LastPass gets hacked, OpenAI unlocks access to ChatGPT, Kanye gets suspended from Twitter (again)

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Instafest goes instaviralYou’ve probably been to a great music festival before. But were you making one Just for you? Mostly not. Instafest, a web app that has gone viral this week, helps you daydream about what this festival might look like. Sign in with your Spotify credentials and it will create a Virtual Festival promotional poster based on your listening habits.

LastPass has been hacked (again)“Password manager LastPass said it is investigating a security incident after its systems were hacked for the second time this year,” Zack Whittaker wrote. Investigations are still ongoing, which unfortunately means it’s not entirely clear what (and from) the data was accessed.

ChatGPT opensThis week, OpenAI widely opened up access to ChatGPT, which allows you to interact with the new generation of AI language through a simple chat-style interface. In other words, it allows you to create (sometimes well written) scripts by chatting with the bot. Daryl used it to write the Pokémon cheat sheet he’d always wanted.

AWS re: InventorsThis week, Amazon Web Services hosted its annual Re:Invent conference, where the company is showing off what’s next for the cloud computing platform that powers a massive portion of the Internet. Highlights this year? A low-code tool for serverless applications, a promise to give AWS customers control over where in the world their data is stored (to help navigate increasingly complex government policies), and a tool to run “city-sized simulations” in the cloud.

Twitter Suspends Kanye (Again)“Elon Musk suspended Kanye West (aka Ye)’s Twitter account after the latter posted antisemitic tweets and violated the platform’s rules,” Evan Mehta wrote.

Spotify enveloped: Every December, Spotify ships “Wrapped” – an interactive feature that takes your Spotify listening data for the year and presents it in a superior visual way. This year it has straightforward things like the number of minutes streamed, but it also branches out with ideas like “listening personalities” — a Myers-Briggs-inspired system that puts each user into one of 16 camps, such as “adventure” or “replay.”

DoorDash layoffsI wish a week would go by without the story of layoffs breaking. Sadly, DoorDash confirmed this week that it’s laying off 1,250 people, with CEO Tony Xu explaining they hired too quickly during the pandemic.

The co-CEO of Salesforce is stepping downIn one week last December, [Bret Taylor] He was named Chairman of the Board of Twitter and Co-CEO of Salesforce,” writes Ron Miller. “After one year, he no longer had either job.” Taylor says he “decided to go back to [his] The roots of entrepreneurship.

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I expected things to be a little Quiet in TC Podcast land last week due to the holiday, but somehow we still have great shows! Ron Miller and Rita Liao join Daryl Etherington Techcrunch podcast to talk about the departure of the co-CEO of Salesforce and the “Great Wall of porn”; Team chain reaction Participate in an interview with Nikhil Viswanathan, CEO of Alchemy 3 web development platform; And as beautiful as ever the financial value The crew talked about everything from Sam Bankman-Fried’s wild interview in DealBook to why all three co-founders of Startup Pipe funding stepped down at one point.

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What lies behind the TC+ members-only paywall? Here’s what TC+ members were reading the most this week:

Lessons for raising $10 million without giving up a seat on the board: has raised $10 million over the past two years, all “without giving up a single board seat.” How? Henry Shapiro, co-founder of, shared his thoughts.

Advisors are the new unconventional venture capital: “Why are so many consultant-led venture capital funds being launched now?” asks Rebecca Zkotak.

Fundraising at times when there is more scrutiny of venture capitalCo-founder and former CEO of DocSend, Ross Hiddleston, writes: “Founders may feel frustrated in this environment, but they need to remember that they have ‘currency’ too.

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