Daily Crunch: Visa makes a $5.3 billion acquisition

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1. Visa is acquiring Plaid for $ 5.3 billion, 2x its final private valuation

You can compare what Plaid does to Stripe — but instead of facilitating remittances, Plaid helps makes share sketching and other financial information more easily.

Plaid heightened $250 million at the end of 2018, with both Mastercard and Visa softly participating in the round. So Visa must be moderately joyful with how the startup has developed since then.

2. Google wants to phase out support for third-party cookies in Chrome within two years

The fact that Google will droop providing assistance to these cookies — which are typically used to track customers across the web — doesn’t certainly come as a surprise, given the company’s announcements around privacy in Chrome. But this aggressive timeline is new.

3. Disney+ is more downloaded app in the US in Q4 2019

Following the app’s mid-November launch in the U.S ., Disney+ was downloaded more than 30 million times in Q4 2019 — according to a brand-new report from SensorTower, that’s more than double the downloads for the runner-up, TikTok.

4. Spotify and Warner Chappell end dispute in India, mansion global licensing transaction

The announcement marks the end of the companies’ prosecution before the Bombay High Court, where Warner Music was seeking an injunction to prevent Spotify from squandering its music in India. Spotify culminated up propelling in India anyway, but without a number of Warner Music titles.

5. The robot homecoming is upon us

Home robots have already had a few false starts, including some high-profile flare-outs like Anki and previous Ces darling Kuri. But Darrell Etherington argues that between slow-burn categories and the sheer loudnes of newer concoctions, it now seems specific we’re on a track that will lead to robots becoming common household parts.( Extra Crunch membership expected .)

6. Atrium positions off solicitors, explains fulcrum to legal tech

Moving forward, the Justin Kan-founded startup will focus on its software for startups steering fundraising, hiring and collaborating with lawyers. Atrium also plans to ramp up its startup admonishing business, and it’s doubling down on its year-old network of professional service providers that cure patrons navigate day-to-day law work.

7. Disrupting Space: A brand-new affair from TechCrunch

The show will be held at Gateway Sheraton Hotel in Los Angeles on June 25, right in the neighborhood of America’s most powerful players in space, including Boeing, Northrop, Lockheed, Raytheon, Teledyne, The Aerospace Corporation, the U.S. Us air force and, of course, SpaceX.

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