SpaceX parent a huge funding round, Apple propels new radio stations and we remember the Samsung Galaxy Note 20. This is your Daily Crunch for August 18, 2020.
The big-hearted story: SpaceX creates its biggest round yet
This comes after SpaceX successfully completed the first-ever private human spaceflight mission to take off from U.S. clay. It’s also in the middle of what’s likely to be a capital-intensive process of deploying its big Starlink spacecraft constellation.
The tech giants
Amazon will compute 3,500 tech and corporate undertakings across six US municipals — The list of municipals includes Dallas, Detroit, Denver, New York, Phoenix and San Diego, accounting for around 900,000 square paws of office room in all.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review — Brian Heater says it’s excellent hardware with a great camera, at a truly payment price.
Apple launches Apple Music Radio with a rebranded Beats 1, plus two more stations — The change more closely accompanies the terminal with the company’s subscription-based streaming music assistance, Apple Music.
Startups, funding and venture capital
Chamath Palihapitiya’s next big Hustle — The investor tells TechCrunch that he has acquired Hustle, a startup backed by Insight Venture Partners, Google’s GV and Salesforce Ventures.
Attabotics elevates a $50 M Series C for its repository realization robots — The round was led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, Canada’s largest pension plan.
Movable Ink collects $30 M as it expands its personalization technology beyond email sell — The company said it now works with more than 700 labels, and in the run up to the 2020 election, its clients include the Democratic National Committee.
Advice and analysis from Extra Crunch
The’ right’ way to downsize — Isaac Roth shares what he’s learned from years of working with startups.
Despite booming consumer demand, VC interest in e-commerce startups comes in 2020 — While Q2 2020 was a bit better than Q1 for e-commerce VC solutions, it wasn’t much of a comeback.
How to diagnose and consider machine learning poses afflicted by COVID-1 9 — The pandemic’s impact has been particularly significant on numerous machine learning prototypes that companies use to predict human behavior.
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Pandemic helped drive Walmart e-commerce marketings up 97% in second one-fourth — Walmart’s investments in e-commerce, including online grocery delivery and pickup, are continuing to pay off.
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