Hey, TechCrunch people. Welcome to Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s regular recap column. Let’s start with some news: tickets for TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 are available now. Disrupt is TechCrunch’s flagship in-person event on September 19–21 in San Francisco, featuring thought leaders in AI, fintech, hardware, sustainability, SaaS, security and more. It’s an event you won’t want to miss.
Now, back to the news. Elon Musk tweeted a photo that showed him logged into his Twitter account, advertising monetization features on Twitter, but he appeared to be logged into another account, Amanda writes. In other news, Tile, owned by Life360, launched a new cat-tracking tag for pet owners, and Apple has won its antitrust-focused appeals court battle with Fortnite maker Epic Games over its App Store policies, as Sarah reports.
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is avoiding prison for now: she asked the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to stay out of prison while her case makes its way through the appeals process. Meanwhile, a Missouri government tip site for gender-affirming care is down after people flooded it with fanfiction, rambling anecdotes and the “Bee Movie” script, as Morgan reports.
In tech media, Twitter’s new paid-for verification system caused a bit of chaos, and WhatsApp is finally rolling out multidevice login support for more than one phone.
Finally, for TC+ subscribers, we have in-depth commentary, analysis and surveys. Alex breaks down the slow revenue growth trend among public tech firms. Natasha M observes more founders adapting their pitches and business strategies to be more downturn-friendly, and Igor Shaversky, a partner at Waveup, writes about which metrics startups should track to understand their place on the capital efficiency scale.
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