Daily Crunch: Apple’s big day

Daily Crunch: Apple’s big day

We spherical up Apple’s information from its large WWDC keynote, Wirecard’s CEO is arrested and Facebook acquires one other VR studio.

Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 23, 2020.

1. Here’s every part Apple introduced within the WWDC 2020 keynote

Apple introduced numerous adjustments for iOS 14, together with widgets and an mechanically sorted app library. It’s additionally rolling out a brand new function referred to as App Clips — tiny, quick, light-weight mini-apps that don’t require a obtain.

Also mentioned: New updates to iPad OS, AirPods, Apple Watch, privateness, HomeKit and MacOS.

2. Apple is constructing its personal processors for future Macs

One extra large piece of reports from the digital keynote: Tim Cook formally introduced that the corporate will probably be producing its personal processors for its desktops and laptops — one of many largest adjustments within the firm’s lengthy computing historical past. As has been rumored for years now, Apple is transferring away from its reliance on Intel, onto its personal ARM-based chips.

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3. After its billion-euro implosion, Wirecard’s former CEO is arrested for fraud

Braun turned himself in to German authorities on the identical day Wirecard admitted that $2.1 billion the corporate had reported on its steadiness sheet didn’t exist. He has since been launched on €5 million bail.

4. Facebook acquires VR studio behind ‘Lone Echo’

Facebook has been on a recreation studio acquisition spree over the previous 12 months, shopping for up builders behind among the hottest VR titles. That development continued with the corporate’s acquisition of Ready at Dawn Studios, the developer behind the Lone Echo video games, one in every of Oculus’ most profitable sequence.

5. Dear Sophie: What does the Supreme Court’s DACA determination imply for employers?

Sophie Alcorn discusses what the latest Supreme Court determination means for recruitment and retention, and the way tech firms can help colleagues who want immigration safety. (Extra Crunch membership required.)

6. French contact-tracing app StopCovid has been activated 1.eight million occasions however solely despatched 14 notifications

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Downloads are one factor, however StopCovid hasn’t led to quite a lot of notifications. Only 68 StopCovid customers have declared they’ve been recognized COVID-19-positive within the app, and in the long run, StopCovid has solely despatched 14 notifications over the previous three weeks.

7. Hulu pronounces a brand new offer-focused advert format referred to as GatewayGo

This makes good on Hulu’s assertion initially of the 12 months that it might be rolling out advertisements which are extra transactional — so viewers can act on an advert straight away, and advertisers get a concrete measurement of an advert’s impression.

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