A beta version of Apple’s recent portable operating system is available to the public, Coinbase may go public and researchers discover a frightening smartwatch vulnerability. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 9, 2020.
The big-hearted narration: Apple secretes public beta of iOS 14
Developers are no longer the only ones who can try out the most current version of Apple’s portable operating system — beta versions of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are now available to the general public.
Romain Dillet has already been playing around with the new iOS, and he said the biggest change is a rethinking of the home screen, with widgets that can be stacked and snapped, along with an App Library that groups all the apps on your phone by category.
The tech giants
WhatsApp Business , now with 50 M MAUs, lends QR codes and list sharing — The Facebook-owned messaging app is introducing brand-new tools for businesses to connect digitally with their customers.
Apple says it’s’ committed’ to supporting Thunderbolt on new Macs after Intel details latest version –” We remain committed to the future of Thunderbolt and are in favour of it in Macs with Apple silicon ,” Apple said.
Amazon’s Alexa abilities Toni Reid and Rohit Prasad are coming to Disrupt — Two of the main ministerials behind Amazon’s contributing smart-alecky aide are coming to Disrupt 2020, which will race( virtually) from September 14 to 18.
Startups, fund and venture capital
Coinbase reported to consider late 2020, early 2021 public debut — The cryptocurrency exchange platform may be considering a direct index instead of a traditional IPO, according to Reuters.
Kernel elevates $53 million for its non-invasive’ Neuroscience as a Service’ technology — The startup says it has created non-invasive technology for recording intelligence activity.
TikTok likes and notions are broken as parish anxieties over potential US ban — As of this afternoon, the company said a secure was in progress.
Advice and analysis from Extra Crunch
VCs are cutting checks remotely, but slew work could be slowing — In a brand-new examination from OMERS Ventures, 69% of VCs said they were willing to make a fully remote asset, but the majority of them haven’t actually done so.
As the pandemic draws on, interest in automation rises — Brian Heater looks at some of the ways COVID-1 9 may permanently alter the job market.
K Fund’s Jaime Novoa discusses early-stage firm’s focus on Spanish startups — The firm officially launched its EUR7 0 million second money earlier this month.
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Smartwatch hack could trick patients to’ take pills’ with spoofed notifies — The vulnerabilities were found in SETracker, a shadow method that strengths smartwatches and vehicles.
Coronavirus impact sends app downloads, practice and consumer spending to record highs in Q2 — Mobile app usage flourished 40% year-over-year, according to App Annie.
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