Hello, everyone, and welcome to Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s regular newsletter, which recaps what’s happening in tech over the past few days.

Google Cloud Next, Google’s annual enterprise-focused developer conference, is dominating headlines – and we’re covering the event extensively. But that’s not the only thing happening (see: spectacular solar eclipse).

Lorenzo wrote about how hackers stole more than 340,000 Social Security numbers from the government consulting firm Greylock McKinnon Associates (GMA). It took GMA nine months to determine the extent of the breach and notify victims; so far, it’s unclear why.

Elsewhere, Sarah tells the story of Spotify’s personalized AI playlists, which allow users to create playlists based on written prompts.

Connie reports on the death of entrepreneur Mahbod Moghadam, who rose to fame as co-founder of the online music encyclopedia Genius. Moghadam died at the age of 41 due to complications from a recurrent brain tumor.

A lot of other things happened. We recap it all in this issue of WiR – but first, a reminder to sign up to receive the WiR newsletter in your inbox every Saturday.


Tesla price cuts: Tesla has slashed the prices of unsold Model Y SUVs in the United States by thousands of dollars in an attempt to clear an unprecedented backlog of inventory.

Snapchat shuts down its solar system: Snapchat has tweaked a feature in its app that visually shows how “close” you are to your friends amid reports that it exacerbates teen anxiety.

Non-Invasive Anxiety Treatment: Neurovalens, a startup developing technology to provide non-invasive electrical stimulation of the brain and nervous system, received FDA approval due to a 2019 agency rule change intended to encourage innovation targeting insomnia and anxiety.

Camel 3: At an event in London, Meta confirmed plans to debut Llama 3, its next-generation artificial intelligence model used to power chatbots and other applications, this month.

Emulators in the store: Apple has updated its App Store rules to allow emulators for retro console games as an option for downloading games globally.

AT&T Violation: AT&T began notifying U.S. state authorities and regulators of a security incident after confirming that millions of customer records posted online last month were genuine.


Web3 and beauty: Kiki World, a beauty brand using web3 for customer co-creation and ownership, has closed a $7 million round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz.


Magnets on the keyboard: Frederic writes about an interesting development in mechanical keyboard design: magnetic switches, which can quickly change the actuation point—the point at which the switch registers a click during a key press.

WFH, stay here: Working from home isn’t going away — even if some CEOs hope it is. Ron writes that most employees crave flexibility and work-life balance—who knew?


exist equity In Wednesday’s startup-focused show, the staff takes a deep dive into Multiverse’s acquisition of Searchlight, the latest Guesty funding, the Monad Labs deal, and a new venture capital fund targeting Africa’s growth round.

at the same time, established Featured Ben Christensen is the founder and CEO of Cambium, a startup that is reimagining the lumber supply chain and repurposing previously wasted materials into new construction projects.

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Microsoft password leaked: Security researchers have discovered an open public database hosted on the Microsoft Azure cloud service that stores internal information related to Microsoft’s Bing search engine. Microsoft says it has fixed the issue.

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