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  • Apple announces plans for a $1B campus in Austin; the 133-acre facility will initially generate 5k jobs with the potential to add 10k over time; Apple will also open new offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Diego, as well as expanding its presence in New York, Pittsburgh, and Boulder - Link

    Update: if Apple adds 15k jobs at the Austin campus it will become the city’s largest private employer, reports Engadget; the company currently employs 6.2k in the area - Link

  • Airbnb acquires French property hosting firm Luckey Homes; terms undisclosed; the company offers a range of services including reservation management, cleaning, and more; raised $3.2M to date - Link

  • Grab raises $150M as part of its ongoing Series H; the round is aiming for $3B and includes backing from Toyota ($1B), Hyundai ($250M), and Booking ($200M); raised $6.8B to date - Link

  • France-based construction software firm Finalcad raises $40M Series C led by Draper Esprit and Cathay Innovation with participation from Salesforce Ventures and others; the company produces mobile tools to allow for on-site collaboration; raised more than $60M to date - Link

  • AI sales analysis firm Chorus.ai raises $33M Series B led by Georgian Partners with participation from Redpoint Ventures and Emergence Capital; offers a service that monitors and transcribes sales calls; raised $55M to date - Link