Published On: Fri, Jul 10th, 2020

Daily Crunch: Apple releases open beta of iOS 14

A beta chronicle of Apple’s latest mobile handling complement is accessible to a public, Coinbase might go open and researchers learn a frightening smartwatch vulnerability. Here’s your Daily Crunch for Jul 9, 2020.

The large story: Apple releases open beta of iOS 14

Developers are no longer a usually ones who can try out a newest chronicle of Apple’s mobile handling complement — beta versions of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are now accessible to a ubiquitous public.

Romain Dillet has already been personification around with a new iOS, and he pronounced a biggest change is a rethinking of a home screen, with widgets that can be built and flipped, along with an App Library that groups all a apps on your phone by category.

The tech giants

WhatsApp Business, now with 50M MAUs, adds QR codes and catalog pity — The Facebook-owned messaging app is introducing new collection for businesses to bond digitally with their customers.

Apple says it’s ‘committed’ to ancillary Thunderbolt on new Macs after Intel sum latest chronicle — “We sojourn committed to a destiny of Thunderbolt and will support it in Macs with Apple silicon,” Apple said.

Amazon’s Alexa heads Toni Reid and Rohit Prasad are entrance to Disrupt — Two of a categorical executives behind Amazon’s heading intelligent partner are entrance to Disrupt 2020, that will run (virtually) from Sep 14 to 18.

Startups, appropriation and try capital

Coinbase reported to cruise late 2020, early 2021 open entrance — The cryptocurrency sell height might be deliberation a approach inventory instead of a normal IPO, according to Reuters.

Kernel raises $53 million for a non-invasive ‘Neuroscience as a Service’ record — The startup says it has combined non-invasive record for recording mind activity.

TikTok likes and views are damaged as village worries over intensity US anathema — As of this afternoon, a association pronounced a repair was in progress.

Advice and research from Extra Crunch

VCs are slicing checks remotely, though understanding volume could be negligence — In a new consult from OMERS Ventures, 69% of VCs pronounced they were peaceful to make a entirely remote investment, though many of them haven’t indeed finished so.

As a pestilence drags on, seductiveness in automation surges — Brian Heater looks during some of a ways COVID-19 might henceforth change a pursuit market.

K Fund’s Jaime Novoa discusses early-stage firm’s concentration on Spanish startups — The organisation strictly denounced a €70 million second account progressing this month.

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Everything else

Smartwatch penetrate could pretence patients to ‘take pills’ with spoofed alerts — The vulnerabilities were found in SETracker, a cloud complement that powers smartwatches and vehicles.

Coronavirus impact sends app downloads, use and consumer spending to record highs in Q2 — Mobile app use grew 40% year-over-year, according to App Annie.

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