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Well, it’s Friday again. And as the Equity module team noted today, “You might be wasted and not even know it.” — Christina and It came
TechCrunch’s top 3
- The search for more money: Mary Ann follows up on yesterday’s story on Stripe sets a deadline for going public with some additional information that Stripe attempted to raise additional capital at a reduced valuation. Look for more information on this developing story in Mary Ann’s Exchange newsletter, which appears on Sundays. If you haven’t already received it in your inbox, Click here.
- no music for you: Google has posted its music chops and will no longer share them with the world, Kyle writing. The search engine giant has created an artificial intelligence system capable of generating music from text descriptions, but reports that “afraid of the risks, has no immediate plans to release it” . Maybe if we all say something nice to them…
- From the angel to the council room: Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is the newest board member of audiovisual startup Chroma, a company Stone began investing in two years ago. Sarah see you.
Startups and VCs
Kano, the UK-based company-backed startup known for its build-it-yourself computer kits and software for teaching coding and related STEM skills, has accused Warner Bros. to have copied one of its products and infringing its intellectual property, Paul reports.
By any measure, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been a successful leader. He helped build Salesforce from the ground up, starting in an apartment in San Francisco in 1999 and eventually erecting Salesforce Tower, the city’s tallest building. Ron reports. He took the idea of running software in the cloud and made it a de facto way to deliver software in an era when most companies offered software in boxes or on-premises licenses. As activist investors target Salesforce, what’s next for the CRM giant? (TC+)
And we have five more for you:
4 practical steps to use no-code to scale your prototype to an MVP
Forget the dogs: no-code development tools can be a non-technical founder’s best friend.
Building a minimum viable product once required engineering and design capabilities. Now startup founders can iterate without developers to cut costs and expand their footprint.
“Instead of getting lost trying to design the perfect, complete MVP release all at once, try to create value as quickly as possible and continually improve your prototype,” advises Katherine Kostereva, CEO and Managing Partner of Creatio .
She shares four tactics for turning prototypes into usable products via no-code:
- Adopt a daily delivery approach
- Appropriate scope and breakdown
- Carefully manage and decouple dependencies
- Invest in continuous deployment automation
Three others from the TC+ team:
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Big Tech inc.
Apparently “the AI that can generate art, text and more is in a settling of accounts“, Kyle written today. He followed a class action lawsuit against Microsoft, GitHub, and OpenAI that “accuses them of violating copyright law by allowing Copilot, an AI system generating code trained on billions of lines of public code, to regurgitate licensed code snippets without providing credit. Kyle walks you through everything and even notes that cases like these against generative AI are just the beginning.
If you enjoyed HBO’s new zombie thriller “The Last of Us,” you might enjoy it a little longer. The show was picked up for a second season after delighting more than 22 million viewers, lauren writing.
Here is your Friday the fifth: