Amazon begins delivering layoff notices to thousands of employees • TechCrunch

To get TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3pm PDT; Register here. Hello and welcome to you… looking at the top right of the screen… Wednesday. Several of our TechCrunch colleagues are headed to Miami today for the TC Sessions: Crypto event. Judging from last week, it will undoubtedly be an interesting event. There’s still time to get tickets. Now let’s get to some news! – Christine TechCrunch’s Top 3 Even the Amazon is not immune to disease: Instead of “no shave november”…

Startup Stories: ArabArb | Associations now

Starting point. Earlier this month, five international arbitrators joined together to form ArabArb, an association that aims to serve the US-based arbitration community with roots, affiliations, or interests in the Arab world. “Years ago, we recognized a gap in our industry,” Randa Adra, a partner and one of the five founders of Crowell & Moring, said in a press release. “We are very proud to have decided to take advantage of this unique opportunity to unite Arab arbitrators in the US and beyond and create a supportive network for this…

Service 1 Financial, which “sells home comfort as a service,” gets $20 million in Series B, debt funding • TechCrunch

Let’s face it most People are not early adopters, especially when it comes to their homes. Take, for example, a kitchen where many people still buy gas cooktops even though induction is dominant. It’s not because everyone is busy peppering open flames – it’s because they’re slow to embrace change. When it comes to heating and cooling, this is a climate problem. Together, they account for nearly half of the energy used in American homes. Heating is a particular challenge as 40% of homes use electricity. The rest burns natural…

Upside’s cell-cultured chicken production method receives first FDA approval • TechCrunch

First, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave its safety blessing to the start-up of a developed meat product. He completed the first pre-market consultation with Upside Foods to investigate human food made from cultured animal cells, and concluded that Upside had “no further questions” regarding the way it produces its chicken. “This is the only human or animal food for which FDA has completed review at this time,” the agency confirmed to TechCrunch in an email. Before you get too excited, the FDA says that the pre-market consultation is…

How On-Farm Grain Storage Pays for Itself

How On-Farm Grain Storage Pays for Itself

For many farmers to stay profitable, grain storage is a must. Farmers generally have two options—a grain elevator or on-site grain bins. In our breakdown, we’ll explain how the return on investment of on-farm grain storage infrastructure practically pays for itself. Market Flexibility The primary value of grain storage is that it gives farmers much more flexibility in when to sell their bushels. The grain market is always in flux—one day, it can be soaring, and the next dropping like a lead balloon. When harvest time comes around, there’s obviously…

Kenyan Twiga lays off in-house sales team, affecting 21% of workforce • TechCrunch

Kenyan B2B e-commerce food delivery platform Twiga has laid off 211 full-time employees following a restructuring that eliminated the company’s in-house sales team. Out of more than 1,000 employees, about 21% of the workforce has been cut, mainly in Kenya linking farmers or agricultural producers and fast-moving consumer goods to retailers. Agritech CEO and co-founder Peter Nyonjo told TechCrunch that the laid-off business development representatives were given the option to work as independent agents for the company based on the number of clients and sales they received. The agents signed…

How a bird clipped its own wings • TechCrunch

Scooter launch math errors are above the bottom line. Well, those birds The results were wrong. Bird, a former unicorn startup in the once-hot scooter rental market, was recently found to have overstated its earnings for several years, which the company said in its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, many of which were “audit-consolidated.” The financial statements [ … ] It is no longer to be trusted. The errors affect the company’s results for 2020 and 2021, as well as the first two quarters of 2022. GThat…

My co-founder is a green card applicant who just got laid off. what now • TechCrunch

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn He is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and the 2019 Global Legal Experts Awards “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneurial Immigration Services.” She connects people with life-enhancing businesses and opportunities. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: How can I stay in America if I am fired? Dear Sophie: How can students work or start a startup while maintaining their immigration status? Here is another version “Dear Sophie,” an advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at…

How to remote start chevy equinox

Chevy Remote Start is an important part of helping you save time and feel better when you get into the lodge – and learning how to use Chevy Remote Start is quick and easy! We need Noblesville and Westfield drivers like you to take advantage of every innovation their vehicles bring to the table, so we’ve put together a basic, clear guide with the information you need to know. Source: Eric von Schledern. Even if your vehicle is set up correctly, you’ll have the option of accessing Chevy Remote Start…

Join the BSV and Polygon Bitcoin Association at TC Sessions: Crypto • TechCrunch

It’s time to get another shout out to more of our partner companies who are donating their time and resources to make TC Sessions: Crypto — tomorrow, November 17th in Miami — an awesome experience for everyone. The cure for FOMO: Buy your passport now to keep your fingers on the pulse of the dynamic cryptocurrency. TechCrunch Partners do a lot more than cut a check. They showcase and deliver relevant content, resources, and knowledge to help early stage startup founders build better, stronger companies. You’ll find that to be…