Daily Crunch: Marqeta acquires fintech infrastructure startup Power Finance for $275 million

Daily Crunch: Marqeta acquires fintech infrastructure startup Power Finance for 5 million

We had a lot of fun at the beginning of the week sandvik runeThe story of how US law enforcement is using digital data to track abortions in our post-Roe v Wade world. The TL; DR is that healthcare is a weird world in the US and you have to use end-to-end encrypted messaging if you want to message your friends directly about potentially illegal stuff. — Kristina Y hahaha

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“I can’t explain it. It’s weird,” said Alphonzo “Phonz” Terrell. Amanda. After Elon Musk lost his job at Twitter, the former Global Head of Social and Editorial didn’t want to rest, he wanted to build. “When I left, I thought, ‘Oh, it’s time. It’s time to build, whether we get support or not.'” to build.

Speaking of alternatives to Twitter, aisha Y tailor He turned to the internet to find the best Twitter alternatives worth checking out. In the end, they conclude that there is an individualized replacement for Twitter and probably never will be.

Oh, and good news for game nerds after a bunch of really stupid mistakes: Amanda writes how the 403-page Dungeons & Dragons game system is now licensed under a Creative Commons license.

And here are a few more why we love you:

What do recent government tax changes mean for US SaaS startups?

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For SaaS startups, load timing can be a mystery.

Some states classify software-as-a-service products as services, while others classify them as products.

“There’s also the problem of just bundling,” says Ardy Esmaeili, a tax advisor for startups. “SaaS may not be taxable, but in combination with hardware it is.”

To help founders better understand their responsibility, Esmaeili shares tips on identifying a company’s physical nexus and lists several SaaS categories that states are likely to tax.

“Hire an expert as soon as possible,” he writes. “Don’t think you don’t have to worry about it now, because waiting can have major consequences later.”

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dude reports that Manu Jain is the latest Xiaomi executive to leave the company. This may bother the company a bit as Jain was the one who established and expanded the smartphone maker’s presence in India.

Okay so here you are, tick all the security boxes, set up your two-factor authentication and here comes a hacker, despite being paid by Meta, finding a bug that would allow someone to unlock that two-factor authentication by bypassing Facebook and Instagram. I guess it was a good thing he got caught, but phew! Lawrence have more.

Source: La Neta Neta