We check out Apple’s new headphones, Spotify resets passwords and Airbnb goes public. This is your Daily Crunch for December 10, 2020.
The large story: First impressions of the AirPods Max
Our fearless chief Matthew Panzarino has written what he insists is “not a overview” of the AirPods Max, (not a full overview as a result of he’s had them for lower than 24 hours).
Still, Matthew appears impressed by the standard of the construct — which you’d actually hope to be, for the reason that AirPods Max price $550, however he says, “Judging from supplies execution alone, the AirPod Max feels prefer it must be costlier if something.”
And sure, the sound high quality is stable, too.
The tech giants
Spotify resets passwords after a safety bug uncovered customers’ non-public account data — The firm blamed a software program vulnerability in its techniques for exposing non-public account data to its enterprise companions.
Google so as to add COVID-19 vaccine data panels to Search — The new characteristic will floor an inventory of licensed vaccines in customers’ places, in addition to informational panels about every particular person vaccine.
Pinterest provides favorites, notes and a brand new toolbar after elevated use of boards throughout pandemic — According to Pinterest, there’s been a 35% enhance within the variety of month-to-month boards created over the past six months.
Startups, funding and enterprise capital
LeafLink raises $40M from Founders Fund, others to domesticate its hashish wholesale market — This is Founder Fund’s largest expertise funding within the hashish area.
Customer help startup Gorgias raises $25M — This brings the startup’s pre-money valuation to $300 million.
Cityblock Health valued at $1B — Cityblock works with group caregivers to offer low-income residents with major care, behavioral well being and different providers.
Advice and evaluation from Extra Crunch
Airbnb’s first-day pop caps off a stellar week for tech IPOs — Airbnb opened this morning at $146 per share, up round 115% to kick off its life as a public firm.
Despite limitations, 3D and AR are creating new realities in retail — Startups that create digital merchandise and design interactive experiences are thriving.
As Next Insurance makes its first acquisition, insurtech appears to be like energetic — A snapshot of current exercise in a bustling startup class.
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Announcing the ultimate agenda for TC Sessions: Space 2020 — This is a dwell, digital two-day convention that includes an important folks within the area business, throughout public, non-public and protection.
Gift Guide: eight DIY and crafting presents to assist your pals make extra stuff and be taught new abilities — We’ve put collectively all kinds of presents that must be enjoyable for the makers in your life.
Do the celebrities assist the startups or do the startups assist the celebrities? — Deep questions on the Equity podcast.
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