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Daily Crunch: MacOS and iOS go DIY — Apple to roll out Self Service Repair in 2022 – TechCrunch

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Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for November 17, 2021! The tech world was abuzz today with news that a crypto startup was buying the naming rights to a stadium that was previously named after an office supply company. You can read that as crypto getting mature or 2021 losing the plot. Regardless, we have…….

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Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for November 17, 2021! The tech world was abuzz today with news that a crypto startup was buying the naming rights to a stadium that was previously named after an office supply company. You can read that as crypto getting mature or 2021 losing the plot. Regardless, we have lots to talk about! — Alex

The TechCrunch Top 3

  • Apple will now let you fix your own gadgets: We’re surprised but stoked by news that Apple announced a “new program designed to let users perform common repairs on devices at home.” It’s called Self Service Repair, and, frankly, it’s a bit weird to digest such consumer-friendly news from a megacorp.
  • Waymo extrends freight partnership: Given how lovely it would be to live in a world where cars would drive us instead of the other way around, I am paying close attention to self-driving news of all sorts. Today’s update that parcel-delivery concern UPS and Alphabet’s Waymo division are extending their partnership was therefore right up my alley.
  • Braze, UserTesting go public: There were two unicorn IPOs today. Braze, a customer engagement software company, and UserTesting, which does what it says on the tin. TechCrunch dug into their respective IPO prices and economics to celebrate. We also caught up with Braze’s CEO, but more on that later.

Startups/VC

Before we get into startup news, let’s talk about some unicorns. Instacart’s growth rate is reportedly slowing, leading to TechCrunch wondering if its rivals are nibbling on its market share. Instacart, worth tens of billions of dollars, is an obvious 2022 IPO candidate.

  • Tech company makes money on “outside:” Depending on where you are in the world today, going outside might sound like a lark or like sheer drudgery. But no matter, because the business of helping people get outside is booming. AllTrails just banked $150 million for its work in helping walkers and bikers and hikers get out and, well, about.
  • Niche neobanks continue to raise: Building a neobank tuned for one part of the population or another is an increasingly popular activity. The gist is that building a basic banking service is not that hard in 2021, given the number of off-the-shelf parts. This means that we can have more — and more specific — digital banks. For example, Jiko is partnering with Euphoria, “a technology suite for the transgender community that helps alleviate the struggles associated with gender transition, to launch a banking app called Bliss.” I dig it.
  • DiviGas raises $3.6M to clean up hydrogen production: With a new method of hydrogen diversion under its belt, DiviGas says …….

    Source: https://techcrunch.com/2021/11/17/daily-crunch-macos-and-ios-go-diy-apple-to-roll-out-self-service-repair-in-2022/