AIgenerated chart toppers, Apple gets into savings, and Microsoft drops Twitter

News Summary

  • Ivan reports that Apple is considering letting people sideload apps on iPhones and that we might see some announcement related to that at the upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference in June.A massive Apple Watch update: The Apple Watch’s software is due to get the biggest update since its release.
  • Now it’ll be available for free and upgraded with such functionality as the ability to add the chatbot to group chats, get recommendations for places on Snap Map and Lenses, and share Snaps with the chatbot to receive chat replies.
  • This week, the Equity crew recorded at Early Stage, TechCrunch’s event for founders, and covered topics ranging from rockets to earnings and how a certain company is cutting costs.
  • Here are a few highlights from this week:Photonics and AI: The growing compute power necessary to train sophisticated AI models such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT might eventually run up against a wall with mainstream chip technologies.
  • They recently closed on a $20 million Series B round in a year where fundraising has taken a nosedive — even for companies with low overhead costs.
  • Maybe, but it’s not clear yet.There’s always money in the coffee stand: Blank Street claims to have cracked the code on how to make a chain of more than 65 physical coffee shops have the right metrics to attract venture capitalists.
Hello, friends, and welcome to the latest edition of Week in Review (WiR), the weekly newsletter where we recap the past several days (or so) in tech news. Wed argue that theres no better way to ge [+6494 chars]