Steve Jobs son launches a fund, NASA debuts a streaming service, and writers protest a proposed surveillance law | TechCrunch
- We’ll fill you in.In this edition, we cover Reed Jobs, the son of Steve Jobs, who is launching a new venture fund to back cancer treatments; China’s cutthroat e-commerce tactics; and fan-fiction writers rallying against a proposed U.S. law that could lead to greater surveillance online.
- Elsewhere, we pull back the curtains on Google Assistant reportedly pivoting to generative AI; NASA launching its own streaming service, called NASA+; and Walmart buying VC firm Tiger Global’s remaining Flipkart stake.If you haven’t already, sign up here to get WiR in your inbox every Saturday.
- Now, on with the recap.Jobs fights cancer: Reed Jobs, the 31-year-old son of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, is stepping into the spotlight with a new venture capital firm to invest in emerging cancer treatments.
- Pollak dove into what’s going on and why it matters, as well as where he sees Base going in the distant future.TC+ subscribers get access to in-depth commentary, analysis and surveys — which you know if you’re already a subscriber.
- Responding to a survey for TC+, builders showed most interest in smart contract security and account abstraction.Room-temperature superconductors: Last week, a team from South Korea claimed to have created a material that superconducts at ambient temperature.
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