We round up Apple’s information from its huge WWDC keynote, Wirecard’s CEO is arrested and Facebook acquires another VR studio.
Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 23, 2020.
1. Here’s anything Apple introduced in the WWDC 2020 keynote
Apple announced a range of variations for iOS 14, like widgets and an automatically sorted app library. It is also rolling out a new characteristic referred to as Application Clips — small, quickly, lightweight mini-apps that really do not need a down load.
Also mentioned: New updates to iPad OS, AirPods, Apple Observe, privacy, HomeKit and MacOS.
2. Apple is building its very own processors for upcoming Macs
One extra huge piece of news from the virtual keynote: Tim Cook dinner officially introduced that the business will be generating its possess processors for its desktops and laptops — a person of the biggest modifications in the company’s extensive computing background. As has been rumored for years now, Apple is shifting absent from its reliance on Intel, onto its possess ARM-based mostly chips.
3. Immediately after its billion-euro implosion, Wirecard’s former CEO is arrested for fraud
Braun turned himself in to German authorities on the similar working day Wirecard admitted that $2.1 billion the business had reported on its harmony sheet did not exist. He has since been produced on €5 million bail.
4. Facebook acquires VR studio guiding ‘Lone Echo’
Facebook has been on a game studio acquisition spree over the earlier calendar year, purchasing up developers behind some of the most preferred VR titles. That craze continued with the company’s acquisition of Prepared at Dawn Studios, the developer guiding the Lone Echo games, one particular of Oculus’ most prosperous sequence.
5. Pricey Sophie: What does the Supreme Court’s DACA choice necessarily mean for employers?
Sophie Alcorn discusses what the recent Supreme Courtroom choice suggests for recruitment and retention, and how tech firms can assist colleagues who will need immigration protection. (Further Crunch membership required.)
6. French get hold of-tracing app StopCovid has been activated 1.8 million instances but only sent 14 notifications
Downloads are a single matter, but StopCovid hasn’t led to a great deal of notifications. Only 68 StopCovid buyers have declared they’ve been identified COVID-19-good in the app, and in the finish, StopCovid has only despatched 14 notifications about the previous a few weeks.
7. Hulu announces a new provide-focused ad format referred to as GatewayGo
This helps make fantastic on Hulu’s assertion at the commencing of the yr that it would be rolling out adverts that are much more transactional — so viewers can act on an advertisement appropriate absent, and advertisers get a concrete measurement of an ad’s impression.
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