Digest #1: Apple is now a $3 trillion company
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Apple is now a $3 trillion company
Apple has become the first company to hit a market capitalization of $3 trillion, after its value rose by $1 trillion in less than 16 months as the coronavirus pandemic turbocharged Big Tech.
Moen’s smart faucets
Whatever the post-covid world looks like, most of us are going to be a little more conscious about germs, which makes Moen’s new smart faucets a perfectly timed upgrade. The latest version allows the faucets to be operated using just hand gestures, eliminating the need for a handle altogether.
Withings’ Body Scan scale
The Withings Body Scan will feature six-lead EKG readings, segmented body composition measurements, and the ability to assess foot nerve activity. Basically, it’s the scale for people who want to know how fat is distributed through their body and how that might in turn relate to their heart health.
Exotel raises $40M
Exotel said Tuesday it raised $ 40 million, just three months after receiving $ 35 million in funding, as the Bangalore-based startup demonstrates the growth of its full-featured customer engagement platform in emerging markets.
Samsung teases the Galaxy S22
There are new phones coming in the new year and Samsung will be one of the first to launch the Galaxy S22 series. The device should be released sometime in the next month or two, so naturally there are plenty of leaks worth looking out for.
Intel and AMD
AMD and Intel Tease Announcements of Large Processors for the Show. Intel’s tantalizing CES focuses on one key specification – 5.5GHz, which is expected to be the maximum clock speed that the upcoming processor can reach. AMD is expected to announce the next generation of Ryzen processors at this year’s show.
Ford’s electric F-150 Lightning
Ford says its planning to double production of its upcoming electric pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning, to 150,000 vehicles per year by 2023. The news comes as the automaker prepares to start making and shipping its new EV in the first half of 2022.