Apple’s big week wasn’t without flaws – TechCrunch

Apple’s big week wasn’t without flaws – TechCrunch

Apple’s big week wasn’t without flaws – TechCrunch

Hello friends! Welcome back to Week In Review, the newsletter where we summarize some of the top stories that have appeared on TechCrunch dot com this week.

The most read story this week. † † well, everything that came out of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference. Apple tends to dominate the news cycle during WWDC, and this year’s show was no exception.

Apple always kicks off WWDC with a keynote where they make back-to-back-to-back announcements for products across their range. New iOS! Plans to take over your car’s dashboard! A new M2 chip that is somehow even faster/more efficient than the already absurdly fast/efficient M1! Instead of linking to a zillion different posts on all the news, I’m just linking you to our large WWDC roundup here.

other things

M1 .’s “unpatchable” flaw: Speaking of M1, security researchers at MIT have detailed the operation of what they believe to be an “unpatchable” security flaw in the chip. An Apple spokesperson thanked the researchers for “this proof-of-concept,” but said the company does not believe it poses “an immediate risk” to users and is “insufficient to circumvent operating system security on its own.”

Uber Eats now delivers food from all over the country: Your [on-demand delivery companies] were so preoccupied with whether or not they could do it, they didn’t stop to think whether they… should

Oracle Deposits $28 Billion to Cerner: We knew Oracle would buy the medical records company Cerner, even though we learned of the deal in late December, a time when most people are doing everything they can to not look at a computer screen/the news. Oracle announced this week that the deal is closed, closing things for an absolutely massive $28 billion.

More layoffs: Oh, hey, it’s my least favorite (but seemingly never-ending) part of this newsletter. Since we last checked in, there have been layoffs at Superhuman (22% of the workforce), edtech unicorn Eruditus, the scooter company Bird (23%), clothing subscription Stitch Fix (15% of salaried employees), security unicorn OneTrust (25 %) and much more. Amanda and Natasha have an overview of the latest layoffs here.

The Nimbus is “like a motorcycle with a roof”: Want the spicy fun of a motorbike or scooter, but don’t feel like, you know, the weather? This week, Michigan-based startup Nimbus unveiled the prototype of “Nimbus One,” a three-wheel EV that looks like a mix between a motorcycle and a smart car. The company says they’ll be a little shy of $10,000 — or, on a subscription, about $200 a month — when they start shipping next year.

Nimbus One tilting 3-wheel small EV driving in the city

Image Credits: Nimbus

audio stuff

Everyone has a podcast these days, and guess what? WE ALSO. Actually we have a lot of them!

One of the highlights this week was Chain Reaction, where Anita and Lucas chatted with Sriram Krishnan of a16z about the company’s new $4.5 billion crypto fund and what the web3 landscape looks like after the recent crypto declines.

added stuff

We have a paywall section of our site called TechCrunch+. I know, paywalls, bleck, but it helps us keep our lights on and lets us dig deeper into the things you tell us you want to read. It costs a few bucks a month and has a ton of really good stuff, like:

Women are leaving VC firms to launch their own funds“Over the past year, numerous notable female investors have left their roles at established companies to launch their own funds,” writes Rebecca Szkutak, breaking down some of the latest high-profile departures.

The NFT slump is real: NFT sales have fallen. Will investments in NFT-focused companies follow suit? Alex checks the data.

Peeking Into Lunchbox’s $50 Million Pitch Deck: In February, Lunchbox — a company that builds online ordering systems for restaurants and haunted kitchens — raised a $50 million Series B. This week, Haje took a look at the pitch deck the company used to get investors on board.

Lunch Box Sample Pitch Deck Cover Slide

Image Credits: lunch box (Opens in a new window)