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Christine is in an airport lounge and Haje is sitting on the corner of a cafe bench, while the team is on their way today after Disrupt. We already miss our work besties (💯) and have a hangover (metaphorically) and literally) of an abundance of glory this week. Enjoy Daily Crunch and see you next week!

Oh, and we know we said this yesterday, but one good thing deserves to be repeated: a huge congratulations to Minerva Lithium and their $100,000 Startup Battlefield win! — Christine and hi

The Top 3

  • Hesitant: manish has some news from Amazon, which says some hardware vendors are choosing not to enter into television partnership agreements with the delivery giant for fear of retaliation from Google.
  • Get ready for a price hike: YouTube Premium plans to increase prices – in some cases by $5 – for subscriptions in more countries, including the US, UK, Canada and Argentina, Ivan reports.
  • What goes up must come down: Another one of our fantastic colleagues manishwhich reports that shares of the Indian logistics company have fallen to an “all-time low” after reporting a not-so-sleek growth report.

Startups and VC

Draymond Green, the two-time Olympic gold medalist and professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors, says he is working with well-known investors involved in the tech space. That wasn’t a huge secret — Green has traditionally been pretty public about his investments, such as SmileDirectClub — but until Disrupt, he hadn’t previously named his go-to investment partners, nor made it explicit that he had no intention of starting a fund himself. , Kylea reports. You can see all of Draymond’s chats (including an interesting conversation about that video doing the rounds) with Brian.

When Parker Conrad founded Rippling in 2016, the HR company initially focused on the employee onboarding process. It has evolved since then, Mary Ann reports. Yesterday on Disrupt, Rippling revealed what Conrad describes as the “biggest launch” of his career: the new global payroll product.

You know the drill — five more, count them! No, seriously, count them. We are very tired today and may have counted wrong.

Dear Sophie: How can I start a startup while I am OPT?

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Dear Sophie,

I am an international student in USA in F-1 status. I will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and plan to apply for OPT. I want to start a startup.

Can I do that with OPT? What options do I have after OPT to grow my business further?

— Forward-looking founder

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Big Tech Inc.

What do you say to the company that has almost everything? Well, Google doesn’t think it has it all when it comes to its presence in India and had some choice words for some of the country’s regulators. In response to yesterday’s $162 million fine, Google fired back at Indian competition authorities, saying the injunction is a “major setback for Indian consumers and businesses” and poses “serious security risks for Indians who rely on its security features.” from Android.” manish has more.

We can’t get over this juicy bit… that came in yesterday. With Elon Musk’s deal to take over Twitter now seemingly coming to an end, Taylor reports that the layoffs at the social media giant may now be greater than originally expected. She writes that cuts to Twitter could be as high as 75%. For those counting at home, that’s about 5,600 people. Not cool.

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