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Good afternoon, good people! We hope you had a wonderful weekend. Kristin is taking a well-earned vacation and I’m going to be working on some special projects for a few weeks (including my tan and my surf skills), so starting tomorrow we’ll be leaving this honest newsletter in capable hands. from Kyle. Follow this person on Twitter – you’ve seen a lot of his articles linked from this newsletter and I generally like his articles so you’ll love it.

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Oh, and if you want to brighten up your day and mine, let’s go wild with gif cats. my twitter account. Let’s have a little cat GIF exchange party. — Hadje

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  • Oh god who tripped over the wire again? Cloudflare is the cornerstone of the Internet, which is reassuring and wonderful until everything falls apart. A huge number of services, including Discord, DoorDash, Crunchyroll, NordVPN and others, had significant outages when Cloudflare took a nap for several hours. Things should be back to normal now, and no doubt Cloudflare’s task forces will have a couple of busy weeks to figure out what happened and how to prevent it from happening in the future. Manish writes.
  • the deepest cut: Klarna is reportedly considering raising funds with a $15 billion valuation — a huge discount from its $45 billion valuation in mid-2021. About our TechCrunch Plus subscription product: Alex makes (more) sense.
  • LeadSquared grows unicorn horn: Manish reports that LeadSquared raised $153 million in a Series C funding round that valued it at $1 billion. The round was led by Westbridge Capital, and the startup is now looking to expand its product with new features, including sales performance analytics and a suite of tools to digitize application processing.

Startups and VK

I love it when big ambitious projects turn into viable companies. Brianreport on how Impossible Mining scours the seabed for battery metals very tickling my bones of curiosity. It uses bacterial respiration to “liberate” metals from rocks, and the company has raised $10 million to, ahem, go a little deeper.

You know what really wears out my gears? You know when the support people seem so sickly friendly, but at the same time unhelpful, like an ice cream tea stand? Neuron7 uses some smart technology to help customer service professionals find data and solutions faster, and just raised $10 million to do just that. Kyle reports.

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Coding becomes easier as tools and frameworks become more powerful and smarter. One example of this is Copilot, GitHub AI Programming Assistantwhich became public, because. Kyle reports.

In the bird sanctuary the story continues Ivan reports that Twitter asks its shareholders to approve $44 billion takeover by Elon Musk.

And finally, I stubbornly stood for Amandapanel at our climate event last week – she addressed the issue of capitalism can solve the problem of climate change. I won’t spoil you – just read her great article on our TechCrunch Plus subscription service. And once you’ve completed that, enter Harrypart of TC+ where she asks How doomed are we? on the issue of climate. Oh, I can’t believe I have to work with smart, passionate writers like them. I’m lucky!

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