Uber revealed half a dozen new features, with Samsung announcing a new flagship laptop and Zomato files to go public. This is your daily crunch for April 28, 2021.
Big Story: Uber Adds Vaccine Booking
Uber today announced half a dozen new facilities, including the ability to appoint a vaccine in Vulgren and then reserve a ride to get there.
Other additions include rental cars, reserved rides at airports and a valet service to waive the ability to pick up food during the ride. In an interview, CPO Sundardeep Jain suggested that these features have been part of the company’s core focus for the past year, namely “helping users’ and ‘helping’ users.”
Here Samsung’s new flagship laptop series, the Galaxy Book Pro – these Windows machines continue the company’s push to blur certain productivity lines between its Galaxy PC and mobile offerings.
Facebook calls for PM Modi’s resignation in India – Facebook has temporarily hidden all posts in India with the hashtag “ResignModi”, although a spokesman said those posts have now been reinstated.
Netflix has now launched its shuffling feature called ‘Play Something’ for users around the world – this will make it easier for you to see when you can’t decide on your own.
Startup, Funding and Venture Capital
Alchemy picks up ‘AWS for blockchain’ at a $ 505M valuation of $ 505M – the company describes itself as the backend technology behind the blockchain industry.
MessageBird acquires SparkPost for $ 600M using the $ 800M $ CM C extension – the acquisition enables MessageBird to gain a strong foothold in the US market.
SplitWise raises $ 20M Series A to help with all of the world’s disabilities expenses – SplitWise aims to reduce the stress and awkwardness that money puts on all types of relationships.
Additional crisis advice and analysis
Zomato juice: Indian Unicorn’s proposed IPO could drive regional startup liquidity – Zomato’s debut could lead to a liquidity move in India.
Dear Sophie: What’s the latest on DACA? – “Dear Sophie,” the latest version of the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working in technology companies.
Fund managers can leverage ESG-related data to generate insights – Georges Archibald of Apex Group argues that environmental, social and governance insights can be treasured as alternative data.
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CES will return to Las Vegas in 2022 – according to a press release, about 1,000 companies have committed to return.
India’s entrepreneurs and investors are mobilizing to help the country fight COVID-19, and you can too – for a week, India has reported over 300,000 daily new infections in all cases worldwide Has reported
Porsche makes its case for an all-electric Tygan wagon – the Porsche Tycan 4 Cross Turismo offers a mix of practicality with full power and speed under $ 100,000.
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