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What to look for in a term sheet as a first-time founder

Jan 7, 2023

Securing funding is a stressful endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be. We recently sat down with three VCs to figure out the best way to go about spinning up an investing network from scratch and negotiating the first term sheet. Earlier this week, we featured the first part of that conversation with James Norman of Black Operator Ventures, Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Dixon of AllRaise and Kevin Liu of both Techstars and Uncharted Ventures. In part two, the investors cover more specifics ab ...read more

Chip inventories have overgrown as consumer demand continues to decline

Jan 7, 2023

Why it matters: During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous tech companies saw record profits and purchases due to the boom of home-based work and schooling. However, most major rises are followed by a sharp fall, and those same companies are now dealing with an extreme oversupply of chips and other products. In 2020, there was a massive spike in demand for electronics that we had never seen before. Due to the lockdowns, shutdowns, and other restrictions brought on by the pandemic, wor ...read more

Phone Malware Company Linked To Greek Domestic Surveillance Scandal Raided By Law Enforcement

Jan 7, 2023

from the bad-times-for-bad-actors dept NSO Group isn’t the only phone malware firm to draw international attention. Sure, NSO’s decision to sell to human rights abusers and aid/abet surveillance of journalists, lawyers, government critics, and political leaders drew the most attention, but there were others. And all of these malware purveyors seem to have sprung from the same source: spies whose last employer was the Israeli government. NSO Group and its lesser known competitor, Candiru, ...read more

5 of the best apps to track your reading and discover new books

Jan 7, 2023

As 2022 comes to a close, you may be looking for the best reads of the year that you might have missed, or you may want to start compiling a list of books you want to read in the new year. There are numerous apps out there that are designed to help you keep track of your reading and discover new books, so we compiled a list of some of the best ones to help you pick one that’s to your liking. Some of the apps on this list are somewhat new, while others have been around for a few years. Amazon- ...read more

What to expect at CES 2023

Jan 7, 2023

Taking a deep breath as I write these words: Next week, TechCrunch will return to our first in-person CES in three years. Phew. It felt good to finally get that off my chest. The last time our team flew to Las Vegas for the event was January 2020. An auspicious date. It wouldn’t be long before the entire world went pear-shaped. It was a big show, with 117,000 in attendance, per the CTA’s (Consumer Technology Association) figures. The event, which its governing body would rather you not cal ...read more

Fidelity slashes the value of its Twitter stake by over half

Jan 7, 2023

Fidelity, which was among the group of outside investors that helped Elon Musk finance his $44 billion takeover of Twitter, has slashed the value of its stake in Twitter by 56%. The recalculation comes as Twitter navigates a number of challenges, most the result of chaotic management decisions — including an exodus of advertisers from the network. Fidelity’s Blue Chip Growth Fund stake in Twitter was valued at around $8.63 million as of November, according to a monthly disclosure and ...read more

Electronic Warfare, Hackable 5G Networks, and Cell Towers on the Moon

Jan 7, 2023

2022, like every year, saw the arrival of countless new telecom technologies. But it’s those technologies that really swing for the fences that capture the imagination. That’s why this year, IEEE Spectrum‘s readers spent their time learning about proposals to bring something like 5G to the moon, to change how the Internet’s very core would be structured, and to finally solve an antenna design problem that has persisted for over 80 years.Of course, other, more serious stories also got at ...read more

How to Run Stable Diffusion on Your PC to Generate AI Images

Jan 7, 2023

French writer and philosopher Voltaire once said that "originality is nothing but judicious imitation" and when it comes to the use of artificial intelligence, he's absolutely right. Using a wealth of complex math, powerful supercomputers can be used to analyze billions of images and text, creating a numerical map of probabilities between the two. One such map is called Stable Diffusion and since it made an appearance, it's been the subject of wonder, derision, and fervent use. And best of all ...read more

Desktop graphics card sales reach lowest point since 2005

Jan 7, 2023

The big picture: Shipments in 2022 showed declines across the entire tech industry, but the slump in desktop GPU sales might be historic. In a year with multiple major product launches, the dramatic drop in shipments likely stems from multiple factors. Despite the market-wide fall, Nvidia managed to significantly increase its market share. In Jon Peddie's 2022 GPU market summary, Q3 shows the lowest desktop graphics card sales total since at least 2005. Like many other products, GPUs received ...read more

TechSpot's top mobile stories of 2022: Closing the book on 3G

Jan 7, 2023

Smartphones have reached near ubiquity in most markets and despite it seeming as if manufacturers have hit a roadblock on innovation avenue, 2022 proved there are still plenty of improvements to come. Apple's latest iPhone almost shipped with support for ray tracing, for example, and mobile cameras are rapidly approaching DSLR levels of quality. If you have any of these Android apps, uninstall them now They're laced with spyware, adware, and other malware Security researchers recent ...read more