Published On: Wed, Apr 29th, 2020

Daily Crunch: Facebook organizes a practical graduation ceremony

Graduation goes virtual, some-more sum emerge about a U.K.’s hit tracing app and Shopify launches a mobile commerce app.

Here’s your Daily Crunch for Apr 28, 2020.

1. Facebook will tide a practical graduation rite featuring Oprah and Miley Cyrus

Here’s some satisfaction for a Class of 2020: a practical graduation ceremony, that kicks off during 11AM PT/2PM ET on May 15 around a Facebook Watch App. Oprah Winfrey will be giving a derivation address, while Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner, Lil Nas X and Simone Biles will all be giving speeches. And Miley Cyrus is set to perform.

Other sites are holding identical events — and many schools are also formulation their own, reduction star-studded events to applaud graduations remotely.

2. UK’s coronavirus hit tracing app could ask users to share plcae data

More sum have emerged about a coronavirus hit tracing app being grown by U.K. authorities. NHSX CEO Matthew Gould pronounced currently that destiny versions of a app could ask users to share plcae information to assistance authorities learn some-more about how a pathogen propagates.

3. Shopify launches Shop, a new mobile app

The app is indeed an refurbish and rebrand of Arrive, an app for tracking packages from Shopify merchants and other retailers — in further to package tracking, Shop allows consumers to crop a feed of endorsed products, learn some-more about any code and make purchases regulating a one-click Shop Pay checkout process.

4. Okta hires ex-Symantec executive as new arch confidence officer

David Bradbury, a confidence maestro with some-more than two-decades of confidence knowledge and recently served as arch confidence officer during Symantec, takes over from Yassir Abousselham, who over for Splunk in February.

5. Five tip gaming investors explain how a pestilence is reshaping MMOs and amicable games

This month, when we asked 17 VCs how this epoch would impact consumer startups, gaming was one of a tip verticals they named. We wanted to learn some-more about how a try village thinks about a destiny of this sector, so we asked 5 gifted gaming investors about where they do — and don’t — see new opportunities within this trend. (Extra Crunch membership required.)

6. DJI’s mini Mavic Air gets an ascent with softened camera and battery life

The strange Mavic Air’s 21 mins of life was among Brian Heater’s pivotal frustrations with a product. The association says a new worker should be means to get adult to 34 mins on a charge.

7. Partech raises $100 million seed fund

The organisation is looking for companies during a really early stage, from pre-seed to pre-Series A. Partech can deposit as small as a few hundred thousands dollars and as many as several million dollars, depending on a theatre of a startup.

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