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BBC is testing being on Mastodon, says fediverse better fit for public purposes than Twitter or Threads

In another sign of shifting forces in the social media universe, the U.K.’s national public service broadcaster, the BBC, is dipping a toe into the fediverse by setting up its own Mastodon insta

Twitter’s new label makes it hard to differentiate between legacy and paid verified accounts

Twitter has introduced a new check mark label that makes it impossible to separate between legacy and paid verified accounts.

Flat is the new up, down is the new flat, dead is the new down

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This week Mary Ann Azevedo, Natasha Mascarenhas and Alex W

Musk’s Twitter is facing tricky questions over data deletion

European data protection regulators are “engaging” with Twitter following a series of complaints from users that it’s ignoring requests to delete their direct messages, TechCrunch has learne

2022’s best and worst dinner guests: Elon Musk and SBF

What. A. Year. Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. In honor of 2022 finally coming to a close, the

Corporate comms for the startup soul

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Today we have something a bit different for you, i

One day all tech news will merely be updates to Twitter moderation policies

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Stocks are up around the world, which is a nice thing to wake

Elon Musk owns Twitter: The story so far

Good morning, Elon Musk owns Twitter. We knew it was going to happen (except for the part where Elon fought it tooth and nail), but it’s real now, so let’s catch you up on the whirlwind th

Twitter’s Elon problem could soon become Apple’s Elon problem, too

Reports indicate Elon Musk is on track to close his purchase of mildly popular bird website Twitter dot com as of this Friday, which is when he’s been ordered by the judge in the ongoing legal f

Musk and Kardashian remind us to stop crying for the wealthy

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Before we get into this week’s show notes, some programming

How expensive is Elon’s Twitter buy?

Here's what happens if you force a company to accept your bid, and then later have to close the deal after the stock market has sold off. 

Salesforce and Twitter are both lucky their purported $20B deal failed in 2016

What if history gone a bit differently and Salesforce had bought Twitter in 2016? We spoke to some analysts who cover the CRM industry to get their thoughts.