Apple unveils new hardware and new dues, Spotify lends virtual contest schedules and Opendoor is going public via SPAC. This is your Daily Crunch for September 15, 2020.
The big tale: Apple announces brand-new iPads and Apple Watches
Apple had a big hardware event today. And while you should check out our full roundup if you want to see all the announcements, I’ll do my best to cover the big ones in a couple of paragraphs.
First up: The brand-new Apple Watch Series 6, priced at $399, with Apple’s S6 silicon chip and a blood oxygen sensor. The companionship is also expanding the Watch lineup with a more economical Apple Watch SE, which will cost $279.
Plus, there’s a brand-new iPad Air with Touch ID built into the power button, the previously rumored Apple One subscription packet( which starts at $ 14.99 per month ), a new fitness subscription and a September 16 open time for iOS 14 — in other words, tomorrow!
The tech giants
Spotify computes virtual incident leanings to its app — TechCrunch previously detailed Spotify’s programs in this area, but today the company performed the report official.
Twitter debuts US election hub to help people navigate voting in 2020 — That tab will serve as Twitter’s central generator for hand-picked election news in English and Spanish, debate live creeks, state-specific resources and candidate information.
Waze gets smarter with expedition suggestions, corridor lead, traffic notices and more — Among the changes, Waze is gaining personalized recommendations based on a user’s trip-up history.
Startups, fund and venture capital
Opendoor to go public by way of Chamath Palihapitiya SPAC — The transaction comes during a movement of grocery those who are interested in special purpose acquisition firms, or SPACs, often announced blank-check companies.
Kleiner publishes golden with Desktop Metal, webbing a roughly 10 x return — Yes, the startup’s engineering is designed to” book metal .”
The Chainsmokers precisely closed their entry enterprise money, Mantis, with $35 million — The melodic duo has some major-league allies for their store, including Mark Cuban, Keith Rabois, Jim Coulter and Ron Conway.
Advice and analysis from Extra Crunch
If you care about remote employees, start moving their conduct — Remote work has been thrust upon us, but are business leaders ready for it?
What’s ahead in IPO land for JFrog, Snowflake, Sumo Logic and Unity — Alex Wilhelm reminds us that some losings are very bad and others are pretty OK.
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CBS All Access to rebrand to Paramount +, expand internationally in 2021 — The name change is designed to better reflect the expanded content lineup that has joined the service following the Viacom-CBS merger in 2019.
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