Published On: Mon, Apr 6th, 2020

Daily Crunch: Airbnb offers housing for medical workers

Airbnb says it will finance housing for 100,000 workers during a front lines of COVID-19 care, Groupon gets a new CEO and Stripe invests in a concept checkout startup. Here’s your Daily Crunch for Mar 26, 2020.

1. Airbnb to yield giveaway or subsidized housing for 100,000 COVID-19 medical workers

Airbnb’s bid will work by permitting Hosts on a height to opt-in to creation their space available, with any fees that Airbnb would routinely assign for regulating a height waived for those who participate. The module will embody new protocols around cleanliness that are designed to keep spaces protected for those workers who use it, and Airbnb will be operative with a Red Cross, a International Rescue Committee, a International Medical Corps and other non-profit groups to assistance allot space where it’s indispensable most.

Airbnb also has a account determined for those who wish to yield financial support, with 100 percent of all deduction going to nonprofits operative on COVID-19 relief.

2. Groupon axes CEO and COO as association looks to mountain a liberation during a crisis

While copiousness of tech bonds have seen their marketplace caps dive in a past month, Groupon has taken a harder strike than many — a company’s share cost has forsaken some-more than 70 percent in a past 5 weeks.

3. Stripe leads $20M Series A into Fast, that is building a concept checkout use for e-commerce

Fast, per a name, wants to make logging in distant quicker, and also wants to assistance we check out during online stores some-more simply and rapidly. In an talk with TechCrunch, CEO Domm Holland pronounced he wants Fast “to be a surrogate for all consumer interactions,” that he pennyless down as a “fancy approach of observant we wish to give we one-click login, one-click payments, one-click information everywhere.”

4. Huawei announces a P40 and tries to stay applicable but Google

Last year, a U.S. supervision limited U.S. firms from progressing a business attribute with Huawei. Even yet Huawei can usually recover Google -free phones, a association isn’t station still and is releasing flagship phones during a normal pace.

5. The destiny of collectibles is digital

With an boost in digital adoption, a step-function creation is emerging: digital collectibles. MakersPlace co-founder Ryoma Ito writes that a new middle is gaining in popularity. (Extra Crunch membership required.)

6. Plastiq raises $75M to assistance tiny businesses use credit cards more

When Eliot Buchanan attempted to use his credit label to compensate his Harvard fee bill, a remuneration was deserted since a university pronounced it doesn’t accept credit. Realizing a same problem exists for thousands of opposite exchange like board, lease and businessman payments, he launched Plastiq .

7. Meri Williams stairs down as CTO of UK challenger bank Monzo

According to mixed sources, Meri Williams — who assimilated fast-growing fintech startup Monzo in Sep 2018 to many pushing — announced internally that she was departing, observant that she wanted to willingly assistance with cost-cutting measures. (Williams had already cut behind her impasse with Monzo and had been consulting for other tech companies.)

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