Published On: Wed, Apr 15th, 2020

Daily Crunch: Amazon fires dual employees who criticized room conditions

Amazon fires dual employees who criticized a company’s COVID-19 response, Google might be formulating a possess chips to use in Pixel phones and some-more sum emerge about Apple and Google’s hit tracing plan. Here’s your Daily Crunch for Apr 14, 2020.

1. Amazon fires dual some-more employees who were plainly vicious of operative conditions during pandemic

Two additional employees who were publicly vicious of Amazon’s room conditions amid a COVID-19 pestilence have been dismissed by a company. Those employees — UX designers Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa — were also members of Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, an classification of employees “who trust it’s a shortcoming to safeguard a business models don’t minister to a meridian crisis.”

Amazon has pushed behind opposite a idea that a employees were dismissed specifically due to their criticisms of a diagnosis of workers during a pandemic. But, during a really least, a optics are reduction than ideal.

2. Google pronounced to be scheming a possess chips for use in Pixel phones and Chromebooks

Axios reports that Google is readying a possess in-house processors for use in destiny Pixel devices, including both phones and eventually Chromebooks, too. The in-house chip is apparently code-named Whitechapel, and it’s being done in partnership with Samsung.

3. QA: Apple and Google plead their coronavirus tracing efforts

On a media call, Apple pronounced it will hurl out a underline refurbish to a broadest series of iOS inclination as probable — some-more than three-quarters of iPhones and iPads are on a latest chronicle of iOS 13 and will accept a update. Google pronounced it will refurbish Google Play Services with a underline so that a hit tracing complement can run on a whole swift of Android inclination using Android 6.0 or newer.

4. Reddit announces updates, including a new subreddit, to boost domestic ad transparency

Reddit announced an refurbish to a process for domestic promotion that will need campaigns to leave comments open on ads for a initial 24 hours. The height also launched a new subreddit, r/RedditPoliticalAds, that will embody information about advertisers, targeting, impressions and spending by any campaign.

5. Venture capitalists discuss edtech’s new normal after COVID-19

TechCrunch asked tip investors in a space for their predictions on what’s forward once life resumes to a new normal. One financier mentioned how in March, they spent a third of their time in edtech — now, they’re spending roughly all their time vetting startups there. (Extra Crunch membership required.)

6. Nintendo Switch refurbish adds ability to send diversion downloads to SD card

Previously, Switch owners had few options if their console ran out of storage space. With a update, if storage is using low, a chairman can send a diversion directly to an SD card.

7. UK tech pursuit vacancies tumble 31% in reduction than 4 weeks, according to pursuit site information – so who is still hiring?

According to numbers common exclusively with TechCrunch from pursuit sites Adzuna (which also powers a U.K. government’s “Find a job” use and provides information to No. 10) and WorkinStartups, tech employing activity among 100 of a U.K.’s tip tech companies has depressed 31% in a final month.

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