Tesla means its next massive “gigafactory,” Google steps up attempts against COVID-1 9 and NEA heightens a $3.6 billion store. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 11, 2020.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday evening that the company is “scouting” locatings to build a brand-new U.S. “gigafactory” that will produce the Cybertruck and Model Y crossover. Musk didn’t specify further information in the tweets, but a source told TechCrunch that Nashville is on a short list of contenders.
Tesla broke ground on its first gigafactory on territory near Reno, Nev. in 2014, creating a big, 1.9 million-square-foot structure.
Last week, Google sent out a memoranda to faculty been proposed that Washington State-based employees part remotely, in order to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-1 9. Yesterday, these recommendations was dramatically expanded, in line with the spread of the virus. A brand-new observe from the company recommends same activity for employees across North America.
Unlike some houses, building partnerships at NEA hasn’t really focused on star-making. For the last several years the fund has been run by Scott Sandell, which has now been with the firm since 1996( his last tweet was in 2010 ).
Disney+ has arrived in India weeks ahead of its scheduled launching time. The American monstrous revamped the Hotstar app and occupied the on-demand video streaming service with the Disney+ original catalog on Wednesday morning.
Citing a handful of high-profile illustrations like Rethink, Anki, Jibo and CyPhy Office, Brian Heater placed the question to panelists at last week’s TC Period: Robotics+ AI event: Even with a lot of funding and spate of smart-alecky beings on board, why do so many robotic startups miscarry?( Extra Crunch membership expected .)
SpotOn furnishes point-of-sale payment mixtures, alongside a number of related tools such as marketing, appointment booking and loyalty works. In the last 12 months the startup says that it has grown revenues by 150%.
The Wall Street Journal broke the news that interactive video fellowship Eko is accusing Quibi of impinging on its patented technology. Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter noted that Quibi( which is launching its short-form portable video service next month) has registered a complaint in California federal tribunal claim that Eko has engaged in “a campaign of threats and harassment.”
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