Published On: Wed, May 13th, 2020

Daily Crunch: LinkedIn doubles down on practical events

LinkedIn adds new facilities to support practical events, Elon Musk escalates his conflict with Alameda County and Banjo’s CEO resigns after some unfortunate revelations.

Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 12, 2020.

1. LinkedIn adds polls and live video-based events in a concentration on some-more practical engagement

Microsoft -owned LinkedIn announced a integrate of large new underline updates that indicate to how it’s perplexing to play a partial in practical workplaces: It’s rising a Polls underline for users to board opinions and get feedback, as good as a apparatus called LinkedIn Virtual Events that lets people emanate and promote video events around a platform.

The Virtual Events products is a partnership of dual existent collection — LinkedIn Live and LinkedIn Events.

2. Elon Musk restarts Tesla bureau in rebuttal of county orders

Tesla CEO Elon Musk pronounced Monday that a company’s bureau in Fremont, California is open and has restarted prolongation notwithstanding a stay-at-home sequence released by Alameda County. Musk pronounced in a twitter Monday afternoon that he will “be on a line,” a anxiety to a public line during a bureau where Tesla creates a Model X, Model S, Model 3 and Model Y. He combined “if anyone is arrested, we ask that it usually be me.”

3. Banjo’s CEO resigns after news sum KKK ties in his past

After inquisitive stating during OneZero suggested his undisclosed impasse in a sharpened during a synagogue with KKK members during age 17, a CEO of notice startup Banjo will leave a association he founded. In a brief blog post, a association announced a “change in leadership” and a abdication of a owner and CEO Damien Patton.

4. 4 edtech CEOs counterpart into a industry’s future

As millions adopt remote training overnight, edtech’s repute is changing — and investors are scrambling accordingly. We asked 4 entrepreneurs who have been operative in this space to share what they consider a subsequent billion-dollar business will demeanour like. (Extra Crunch membership required.)

5. Instagram Lite shuts down in allege of a relaunch

Instagram — that has always characterized a app as a “test” — is formulation to take what it has schooled over these past years to rise a new chronicle of Instagram Lite. It’s misleading how distant out that launch might be, though a new chronicle is now being built.

6. Former Tesla boss and Lyft COO Jon McNeill on what both companies have gotten right and wrong

Jon McNeill spent two-and-a-half years as Tesla’s president, streamer adult tellurian sales, marketing, smoothness and supervision family before streamer to Lyft in early 2018. We talked to him about his knowledge during both companies and how he’s requesting those learnings to his new startup studio. (Extra Crunch membership required.)

7. DispatchTrack, a last-mile logistics platform, raises $144M in a first-ever funding

DispatchTrack, that provides a height for last-mile deliveries, has sealed a first-ever funding. As a bootstrapped startup, it’s already grown to support some-more than 60 million deliveries per year.

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