Published On: Fri, Mar 13th, 2020

Daily Crunch: Stocks plunge after transport ban

We’ve got a fusillade of news associated to a COVID-19 pandemic, while Comscore partners with Twitch and a ACLU sues over facial approval in airports. Here’s your Daily Crunch for Mar 12, 2020.

1. US institutes 30-day transport anathema on Europe, taps SBA and taxation deferrals to kindle a economy

Let’s see if we can fit all a new COVID-19-related news into one entry. The large one is President Donald Trump’s preference to hospital a 30-day anathema on transport from Europe — not tech news per se, though it’s going to have a outrageous impact on tech companies and a broader economy. In fact, bonds were descending again this morning.

Meanwhile, a World Health Organization has strictly announced that this is a pandemic, and Twitter is creation it imperative for employees to work from home.

2. Comscore partners with Twitch to move gaming and esports viewership stats to advertisers

The bargain will see Comscore measuring video streaming activity opposite Twitch, including gaming and esports, as good as other assembly observation metrics. This will concede advertisers to get a improved bargain of video observation function on Twitch, that helps them aim their campaigns to strech pivotal demographics.

3. ACLU sues Homeland Security over airfield face approval module secrecy

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in a New York sovereign justice on Thursday, perfectionist that a organisation spin over annals to know a range of a airfield face approval system. The organisation wants to know who Homeland Security works with — including private companies and airlines — as good as inner policies and superintendence on how a complement is used.

4. European lawmakers introduce a ‘right to repair’ for mobiles and laptops

More generally, a European Commission wants to shorten single-use products, tackle “premature obsolescence” and anathema a drop of unsold durable goods, in sequence to make tolerable products a norm.

5. Speedinvest’s new €190 million seed-stage account is ‘investing on conviction’

Speedinvest broadly targets fintech, low tech, marketplaces, industrial tech, digital health and consumer tech startups, essay initial checks between €50,000 and €1.5 million. A few days before a new account was unveiled, we interviewed Speedinvest’s CEO Oliver Holle. (Extra Crunch membership required.)

6. Deep North raises $25.7M for AI that uses CCTV to build sell analytics

Deep North’s AI now measures such parameters as daily entries and exits, occupancy, reserve times, conversions and feverishness maps — a product roadmap that it’s formulation to continue flourishing with this latest investment.

7. AWS launches Bottlerocket, a Linux-based OS for enclosure hosting

AWS has launched a possess open-source handling complement for using containers on both practical machines and unclothed steel hosts. Bottlerocket, as a new OS is called, is fundamentally a stripped-down Linux placement that’s same to projects like CoreOS’s now-defunct Container Linux and Google’s container-optimized OS.

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