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Daily Crunch: Google I/O will return virtually next month – TechCrunch

Google publicizes its I/O plans, Facebook checks an audio Q&A characteristic and Patreon triples its valuation. This is your Daily Crunch for April 7, 2021.

The large story: Google I/O will return virtually next month

Google canceled its large developer convention final yr throughout the pandemic. This yr, the present will return in digital type, from May 18 to May 20. It will be free and open to all.

Google is following the lead of corporations like Apple (which is holding a digital WWDC in June) and Microsoft (which will maintain a digital Build from May 25 to 27).

The tech giants

Facebook checks Hotline, a Q&A product that’s a mashup of Clubhouse and Instagram Live — Unlike Clubhouse, creators can choose to show their cameras on for the occasion, as a substitute of being audio-only.

Twitch expands its guidelines towards hate and abuse to incorporate habits off the platform — The news comes as Twitch continues to grapple with stories of abusive habits and sexual harassment, each on the platform and inside the firm itself.

E-bikes and earbuds among the many first third-party {hardware} to assist Apple’s Find My monitoring — VanMoof’s S3 and X3 e-bikes will sport monitoring performance, together with a “Locate with Apple Find My” emblem situated on the underside aspect of the crossbar.

Startups, funding and enterprise capital

Patreon triples valuation to $4 billion in new increase — This was in a $155 million funding spherical led by Tiger Global.

Plaid raises $425M Series D from Altimeter because it charts a post-Visa future — After its $5.3 billion sale to Visa fell by means of this January, it grew to become clear that Plaid would chart its personal future.

Authentic Artists is constructing digital, AI-powered musicians — These musicians will carry out their very own concert events, initially in Twitch, and might reply to viewers requests.

Advice and evaluation from Extra Crunch

How to kick the ten worst startup habits with Fuel Capital’s Leah Solivan — Solivan has ample expertise on either side of the fence, as she based TaskRabbit and led it to exit by means of an acquisition by Ikea in 2017.

The do’s and don’ts of bug bounty applications with Katie Moussouris — In the frenzy to launch, cybersecurity doesn’t at all times get the eye it deserves, and but it’s one of many first issues that may go unsuitable for startups.

Building and main an early-stage gross sales group with Zoom CRO Ryan Azus — Before his function at Zoom, Azus constructed RingCentral’s North American gross sales group from the bottom up.

(Extra Crunch is our membership program, which helps founders and startup groups get forward. You can join right here.)

Everything else

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