Daily Crunch: Turmoil at HQ Trivia

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1. Mutiny at HQ Trivia fails to oust CEO

This week’s banishment of host Scott Rogowsky was merely a symptom of the continued wrestle to determine who will lead HQ Trivia.

In line with a number of sources, greater than half of the startup’s employees signed an inner petition to depose CEO Rus Yusupov, whom they noticed as mismanaging the corporate. However Yusupov then fired some core supporters of the mutiny, resulting in a downward spiral of morale that mirrors HQ’s plummeting App Retailer rank.

2. Vimeo has acquired short-form video-creation platform Magisto, reportedly for $200M

Magisto is a startup based in Israel that at present has greater than 100 million customers. It’s targeted on offering instruments to create and edit short-form movies, offering not simply modifying however sourcing of music, inventory pictures and different parts.

three. Match Group restructures exec team with focus on Asia

Particularly, the corporate has appointed three new basic managers in Asia to give attention to areas like Japan, Taiwan, India, South Korea and different elements of Southeast Asia.

Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder and chief government Elon Musk. (AP Photograph/Chris Carlson, File)

four. Tesla is raising the price of its full self-driving option

In a couple of weeks, Tesla consumers should pay extra for an choice that isn’t but utterly practical, however that CEO Elon Musk guarantees will in the future ship full autonomous driving capabilities. Musk tweeted Saturday that the worth of the corporate’s full self-driving choice will “improve considerably over time,” starting on Might 1.

5. Parrot’s latest drone targets professionals with a thermal camera

With this know-how, the French firm is hoping to open up its drone providing to a variety of fields that may use the know-how for issues like surveillance and inspection.

6. This week’s TechCrunch podcasts

The Equity group talks IPOs with former Evernote government Phil Libin, whereas Unique Content material critiques “Us” and interviews the director of Netflix’s “Legend of Cocaine Island.”

7. The definitive Niantic reading guide

As we did for our Patreon EC-1, we’ve pored via each evaluation we might discover on Niantic and have compiled a supplemental listing of assets and readings which might be notably helpful for getting on top of things on the corporate. (Additional Crunch membership required.)