Published On: Thu, Apr 30th, 2020

Daily Crunch: Google Meet goes giveaway for everyone

Google is creation a large pull for a Zoom competitor, Samsung outlines how COVID-19 is reshaping consumer direct and Ford delays a unconstrained car plans.

Here’s your Daily Crunch for Apr 29, 2020.

1. Google is creation Meet giveaway for everyone

Meet is Google’s video assembly apparatus for businesses. (Hangouts is a company’s giveaway consumer equivalent.) Until now, we could attend in a Meet call though being a profitable user, though we indispensable a paid G Suite comment to start calls.

Meanwhile, Google’s primogenitor association Alphabet reported that a business grew some-more than approaching in a initial entertain of a year — though with a “significant slowdown” in March.

2. Samsung expects COVID-19 to harm smartphone and TV sales, though boost direct for memory

More gain news: In a first-quarter report, Samsung pronounced it expects a COVID-19 pestilence to continue impacting a business for a rest of a year, slicing into sales for smartphones and TVs, though augmenting direct for PCs, servers and memory chips as people continue to work or investigate from home.

3. Ford postpones unconstrained car use until 2022

“Understanding patron function is a critically critical partial of building a new mobility use built around trust and creation people’s lives easier,” a association said. In fact, Ford pronounced COVID-19 has already influenced consumer function in China, call a automaker to spin to online sales.

4. As COVID-19 misinformation grows, YouTube brings video fact-checking to a US

Fact-check articles will start appearing in applicable hunt results, regulating information pulled from a dozen or so third-party publishers, including The Dispatch,, PolitiFact and The Washington Post Fact Checker.

5. A review with Sasha Astafyeva, Atomico’s new consumer-focused investment partner

We held adult with Astafyeva for a review that spanned a coronavirus crisis’ impact on her area of interest, new trends during and potentially after lockdown and how it feels to be a consumer-focused financier in violent times. (Extra Crunch membership required.)

6. Spotify Q1 beats on sales of $2B with monthly active users adult 31% to 286M

The coronavirus might be decimating some corners of a economy, though a impact on a digital song — as evidenced by a world’s biggest song streaming association — appears to be minimal.

7. Smart hit lens startup Mojo Vision raises $51M

Mojo Vision’s record still felt early-stage when we met with a association behind during CES — though a demos we did see were adequate to remonstrate us that there unequivocally could be something to a California startup’s intelligent calm lens technology.

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