Apple’s making App Store modifications, China would possibly cease TikTok’s acquisition and we discuss to Polish enterprise capitalists concerning the startup scene. This is your Daily Crunch for September 11, 2020.
The large story: Apple revises App Store guidelines
Apple introduced a bunch of modifications to its App Store tips at this time, with particulars about the way it will help new iOS options like App Clips and rather more.
For one factor, it sounds just like the App Store will now help game-streaming companies like Microsoft’s xCloud and Google’s Stadia. The major caveat is that video games accessible by these companies should have their very own listings within the App Store and be accessible as a separate obtain.
In addition, Apple can also be providing extra flexibility to “reader” apps like Netflix, and stated it’s supporting a brand new class known as “free stand-alone” apps, which might embrace electronic mail apps just like the disputed Hey.
The tech giants
Facebook launches ballot employee recruitment push within the News Feed — With the election looming and a pandemic nonetheless raging by the U.S., a scarcity of ballot employees is one among many threats to voting this November.
Elon Musk says Tesla will ‘one day’ produce ‘super efficient home HVAC’ with HEPA filtering — While primarily an automaker, Tesla can also be already within the enterprise of dwelling power and energy era, because of its acquisition of SolarCity.
Startups, funding and enterprise capital
China might kill TikTok’s U.S. operations somewhat than see them bought — According to reporting by Reuters, the Chinese authorities might choose if TikTok merely shutters its U.S. operations as an alternative of permitting it to be bought to an American firm.
Santander spins out its $400M fintech enterprise capital arm, now known as Mouro Capital — Santander, the Spanish multinational banking big, is saying that its fintech enterprise arm is to be spun out and will probably be managed extra autonomously going ahead.
Toucan raises $three million to show you new languages as you browse the net — The startup has developed a Chrome browser extension designed for anybody who desires to study a brand new language however hasn’t discovered the motivation or the time.
Advice and evaluation From Extra Crunch
10 Poland-based buyers focus on traits, alternatives and the highway forward — The first in a two-part survey collection concerning the nation’s startup ecosystem.
VCs pour funding into edtech startups as COVID-19 shakes up the market — 2020 ought to crush 2018’s edtech fundraising report.
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