Published On: Fri, Feb 26th, 2021

Daily Crunch: Twitter announces ‘Super Follow’ subscriptions

Twitter reveals a pierce into paid subscriptions, Australia passes a media negotiate law and Coinbase files a S-1. This is your Daily Crunch for Feb 25, 2021.

The large story: Twitter announces ‘Super Follow’ subscriptions

Twitter announced a initial paid product during an financier eventuality today, display off screenshots of a underline that will concede users to allow to their favorite creators in sell for things like disdainful content, subscriber-only newsletters and a believer badge.

The association also announced a underline called Communities, that could contest with Facebook Groups and capacitate Super Follow networks to interact, and a Safety Mode for auto-blocking and muting violent accounts. On tip of all that, Twitter pronounced it skeleton to double income by 2023.

Not announced: launch dates for any of these features.

The tech giants

After Facebook’s news flex, Australia passes negotiate formula for platforms and publishers — This requires height giants like Facebook and Google to negotiate to pay internal news publishers for their content.

New Facebook ad debate extols a advantages of personalized ads — The sentiments are identical to a debate that Facebook launched final year in antithesis to Apple’s arriving App Tracking Transparency feature.

Startups, appropriation and try capital

Sergey Brin’s airship aims to use world’s biggest mobile hydrogen fuel dungeon — The Google co-founder’s sly airship association LTA Research and Exploration is formulation to energy a outrageous disaster use airship with an equally record-breaking hydrogen fuel cell.

Coinbase files to go open in a pivotal inventory for a cryptocurrency difficulty — Coinbase’s financials uncover a association that grew fast from 2019 to 2020 while also channel a threshold into unadjusted profitability.

Boosted by a pandemic, assembly transcription use Otter.ai raises $50M — With available timing, Otter.ai combined Zoom formation behind in Apr 2020.

Advice and research from Extra Crunch

DigitalOcean’s IPO filing shows a two-class cloud marketplace — The association intends to list on a New York Stock Exchange underneath a ticker representation “DOCN.”

Pilot CEO Waseem Daher tears down his company’s $60M Series C representation rug — For founders aiming to tempt investors, a representation rug stays a best approach to promulgate their startup’s swell and potential.

Five takeaways from Coinbase’s S-1 — We puncture into Coinbase’s user numbers, a item mix, a flourishing subscription incomes, a rival landscape and who owns what in a company.

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Everything else

Paramount+ will cost $4.99 per month with ads — The new streaming use launches on Mar 4.

Register for TC Sessions: Justice for a review on diversity, equity and inclusion in a startup universe — This is only one week away!

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