An antitrust clash is brewing between Microsoft and Slack, Apple continues to defend its App Store policies and Dexterity fosters funding for warehouse robots. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 22, 2020.
PS: I’m going to be on vacation until Wednesday of next week. Until then, I leave you in Darrell Etherington’s capable hands!
The large-hearted narrative: Slack enters antitrust ailment against Microsoft
The complaint was filed under the European Union and alleges that Microsoft is unfairly bundling its Teams product with the broader Office suite.
“Microsoft has illegally held its Teams product into its market-dominant Office productivity suite, force installing it for millions, blocking its removal, and obstructing the true cost to enterprise clients ,” Slack said in a statement.
When Microsoft first announced Teams in 2016, Slack made out an ad mocking the company and saying it welcomed contender. In April, Microsoft said Teams has grown to 75 million daily active users, compared to the 12.5 million that Slack reported in March.
The tech giants
Apple shovels in ends over its App Store commission structure with secrete of brand-new study — Apple has been commissioning study that attacks its 30% committee on App Store purchases.
Spotify and Universal sign new licensing lot, will partner on development of marketing implements — In addition to re-securing Universal’s catalog for the music streaming service, the bargain signeds up Universal as an early adopter of Spotify’s future concoctions for names and artists.
Twitter cracks down on QAnon conspiracy theory, boycotting 7,000 reports — Moving forward, Twitter said it will be removing QAnon-related topics from its trending sheets and algorithmic recommendations and blocking any affiliated URLs.
Startups, funding and venture capital
Dexterity exits stealth with $56.2 million caused for its collaborative repository robots — The startup’s system blends hardware and software for warehouse duties like bucket picking and container packing.
Misfits Busines parents $85 million Serials B to send you’ ugly’ fruits and veggies — Users sign up for a weekly produce box and are also welcome to add chocolate, snacks, microchips, coffee, herbs, particles, lentils, sauces and spices.
YC-backed Glimpse aids Airbnb hosts make money through make placement — Airbnbs could the excellent plaza to convince someone to try a brand-new mattress or a new kind of coffee.
Advice and analysis from Extra Crunch
What you need to know before selling your company’s stock — Part 3 of monetary adviser Peyton Carr’s guide for startup founders.
Messenger implements can help you recover millions of people around lost income — Rank Secure CEO Baruch Labunski says messenger implements have helped a single client recover more than$ 5 million in lost revenue.
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GEDmatch sanctions data breach after users’ DNA profile data made available to police — The company said that during the breach,” Users who did not opt-in for law enforcement agencies matching were also available for law enforcement matching, and conversely, any enforcement sketches were performed noticeable to Gedmatch customers .”
Go SPAC yourself — I’d never heard of SPACs before today, but the latest episode of Equity explains that they could offer a behavior for companies to go public through a different pricing mechanism.
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