they make back-to-back-to-back bulletins for merchandise from throughout their lineup. New iOS! Plans to take over your automotive’s dashboard! A brand new M2 chip that’s someway even sooner/extra environment friendly than the already absurdly quick/environment friendly M1! Moderately than hyperlink out to a zillion completely different posts on all of the information, I’ll simply hyperlink you to our large WWDC roundup right here.
M1’s “unpatchable” flaw: Talking of M1, safety researchers at MIT have detailed the workings of what they are saying is an “unpatchable” safety flaw within the chip. An Apple spokesperson thanked the researchers for “this proof of idea” however mentioned the corporate doesn’t suppose it presents “an instantaneous threat” to customers and is “inadequate to bypass working system safety protections by itself.”
Uber Eats will now ship you meals from throughout the nation: Your [on-demand delivery companies] have been so preoccupied with whether or not or not they may, they didn’t cease to suppose in the event that they ought to.
Oracle drops $28 billion on Cerner: We knew Oracle was shopping for the well being data firm Cerner — although we discovered in regards to the deal on the very finish of December, a time when most individuals are doing all the things they’ll to not have a look at a pc display screen/the information. Oracle introduced this week that the deal is finished, wrapping issues up for a fully huge $28 billion.
Extra layoffs: Oh, hey, it’s my least favourite (however seemingly endless) a part of this text. Since we final checked in, there’ve been layoffs at Superhuman (22% of workers), edtech unicorn Eruditus, the scooter firm Chook (23%), clothes subscription Sew Repair (15% of salaried employees), safety unicorn OneTrust (25%) and lots of extra. Amanda and Natasha have an summary of the newest layoffs right here.
The Nimbus is “like a bike with a roof”: Need the zippy enjoyable of a motorbike or scooter however don’t need to cope with, you understand, climate? This week Michigan-based startup Nimbus unveiled the prototype of “Nimbus One,” a three-wheeled EV that appears like a mixture between a motorbike and a Good automotive. The corporate says that they’ll value a bit shy of $10,000 — or, on subscription, about $200 a month — after they begin transport subsequent yr.
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One of many highlights this week was Chain Response, the place Anita and Lucas chatted with a16z’s Sriram Krishnan in regards to the agency’s new $4.5 billion crypto fund and what the web3 panorama appears like after the current crypto tumbles.
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Ladies are leaving VC companies to launch funds of their very own: “Over the previous yr, quite a few notable girls buyers have left their roles at established companies to launch funds of their very own,” writes Rebecca Szkutak, breaking down among the newest high-profile departures.
The NFT hunch is actual: NFT gross sales are down. Will funding in NFT-focused firms observe swimsuit? Alex takes a have a look at the information.
Peeking into Lunchbox’s $50M pitch deck: Again in February, Lunchbox — an organization that builds on-line ordering methods for eating places and ghost kitchens — raised a $50M Sequence B. This week, Haje took a have a look at the pitch deck the corporate used to get buyers onboard.