Companies Rush To Replace The Gym At Ces

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Daily Crunch: Visa calls off Plaid acquisition: Anthony Ha


Regulatory action prompts Visa to back off a fintech acquisition, Uber and Moderna partner and Checkout.com is valued at $15 billion. This is your Daily Crunch for January 12, 2021. The big story: Visa calls off Plaid acquisition The deal, valued at $5.3 bill…

Companies rush to replace the gym at CES: Brian Heater


The year of the first-ever all-virtual CES is, unsurprisingly, the year of the virtual gym. The past 12 months have seen most of our fitness routines completely transformed — speaking for myself, my Apple Watch step count shows two big empty spots where March…

A deep dive on Steve Jurvetson and Maryanna Saenko's $200 million new fund: Connie Loizos


Future Ventures — cofounded by renowned VC Steve Jurvetson and Maryanna Saenko, a colleague of Jurvetson at his last firm, DFJ, as well as an investor previously with Airbus Ventures and Khosla Ventures — has closed its second fund with $200 million in capita…

Visa will not acquire Plaid after running into regulatory wall: Alex Wilhelm


Visa and Plaid called off their agreement this afternoon, ending the consumer credit giant’s takeover of the data-focused fintech API startup. The deal, valued at $5.3 billion at the time of its announcement, first broke cover on January 13th, 2020, or nearly…

Sono Motors plans to license the tech that powers its solar electric car: Kirsten Korosec


Sono Motors wants to bring technology it developed for its solar electric car to the masses. And it’s starting with autonomous shuttle startup EasyMile. The German-based startup said Tuesday during a presentation at the virtual 2021 CES tech trade show that i…

Techstars names Maëlle Gavet CEO as the accelerator group looks to expand: Alex Wilhelm


This morning Techstars, a network of startup accelerators and a venture capital fund, announced that Maëlle Gavet is its new CEO. Former CEO and co-founder David Brown will stay on Techstars’ board, while the group’s other co-founder, David Cohen, will become…

Is there still room in the cloud-security market?: Kelley Mak


There are a number of eye-numbing market maps out there that seem to suggest that the security market is highly saturated. But when it comes to cloud security, is there room for more?

'Brand tech' company You & Mr. Jones adds $60M to its Series B: Anthony Ha


You & Mr. Jones announced today that it has added $60 million in new funding from Merian Chrysalis, bringing the Series B round announced in December to a total of $260 million. The round values the company at $1.36 billion, post-money. You & Mr. Jones takes …

Nielsen says 'The Office' was the most popular streaming series of 2020: Anthony Ha


Because streaming services only release viewership numbers selectively, and because each one uses its own methodology, it can be hard to compare the popularity of different streaming shows and movies. So Nielsen, which provides the standard ratings for tradit…

Weber acquires smart cooking start-up June: Darrell Etherington


Outdoor cooking industry leader and famed Kettle grill-maker Weber has acquired June, the smart cooking startup founded in 2013 by Matt Van Horn and Nikhil Bhogal. While financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, Weber has confirmed that June will continu…


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