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  • Do we ever really know how secure our phones are?: Cloudflare says no, and to prove it, they launched an eSIM to secure mobile devices, Kyle reports. What differentiates them from other legacy options – for example, VPN – is its cell-level protection. “A SIM card can act as another security factor and, in combination with hardware keys, make it nearly impossible to impersonate an employee,” Cloudflare CTO John Graham told Kyle. Cumming.
  • red notice: It’s official – Interpol is issuing a red notice for Terraform founder Do Kwon, who faces charges in South Korea after the collapse of the Terraform cryptocurrency and stablecoin earlier this year. pot holder and kate have been following this story for a while and have more.
  • Pivot: Two years ago, Vendease was trying to make it work in the Nigerian food sector as a marketplace linking vendors and farmers to restaurants. When she saw how fragmented the delivery service was, she turned to a food supply platform, which means she is no longer operating as a middleman and is now harvesting this benefit, including $30 million in fresh capital, Tags reports.

Startups and VCs

While Not So Dark started with a network of dark kitchens, the company abandoned that business model shortly after raising its Series A. Operating dark kitchens requires a ton of capital and can create problems in some neighborhoods. . The company has now raised an $80 million Series B round and launched digital food delivery brands that you can find in food delivery apps, Roman reports.

When it comes to advice, technology loves standardization. Startups are often told that there are certain metrics to hit, deadlines to meet, timelines to measure against. In The “ideal track” is a myth, isn’t it?, on TC+, our subscription site, Natasha M explains how the rule of thumb for the 18-36 month track isn’t as empirical as you might think.

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3 Ways to Implement a Product Driven Sales Movement to Unleash PLG’s Revenue Potential

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Startups that employ product-driven growth strategies respond to customers to fuel growth and acquisition, but “the traditional top-down business sales model just doesn’t work with self-service user bases and PLG’s freemium,” writes Stephen Moock, head of sales and success for the GTM Calixa platform.

Sharing consolidated user data with product and sales teams will reveal patterns and insights that will help identify product-qualified leads who are more likely to convert. To take advantage of this, sales teams must “recalibrate” their approach.

According to Moock, “Your free offering and the features customers get when they upgrade to paid plans should both create a natural conversion path to your enterprise offering.”

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Big Tech inc.

Samsung enters India with two new credit cards that promise a 10% discount “all year round”, as long as cardholders purchase products and services, pot holder reports. It seems like a way for the smartphone maker to broaden its appeal. It’s also ambitious, he writes, because India’s credit card market is quite crowded with more than 50 companies trying to grab the attention of the “world’s second largest internet market”.

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