Published On: Thu, Oct 8th, 2020

Daily Crunch: G Suite becomes Google Workspace

Google rebrands G Suite, Apple announces a subsequent eventuality date and John McAfee is arrested. This is your Daily Crunch for Oct 6, 2020.

The vast story: G Suite becomes Google Workspace

To a vast extent, Google Workspace is only a rebranding of G Suite, finish with a new set of (less distinctive) logos for Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs and Meet. But a association is also rising a series of new features.

For one thing, Google is (as formerly announced) integrating Meet, Chat and Rooms opposite applications, with Gmail as a use where they unequivocally come together. Other facilities entrance shortly are a ability to combine on papers in Chats and a “smart chip” with hit sum and suggested actions that seem when we @mention someone in a document.

Pricing stays mostly a same, nonetheless there’s now an $18 per user per month Business Plus devise with additional confidence facilities and correspondence tools.

The tech giants

Apple will announce a subsequent iPhone on Oct 13 — Apple only sent out invites for a arriving hardware event, all though confirming a attainment of a subsequent iPhone.

Facebook’s Portal adds support for Netflix, Zoom and other facilities — The association will also deliver easier ways to launch Netflix and other video streaming apps around one-touch buttons on a new remote.

Instagram’s 10th birthday recover introduces a Stories Map, tradition icons and some-more — There’s even a preference of tradition app icons for those who have recently been desirous to redesign their home screen.

Startups, appropriation and try capital

SpaceX awarded agreement to assistance rise US missile-tracking satellite network — The agreement covers origination and smoothness of “space vehicles” (actual satellites) that will form a constellation charity tellurian coverage of allege barb warning and tracking.

Salesforce Ventures launches $100M Impact Fund to deposit in cloud startups with amicable goal — Focus areas embody preparation and reskilling, meridian action, diversity, equity and inclusion, as good as providing tech for nonprofits and foundations.

Ÿnsect, a makers of a world’s many costly bug farm, raises another $224 million — The group hopes to yield insect protein for things like fish food and fertilizer.

Advice and research from Extra Crunch

Inside Root’s IPO filing — As insurtech booms, Root looks to take advantage of a comfortable marketplace and eager investors.

To fill appropriation gaps, VCs boost efforts to find India’s standout early-stage startups — Blume Ventures’ Karthik Reddy says, “There’s an synthetic askance toward unicorns.”

A discerning look into Opendoor’s financial formula — Opendoor’s 2020 formula are not stellar.

(Reminder: Extra Crunch is a subscription membership program, that aims to democratize information about startups. You can pointer adult here.)

Everything else

John McAfee arrested after DOJ indicts crypto millionaire for taxation semblance — The cybersecurity businessman and crypto personality’s furious float could be entrance to an finish after he was arrested in Spain and now faces extradition to a U.S.

Trump is already violation height manners again with fake explain that COVID-19 is ‘far reduction lethal’ than a influenza — Facebook took down Trump’s post, while Twitter hid it behind a warning.

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