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 all the pieces Apple introduced within the WWDC 2020 keynote
Apple introduced quite a few modifications 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 stories 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 greatest modifications within the firm’s lengthy computing historical past. As has been rumored for years now, Apple is shifting away from its reliance on Intel, onto its personal ARM-based chips.
three. 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.
four. Facebook acquires VR studio behind ‘Lone Echo’
Facebook has been on a sport studio acquisition spree over the previous yr, shopping for up builders behind a few of the hottest VR titles. That pattern continued with the corporate’s acquisition of Ready at Dawn Studios, the developer behind the Lone Echo video games, one among Oculus’ most profitable sequence.
5. Dear Sophie: What does the Supreme Court’s DACA choice imply for employers?
Sophie Alcorn discusses what the current Supreme Court choice means for recruitment and retention, and the way tech corporations can help colleagues who want immigration safety. (Extra Crunch membership required.)
6. French contact-tracing app StopCovid has been activated 1.eight million instances however solely despatched 14 notifications
Downloads are one factor, however StopCovid hasn’t led to loads 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 declares a brand new offer-focused advert format referred to as GatewayGo
This makes good on Hulu’s assertion firstly of the yr that it might be rolling out advertisements which might be extra transactional — so viewers can act on an advert instantly, and…