Apple and Google are including assist for app-less publicity notifications, Facebook says it would block information sharing in Australia and Samsung has a brand new foldable telephone. This is your Daily Crunch for September 1, 2020.
The huge story: Apple launches ‘Exposure Notification Express’ for COVID-19
Apple and Google are introducing new instruments that ought to make it simpler for public well being authorities (PHAs) to implement notifications for individuals who could have been uncovered to COVID-19.
We’ve written earlier than concerning the two firms’ efforts to create know-how that helps contact-tracing efforts, however with the most recent replace (obtainable right this moment in iOS 13.7 and coming later this month in Android), customers not have to obtain an app. Instead, the native PHA can ship a notification about publicity notification and what it does, then the person can select whether or not or to not opt-in.
Apple and Google mentioned that 20 nations have already constructed apps based mostly on their API, together with six U.S. states.
The tech giants
Facebook threatens to dam information sharing in Australia because it lobbies towards income share regulation — The risk is Facebook’s try to foyer towards a authorities plan that may require it and Google to share income with regional information media.
Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold arrives September 18 for $2,000 — Brian Heater runs down Samsung’s newest foldable telephone.
Netflix is making a sequence based mostly on ‘The Three-Body Problem’ — The present shall be government produced and written by “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Startups, funding and enterprise capital
Bambuser raises $45 million after shifting focus to stay video purchasing — Bambuser’s historical past goes again greater than a decade, nevertheless it moved into stay video purchasing final 12 months.
Sarcos raises $40 million to carry its Guardian XO exoskeleton to market — Sarcos’ know-how is designed to reinforce an current human workforce.
InfoSum raises $15.1 million for its privacy-first, federated strategy to huge knowledge analytics — The startup has constructed a manner for organizations to share their knowledge with one another in a safer and decentralized manner.
Advice and evaluation from Extra Crunch
Jeff Lawson on API startups, choosing a market and getting dissed by VCs — The Twilio CEO informed us, “The world is getting broken down into APIs.”
Your first gross sales rent ought to be a missionary, not a mercenary — Subsequent47’s Micah Smurthwaite discusses the significance of your first gross sales rent.
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