Apple embraces 5G, Fb Messenger will get higher built-in with Instagram and Kahoot raises $215 million. That is your Day by day Crunch for October 13, 2020.
The massive story: Apple introduces the iPhone 12
Pricing for the new iPhone begins at $799. New options embody 5G, a magnetic adapter for varied equipment (together with wi-fi chargers) and a extra sturdy Corning glass show.
There are 4 fashions, so if you happen to’re making an attempt to resolve which one you need, we’ve even created a handy chart to maintain all of them straight.
The tech giants
Alphabet’s latest moonshot is a field-roving, plant-inspecting robo-buggy — Introduced with little fanfare in a weblog publish and web site, the Mineral challenge continues to be very a lot within the experimental part.
Messenger’s latest update brings new features, cross-app communication with Instagram – The modifications are part of Fb’s overhauled messaging platform, introduced in late September, which launched the flexibility for Instagram customers to speak with individuals on Fb.
Startups, funding and enterprise capital
Kahoot picks up $215M from SoftBank for its user-generated, gamified e-learning platform — After asserting a modest $28 million elevate earlier this 12 months, the user-generated gamified e-learning platform revealed a a lot greater spherical as we speak.
Astroscale raises $51M in Series E funding to fuel its orbital sustainability ambitions — The Japan-based firm has been targeted on delivering new options for orbital end-of-life.
Caliber, with $2.2M in seed funding, launches a fitness coaching platform — The corporate says it brings on about 5 of each 100 purposes for coaches on the platform, accepting solely the easiest trainers.
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Every little thing else
Walt Disney announces reorganization to focus on streaming — Disney’s media companies, adverts and distribution and Disney+ will now function below the identical enterprise unit.
Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Enola Holmes’ is thoroughly mediocre — I didn’t get pleasure from this film.
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