Published On: Tue, Apr 21st, 2020

Daily Crunch: Apple’s new Magic Keyboard, reviewed

The new Magic Keyboard is good, Uber launches new smoothness services and Facebook releases a Gaming app forward of schedule.

Here’s your Daily Crunch for Apr 20, 2020, a totally unchanging date with no informative stress whatsoever. Also, only a reminder: We’re holding a initial Extra Crunch Live session, with Aileen Lee and Ted Wang, during 1:30pm Eastern!

1. Apple’s Magic Keyboard review: Laptop-class typing comes to iPad Pro

TechCrunch’s Editor in Chief Matthew Panzarino says that, for a past dual years, he’s typed scarcely each word while roving on a iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard Folio. Even so, he concurred that, aside from a trustworthiness and durability, a Keyboard Folio kind of stinks.

In contrast, a new Magic Keyboard is a first-class typing experience, full stop.

2. Uber adds sell and personal package smoothness services as COVID-19 reshapes a business

Uber Direct is a smoothness height for sell items, while Connect is a peer-to-peer package smoothness use for promulgation products to family and friends. This outlines a many assertive incursion nonetheless for Uber into bearer services after it already introduced grocery equipment to a Uber Eats platform.

3. Facebook’s new Gaming app launches on Android, with iOS chronicle entrance soon

The amicable media hulk pushed a app out dual months before to a scheduled phenomenon — amid a tellurian pestilence that’s left people all over a universe removed during home, fast blazing by party options.

4. Hundreds of academics behind remoteness accessible coronavirus hit tracing apps

A letter, sealed by scarcely 300 academics and published Monday, praised new announcements from Apple and Google to build an opt-in and decentralized approach of permitting people to know if they have come into hit with someone reliable to be putrescent with a novel coronavirus.

5. Top investors envision what’s forward for Boston’s VC stage in Q1

While Boston’s startup marketplace announced a series of outrageous rounds that bolstered a sum try dollars lifted in a initial quarter, there were signs of weakness: Deal volume was still a small underneath a gait set in 2018. (Extra Crunch membership required.)

6. Marc Andreessen’s call to arms: build something meaningful

In a new letter published over a weekend, Andreessen writes that to “reboot a American dream” we need to “demand some-more of a domestic leaders, of a CEOs, a entrepreneurs, a investors. We need to direct some-more of a culture, of a society. And we need to direct some-more from one another. We’re all necessary, and we can all contribute, to building.”

7. This week’s TechCrunch podcasts

The latest full-length part of Equity discusses Robinhood’s skeleton to lift new capital, while a Monday news roundup looks during a U.K.’s financial assist for startups. And on Original Content, we reviewed “Tigertail” and a full deteriorate of “Devs” (both are good, though everybody should be examination “Devs”).

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