Apple proclaims “One Extra Factor” earlier than the vacation season, Uber permits you to reserve rides 30 days prematurely and Spotify makes one other podcast acquisition. That is your Each day Crunch for November 10, 2020.
The massive story: Apple unveils new Macs
Throughout an unusually transient and centered “One Extra Factor” occasion, Apple announced three new Macs that may all use the M1 chip, its first chip for Macs. That is the start of a beforehand introduced shift of the Mac lineup to Apple silicon.
What in regards to the precise Macs? Properly, there’s a new MacBook Air, which nonetheless prices $999 however is meant to be 3.5x sooner than the earlier technology — and it doesn’t embrace a fan! There’s additionally a new Mac Mini with a base value of $699, and a 13-inch MacBook Pro that begins at $1,299.
Oh, and Large Sur, the most recent model of the Mac working system, shall be released this Thursday, November 12.
The tech giants
Uber will now let users book rides 30 days in advance and pick a favorite driver — The brand new possibility, known as Uber Reserve, will start to indicate up on the app within the subsequent week.
Google adds COVID-related health and safety info to Google Travel — When customers seek for inns and trip rental properties by Google Journey, they could see new details about COVID-19 security precautions on the property.
Spotify buying podcast hosting and ad company Megaphone for $235M — Spotify already had an present partnership with the corporate, together with use of its internet hosting providers.
Startups, funding and enterprise capital
Hopin raises $125M for its online events platform on the back of surging growth — TechCrunch is without doubt one of the clients for Hopin’s on-line occasions platform.
Spearhead launches $100M fourth fund to transform founders into top-notch VC investors — The premise stays easy: supply founders with nice networks and hustle $1 million in capital to exit and begin writing angel checks and construct their very own portfolio.
Carbon Health raises $100M with plans to expand pop-up clinics ahead of COVID-19 vaccination programs — The corporate plans to open 100 pop-up clinics in 20 markets throughout the U.S.
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The whole lot else
All Slingbox devices will stop working in two years — All Slingbox merchandise will grow to be much less and fewer practical, main as much as a full shutdown two years from at present.
House Reps ask FCC to ‘stop work on all partisan, controversial items’ during transition — This doubtless consists of the FCC’s effort to reinterpret Part 230, an vital safety for web platforms, on the Trump administration’s request.
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