Blocking VLC player downloads violates Indian law, claims VideoLAN in legal challenge

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It’s good to have you with us again, as the TechCrunch train continues to rumble along the tracks. It’s going to be a fun and busy week, so let’s dive straight into the news! — Christina and haje

TechCrunch’s top 3

  • Last to know: VideoLAN, maker of the popular VLC media player, has sent a legal notice to some Indian ministries alleging that they banned its website without informing the company that it was going to do so. pot holder see you.

  • The next Mark Zuckerberg?”: Two Stanford dropouts created Fizz, which Amanda described as “the anonymous, college-only, Reddit-like social app” that helps you stay connected if your alternative pandemic communication options fail you.

  • It’s here, it’s here!: Google iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets are starting to roll out, allowing users to put widgets on their iPhone’s lock screen, Sarah writing.

Startups and VCs

John Curtius, Tiger Global’s prolific senior partner who has been at the center of some of the firm’s biggest deals in recent years, is leaving the firm, Ingrid writing. He will leave for start your own business, which will focus Series A to Series C investments. Curtius will stay with Tiger until June.

Broadly speaking, the circular economy represents a colossal change in the way humanity makes and uses things. Instead of primarily harvesting raw materials to produce goods that end up incinerated, or in the oceans or landfills, the circular economy offers an alternative where things are deliberately reused, repaired, and recycled over and over again. Harris reports that Google is launching a new online startup accelerator solely focused on the elusive circular economy. The effort is Google’s latest to help environmentally-focused startups grow while potentially hooking them up to its cloud products in the process.

In other news:

Edtech’s honeymoon may be over, but expect a second boom

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After the pandemic pushed students at all levels into remote learning, the edtech sector saw record levels of investment — until public markets began to cool there. several months old.

“Having said that, it’s important to remember that the listed value represents a fraction of the entire edtech industry,” found Dealroom edtech analyst Carla Napoleão and Rhys Spence, head of research at edtech. Brighteye Ventures.

In a detailed report that studies both public and private markets, the duo examined the global deal flow, trends in subsectors like K-12 and corporate learning, and recent merger and acquisition activity. purchases.

“Edtech still has deep, untapped opportunities. Markets may have slowed, but it won’t be long before the momentum returns.”

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Big Tech inc.

Aren’t you glad you came here? It’s an Elon Musk day. The big story was Conniereport on Mr. Musk and how his opinion on a peace plan as the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war was probably not taken as he thought. Then, in a strange turn of events today, Amanda writes that Musk will now go through the deal to buy Twitter to its initial offer of $54.20 per share. The representatives have filed a notice with the SEC. The news sent the company’s stock skyrocketing to over $47 from opening near $43.

During this time we enjoyed brianQ&A with Kickstarter’s new CEO, Everette Taylorwho has been in the job for less than a week and is already on track.

Here are five more for you:

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