Daily Crunch: After developers complain, Microsoft clarifies new policy on open source monetization

Daily Crunch: After developers complain, Microsoft clarifies new policy on open source monetization

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Time to do the Friday dance! We’ve mentioned our virtual TC Sessions: Robotics event a few times, but we’ve got some good news for events fans. Hang on to your blockchains and…

Europe’s health data reuse plan needs some surgery, say privacy supervisors

A proposal put forward by European Union lawmakers in May, to establish a legal framework to make it easier to share electronic health records and other medical data — across borders and care institutions and with researchers and developers of innovative health products — should be revised to ensure citizens’ health data is stored locally,…

Yes, it’s become harder for startups to raise funding

Today’s venture capital market feels strange because it isn’t uniform. While some companies are still able to raise mega-rounds, reach unicorn status, and even attract lots of new capital in sectors that have seen their exits struggle on the public markets, other startups are not having similar luck. After several years in which capital flowed…

Apple Music Sessions launches with country stars Carrie Underwood and Tenille Townes

Apple is introducing a new perk for Apple Music subscribers, Apple Music Sessions, which gives listeners access to exclusive releases in spatial audio that have been recorded in Apple’s music studios around the world. The performances are also filmed, providing subscribers with companion live music videos. The sessions offer musicians the opportunity to recreate hits…

TikTok’s chief security officer steps down amid increased scrutiny from US officials

TikTok announced today that its head of global security, Roland Cloutier, is stepping down effective September 2. Cloutier will be replaced by Kim Albarella, who has been appointed the interim head of TikTok’s Global Security Organization. Cloutier will move into an advisory role at the company to focus on the business impact of TikTok’s security…

TechCrunch+ roundup: Save your equity, LatAm crypto survey, where the runway ends

TechCrunch+ roundup: Save your equity, LatAm crypto survey, where the runway ends

Money doesn’t need to be protected from sudden vibrations or direct sunlight, so the term “dry powder” strikes me as a poor metaphor for the mounds of cash investors were dropping on startups just a few months ago. “What’s crazy to me is that some of these companies are still in the seed stage backed…

Are convertible notes the right way to fund your startup?

Julie Gionfriddo Contributor Share on Twitter Julie Gionfriddo is director of advisory services at accounting and advisory firm Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP. Prior to joining FML CPAs, Julie spent nearly 20 years at PE and VC firms rising to the level of principal. If an early-stage startup is ready to raise money but its…