A pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol while the president encouraged them on Twitter and … well, it feels extremely hard to care about anything else right now.
That said, there was a whole other story hertz before then, and I know you read The Daily Crunch for tech headlines. So I’ll do my best to carry on and squeeze everything in.
This is your Daily Crunch for January 6, 2021.
The big legend: Trump tweets approvingly as rioters hurricane US Capitol
As you almost certainly know already, a pro-Trump mob entered the U.S. Capitol today, forcing the Senate and House to flee as they were in the process of debating and verifying Joe Biden’s election as president.
These Trump contributors were chanting mottoes like “stop the steal,” which thrived out of online conspiracy hypothesis that have spread on social media. At least one gunshot martyr has been reported, and an explosive invention was also explosion safely outside the Republican National Committee.
Meanwhile, President Trump continued to tweet his unfounded and unsubstantiated claims of election fraud and even posted a video telling the rioters,” Going to go, we love you .” Twitter has posted warns but there are calls for the programme to go further.
The tech giants
Facebook redesigns Pages with a a lot simpler layout and no’ Like’ button — The redesign includes a new look-and-feel, modernized navigation, the introduction of a dedicated News Feed and a new Q& A format.
Twitter acqui-hires imaginative bureau Ueno to help design brand-new makes — Twitter is essentially buying an agency with which it once had a close working relationship.
TikTok rotations out its first lidar-powered AR effect — The effect peculiarities an AR ball, similar to the one that descent in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
Startups, fund and venture capital
Perfect Corp ., make of virtual charm app YouCam Makeup, closes $50 M Series C led by Goldman Sachs — The YouCam Makeup app lets users “try on” virtual samples from more than 300 world brands.
Plant-centered readied meat bringing startup Thistle grows $10.3 M — The company extradites plant-based full menu for its customers, along with a range of liquids and sides.
Teamflow shores $3.9 M for a productive virtual HQ platform — Teamflow, formerly Huddle, is creating a virtual installations to help distributed squads collaborate and communicate from a singular platform.
Advice and analysis from Extra Crunch
Why VC funding is falling out of favor with top D2C labels — In 2020, venture capitalists unceremoniously broke up with D2C labels and product-based businesses.
Revenue-based financing: The next gradation for private equity and early-stage investment — The business formations used by VCs haven’t advanced much since they firstly have appeared in 1957.
Extra Crunch Live is back in 2021, connecting benefactors with tech beings and one another — Somehow, we did 44 incidents of the show in 2020.
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