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Daily Crunch: Apple releases macOS Big Sur

November 14, 2020

The recent Mac operating system arrives, Amazon faces a lawsuit over PPE and Disney+ turns one. This is your Daily Crunch for November 12, 2020.

The big legend: Apple releases macOS Big Sur

This update, which was firstly announced five months ago at WWDC, includes a number of design changes that is ongoing to blur the line between macOS and iOS.

One of the big-hearted adds-on is the Control Center, an iOS/ iPadOS piece that presents a translucent pane down the right side of the screen. Meanwhile, Safari added features like built-in translation. And app icons and sounds have been revised throughout.

Brian Heater has been using the beta since June, and he concluded that Big Sur” boasts some key upgrades to apps and the system at large, but most importantly from Apple’s perspective, it lays the groundwork for the first round of Arm-powered Macs and continues its march toward a uniformity between the company’s two primary operating system .”

The tech giants

Facebook’s Snapchat-like’ Vanish Mode’ feature arrives on Messenger and Instagram — The feature, necessitated for more casual conversations, allows users to set converses to automatically delete after the word is discovered and the schmooze is closed.

Amazon faces lawsuit alleging failure to provide PPE to workers during pandemic — The class action suit alleges Amazon failed to properly protect its warehouse workers and flouted a number of aspects of New York City’s human rights law.

Apple HomePod Mini review: Remarkably large-hearted chime — A smart talker for the masses.

Startups, funding and venture capital

Menlo Security announces $100 M Series E on $800 M valuation — CEO and co-founder Amir Ben-Efraim told us the startup remains focused on web and email as major assault vectors.

Livestorm fosters $30 M for its browser-based meeting and webinar scaffold — It’s solely browser located, without expecting presenters or attendees to install any software.

Nana nabs$ 6M for an online academy and mart dedicated to appliance repair — Nana passes a free academy to learn parties how to fix contraptions, then makes them the option to become a part of its repair marketplace.

Advice and analysis from Extra Crunch

Are subscription assistances the future of fintech ? — As dues become an increasingly alluring business simulate, fintechs will have to consider whether such a strategy is worth the risk.

Conflicts in California’s trade secret constitutions on patron indices initiate confusion — Read this before you prance ship or hire a salesperson who previously has.

As public investors reprice edtech gambles, what’s ahead for the red-hot startup area ? — Selling edtech on the vaccine story( as investors did) was a bet that growth in the sector would be constrained by a return to normalcy.

( Reminder: Extra Crunch is our membership program, which aims to democratize information about startups. You can sign up now .)

Everything else

Disney+ has more than 73 M customers — The streaming service launched one year ago today.

L’Oreal rotations out a line of’ virtual makeup’ — This builds on L’Oreal’s 2018 possession of an augmented actuality filter company announced Modiface.

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