Apple announces new iPads and Apple Watches – ClearTips
Apple Unveils new hardware and new subscriptions, adds Spotify virtual event listings and is going public via Opendoor SPAC. This is your daily crunch for September 15, 2020.
Big Story: Apple Announces New iPads and Apple Watches
Apple had a big hardware event today. And while you should check out our full roundup, if you want to see all the announcements, I will do my best to include the big ones in a couple of paragraphs.
First up: the new Apple Watch Series 6, priced at $ 399 with Apple’s S6 silicon chip and blood oxygen sensor. The company is also expanding the watch lineup with the more affordable Apple Watch SE, which will cost $ 279.
In addition, there is a new iPad Air with Touch ID built into the power button, the previously rumored Apple One subscription bundle (which starts at $ 14.99 per month), a new fitness subscription, and a September 16 launch date for iOS 14 – In other words, tomorrow!
Spotify adds virtual event listings to its app – ClearTips previously expanded Spotify’s plans in the region, but today the company made the news official.
Twitter Debate American Election Center to help people navigate voting in 2020 – this tab in English and Spanish, Twitter’s central for hand-picked election news, debate live streams, state-specific resources and candidate information Will serve as source.
Waze gets smarter with travel tips, lane guidance, traffic information, and more – among changes, Waze is receiving personalized recommendations based on the user’s travel history.
Startup, Funding and Venture Capital
The suggestion to go public through the Chamath Polypathia SPAC – the transaction comes during a wave of market interest in Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, or SPX, often called blank-check companies.
Kleiner printed gold with desktop metal, which has yielded nearly 10 times the return – yes, the startup’s technology is designed to be “print metal”.
The Chainsmokers closed their debut venture fund, Mentis, with $ 35 million – the music duo has a few major-league backers for its fund, including Mark Cuban, Keith Rabois, Jim Culper and Ron Conway.
Additional crisis advice and analysis
If you care about remote employees, start tracking their performance – remote work is pushing on us, but are business leaders ready for it?
What’s next in IPO land for JFrog, Snowflake, Sumo Logic and Unity – Alex Wilhelm reminds us that some losses are very bad and others are very fine.
(Reminder: Extra Crunch is our subscription subscription program aimed at democratizing information about startups. You can sign up here.)
CBS All Access to rebrand to Paramount +, expanded internationally in 2021 – The name change is designed to better reflect the expanded content lineup that joined the service after the Viacom-CBS merger in 2019.
Watch the first official trailer for Mandalorian Season 2, which premieres on October 30 at the time of Disney + – Baby Yoda!
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