Online programmes take action against President Trump, Lenovo tries out a swiveling screen and Roblox collects $250 million. This is your Daily Crunch for January 7, 2021.
The big-hearted tale: Facebook boycotts Trump for two weeks
After a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol yesterday, a number of online scaffolds moved to suspend reports is attached to the outgoing president.
For example, Twitter locked Trump’s account for 12 hours after he posted several( subsequently deleted) tweets recurring his unsubstantiated claims of election fraud and expressing support for the rioters( while also calling for an end to violence ). Twitch also disabled his path until the end of his term and Shopify plucked down accumulations bind to the president and his campaign.
But the most notable move came from Facebook, which censored Trump from both Facebook and Instagram for” at least the next two weeks ,” until the end of his term. Mark Zuckerberg wrote that this was necessary due to the” employ of our scaffold to prompt violent uprising against a democratically elected government .”
The tech giants
Waymo is dropping the period’ self-driving, ’ but not everyone in the industry is on board — Alphabet-owned Waymo will no longer use the term “self-driving” to describe its technology.
Lenovo’s brand-new all-in-one has a swiveling screen, because sure, why not ? — When it comes to staid concoction lists, why not try something mysteriou?
Samsung streamlines with a lower-priced payment Chromebook — Samsung simply threw what’s almost certainly one of its biggest fragments of news for Ces, with the arrival of the Galaxy Chromebook 2.
Startups, fund and venture capital
SoFi to go public in uniting with Chamath Palihapitiya’s newest SPAC — The deal, confirmed by SoFi, would quality the fintech fellowship at $8.65 billion.
Roblox collects at $29.5 B valuation, readies for direct listing — Roblox is now one of the world’s most valuable private business in the world.
Local news app News Break develops $115 M — CEO Jeff Zheng said there’s “strong user demand” for local information but “weak supply.”
Advice and analysis from Extra Crunch
Decrypted: How bad was the US Capitol breach for cybersecurity ? — The infraction will likely present a major task for Congress’ IT departments.
The tech-powered motion of smart-alecky , not gradual, tutoring hearings — While starting a tutoring mart is easy, scaling is often where the fuss begin.
With 5 new unicorns in first week of 2021, are we in for a stampede this year ? — The pace at which brand-new unicorns are being announced feels incredibly rapid.
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Hopin might be the fastest growth story of this epoch — The Equity team discusses Hopin’s buy of livestreaming firm StreamYard.
Elon Musk has a brand-new entitle: world’s richest party — He reached the pinnacle Thursday thanks to Tesla’s skyrocketing share price, along with a substantial money package.
Remembering TechCrunch Japan’s Hirohide Yoshida( 1971 -2 020 ) — On New Year’s Eve, TechCrunch Japan’s Editor-in-Chief Hirohide Yoshida passed away at age 49.
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