Apple unveils new Macs – ProWellTech
Apple announces “One More Thing” before the holiday season, Uber lets you book rides 30 days in advance, and Spotify makes another podcast capture. This is your Daily Crunch for November 10, 2020.
The big story: Apple introduces the new Macs
During an unusually short and focused “One More Thing” event, Apple announced three new Macs that will all use the M1 chip, its first Mac chip. This is the start of a previously announced transition to the silicon Mac range. Apple.
What about current Macs? Well, there’s a new MacBook Air, which still costs $ 999 but should be 3.5x faster than the previous generation and doesn’t include a fan! There’s also a new Mac Mini with a base price of $ 699 and a 13-inch MacBook Pro that starts at $ 1,299.
Oh, and Big Sur, the latest version of the Mac OS, will be released on Thursday, November 12th.
The tech giants
Uber will now allow users to book rides 30 days in advance and choose a preferred driver – the new option, called Uber Reserve, will start appearing on the app next week.
Google adds COVID-related health and safety information to Google Travel: When users search for hotels and vacation rental properties through Google Travel, they may see new information on COVID-19 safety precautions at the property.
Spotify buys podcast hosting and advertising company Megaphone for $ 235 million – Spotify already had an existing partnership with the company, including the use of its hosting services.
Startups, financing and venture capital
Hopin raises $ 125 million for its online events platform in the wake of growing growth: ProWellTech is one of the customers of Hopin’s online events platform.
Spearhead Launches A Fourth $ 100 Million Fund To Turn Founders Into First-rate VC Investors – The premise remains simple: offer founders with great networks and push $ 1 million in capital to go out and start writing angel checks and building the own wallet.
Carbon Health Raises $ 100 Million with Plans to Expand Pop-Up Clinics Ahead of COVID-19 Vaccination Programs – Company Plans to Open 100 Pop-Up Clinics in 20 U.S. Markets
Tips and analysis from Extra Crunch
Five VCs discuss the future of SaaS and software after Pfizer’s vaccine breakthrough: SaaS shares sold sharply on the good news of the vaccine, but do VCs worry?
Accelerators embrace pandemic-forced change: We spoke to those responsible for three accelerators about the challenges and opportunities presented by the new virtual environment.
What I wish I had known about venture capital when I was a founder – Andy Arieto of TheVentureCity shares some knowledge.
(Reminder: Extra Crunch is our membership program, which aims to democratize startup information. You can register here.)
All the rest
All Slingbox devices will stop working in two years – All Slingbox products will become less and less functional, leading to a complete shutdown two years from now.
House representatives ask the FCC to “ stop work on all partisan and controversial elements ” during the transition – This likely includes the FCC’s effort to reinterpret Section 230, an important protection for internet platforms, upon request of the Trump administration.
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