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TechCrunch’s Top 3
- Automation Country: Jacob Bank knows what time it is. Paul writes that after selling his last startup to Google in 2015, Bank returned to Relay, a tool that wanted to help people step back in time by automating routine tasks, especially when it comes to the task we all hate – meetings.
- “Bring Your Ideas to Life”: Microsoft’s Ignite Conference took place today (get important information in Big Tech Inc.), and Kyle has been closely following all things DALL-E, including Microsoft’s investment in AI-powered systems for their new Designer and Image Creator tools.
- Deep cut: Spanish Reports on the latest news to India’s tech giant Byju, which said today it will shed another large amount of jobs, this time 2,500, writing that the move is in an effort to “delete the jobs.” debt and other balances in recent months”.
Start-ups and VC
Back in 2019, Microsoft launched Dapr, an open-source project that aims to make it easier for developers to build microservices on Kubernetes. Diagrid has raised $24 million to launch a fully managed tool Dapr Services, Frederic report.
DataGrail has always been focused on helping companies comply with the world’s growing privacy regulations. Today, it’s building on that with a new automated risk monitoring solution that helps companies build third-party application risk assessments quickly. While they’re at it, the startup also announced a $45 million Series C investment, Ron report.
And here are a few more for you to enjoy and have fun with:
Dear Sophie: How can I protect my H-1B and green card if I am laid off?
In our Dear Sophie column, our friendly immigration attorney answers a question from Leap of Faith:
“I am considering leaving my current stable job for a big name job in the tech sector. I’m excited, but worried. I have heard that you can lose your H-1B status if you are laid off. Is there a way I can protect my immigration status while making a bold employment move? “
Three others from the TC+ group, with the lyrics ringing for good luck:
Big Tech Inc.
Meanwhile, as we noted above, Microsoft hosted its Ignite conference today, where Brian, Frederic and Kyle find a lot to write about. For example, set up combined workthan Apple integration, Avatar for TeamNew Electrical automation features, invite-only access to DALL-E 2 for some Azure OpenAI Service customers, automatically document and data processing service, Update for Microsoft EdgeNew cloud security service and upgrade to Microsoft laptop and desktop suite.
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