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Hi! You have one more day to yourself before I take a well-deserved Friday off Kyle full, so I decided to make an extra large version of the Daily Crunch. We hope many of you at TC Sessions: Crypto are hanging out with the Miami cryptocurrency gang. As you can see, some stories have already emerged and I’m sure more will follow.

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Feature Dump: For those of you who like using Google Maps, using Google Search and Google Shopping, man, does the company have some new features for you? aisha disassemble them
Put money where your mouth is: Index Ventures bets the economic downturn will spur more startups and bet $300 million on this horse to win, Miguel To write
“A goal without a plan is just a wish”: Mozilla released its State of Mozilla report today, and Frederick See how the creator of Firefox envisions its next chapter. Startups and VCs

This is where more cybersecurity mergers and acquisitions are happening Ingrid reports that Palo Alto Networks is buying Cider Security for up to $300 million. This is rumored to be a move that she says has been around for a while, but now some parts have emerged, including informing investors, that make it more likely.

maria ann He spoke to a few crypto-focused VCs, who told him that they are already cautious about deploying their crypto funds, but are now concerned that the fallout from the FTX collapse could make it more difficult to attract limited partners for future funds.

And we have six more for you:

SaaS startups that ignored VC advice to cut sales and marketing fared better this year

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Many venture capitalists advised founders to cut sales and marketing spend to stay on track this year. And it turns out that many venture capitalists have given the wrong advice.

According to data from Capchase, a fintech that provides core capital to startups, “Companies that didn’t reduce their sales and marketing spend are now in a better financial and growth position than those that did, and the market started to shrink.” Autumn 2022,” he reports. szkutak cardigan🇧🇷

Of the 500 companies surveyed, self-funded companies showed the most growth, said Miguel Fernández, co-founder and CEO of Capchase:

“What we saw in this case, and what’s even more interesting, is that the best companies reduced all other costs except sales and marketing.”

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enjoy it BrianToday’s oversized Actuator newsletter, in which he takes a look at Boston’s tech scene, tours the city, chats with Tye Brady, works in robotics, and takes a “field trip to some of Boston’s top startups.”

For those who like to tweet in threads, Twitter is working on a feature that automatically threads long texts together. Ivan reports. This step reduces the need to split all the carefully chosen words to spit them into 280-character segments.

Meanwhile, co-founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao, aka CZ, spoke to him in Binance country anita this morning at TC Sessions: Crypto and Roman picked up some highlights, including CZ’s thoughts on FTX: “We were the straw that broke the camel’s back.” Sight He echoed some of CZ’s comments on Binance’s commercial viability in India. That means there are none.

Today, there are six more we think you should read:

on cloud seven: Apple’s iCloud website is a bit different now, with apps that look like widget-style tiles instead of icons. Ivan To write
More layoffs: Roku says it is also cutting jobs, citing economic conditions that saw 200 US workers laid off Lauren To write
disinformation scrutiny: PR software giant Cision has acquired Factmata, which, in case you didn’t know, fights fake news. Ingrid reports.
car porn: Toyota’s new all-electric SUV concept has sleek looks and plant-based seats, jaclyn reports.
Surprise, surprise, surprise: Blizzard Activision surprised everyone by suspending most of its games in China, citing expired licensing deals with NetEase. Rita have more.
Hi my name is…: we have been following Meta India matches but now we have news that Meta has appointed a new head of India, Sight reports.

Source: La Neta Neta