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TechCrunch Top 3 Simple Cryptos: Are Cryptocurrencies Still Complicated, or Is It the Approach of Solvo, a New App Making Crypto Investing Easier, romaine Report. What’s different is that instead of offering dozens of currencies to choose from, Solvo has compiled a list of 10 so you don’t get lost in all the names. Well that didn’t last long: On Monday we brought you news that “the OG app is ready to bring Instagram back to its glory days.” today, Ivan There’s an update that the app was removed from the Apple App Store after Meta stated that OG was “unauthorized” Instagram. Longtime IPO!: Journey is back and with it the news that TripAction was making a potential play for an initial public offering that would value the company at $12 billion, Mary Ann Report. Catch alexTake the matter down in the TC+ section. Startups and VCs
Aviation’s Ellis electric plane took off for the first time yesterday, teasing a future in which hundreds of miles of field flights will be performed with zero emissions and very little noise. It’s still a way off, but today’s performance shows it’s at least just a matter of time and money, reports Devin.
Apropos Electric Vehicles, Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn has (finally!) started production of Lordstown Motors’ electric pickup truck. This news is a milestone for both the companies. Rebecca Report. Foxconn diversifies from manufacturing consumer electronics like iPhones to electric vehicles and Lordstown as it finally moves its much-anticipated Endurance truck off production lines and, hopefully, into the hands of customers.
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How to make coaching work for your sales team
A strong sales organization is the tip of the spear for every SaaS startup, but because so few founders have meaningful experience in this area, they don’t know how to set their teams up for success.
In this TC+ article, contributor Kevin Varadian explains how to chart a sales coaching journey that promotes retention and increases revenue.
“It’s important to recognize that today’s sales teams are more problem-solvers than deal-closures—soft skills are more important here than technical abilities,” he says.
Three more from the TC+ team:
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Big Tech Inc.
Google’s Stadia is done, Brian Report. Stadia, the company’s game streaming service, was young, just under three years old, but wasn’t gaining the traction it expected. However, based on Stadia’s comments, something new may be brewing.
We had a long Big Tech section for you yesterday, so enjoy these five short snippets: