Automatic connected car service ends May 28

[ad_1] Automatic, but no longer for the people. Automatic SiriusXM’s connected car service Automatic is kicking the bucket at the end of May due to an inability to weather the COVID-19 outbreak, according to an announcement Friday by the company. The service got its start in its current form in 2017 and used a dongle…

While the pandemic has driven sales for VR makers like Oculus, it has yet to give the tech mass-market appeal as a social or collaborative experience (Kevin Roose/New York Times)

[ad_1] Kevin Roose / New York Times: While the pandemic has driven sales for VR makers like Oculus, it has yet to give the tech mass-market appeal as a social or collaborative experience  —  Virtual escapism is perfect for a pandemic, but V.R. still seems far from a mainstream technology.  —  I have wanted to…

Introducing the term-sheet grader – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Jamie Goldstein Contributor Jamie is the founding partner of Pillar VC, a Boston-based seed-stage venture capital firm. He has spent the last 22 years investing in early-stage startups. When we launched in 2016, we took the unusual approach of saying we’d buy common stock in startups. We believed then, and still do, that alignment…

Indian education startup Byju’s is fundraising at a $10B valuation – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Byju’s, an education learning startup in India that has seen a surge in its popularity in recent weeks amid the coronavirus outbreak, is in talks to raise as much as $400 million in fresh capital at a $10 billion valuation, said three people familiar with the matter. The additional capital would be part of…

As COVID-19 dries up funding, only drought-resistant cannabis startups will survive – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The COVID-19 crisis is creating an untold amount of uncertainty through every business sector, but for cannabis startups, it’s exacerbating a critical market that was already in decline. spoke to Schwazze CEO Justin Dye following his company’s recent rebrand. He joined the company when it was Colorado’s Medicine Man Technologies (MMT) in late 2019…