SpaceX raises an enormous funding spherical, Apple launches new radio stations and we assessment the Samsung Galaxy Note 20. This is your Daily Crunch for August 18, 2020.
The massive story: SpaceX raises its greatest spherical but
The $1.9 billion spherical was disclosed in an SEC submitting. Bloomberg had beforehand reported that the spherical was within the works and would worth the Elon Musk-led area launch firm at $46 billion.
This comes after SpaceX efficiently accomplished the first-ever non-public human spaceflight mission to take off from U.S. soil. It’s additionally in the midst of what’s more likely to be a capital-intensive means of deploying its huge Starlink satellite tv for pc constellation.
The tech giants
Amazon will add three,500 tech and company jobs throughout six US cities — The record of cities contains Dallas, Detroit, Denver, New York, Phoenix and San Diego, accounting for round 900,000 sq. toes of workplace area in all.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra assessment — Brian Heater says it’s wonderful with an excellent digicam, at a really premium value.
Apple launches Apple Music Radio with a rebranded Beats 1, plus two extra stations — The change extra carefully associates the station with the corporate’s subscription-based streaming music service, Apple Music.
Startups, funding and enterprise capital
Chamath Palihapitiya’s subsequent massive Hustle — The investor tells TechCrunch that he has acquired Hustle, a startup backed by Insight Venture Partners, Google’s GV and Salesforce Ventures.
Attabotics raises a $50M Series C for its warehouse success robots — The spherical was led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, Canada’s largest pension plan.
Movable Ink raises $30M because it expands its personalization know-how past e-mail advertising and marketing — The firm mentioned it now works with greater than 700 manufacturers, and within the run as much as the 2020 election, its clients embody the Democratic National Committee.
Advice and evaluation from Extra Crunch
The ‘right’ approach to downsize — Isaac Roth shares what he’s discovered from years of working with startups.
Despite booming client demand, VC curiosity in e-commerce startups falls in 2020 — While Q2 2020 was a bit higher than Q1 for e-commerce VC outcomes, it wasn’t a lot of a comeback.
How to diagnose and deal with machine studying fashions bothered by COVID-19 — The pandemic’s influence has been notably important on many machine studying fashions that firms use to foretell human conduct.
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