GTA 6 footage leaks, Revolut gets hacked, and Wipro fires 300 for “moonlighting”

Hi, friends! Welcome back to Week in Review , the newsletter where we very quickly sum up the most read TechCrunch stories from the past week. Want it in your inbox every Saturday morning? Get it here. most read GTA 6 footage leaks : Roughly 90 clips of the next Grand Theft Auto game leaked out this week, with the uploader claiming to have hacked Rockstar Games’ internal Slack. Rockstar confirmed the “network intrusion,” adding that they are “extremely disappointed” to see things leaked this way but that development will “continue as planned.” Wipro fires 300 employees for moonlighting : India’s IT giant Wipro “has fired 300 employees in recent months who were found to be moonlighting for competitors,” writes Manish, with Wipro chairman Rishad Premji calling moonlighting an “act of integrity violation.” Revolut hacked : Banking/financial services startup Revolut confirmed this week that hackers were able to breach details for a “small percentage” of its customers. The company dec

How Change co-founders brainstormed their way into entrepreneurship

Welcome back to Found, the podcast where we get the stories behind the startups. After graduating college, co-founders Amar Shah and Sonia Nigam were bored with their first ”real jobs,” so through trial and error they came up with the idea to develop an API that processes donations, called Change. They talk with Darrell and Jordan about getting their first customers by literally knocking on shop doors, growing the company while maintaining the close-knit culture, and why incorporating crypto payments was a key part of their growth. Subscribe to Found  to hear more stories from founders each week. Connect with us: On  Twitter On  Instagram Via email: How Change co-founders brainstormed their way into entrepreneurship by Maggie Stamets originally published on TechCrunch source

This Week in Apps: YouTube takes on TikTok, Spotify adds audiobooks, BeReal takes a dive

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. Global app spending reached $65 billion in the first half of 2022, up only slightly from the $64.4 billion during the same period in 2021, as hypergrowth fueled by the pandemic has slowed down. But overall, the app economy is continuing to grow, having produced a record number of downloads and consumer spending across both the iOS and Google Play stores combined in 2021, according to the latest year-end reports . Global spending across iOS and Google Play last year was $133 billion, and consumers downloaded 143.6 billion apps. This Week in Apps offers a way to keep up with this fast-moving industry in one place with the latest from the world of apps, including news, updates, startup fundings, mergers and acquisitions, and much more. Do you want This Week in Apps in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here:

For Brazilian shareholders, Nubank’s IPO has a bitter aftertaste

Welcome to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column where it gets its name. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here . In 2021, we wondered whether Brazil could be in for an IPO bonanza . It hasn’t happened: Not only is Latin America’s largest economy going through the same IPO drought as the rest of the world, but also one of its highest-profile public listings, Nubank, is coming to a sudden end. Let’s explore. — Anna What does it mean? Nubank is one of Latin America’s preeminent neobanks, so when its parent company, Nu Holdings, decided to go public with a dual listing in New York and São Paulo, the operation was one of the most anticipated exits of 2021 among observers of Brazil and fintech. The Nubank EC-1 There have been some bumps on Nubank’s road to IPO — for instance, when it repriced its shares from $11 to $9 ahead of its exit. But the fact that its debut on December 9  went okay  and

Startups are building businesses out of DevOps tools for existing sales platforms

The growing market for sales tools has given rise to a curious cottage industry: DevOps startups specifically targeting the software used in sales and marketing functions. (Here, “DevOps,” refers to tools that automate processes between software development and IT teams.) It’s become a blossoming sector all its own, with vendors selling DevOps platforms for software including Salesforce purporting to make sales tech easier to integrate into a company’s existing workflows. But wait, you might say: Wasn’t the promise of sales software to minimize the need for custom coding to accomplish sales-related tasks? Well, yes — up to a point. Take Salesforce, for example. Built to be a customer relationship management platform, it evolved over time into a development platform — but without many of the components required to adapt it to organizations’ particular needs. Startups are building businesses out of DevOps tools for existing sales platforms by Kyle Wiggers originally published on T

Perceptron: Multilingual, laughing, Pitfall-playing and streetwise AI

Research in the field of machine learning and AI, now a key technology in practically every industry and company, is far too voluminous for anyone to read it all. This column,  Perceptron , aims to collect some of the most relevant recent discoveries and papers — particularly in, but not limited to, artificial intelligence — and explain why they matter. Over the past few weeks, researchers at Google have demoed an AI system, PaLI , that can perform many tasks in over 100 languages. Elsewhere, a Berlin-based group launched a project called Source+ that’s designed as a way of allowing artists, including visual artists, musicians and writers, to opt into — and out of — allowing their work being used as training data for AI. AI systems like OpenAI’s GPT-3 can generate fairly sensical text, or summarize existing text from the web, ebooks and other sources of information. But they’re historically been limited to a single language, limiting both their usefulness and reach. Fortunately, in

Steve Case is trying to make money with founders outside Silicon Valley; his plan is starting to work

Steve Case, the cofounder of America Online, the investment firm Revolution, and its offshoot seed-stage arm Rise of the Rest , has a new book out called Rise of the Rest: How Entrepreneurs in Surprising Places are Building the New American Dream . In it, Case argues that Covid was a “shake the globe” moment for entrepreneurship, and that power will never again reside as it once did in cities like San Francisco and New York and Boston. We spoke earlier today with Case about the book; we also chatted with him about the mentality of coastal investors, whether he harbors any political aspirations, and the status of his relationship with Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance, who worked closely with Case at one point (they appeared together at our TechCrunch Disrupt event in 2018). Case also talked up a number of his bets, which have, perhaps to the surprise of skeptics, taken off since he began investing across the country. He relatedly suggested that one major piece of advice that he tries

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