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TechCrunch’s Top 3
- Nobody likes a cheater.Certainly not Russian game developer Battlestate Games, which blocked and blocked 6,700 cheaters from escaping the Tarkov game. Lorenzo It has more.
- Get a loan and get a loan!: Ingrid UK-based open banking lending platform Abound has secured $601 million in new funding to connect its consumer lending business, which offers loans between £1,000 and £10,000, to “higher fees,” it wrote.
- Microsoft’s next stopMicrosoft’s Automation Journey has a large software platform to leverage AI-powered copilot capabilities in the business app suite city. Kyle Reports.
Startups and VCs
Also today, we’re releasing the final episode of our Inside Startup Battlefield podcast miniseries about TechCrunch’s pitch competition. It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – the winner is announced!
And we have five more for you:
Creating remote work rituals that stick
Remote teams have a lot of flexibility when it comes to when and how they work, but adding some structure can increase productivity and transparency without sacrificing freedom.
“Ultimately, asynchronous work only works for you when you share work steps with your team,” says Stephanie Palomino, chief product officer and general manager at ROOM 3D.
This post offers several tips to help managers deploy active listening techniques that encourage engagement, improve communication, and reduce the number of meetings that actually go wrong.
Palomino says: “Habits that people form are negotiated over time; But that’s something we’ve come to take for granted.
Three more from the TC+ team:
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Big Tech Inc.
Natasha L It has updated information on WhatsApp. The Metta-owned messaging platform has agreed to clean up user messages in the European Union to make its terms of service more transparent to users.
European and American police agencies have arrested suspected members of the DoppelPymer ransomware group. Carly This particular gang has targeted at least 601 companies worldwide, he wrote, with one of the most serious attacks targeting a university hospital in Düsseldorf, which resulted in the death of a patient.
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