Daily Crunch: Facebook unveils Oculus Quest 2 – TechCrunch


Facebook makes its next steps in VR, Apple releases iOS 14 and PlayStation 5 receives a launch date. This is your Daily Crunch for September 16, 2020.

The big story: Facebook reveals u The eye Quest 2

Facebook has announced the smallest and most affordable following to the Oculus Quest VR headset launching October 13th at a starting price of $ 299. At the same time, Lucas Matney had already tested the device and seemed very impressed in his magazine:

This is the most compelling argument Oculus has made for VR since its inception … It’s still largely for gamers and will always be in danger of exciting mainstream users for a few weeks and then spending the rest of their lives. closet life.

The announcement was part of today’s Facebook Connect event, where the company also debuted a virtual office space called Infinite Office, announced a fitness tracker device and revealed his plans launch smart glasses next year.

Meanwhile, RIP Oculus Rift.

The tech giants

Apple is burning the goodwill of the developer with the surprise release of iOS 14 – iOS 14 is now available for download, with the surprise announcement of yesterday leaving many developers in the process of preparing their apps.

Amazon Music adds podcasts, including their own original shows – The first list of originals on Amazon Music will include shows hosted by creators such as DJ Khaled, Becky G, Will Smith, Dan Patrick and others.

Drew Houston, CEO of Dropbox, says the pandemic has forced the company to reevaluate what work means – Houston spoke to TechCrunch Disrupt, arguing that COVID has accelerated a step toward distributed work that won’t work.

Startups, financing and venture capital

Zwift, creator of a popular in-house training app, has just landed a huge $ 450 million funding led by KKR – Zwift has now raised $ 620 million in total and is estimated to be worth $ 1 billion.

Volocopter launches pre-sale for its first air taxi flights, with a waiting time of 2-3 years – If your sad-looking technological mantra is “we were promised flying cars and all we had were these shitty trolls on the Internet,” never fear, Volocopter is here.

Kerry Washington explains why she became a startup investor – She also discussed her investment in The Wing, the working female startup that has faced some recent scandals.

Tips and analysis from Extra Crunch

Four perspectives on Apple’s new service provider – For one thing, Cupertino is embarking on a form of future testing to compensate for the slowdown in hardware sales and potentially a loss of App Store revenue.

Dear Sophie: How can I meet my 2-year foreign residency requirement for my abandoned J-1? – Another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers questions about immigration on the job in technology companies.

The aggressive IPO price of JFrog and Snowflake point to a strong demand for cloud shares – At their final IPO prices, the two debuts are valued aggressively, showing continued optimism among public investors that cloud shares are an attractive bet.

(Remember: Extra Crunch is our subscription program, which aims to democratize information about startups. You can sign up here.)

Everything else

Sony’s PlayStation 5 arrives on November 12, priced at $ 500 – At that date, the console will be available in North America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

China exceeds 110 million 5G users in less than a year – This makes China the largest 5G market in terms of user size, according to the Chinese Academy of Information and Communication Technology.

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