Published On: Wed, Dec 16th, 2020

Daily Crunch: Apple launches Fitness+

We examination Apple Fitness+, Gmail goes down and Pornhub cracks down on unverified content. This is your Daily Crunch for Dec 14, 2020.

The large story: Apple launches Fitness+

Brian Heater attempted out Apple’s new $10-per-month subscription use for guided workouts, call some broader reflections on practice during this terrible year — and on how Fitness+ competence fit in.

The use requires an Apple Watch to pointer up, that is a jump if (like me) we don’t already possess a device, though Brian writes:

Honestly, a Apple Watch formation is substantially a best-executed aspect of a whole endeavour — down to a approach a wearable doubles as a start and stop symbol for a workout. It also ensures a some-more finish outline of your workouts during a finish of a day.

The tech giants

Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs and other services go down in mixed countries — A outrageous operation of Google services went down for about an hour today.

Reddit acquires Dubsmash — Dubsmash will keep a possess height and brand, while Reddit will confederate a video origination tools.

Apple launches a new app remoteness labels opposite all a App Stores — The new labels aim to give Apple business an easier approach to know what arrange of information an app collects opposite 3 categories.

Startups, appropriation and try capital

Tonic is betting that fake information is a new large information to solve scalability and confidence — Tonic transforms tender information into some-more docile and private information sets serviceable by module engineers and business analysts.

German Bionic raises $20M led by Samsung for exoskeleton tech to supercharge tellurian labor — The association describes a Cray X drudge as “the world’s initial connected exoskeleton for industrial use.”

Mombox is a curated container of postnatal products that puts new moms initial — The customary Mombox includes organic overnight pads, a peri bottle, perineal ice pack, post-pregnancy panties and other caring products.

Advice and research from Extra Crunch

MIT highbrow wants to renovate ‘The Hype Machine’ that powers amicable media — Sinan Aral has spent years examining a amicable media market.

Five questions each IT group should be means to answer — When a CEO comes calling, are we prepared?

IPO delays are bumming me out — Roblox is on ice and Affirm could slip.

(Extra Crunch is a membership program, that aims to democratize information about startups. You can pointer adult here.)

Everything else

FDA grants puncture use authorisation for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, placement to start within days — And vaccinations started today!

Pornhub removes all unverified content, following reports of exploitation — Pornhub announced final week that it would be tying uploads to usually accurate users.

Original Content podcast: David Fincher presents a constrained impression investigate in ‘Mank’ — Gary Oldman delivers a hypnotizing opening as a co-writer of “Citizen Kane.”

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