Sony announces a camera-centric phone, Microsoft offers more detailed information about the next Xbox and a liquid biopsy startup parent $165 million. Here’s your Daily Crunch for February 24, 2020.
Sony has announced its first 5G smartphone: The Xperia 1 II — for the strange or embarrassed, it’s pronounced” Xperia One, Mark Two .”
As ever with Sony — a major B2B supplier of likenes sensors to other smartphone producers — it has made the camera a huge focus. The Xperia 1 II bundles three lenses that furnish a selection of focal portions( 16 mm, 24 mm and 70 mm) for capture different types of photos, from super wide slant to portraits.
The headline feature of the upcoming Xbox Series X is, naturally, a brand-new processor. Built on top of AMD Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architecture, Xbox says the chip is able to deliver four times the processing power of the Xbox One.
Liquid biopsy technology has been widely embraced in cancer treatments as a highway to identify which rehabilitations may work best for patients, based on the presence of trace extents in a patient’s bloodstream of genetic cloth shed by cancer cells. Karius exercises the same principles to the detection of pathogens in the blood.
Dubbed “Early Stage Fund II, ” the new vehicle “il be seeing” the firm continue to back early-stage tech fellowships across Europe and Israel, contributing and co-leading seed and Series A rounds.
“In 2020 I genuinely, truly look forward to and is hoped different, brand-new innovative the different types of sensors that are utilizing low-spirited Earth orbit for helps back on Earth ,” Bessemer VP Tess Hatch told us in a recent interview.( Extra Crunch membership required .)
So far this year, one of the most eye-popping startup departs has been Visa’s $ 5.3 billion acquisition of fintech data services platform Plaid. Could this be the beginnings of a brand new mafia born out of fintech, a la PayPal?
The recent full chapter of Equity has a counter-intuitive word — equity isn’t always the answer for companionships looking to fundraise. Meanwhile, the shorter Monday segment looks at waning broths around the world. And on Original Content, we refresh the new Netflix series” Locke& Key .”
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