Published On: Tue, May 19th, 2020

Daily Crunch: Apple Stores start to reopen

Apple outlines new reserve measures as it reopens stores, Huawei responds to new U.S. chip curbs and Jack Ma departs SoftBank’s house of directors.

Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 18, 2020.

1. Apple starts reopening some stores with heat checks and other safeguards in place

In mid-March, Apple sealed all of a stores outward of China “until serve notice.” In a matter expelled currently underneath a title, “To a Customers,” Retail SVP Deirdre O’Brien offering discernment into a company’s skeleton to free locations.

Nearly 100 stores have already resumed services, according to O’Brien. Face covers will be compulsory for both employees and business alike. In addition, heat checks are now conducted during a store’s entrance, joined with posted health questions. Apple has also instituted deeper cleaning on all surfaces, including arrangement products.

2. Huawei admits doubt following new US chip curbs

Following a U.S. government’s proclamation that it would serve frustrate Huawei’s chip-making capability, a Chinese telecoms apparatus hulk cursed a new statute for being “arbitrary and pernicious.” Adding to a woes, a Nikkei Asian Review reported that Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has stopped holding new orders from a company. (Huawei declined to comment, while TSMC pronounced a news was “purely marketplace rumor.”)

3. Jack Ma to renounce from SoftBank Group’s house of directors

The association did not give a reason for a resignation, though over a past year, Ma has been pulling behind from business roles to concentration on philanthropy. Last September, he quiescent as Alibaba’s chairman, and is also approaching to step down from a house during a annual ubiquitous shareholder’s assembly this year.

4. Oculus surpasses $100 million in Quest calm sales

Facebook-owned Oculus expelled a new sales figure as a association reaches a one-year anniversary of a recover of a Quest headset. We didn’t get section sales, though a association did share that it has sole $100 million value of Quest calm in a device’s initial year — a array that indicates that nonetheless a height is still nascent, a handful of developers are really creation it work for them.

5. 3 views on a destiny of work, coffee shops and neighborhoods in a post-pandemic world

Devin Coldewey talks about what’s going to change with coffee shops and co-working spaces, Alex Wilhelm discusses a destiny of a home bureau setup and Danny Crichton talks about a revitalization of civic and semi-urban neighborhoods. (Extra Crunch membership required.)

6. India’s Swiggy to cut 1,100 jobs, scale down cloud kitchen operations

In an inner email, that a Bangalore-headquartered food smoothness startup published on a blog, Swiggy co-founder and arch executive Sriharsha Majety pronounced a company’s core food business had been “severely impacted.”

7. This week’s TechCrunch podcasts

The latest full part of Equity looks during a appropriation turn for pizza smoothness association Slice and a probability of Uber appropriation Grubhub, while a Monday news roundup takes a deeper demeanour during a financials of a food smoothness business. Meanwhile, Original Content is behind on a weekly schedule, and we examination a new Netflix array “Never Have we Ever.”

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