Hacking Netflix, Monetizing ChatGPT, and Bypassing FB 2FA • TechCrunch

Happy weekend, folks, and welcome to the TechCrunch Week review. Henry here, standing in for vacationing Kyle Wiegers, who is standing in for parent-out Greg Kumparak. Listen, we have a deep bench, and both locks will be back soon. Until then, here’s a look at just a few of the week’s top stories. Want it in your inbox every Saturday AM? You can take care of it here. Read more Netflix password sharing hack: The streaming giant is tired of its customers sharing passwords with friends and loved ones around…

Does usage-based pricing require a new development infrastructure stack? • TechCrunch

W Welcome to TechCrunch Exchange, the weekly startups and markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column from which it got its name. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Register here. “It’s not usage-based or subscription pricing,” wrote VC firm OpenView in its second usage-based pricing report. These hybrid approaches require new tools, but which ones? Let’s investigate. – Anna The cost of complexity is increasing. As we learned from OpenView’s latest report earlier this week, usage-based pricing is increasing, but not replacing other models. Of course, more…

Googling for software downloads is now very dangerous.

If you hear With rumors this week that Netflix was finally ending password sharing in the United States and other markets, you heard wrong — but only for now. The company told WIRED that it plans to make an announcement about restricting account sharing in the next few weeks, but nothing has happened yet. Meanwhile, lawmakers in Congress are eager to improve systems for handling classified U.S. government information as classified documents continue to be misplaced. This week we took a deep dive into the ransomware attack that crippled London’s…

China’s Xpeng G9 might be the best electric SUV.

American investors are looking. Building an EV portfolio isn’t exactly spoiled for choice. In addition to Tesla, many companies do not produce cars or if they do, they are so small that it is difficult to know their true potential. Surprisingly, if you want to narrow your choices to companies that produce more than 100,000 cars a year, the US-listed Chinese manufacturers are reduced to a trio. The Neo is probably the best known of the three, and comes with its own posse of fans who are as militant as…

10 Best Merino Wool Clothing (2023): Hoodies, Shirts, Pants & Socks

It is Merino wool A super fiber. Merino T-shirts somehow manage to stay comfortable in 95-degree Fahrenheit temperatures, and Merino hoodies keep you warm well below freezing. Unlike petroleum-derived synthetic fibers, merino wool is natural and renewable. A sheep can grow 4-5 pounds of wool per year. That’s because the sheep that produce the merino wool drink only pure alpine water and study the art of comfort under the tutelage of pashmina goats who sit a little snug, and, they know a thing or two about amazing, pillowy softness. just…

Razer’s Cage-like Mouse is a $280 Goth-Metal Jewel.

Razer never could Accused of implicit branding. From swinging, RGB-backlit keyboards, laptops and mice to flashy, light-embellished face masks, the gaming hardware company has infused the entire movement with a sense of awe-inspiring sophistication. Enter Razer’s newest mouse, the Viper Mini Signature Edition. By Razer’s standards, it’s somewhat subdued by the tasteful aesthetics you see on industrial-metal album covers. The rear of the pointer carriage is a triangular and trapezoidal open web made of lightweight magnesium alloy. It currently comes in one color option, which is solid black. This little…

Information points to the cost of startup offices • TechCrunch

to the end In the year In 2022, several entrepreneurs – some citing Elon Musk – told me that they plan to bring in a work culture in the next year to boost productivity and, in some cases, help loyalty. One founder even told me over drinks that they weren’t worried about losing talent—saying that the people who were leaving in person weren’t really mission-driven to begin with. While some founders are clearly sitting on the return, others are confused. There’s the argument—sometimes from venture capitalists who want to see…

A plant-based rebel is raising millions to ‘rethink it’ • TechCrunch

Rebellious, a A startup striving to build a “better chicken” has raised at least $20 million in new funding, TechCrunch has learned. The Seattle-based, venture-backed company calls its production technology “the most advanced plant-based meat production system on the planet.” Rebel It aims to raise up to $30.7 million in total, according to a public regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The report previously named backers YB Choi of Cercano Management, angel investor Owen Ant and Mike Miller of Liquid 2 Ventures among the directors. The filing suggests…

Apple said it earned $20.8 billion from 935 million subscriptions last fiscal quarter • TechCrunch

To get TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3pm PST; Register here. Friday, Chacha Cha! Friday! Cha Cha Cha! To celebrate the arrival of the first weekend in February, we’re doing a little, fun, two-person conga line around a virtual daily crunch-boost session. Yes, it sounds funny. No, we couldn’t care less if we took every ounce we had and put in a little care. A quick couple for startups: If you’re going to MWC, we want to hear from you, and we…

Venture funding has started to flood in at least one area: secondary

Venture secondary The market has been on the same roller-coaster ride as the broader VC market for the past few years, but it looks set to break even in 2023. As a general venture capital, the secondary market in 2010 It was hot as a new set of players in 2021 – sound familiar? – Crowdfunding investors and traditional VCs enter the space by buying secondary shares in a way that they cannot get primary shares. As the market changes in 2022, secondary deals remain relatively quiet as their partnership…