Microsoft unveils Mesh for AR/VR meetings – TechCrunch

Microsoft showcases a new AR / VR meeting platform, Uber revolves around a robotics startup and making compass files public. This is your daily crunch for March 2, 2021.

Big story: Microsoft unveils Aries for AR / VR meeting

Aries is a platform that allows shared meetings between Microsoft’s HoloLens (augmented reality) and Windows mixed reality (virtual reality). Lucas matinee describes it This would serve as a “pretty standard flaw” for spatial computing, but also as a platform for developers to build their own applications.

This is one of a long list of announcements that Microsoft made this week as part of its Virtual Ignite conference. it’s also Updating with new presentation features; Start A new open-source, low-code language; The introduction of a new NoSQL database is called the introduction Azure Managed Examples for Apache Cassandra; announcement of A hardware and software platform called Azure Precept And Excess.

Tech giants

Uber sees service robot startup as all robotics – Postmates X, the robotics division of the on-demand delivery startup that Uber acquired last year, has officially served as an independent company called Servo Robotics.

Amazon releases rare apology in drama series in India – The series, titled “Tandava”, has faced criticism over its portrayal of Hindu deities.

Apple releases results from hearing health studies – Hearing loss is an issue that Apple has tried to tackle, in no small part to its growing participation in the headphones category.

Startup, Funding and Venture Capital

Compass Files S-1, Reveals $ 3.7B Revenue at a Net Loss of $ 270M – Compass is not profitable, but it has seen a huge increase in revenue in the last few years.

Westair Collective raises $ 216M for its second-hand fashion platform – This is a complex industry, because you do not want to buy a damaged item or cheap knockoff.

Instacart Raises $ 395M at $ 39B Valuation – Ready to get investors ready for business on the back of a massive increase in value? Simply put, epidemic.

Additional crisis advice and analysis

Six tips for SaaS founders who don’t want VC money – JotForm’s Eyetkin Tank argues that bootstrapping is a sustainable, more sustainable way to build and scale a business.

Oscar Health hikes IPO price as Coupe rapidly issues debut valuation – The IPO season is hot and investors are upset.

Kalatura files to the public while accelerating revenue growth, growing deficit – The company’s revenue growth has grown steadily since at least 2018, and its final quarter of 2020 has kept the company at a new growth rate maximum.

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Everything else

MIT’s insect-shaped drones are built to avoid collision – If you are going to build something this small, you need to make sure that it does not break the first time it comes in contact with something.

Volvo to sell only all electric vehicles by 2030 – This is part of the automaker’s sweeping transformation that includes online sales.

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