Apple is closing out the year with another big event, Twitter items its plans to fight election-related misinformation and WeWork works used an embarrassingly insecure printer password. This is your Daily Crunch for November 2, 2020.
The big narration: Apple announces its next big event
Yes, almost everyone’s attention is locked onto tomorrow’s U.S. general elections, but Apple is giving us an excuse to look beyond November 4 — it’s holding another big incident, themed” One More Thing ,” on November 10 at 10 a.m. Pacific.
What’s the one more thing? Most likely, Apple will unveil the first Macs built with the company’s ARM-based processors and too support a liberate appointment for macOS Big Sur.
The transition to” Apple silicon” was announced earlier this year at WWDC, with Tim Cook describing it as” a historic day for the Mac .” But now we’ll actually get some concoction details.
The tech giants
Twitter explains how it will handle misleading tweets about the US election results — The platform says it will prioritize labeling tweets about the presidential election and any other “highly raced races” where there may be significant issues with misleading information.
Spotify will now allow artists and descriptions to promote moves in your recommendations — Spotify announced today it will begin to test a new service that affords creators more of a say in how their music is discovered on the Spotify platform.
WeWork works use an alarmingly insecure printer password — The password (” 9999″, the same as the user name) was so simple that a customer suspected it.
Startups, funding and venture capital
YC-backed nonprofit VotingWorks wants to rebuild trust in election systems through open generator — The startup has twin goals of improving the technology that underpins referendums through more affordable and secure voting systems, as well as employing modern statistical science to improve the quality and efficiency of voter audits.
Rocket Lab’s next opening will give 30 moons to orbit, and a 3D-printed gnome from Gabe Newell — The gnome is a test of a brand-new manufacturing procedure, as well as a philanthropic seek from the gaming industry legend.
Email creation startup Stensul parent $16 M — With other sell canals paused or diminished during the pandemic, email had just been become more important.
Advice and analysis from Extra Crunch
Pandemic’s impact disproportionately reduced VC funding for female benefactors — Bias, seed-stage blockages and gradual structural vary be held by wives back.
Booming edtech M& A activity delivers consolidation to a fragmented sphere — Edtech M& A activity is buzzier than usual.
Starling Bank founder Anne Boden says brand-new book’ isn’t a memoir’ — In” Banking On It ,” Boden associates how she came up with the idea to found a challenger bank and the many obstacles she faced along the way.
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Raspberry Pi Foundation announces the charming little Raspberry Pi 400 — The Raspberry Pi 400 is a computer integrated in a pact keyboard that costs $70.
Original Content podcast: Bill Murray’s charm can’t hide the sadness of’ On the Rocks’ — The film reunites Murray with his “Lost in Translation” director Sofia Coppola.
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