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Discussion on me In the newsroom to see if people are eager to pay between $8 and $20 a month for their Twitter blue check. Alex’s opinion was especially sharp…”I’m not in the mood to fund your vanity project,” In fact. – Christine And the pilgrim

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TouchBistro, an iPad-based restaurant management platform, $110 million in growth financing From Francisco Partners to accelerate its growth, expand its product range and make some strategic acquisitions, Christine reports.

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Prepare to consume: Inflation could kill R&D tax expenditures

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The US federal government has made available tax credits for research and development for decades, but a major change set for this year will affect startups across the board.

Previously, R&D expenditures could have been spent up front, but now “these expenditures would need to be amortized over 5 years in the case of domestic research, and 15 years for foreign research,” according to tax attorney Andrew Leahy.

Since many startups “incur the bulk of their R&D costs in the first year of operation,” many may wait for a “life equivalent” to recoup these expenses.

Rising inflation has stalled efforts to repeal the amortization clause, so Leahy shares several tactics companies can use to “prepare for the possibility of the rule going into effect.”

Three more from the TC+ team:

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Big Tech Inc.

As always, we have all the right Twitter news to post. We promise to keep it to a minimum today because there’s other great news to share. However, we want to point out that Elon Musk likes to work on his thought process in the form of a tweet now, so the news changes with the wind.

Here’s what you need to know today: Musk keeps talking His plans for Twitter Blue And the Ad-free news articles (Both by Evan), While Amanda Company Reports Chief Customer Officer Sarah Personnetwho resigned today. The move is quite surprising, given that she positively tweeted about a conversation with Musk last week. while, More at Mastodon, things happen, Sarah Writes.

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