Dropbox acquires a secure document-sharing startup, Sonos announces a new speaker and makes Google hotel listings free. This is your daily crunch for March 9, 2021.
Big story: Dropbox acquires DocSend for $ 165M
Dropbox already acquired electronic signature company HelloSign in 2019. By getting DocSend – which allows customers to share and track documents using a secure link – giving its platform an end-to-end, secure document-sharing workflow.
DropOne CEO Drew said, “We are announcing that we are acquiring Docksend to help us deliver a comprehensive set of tools for remote work, and securely manage and share Docksend customers helps to.” Houston.
The two companies have one thing in common: both were launched, separated years, At TechCrunch events.
Sonos Goes Full Portable Bluetooth Speaker with $ 169 ROM – Smaller, lighter, more rugged and waterproof designs make it in line with popular offerings from companies like JBL.
Google makes hotel listings for free, following similar steps for shopping and flights – This change allows users to get more comprehensive information about hotel room availability.
French startup lobby targets Apple with ‘privacy hypocrisy’ complaint – Apple is facing another privacy complaint in Europe.
Startup, Funding and Venture Capital
Wefarm on 2.5M users now adds $ 11M to expand its network to independent farmers – The startup has created a social networking platform to help independent farmers meet each other, exchange ideas and sell trade equipment and supplies.
Entertainment payroll startup Wrapbook raises $ 27M round led by a16z – Money comes from notable names in both the tech and entertainment worlds.
Eye surgery robotics startup ForSight raises $ 10M – ForSight looks to bring its offerings to international markets, pending the type of regulatory approval that go into launching a robotic surgery platform.
Additional crisis advice and analysis
Four ways to adopt GPT-3 in 2021 to start startup – The introduction of GPT-3 in 2020 was an important point for Artificial Intelligence.
Global-e files going public as an e-commerce startup enjoy a renaissance – In 2020 the company’s business exploded.
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