You can listen to Apple Music on your Google Nest manoeuvre, Apple is working to top Intel with its next organize of chippings and Cisco acquires Slido. This is your Daily Crunch for December 7, 2020.
The big-hearted tale: Google smart loudspeakers contribute Apple Music support
Google announced this morning that machines including the Nest Audio, Nest Hub Max and Nest Mini will now be able to play Apple Music via expression commands.
Google’s orator ecosystem already corroborates a range of streaming audio works, including Spotify and Pandora, but Apple Music was a big exception until now.( Apple’s HomePod and HomePod mini already supported the service, of course, as did Amazon’s Alexa-enabled smart-alecky orators .)
To set this up, Google device proprietors will need to link their Apple Music reports in their Google Home app and mounted it as their default music work. Then they can start using bids like, “Hey Google, play-act New Music Daily playlist” or “Hey Google, dally Rap Life playlist .”
The tech giants
Apple reportedly testing Intel-beating high-pitched core counting Apple Silicon microchips for high-end Macs — According to Bloomberg, the brand-new chips include blueprints that have 16 capability cores and four high-efficiency cores.
Cisco is buying Slido to improve Q& A, polls and engagement in WebEx videoconferencing — Slido makes people moderate the issues and interactions from a larger group, whether at virtual conventions or in-person events.
Tinder realizes it easier to report bad actors consuming’ unmatch’ to hide from victims — Tinder notes that users have always been able to report anyone on the app at any time, even if the person expended the unmatch feature, but most users probably didn’t know how.
Startups, fund and venture capital
SpaceX snags $885 M from FCC to serve rural areas with Starlink — This funding is part of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction, which is distributing billions to broadband providers so they can bring internet to under-served rural areas.
Tech growth fund Highland Europe parent EUR7 00 M to’ double-down’, strengthens unit — The new store signifies Highland Europe’s assets under administration have risen to EUR1. 8 billion.
Luko parent $60 M for its home insurance concoctions — Luko is selling home insurance products for both homeowners and renters.
Advice and analysis from Extra Crunch
The IPO market sounds hot as Airbnb and C3. ai raise premium targets — So much for a December slowdown.
Three questions to ask before adopting microservice architecture — Madison Friedman of Vertex Ventures examines” the multiheaded hydra that is microservice overhead .”
Why does TechCrunch cover so many early-stage funding rounds ? — TechCrunch the authors and journalists discuss why funding-round narrations are our bread and butter.
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California’s CA Notify app to offer statewide exposure notification using Apple and Google’s framework — The state of California has now expanded access of its CA Notify app to everyone in the state.
Original Content podcast: Hulu’s’ Happiest Season’ gives fresh people in a familiar story — I’m an easy movie crier, but humankind, this one spawned me cry.
Mixtape podcast: Stimulating technology accessible for everyone — Featuring a board on how advances in AI and related engineerings will adapt the landscape of assistive technology.
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