Published On: Sat, Jun 6th, 2020

Daily Crunch: Twitter has a record week

Twitter sees record downloads, Signal adds a new face-blurring underline and Facebook rethinks a proceed to government-backed media.

Here’s your Daily Crunch for Jun 5, 2020.

1. Twitter has a record-breaking week as users looked for news of protests and COVID-19

Civil disturbance due to a national George Floyd protests gathering Twitter to a record series of new installs this week, according to information from dual app store comprehension firms, Apptopia and Sensor Tower. While a firms’ accurate commentary differed in terms of a sum series of new downloads or when annals were broken, a firms concluded that Twitter’s app had a largest-ever week, globally.

For example, according to Sensor Tower, Twitter saw only over 1 million installs on Monday, creation it a day with a many single-day installs given a organisation began tracking app store information on Jan 1, 2014.

2. Signal now has built-in face blurring for photos

This is ostensible to make it easy to strengthen someone’s temperament though withdrawal any snippet on other, reduction secure apps. After observant Signal’s support of a protests opposite military brutality, owner Moxie Marlinspike wrote in a blog post, “We’ve also been operative to figure out additional ways we can support everybody in a travel right now. One evident thing seems clear: 2020 is a flattering good year to cover your face.”

3. Facebook adds labels identifying state-controlled media

Facebook will shortly supplement labels to news outlets owned or differently tranquil by a supervision — that doesn’t indispensably meant a information is fake or unreliable, though during slightest it’s value deliberation a source. Those outlets will also be criminialized from shopping ads starting this summer.

4. OTTO Motors raises $29M to fill factories with unconstrained smoothness robots

The OTTO Motors multiplication of Clearpath Robotics launched in 2015. It’s landed a series of contracts to move a unconstrained mobile drudge height into factories, with business including GE, Toyota, Nestlé and Berry Global.

5. How to get a many from your corporate VC after we get a check

Scott Orn of Kruze Consulting looks during a factors that founders need to keep in mind if they wish a best possibility during a prolific and successful attribute with their corporate VC. (Extra Crunch membership required.)

6. Google says Iranian, Chinese hackers targeted Trump, Biden campaigns

Shane Huntley, executive for Google’s Threat Analysis Group, tweeted that hackers corroborated by China and Iran recently targeted a Trump and Biden campaigns regulating antagonistic phishing emails. But, Huntley said, there are “no signs of compromise,” and both campaigns were alerted.

7. PhotoRoom automagically removes credentials from your photo

The judgment is intensely simple: After selecting a photo, PhotoRoom removes a credentials from that print and lets we name another background. When you’re finished tweaking, we can save a print and open it in another app.

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