Published On: Tue, May 5th, 2020

Daily Crunch: Apple upgrades a keyboard on a 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple announces a new MacBook Pro, tech bonds take a drop and Uber Eats shuts down in 7 markets.

Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 4, 2020.

1. The 13-inch MacBook Pro gets Apple’s much-improved keyboard

Following in a footsteps of a MacBook Air and 16-inch Pro, Apple’s 13-inch Pro indication is finally removing a company’s many softened keyboard. It’s substantially not adequate reason for new MacBook buyers to upgrade, though it could pull a inconclusive over a edge.

The updated complement is accessible by Apple’s site as of today, labelled starting during $1,299 (or $100 for competent preparation buyers).

2. Tech bonds open reduce forward of another bustling gain week

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite is off 0.55% this morning, putting it 13% off a record highs set this year, though also adult 29% from a new lows. Meanwhile, a Bessemer-Nasdaq cloud index is off 0.85% currently after shedding scarcely 3% in final week’s final trade session.

3. Uber Eats exits 7 markets, transfers one as partial of rival retooling

Uber Eats is shuttering a on-demand food charity in a Czech Republic, Egypt, Honduras, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay and Ukraine. It’s also transferring a Uber Eats business operations in a United Arab Emirates to Careem, a unconditionally owned ride-hailing auxiliary that’s mostly focused on a Middle East.

4. AWS operative Tim Bray resigns from Amazon following workman firings

As many Amazon workers called out ill for a May Day Strike, Tim Bray was spending his final day during a company. The VP and Distinguished Engineer during Amazon Web Services announced currently that May 1 was his final day with a sell giant, citing Amazon’s firings of vocally vicious employees.

5. As COVID-19 dries adult funding, usually drought-resistant cannabis startups will survive

TechCrunch recently spoke to Schwazze CEO Justin Dye, who’s anticipating to emanate a healthier, plumb integrated cannabis company. He told us that during a COVID-19 crisis, cannabis companies contingency seat down — once a skies start to clear, collateral will be accessible to a survivors. (Extra Crunch membership required.)

6. Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network launches chatbot on WhatsApp to debunk thousands of coronavirus-related hoaxes

You can now debunk thousands of coronavirus-related hoaxes with a few texts on WhatsApp. Users can exam a chatbot by possibly saving +1 (727) 2912606 as a hit series and texting a word “hi.”

7. This week’s TechCrunch podcasts

The Equity group discussed a new appropriation turn for pattern height Figma, afterwards put out a (slightly) shorter part about new gain reports. Meanwhile, Original Content had episodes reviewing a Netflix movement film “Extraction” and a comedy improv uncover “Middleditch Schwartz.”

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