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an Apple It unveils new devices and new subscriptions, Spotify is adding virtual event listings and Opendoor will go public via SPAC. This is the Daily Crunch for September 15, 2020.

The big story: Apple announces new iPad and Apple Watch devices

Apple had a major hardware event today. And while you should Check out our full report If you want to see all ads, I will do my best to cover the big ads in two paragraphs.

First: The new Apple Watch Series 6, At $ 399, with Apple’s S6 silicone chip and blood oxygen sensor. The company is also expanding its Watch lineup with the affordable Apple Watch SE, which will cost $ 279.

Additionally, there is The iPad Air is new With Touch ID built into the power button, it was previously rumored Apple One Subscription Package (Which starts at $ 14.99 a month), A. New fitness subscription And The launch date is September 16 For iOS 14 – in other words, tomorrow!

Tech giants

Spotify adds default event lists to its app TechCrunch previously detailed Spotify’s plans in this area, but today the company has made the news official.

Twitter is launching for the first time an election center in the United States to help people navigate voting in 2020 This tab will be Twitter’s central source for handpicked election news in English and Spanish, live debate broadcasts, state resources and candidate information.

Waze just got smarter with flight suggestions, lane directions, traffic notifications, and more Among the changes, Waze gains personalized recommendations based on the user’s journey history.

Startups, financing and venture capital

Opendoor for IPO by Chamath Palihapitiya SPAC The deal comes during a wave of market interest in special purpose buyout firms, or SPACs, often called blank check companies.

Kleiner prints gold using Desktop Metal, and has a yield of around 10x – Yes, the start-up technology is designed for “metal printing”.

The Chainsmokers closed the fund for their first venture, Mantis, with $ 35 million The musical duo have some major backers in the league, including Mark Cuban, Keith Rabois, Jim Coulter, and Ron Conway.

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Everything else

CBS All Access to rebrand to Paramount +, and expand internationally in 2021 – The name change is designed to better reflect the expanded content suite that joined the service after Viacom-CBS was incorporated in 2019.

Watch the first official trailer for Season 2 of The Mandalorian, which will debut October 30 on Disney + – Baby Yoda time!

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