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Google Chrome Launches New Badges to Help Find 🔎 Good Extensions
Google has announced the launch of its new badge system, making it easier for Chrome users to install useful extensions without requiring scrutinizing where they come from.
The search giant said that it has started applying two new badges to extensions. The first badge- “Featured,” looks like a prize ribbon and will be displayed on extensions that follow the company’s best practices and meet a high standard of user experience and design. This badge is given to extensions manually by the Chrome Web Store team.
The second badge “Password Keepr Extension,” will be shown on extensions made by Established Publishers.
“The Established Publisher badge showcases publishers who have verified their identity and demonstrated compliance with the developer program policies,” Google said in a blog post.
This badge will be given to publishers who have verified their identity and demonstrated compliance with the developer program policies.
Google said that publishers will not be able to pay money for either badge; however, it is working on ways for developers to request consideration.
Tesla Beats Q1 Earnings And Revenue Estimates 💵
EV maker Tesla reported its first-quarter earnings and revenue for 2022, surpassing analysts’ expectations on the top and bottom lines.
Amid supply chain constraints and production delays in China, the automaker made a record profit of $3.2 billion from January through March 2022. The company reported $3.22 earnings per share, soundly beating Wall Street estimates of $2.26 per share.
Tesla’s revenue for the first quarter was $18.76 billion, also beating estimates of $17.85 billion. The revenue was driven by growth in vehicle deliveries, increased average selling price (ASP), and growth in other parts of the business.
Tesla’s earnings report also follows a robust quarter for delivery and production for the company. The EV maker said it delivered 310,048 vehicles to its customers in Q1 2022.
The deliveries included 295,324 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, while 14,724 were for the Model S and X.
Overall, it looks like the company has navigated the global supply chain crisis better than its rivals, posting record deliveries and profits for the first quarter of 2022.
Coinbase Launches NFT Marketplace 🎁 in Beta
Crypto trading platform Coinbase has launched its long-awaited beta version of its marketplace for non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
In a blog post, Coinbase said, “Beta testers will be able to create a Coinbase NFT profile to buy and sell NFTs using any self-custody wallet, whether that’s Coinbase Wallet or something else. For a limited time, there’ll be no Coinbase transaction fees. We’ll eventually add fees, which will be in-line with Web3 industry standards, and we’ll provide notice before anything changes.”
The platform will gradually allow more users to use the marketplace since the newly-launched marketplace is still in the beta phase, Coinbase outlined.
Currently, the beta version is fee-free and users can connect to any self-custody wallet to select the NFTs they want to exhibit on their profile.
Coinbase regards its newly-launched marketplace as more than “just buying and selling,” as it wants to deepen social engagement by allowing users to follow other profiles, start conversations by commenting directly on NFTs, and much more.
No-code AI platform Mutiny Raises $50 Million in Series B Round 💰
Mutiny, a no-code AI platform that helps marketers convert their top-of-funnel demand into revenue without engineers, has raised $50 million in its Series B funding round.
The funding was led by Tiger Global and Insight Partners with participation from Cowboy Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and Uncork Capital.
The round was also joined by executives from Uber, Visa, Salesforce, Condé Nast, Carta, Square, Figma, Snowflake, and Atlassian.
Founded in 2018 by Jaleh Rezaei and Nikhil Mathew, Mutiny is a U.S.-based company that offers website personalization, advertising, account-based marketing, and paid media optimization services.
The platform provides marketers with everything they need to drive revenue and prove it — from data and analytics to AI-powered recommendations and content writing.
The company’s platform plugs into the company’s existing website & data and uses AI to serve thousands of different versions of the site to different users.
The startup automates an organization’s growth engineering efforts to help them turn their marketing spend into revenue — without hiring engineers or data scientists.
Mutiny plans to use the fresh capital to accelerate growth and expand operations & business reach.
Around the Web 🌐
Germany’s Commerzbank Applies For Crypto License: Major banking giant Commerzbank is formally entering the digital asset world and has already applied for a local crypto license earlier in 2022. If approved the banking giant would be authorized to offer exchange services along with custody and protection of crypto-assets.
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