Published On: Fri, Sep 18th, 2020

Daily Crunch: Twitter tightens confidence forward of election

Twitter takes preemptive stairs to equivocate election-related hacks, we check out a new Apple Watches and Facebook launches new business tools. This is your Daily Crunch for Sep 17, 2020.

The large story: Twitter tightens confidence forward of election

Twitter pronounced currently that “high-profile, election-related” accounts in a United States will be receiving notifications revelation them they’re compulsory to adopt clever passwords. The association will also be enabling cue reset protections for those accounts, and enlivening them to adopt two-factor authentication.

And on tip of a stairs that it’s requiring possibilities to take, Twitter also pronounced it’s adopting additional “proactive inner confidence safeguards,” such as some-more worldly alerts.

This comes after Twitter was hacked in July, ensuing in many high-profile accounts tweeting out a cryptocurrency scam. The association substantially wants to equivocate an election-related repeat.

The tech giants

A closer demeanour during a new Apple Watches — This isn’t a full review, though rather Brian Heater’s initial impressions of a Series 6 and SE.

Facebook launches Facebook Business Suite, an app for handling business accounts opposite Facebook, Instagram and Messenger — The app offers total entrance to a business’s pivotal updates and priorities opposite Facebook and Instagram.

Amazon creates Alexa Routines shareable — In a U.S., Alexa users will be means to revisit a Routines territory in a Alexa app, afterwards click on a slight they wish to share and squeeze a shareable URL.

Startups, appropriation and try capital

Connected aptness startup Tonal raises another $110 million — It’s a flattering large turn for a strength training company, generally as a space has turn increasingly swarming in new years.

Amazon’s initial 5 meridian account investments embody Tesla co-founder JB Straubel’s startup Redwood Materials — Redwood Materials is a recycling startup aiming to emanate a round supply chain.

With Goat Capital, Justin Kan and Robin Chan wish to keep first alongside a right teams — Goat Capital is a hybrid incubator, as against to a pristine seed investment firm.

Advice and research from Extra Crunch

Superhuman’s Rahul Vohra asks 6 VCs how to lift appropriation when a sky is descending — Deal quickness has left up!

Startup founders contingency overcome information overkill — Entrepreneurs share their tips for weighing recommendation and data.

Does early-stage health tech need some-more ‘patient’ capital? — Steve O’Hear interviews Dr. Fiona Pathiraja of early-stage health tech account Crista Galli Ventures.

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Everything else

Jennifer Doudna sees CRISPR gene-editing tech as a Swiss Army blade for COVID-19 and over — Doudna is one of a pioneers of a gene-editing technique famous as CRISPR, and she discussed a intensity during Disrupt.

Hulu tests a co-viewing underline ‘Watch Party’ with ad-supported viewers — Hulu Watch Party was primarily usually accessible for subscribers on a service’s ad-free tier.

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