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A beta version of Apple's latest mobile 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 story: Apple releases public beta of iOS 14 Developers are no longer the only ones who [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Harley-Davidson, the storied and struggling Milwaukee-based company that last year launched its first production electric motorcycle in an effort to reboot sales and appeal to a younger customer base, is cutting 700 jobs from its global operations. About 500 workers will be laid off before the end of the year, [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
TikTok likes and views are broken for some unknown portion of the video app's user base this afternoon. The impacted users are seeing a “zero” like count on TikTok posts, including their own and those of other app users, as well as “zero” views. The company has acknowledged the issue [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
If NASA's Perseverance rover finds life on the Red Planet, there's a good chance our first extraterrestrial encounter will be a little ambiguous. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Wired
In Hulu's new romantic comedy, every day feels the same. Sound familiar? [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Wired
Funding for virtual reality startups has grown more sparse over the past couple years, as investors have grappled with extended timelines for mainstream adoption. Meanwhile, connected fitness has exploded, gaining attention amid shelter-in-place as companies like Peloton have seen huge user gains with Mirror recently selling to Lululemon for $500 [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Your home screen is changing, and your car keys may become optional. Here's what you can expect in your next iPhone update. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Wired
Apple unveiled the next major version iOS a few weeks ago. I've been playing around with beta versions of iOS 14 and here's what you should expect when you update your iPhone to the final release of iOS 14 this fall. The most interesting change is something you're not going [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
This is your opportunity to get a glimpse of the future of iOS — and iPadOS. Apple just released the first public beta of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, the next major version of the operating systems for the iPhone and iPad. Unlike developer betas, everyone can download those [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Kevin Frazier Contributor Share on Twitter Kevin Frazier, a Masters of Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School and JD candidate at the UC Berkeley School of Law, uses his spare time to advocate for better government. More posts by this contributor COVID-19 shows we need Universal Basic Internet now If every California student [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Venn, the company looking to be gaming's answer to '80s-era MTV, has revealed the first slate of shows to premier on the network when it launches August 5, 2020. Working out of studios in Playa Vista in Los Angeles and New York's World Trade Center (coming in 2021), Venn intends to [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
You just got your first customer! You just hired your first employee! You just got your first VC investor! These are huge milestones in the life of a startup and are extraordinarily exciting. That is, until that first draft of the contract arrives in your inbox and you suddenly realize [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Earlier this month, Spanish early-stage venture capital firm K Fund officially launched its second fund, which sits at €70 million, up from €50 million the first time around. Targeting Spanish startups with an international outlook, the seed-stage firm plans to invest from €200,000 to €2 million, writing first checks in [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: TechCrunch
Unlike 20 years ago, today's Silicon Valley culture is elitist and authoritarian. Its leaders are part of the problem, not the solution. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Wired
There's finally a way to get off of email lists with your privacy intact. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Wired
Three months ago, the epidemiologist weighed in on what we must do to defeat this new threat. We went back to ask: How are we doing, and what comes next? [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Wired
The band hasn't been cool for years. But its Minutes to Midnight logo is everywhere in the most populous country in the world. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Wired
Nonprofits and advocacy groups signed on to an organization called Communities Against Rider Surveillance—without knowing that the ride-hail giant was involved. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Source: Wired
As China exerts more power over the city, companies like Facebook and Google have stopped handing over data—for now. [...]
Wed, Jul 08, 2020
Source: Wired
After the demise of Mixer, livestreamers are taking a closer look at what their platform partnerships should look like. [...]
Wed, Jul 08, 2020
Source: Wired

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