Published On: Fri, Jan 15th, 2021

Daily Crunch: Samsung unveils Galaxy S21 line

Samsung lowers prices with a latest Galaxy S phones, Google completes a Fitbit merger and Beyond Meat is entrance to Taco Bell. This is your Daily Crunch for Jan 14, 2021.

The large story: Samsung unveils Galaxy S21 line

Samsung’s new line of phones includes a S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra, labelled during $799, $999 and $1,119 respectively, an across-the-board cost cut of $200. Brian Heater writes that a Ultra, in particular, “has one really critical pretence adult a sleeve” — namely harmony with a S Pen.

All 3 phones are accessible for pre-order now and start shipping on Jan 29.

In addition, Samsung announced a Galaxy Buds Pro, that cost $199 and come with a settled 5 hours of battery life. And it’s rising a Bluetooth locator, dubbed a Galaxy SmartTag.

The tech giants

Google’s Fitbit merger is central — This follows regulatory inspection on both sides of a pond.

Amazon’s Ring Neighbors app unprotected users’ accurate locations and home addresses — The bug done it probable to collect a plcae information on users who posted to a app.

Beyond Meat shares soar after inking understanding with Taco Bell on new menu equipment — Taco Bell announced that it would work with Beyond Meat to come adult with new menu equipment due to be tested in a subsequent year.

Startups, appropriation and try capital

Medium acquires amicable book reading app Glose — Glose has been building iOS, Android and web apps that let we buy, download and review books on your devices.

Tiger Global is lifting a new $3.75B try fund, one year after shutting a final — Despite being named Tiger Private Investment Partners XIV, this is indeed a firm’s thirteenth fund.

Carbyne raises $25M for a next-generation height to urge puncture 911 responses — The Israeli startup aims to assistance puncture services get some-more finish information about callers, and to yield additional telemedicine services.

Advice and research from Extra Crunch

Five consumer hardware VCs share their 2021 investment strategies — Investors are generally bullish on at-home aptness startups.

Poshmark prices IPO above operation as open markets continue to YOLO startups — This is a late-2020, early-2021 IPO marketplace in action.

Twelve ‘flexible VCs’ who work where equity meets income share — Founders seeking non-dilutive funding: start here.

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

Everything else

Tech and health companies including Microsoft and Salesforce group adult on digital COVID-19 vaccination annals — The supposed “Vaccination Credential Initiative” includes a operation of big-name companies from both a medical and tech industries.

2020 was one of a warmest years in story and indicates ascent risks of meridian change — 2020 possibly edged out or came in only behind 2016 as a warmest year in available history, according to information from U.S. supervision agencies.

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