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TechCrunch Top 3
- don’t make moonlight for you: IT services firm Wipro has laid off 300 employees who they found were doing other similar jobs, including working for a competitor, Manish Report.
- “Stripe Phone Plan”: Gradient Ventures and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi back Gigs with $20 million, Paul wrote. The company turns other companies into mobile virtual network operators, a way of saying mobile phone subscription plans.
- cash after chaos: Private equity firm Vector Capital injects $100 million into cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes, ‘weeks after laying off 125 employees’, Carly wrote.
Startups and VCs
Managing capital tables and equity in high-growth companies can be complex (and sometimes chaotic), and founders and employees often discover this too late, Ingrid Report. This has sparked a wave of companies building software to help, and today the European leader in the field announced some funding to push itself forward. Ledgy, which specializes in building cap table management software for companies and their employees working in multiple countries, has raised $22 million.
If you’ve experienced harassment of any kind on Twitter over the past few years, you’ve probably heard of Block Party. If you haven’t already, you’re in luck!The company behind the tool just reportedly raised a $4.8 million seed round Amanda.
OK, OK, whatever you want. There are a few more:
Dear Sophie: My EB-2 priority date will be delayed by 2 years! what should I do?
Today, Sophie answers three questions about the EB-1A category of extraordinary ability and the Green Card for Multinational Managers, EB-2 NIW and PERM, and the EB-3 Professional Green Card. This is the first one:
I am so close! The priority date for my EB-2 petition to register as a permanent resident is only 9 days away from the date listed in the September 2022 Visa Bulletin, but now more than two years have passed since the date in the October 2022 Visa Bulletin!
I’m a software engineer trying to get a green card before changing jobs, but now I’m rethinking my path. The only thing that makes me hesitate is that I’ve heard that employees are fined if they leave their employer before they actually get their green card.
What do you suggest?
– hit by the bulletin
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big tech companies
Today is Google Feature Day. Ivan The integration of Assistant and Calendar Reminders with Tasks is written in what he calls “the latest steps for apps to clean up the drive.”Then Sarah There are some new search tools for eco-conscious travelers. at the same time, Brian There’s news from Framework, which is working with Google to create user-repairable Chromebooks.