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Hey, and completely happy Wednesday! As I write this, I’m additionally having fun with a digital “holiyay” celebration with my fellow TechCrunchers. Haje is leaving on a jet aircraft, however he’ll be again tomorrow. Let’s dive into the information. — Christine

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  • You can’t handle the jet: Elon Musk acknowledged that he was going to guard free speech, even for the particular person behind Elon Jet, the Twitter account monitoring his flights, however alas the account has been completely suspended. Amanda has extra.
  • If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em: It was once that Apple fought what they name “sideloading” alternative app stores on the iPhone, however with the intention to adjust to European legal guidelines, the patron tech large is now reportedly permitting them with iOS 17, which is able to come out subsequent 12 months, Ivan reviews.
  • Cash flow conundrum: Mary Ann reviews on Nilus, a startup that secured $8.5 million to automate monetary workflows for corporations to extra simply handle buyer funds.

Startups and VC

Wow, you all have been consuming up the fintech information immediately. Okay, right here is one other one. Bondaval, a London-based B2B firm offering credit score groups with assurance that prospects can pay their payments, raised $15 million in Series A funding, with Catherine writing that Bondaval has now expanded into new use instances for credit score managers at giant corporations, together with these within the vitality sector.

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  • You look mahvelous: Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has a success on her arms together with her skincare startup, which took in $7.5 million, Manish writes.
  • Taking off: Ingrid reviews on one other spherical of funding for Defend AI, which supplies it a $2.3 billion valuation. The corporate, with its military autonomous flying tech, is a vivid spot within the protection sector, which continues to draw investments.
  • I would like a greenback, or 1 billion of them: Visa is committing $1 billion to Africa over the next five years to focus on partnerships and spend money on companies tackling issues starting from meals insecurity to the underbanked, Tage writes.
  • You may wager on this: Blockchain has confronted its fair proportion of challenges this 12 months, between crypto winter and different scandals, Mike writes, nevertheless it appears to be discovering its stride within the sports betting market.

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Huge Tech Inc.

The U.S. Nationwide Safety Company warned that Chinese hackers were exploiting a zero-day bug in two of Citrix’s networking merchandise. Carly writes that “the critical-rated vulnerability permits an unauthenticated attacker to remotely run malicious code on susceptible units — no passwords wanted.” Ooof!

One other warning that Twitter information is coming. Natasha L writes that Elon Musk reportedly forcing tracking ads on Twitter is placing him on the brief listing for a talking-to by the European Union. Additionally, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey had a good one-day run posting on Revue, Twitter’s e-newsletter platform, earlier than the social media large introduced it was shutting it down. Amanda has extra on that.

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