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Daily Crunch: Amazon Web Services stumble

An Amazon Web Services outage has a wide effect, Salesforce might be buying Slack and Pinterest tests new support for virtual events. This is your Daily Crunch for November 25, 2020. And for those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving: Enjoy! There will be no newsletter tomorrow, and then Darrell Etherington will be filling in for me on Friday. The big story: Amazon Web Services stumble Amazon Web Services began experiencing issues earlier today, which caused issues for sites and services th...
Tags: Amazon, TC, MetroMile, Adobe, France, India, Tech, Roku, Salesforce, North America, Tiger Global, Amazon Web Services, Sapphire, SPAC, Darrell Etherington, Zack Whittaker


Daily Crunch: Twitter will bring back verification

Twitter prepares to hand out more blue checkmarks, YouTube suspends OANN and Discord is raising a big funding round. This is your Daily Crunch for November 24, 2020. The big story: Twitter will bring back verification Twitter paused its blue checkmark verification system in 2017 as it faced controversy over who gets verified — specifically over the decision to verify the organizer of the infamous and deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Since then, Twitter has done occasional ...
Tags: Apple, Social, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, India, Tech, General Services Administration, Charlottesville, Udemy, Mudge, One America News Network, Zack Whittaker, OANN, Marie Ekeland, Daily Crunch


Daily Crunch: Snapchat adds Spotlight

Snapchat introduces a TikTok-style feed, Amazon Echo Buds add fitness tracking and Vettery acquires Hired. This is your Daily Crunch for November 23, 2020. The big story: Snapchat adds Spotlight Snapchat has introduced a dedicated feed where users can watch short, entertaining videos — pretty similar to TikTok. This comes after the app also added TikTok-like music features last month. Starting today, users will be able to send their Snaps to the new Spotlight feed. Viewers will be able to s...
Tags: Amazon, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Wales, US, Tech, Snapchat, Margaret Thatcher, Brazil, Prince Charles, Diana, Alexa, Snap, Elizabeth


Daily Crunch: Roblox is going public

Roblox opens its books, Snap makes an acquisition and Pfizer and BioNTech seek regulatory approval for their vaccine. This your Daily Crunch for November 20, 2020. The big story: Roblox is going public The child-friendly gaming company filed confidentially to go public in October, but it only published its S-1 document with financial information late yesterday. How do the numbers look? Well, Roblox is certainly growing quickly — total revenue increased 56% in 2019, and then another 68% in t...
Tags: Gaming, Europe, Finance, Tech, Pakistan, Pfizer, Hutchinson, Don, Danny Crichton, Orix, Roblox, Vonne Hutchinson, BioNtech, ReadySet, Daily Crunch, Carlos Gonzalez Cadenas


Daily Crunch: Verizon sells HuffPost to BuzzFeed

HuffPost has a new owner, Facebook says its misinformation-fighting AI is getting smarter and Affirm files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for November 19, 2020. The big story: Verizon sells HuffPost to BuzzFeed TechCrunch’s parent company Verizon Media has sold HuffPost. This is part of a larger deal that also includes an investment in BuzzFeed, a content syndication agreement, potential advertising collaboration and more. BuzzFeed co-founder and CEO Jonah Peretti was actually one ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, South Korea, Europe, Media, Buzzfeed, India, US, Tech, Joe Biden, Aol, Biden, Jonah Peretti, Huffington Post


Daily Crunch: Apple cuts App Store fees

Apple is making a big shift in App Store fees, Duolingo raises more funding and Pfizer releases updated vaccine results. This is your Daily Crunch for November 18, 2020. The big story: Apple cuts App Store fees Apple is cutting the 30% fee it normally charges for App Store transactions to 15% for some developers — specifically, those who, after Apple’s commission, earn less than $1 million per year. The company estimates that this will impact the “vast majority” of apps, with more details a...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Mobile, Facebook, China, US, Tech, Atlantic, Tim Cook, Pfizer, App Store, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Marissa Mayer, Robinhood


Daily Crunch: Reviewing Apple’s new Macs

We review each of Apple’s new M1-powered Macs, Twitter launches its new Stories-like format and Amazon launches a pharmacy service. This is your Daily Crunch for November 17, 2020. The big story: Reviewing Apple’s new Macs We’ve got three big hardware reviews today, each one highlighting a new Mac with Apple’s M1 chipset. First up, there’s the MacBook Air, which Brian Heater says offers strong performance gains and is probably the right Apple Mac for most consumers. Then there’s the new Mac...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spacex, Hardware, Mac, Ipo, Tech, Earth, Lego, International Space Station, Nintendo, Airbnb, MacBook Air, Matthew Panzarino, Conan O'brien


Daily Crunch: GitHub reinstates YouTube downloading project

GitHub defies a takedown order, Strava raises a big round and Moderna reports promising COVID-19 vaccine results. This is your Daily Crunch for November 16, 2020. The big story: GitHub reinstates YouTube downloading project Back in October, the Recording Industry Association of America sent a DMCA complaint to GitHub over a project called YouTube-dl, which allows viewers to download YouTube videos for offline viewing. According to the trade group, YouTube-dl both circumvented DRM and, in its ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Spotify, Hbo, Youtube, Tech, Eu, Pfizer, Riaa, Github, Amazon Fire TV, Squarespace, Strava, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Lifesum


Daily Crunch: Apple releases macOS Big Sur

The latest Mac operating system arrives, Amazon faces a lawsuit over PPE and Disney+ turns one. This is your Daily Crunch for November 12, 2020. The big story: Apple releases macOS Big Sur This update, which was first announced five months ago at WWDC, includes a number of design changes that continue to blur the line between macOS and iOS. One of the big additions is the Control Center, an iOS/iPadOS feature that presents a translucent pane down the right side of the screen. Meanwhile, Saf...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Facebook, California, New York City, Disney, Tech, L'oreal, Menlo Security, Control Center, Nana, Brian Heater, Daily Crunch, Amir Ben Efraim


Daily Crunch: Google Photos will end free, unlimited storage

Google changes its storage policy, Facebook extends its political ad ban and Ring doorbells are recalled. This is your Daily Crunch for November 11, 2020. The big story: Google Photos will end free, unlimited storage Google is changing its storage policies for free accounts in a way that could have a big impact on anyone regularly using Google Photos. Currently, Google Photos allows users to store unlimited images (and HD video) as long as they’re under 16 megapixels. Starting on June 1, 20...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, US, Tech, Paypal, Square, Honda, Biden, Google Photos, Greylock, Asheem Chandna, Bytedance


Daily Crunch: Apple unveils new Macs

Apple announces “One More Thing” before the holiday season, Uber lets you reserve rides 30 days in advance and Spotify makes another podcast acquisition. This is your Daily Crunch for November 10, 2020. The big story: Apple unveils new Macs During an unusually brief and focused “One More Thing” event, Apple announced three new Macs that will all use the M1 chip, its first chip for Macs. This is the beginning of a previously announced shift of the Mac lineup to Apple silicon. What about the ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Hardware, Fcc, Tech, House, Pfizer, MacBook Air, Trump, Google Travel, Carbon Health, Daily Crunch, Hopin, Uber Reserve, Andy Arieto


Daily Crunch: Reviewing the biggest and smallest new iPhones

We review the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the iPhone 12 mini, Zoom settles with the FTC and Pfizer announces promising results for its COVID-19 vaccine trial. This is your Daily Crunch for November 9, 2020. The big story: Reviewing the biggest and smallest new iPhones TechCrunch Editor in Chief Matthew Panzarino tackled both extremes of the new iPhone 12 lineup today, publishing reviews of the Pro Max and the mini. It sounds like he’s impressed with both of them. The iPhone 12 Pro Max, he writes, ha...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Hardware, Adobe, Tech, Nasa, Pfizer, Bumble, Matthew, Matthew Panzarino, Ftc, McDonald, Dave Ferguson, Push Party, Nuro


Daily Crunch: Netflix tests a linear video channel

Netflix takes an old-fashioned approach for its latest feature, Amazon plans a new data center in India and we review the PlayStation 5. This is your Daily Crunch for November 6, 2020. The big story: Netflix tests a linear video channel Today in surprising product strategies: Netflix is testing a linear channel in France called Netflix Direct, according to Variety. To be clear, it’s not a regular TV channel but rather something you access on Netflix’s website. But like a broadcast or cable ...
Tags: Amazon, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, Media, France, Singapore, India, Israel, Tech, Fbi, Netflix, Sydney, Sony, Anthony Fauci, Hyderabad, Starling


Daily Crunch: Social media confronts election misinformation

You may have heard that the United States had a presidential election yesterday, with plenty of implications for the tech world, particularly with social media as one of the battlegrounds in the fight over the results. Meanwhile, major tech-relevant ballot measures, like California’s Proposition 22, also passed. I’ll do my best to cover it all in your Daily Crunch for November 4, 2020. The big story: Social media confronts election misinformation Here’s the good news: Election Day in the United ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, California, Massachusetts, Tech, Joe Biden, Intel, Policy, United States, Zynga, SEC, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Apple Microsoft, Uber Lyft Instacart


Daily Crunch: China postpones Ant Group IPO

Yes, there’s a high-stakes presidential election underway, but tech news doesn’t stop completely: Chinese regulators pull the brakes on Ant Group’s IPO, Spotify adds standalone streaming support on Apple Watch and PayPal outlines its plans for 2021. This is your Daily Crunch for November 3, 2020. The big story: China postpones Ant Group IPO The Shanghai stock exchange has postponed Ant Group’s IPO a day after Chinese regulators held a closed-door meeting with Jack Ma and other company executi...
Tags: Twitter, Hong Kong, Spotify, Supreme Court, Finance, China, Softbank, Nbc News, Tech, Walmart, Paypal, Policy, Pennsylvania, Shanghai, Alibaba, Miami


Daily Crunch: Apple announces its next big event

Apple is closing out the year with another big event, Twitter details its plans to fight election-related misinformation and WeWork employees used an embarrassingly insecure printer password. This is your Daily Crunch for November 2, 2020. The big story: Apple announces its next big event Yes, almost everyone’s attention is locked onto tomorrow’s U.S. presidential election, but Apple is giving us an excuse to look beyond November 4 — it’s holding another big event, themed “One More Thing,” on...
Tags: Apple, TC, Spotify, US, Tech, Tim Cook, Bill Murray, Yc, Raspberry Pi Foundation, Murray, Boden, Gabe Newell, Starling Bank, Anne Boden, Daily Crunch, VotingWorks


Daily Crunch: Under Armour is selling MyFitnessPal

Under Armour gives up on one of its big acquisitions, Uber Eats faces complaints over its free delivery policy for Black restaurants and Facebook takes another step to limit QAnon-related content. This is your Daily Crunch for October 30, 2020. The big story: Under Armour is selling MyFitnessPal Five years after Under Armour acquired MyFitnessPal for $475 million, it’s selling the diet- and exercise-tracking app to investment firm Francisco Partners for $345 million. It’s also shutting dow...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Uber, India, New York City, Tech, Eu, Aol, Black, Daimler, Under Armour, Myfitnesspal, Armour, Francisco Partners


Daily Crunch: Google had a good quarter

Google releases its latest earnings report, Spotify is getting ready to raise prices and Excel gets friendlier to custom data types. This is your Daily Crunch for October 29, 2020. The big story: Google had a good quarter Google’s parent company Alphabet released its third-quarter earnings report this afternoon, coming in well ahead of Wall Street expectations thanks in large part to YouTube, which saw revenue rise to $5.0 billion (compared to $3.8 billion during Q3 2019). Google Cloud a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Twitter, Spotify, Europe, Media, Advertising Tech, Tech, Paypal, Comcast, Earnings, Daniel Ek, Khosla, Alphabet, Margrethe Vestager, Atmos


Daily Crunch: Apple seems pretty interested in search

Apple might be building a Google competitor, Audible adds more podcasts and an ad measurement company raises $350 million. This is your Daily Crunch for October 28, 2020. The big story: Apple seems pretty interested in search Apple has a growing interest in search technology and might even be working on a product to compete with Google, according to The Financial Times. The most visible change is the fact that in iOS 14, Apple is now showing its own results when you type queries in the home...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Spotify, US, Siri, Tech, Smith, Latin America, Sap, Ryan Smith, Alex Jones, Utah Jazz, U S Justice Department, Joe Rogan, Doubleverify


Daily Crunch: Facebook launches cloud gaming service

Facebook gets into cloud gaming while continuing its public dispute with Apple, Ant Group prepares for a massive IPO and Pinterest embraces iOS widgets. This is your Daily Crunch for October 26, 2020. The big story: Facebook launches cloud gaming service Facebook is launching a cloud gaming service of its very own, although the focus is different from Google’s Stadia or Microsoft’s xCloud. Rather than trying to recreate the console experience on other devices, the social network’s gaming serv...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, Gaming, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Hong Kong, Pinterest, Microsoft, Ipo, Tech, Nasa, Shanghai, Alibaba, Selena Gomez


Daily Crunch: Uber and Lyft defeated again in court

A California court weighs in as Prop. 22 looms, Google removes popular apps over data collection practices and the Senate subpoenas Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg. This is your Daily Crunch for October 23, 2020. The big story: Uber and Lyft defeated again in court A California appeals court ruled that yes, a new state law applies to Uber and Lyft drivers, meaning that they must be classified as employees, rather than independent contractors. The judge ruled that contrary to the rideshare ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, California, France, Senate, Tech, Policy, Jack Dorsey, Huawei, Phil Libin, Dorsey, Zuckerberg


Daily Crunch: Facebook Dating comes to Europe

Facebook’s dating feature expands after a regulatory delay, we review the new Amazon Echo and President Donald Trump has an on-the-nose Twitter password. This is your Daily Crunch for October 22, 2020. The big story: Facebook Dating comes to Europe Back in February, Facebook had to call off the European launch date of its dating service after failing to provide the Irish Data Protection Commission with enough advanced notice of the launch. Now it seems the regulator has given Facebook the go-...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, Tech, Eu, Policy, Switzerland, Homeland Security, Donald Trump, Amazon Echo, Zurich, Trump, Lili, Moog, Byju, Yuanfudao


Daily Crunch: Quibi is shutting down

The end is in sight for Quibi, PayPal adds cryptocurrency support and Netflix tests a new promotional strategy. This is your Daily Crunch for October 21, 2020. The big story: Quibi is shutting down The much-hyped streaming video app led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, which raised nearly $2 billion in funding, is shutting down, according to reports in The Information and The Wall Street Journal. Katzenberg, a longtime Hollywood executive, had blamed the coronavirus pandemic for a lac...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Asia, Hollywood, Media, Ipo, India, US, Tech, Walmart, Paypal, Netflix, United States, Jeffrey Katzenberg


Daily Crunch: DOJ files antitrust suit against Google

Google faces a big antitrust suit, Amazon offers to pay customers for shopping data and we review the iPhone 12. This is your Daily Crunch for October 20, 2020. The big story: DOJ files antitrust suit against Google The suit accuses Google of “unlawfully maintaining monopolies in the markets for general search services, search advertising, and general search text advertising in the United States.” It’s co-signed by 11 states, all with Republican attorneys general — Texas, Arkansas, Florida, G...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Asia, Europe, Tech, Policy, United States, Silicon Valley, North America, Doj, University Of Michigan, U S Department of Justice, Perch, Gowalla, Daily Crunch, Amazon Shopper Panel


Daily Crunch: Pakistan un-bans TikTok

TikTok returns to Pakistan, Apple launches a music-focused streaming station and SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites. This is your Daily Crunch for October 19, 2020. The big story: Pakistan un-bans TikTok The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority blocked the video app 11 days ago, over what it described as “immoral,” “obscene” and “vulgar” videos. The authority said today that it’s lifting the ban after negotiating with TikTok management. “The restoration of TikTok is strictly subject t...
Tags: Apple, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Spacex, Instagram, Singapore, Disney, US, Tech, Ukraine, Policy, Pandora, Pakistan, Paris


Daily Crunch: Twitter walks back New York Post decision

A New York Post story forces social platforms to make (and in Twitter’s case, reverse) some difficult choices, Sony announces a new 3D display and fitness startup Future raises $24 million. This is your Daily Crunch for October 16, 2020. The big story: Twitter walks back New York Post decision A recent New York Post story about a cache of emails and other data supposedly originating from a laptop belonging to Joe Biden’s son Hunter looked suspect from the start, and more holes have emerged ov...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Ipo, Tech, Eu, Joe Biden, Policy, Sony, San Diego, Silicon Valley, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Faa


Daily Crunch: Stripe acquires Nigeria’s Paystack

Stripe makes a big acquisition, Google rolls out search improvements and Snapchat adds a TikTok-y feature. This is your Daily Crunch for October 15, 2020. The big story: Stripe acquires Nigeria’s Paystack Stripe has made its biggest acquisition to date. It announced today that it bought Paystack, a Lagos-headquartered startup that makes it easy to integrate payment services — we’ve referred to it in the past as “the Stripe of Africa.” Sources tell us that the acquisition price was more t...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Elon Musk, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Tesla, Snapchat, Payments, Mario Kart, Stripe, Lagos, New Oxford, Bryce Durbin, Patrick Collison


Daily Crunch: Zoom launches its events marketplace

Zoom has a new marketplace and new integrations, Spotify gets a new format and we review Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go. This is your Daily Crunch for October 14, 2020. The big story: Zoom launches its events marketplace Zoom’s new OnZoom marketplace allows anyone to host and sell tickets for virtual events. It’s also integrating the ability for nonprofits to accept donations. The company made a couple other announcements at its Zoomtopia user conference. For one thing, it’s also integrating...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, Nasa, Heineken, Getaround, Harley Davidson, Databricks, Keybase, Zoom, Driscoll, Colgate, Brian Heater, SoftBank Vision Fund


Daily Crunch: Apple introduces the iPhone 12

Apple embraces 5G, Facebook Messenger gets better integrated with Instagram and Kahoot raises $215 million. This is your Daily Crunch for October 13, 2020. The big story: Apple introduces the iPhone 12 Apple’s big event today kicked off with the announcement of the HomePod Mini, but the real focus was on the iPhone — specifically, the iPhone 12. Pricing for the new iPhone starts at $799. New features include 5G, a magnetic adapter for various accessories (including wireless chargers) and a mor...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Facebook, Japan, Hardware, Instagram, Softbank, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Facebook Messenger, Walt Disney, Holmes, Kahoot, Daily Crunch


Daily Crunch: Waymo opens up driverless ride-hailing

Alphabet’s self-driving technology company hits a major milestone, Apple TV+ extends its free subscription period and Affirm files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for October 8, 2020. The big story: Waymo opens up driverless ride-hailing Waymo hit a major milestone today: It’s offering fully driverless rides to (some) members of the public. While the Alphabet-owned company has offered plenty of self-driving rides before, they usually came with a human in the driver’s seat for ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Technology, California, America, Tech, General Motors, Apple TV, Companies, X, Automotive, Automation, Gm, Ibm, Self-driving Cars