The watchOS 7 public beta is here, Amazon may want to turn shopping malls into distribution centers, and Skillshare is raising $ 66 million. This is your daily crisis for August 10, 2020.
The big story: trying on Apple watchOS 7
Brian Heater walks us through all of the changes in watchOS 7. It sounds like the operating system hasn't been updated dramatically – especially when compared to MacOS – but there are still a few key changes that should help Apple get on top, too remain smartwatch industry:
The updates include the new hand washing feature, cycling instructions, new workouts, and most importantly, a number of sleep tracking features. The final piece is without question the most requested addition to the watch – and just as important to Apple's bottom line, a category the company had fallen back to compared to the competition … Sleep tracking works here with the sensors already on board Devices and connects a number of third-party solutions.
The technology giants
Abandoned department stores in malls could become Amazon's closest fulfillment centers. One of the largest shopping center owners in the United States has spoken to Amazon about converting its Anker department stores into distribution centers, according to The Wall Street Journal.
iOS 14 forwards web links from News + publishers directly to the Apple News app. If you click on a link to a paywall story published by a News + partner, you will be taken directly to the article page in the News + app with iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and macOS Big Sur, even if the link allegedly points to the company's own website Editor refers.
Amazon is relaunching Twitch Prime as Prime Gaming – In both its old and new versions, Twitch Prime / Prime Gaming offers free games, in-game content (such as weapons and skins), and a free subscription to Twitch channels as part of a standard Prime Membership.
Startups, funding and venture capital
ByteDance Valuation Under Huge Pressure As TikTok Sale Near – The company's price is under tremendous pressure as it will lose its precious TikTok asset, several investors told theinformationsuperhighway.
With a renewed focus on creative skills, online learning company Skillshare is raising $ 66 million – Skillshare CEO Matt Cooper said 2020 was a year of rapid growth, even before the pandemic forced large swathes of the population to stay home and Turning to online learning for entertainment and enrichment.
A Faraday Future Prototype Comes on the Auction Block – Although Faraday Future never produced a production vehicle, the company managed to create several prototypes, one of which will soon be up for sale.
Advice and analysis of extra crunch
Seed Funding Tips and Tricks from Jeff Clavier, Founder of Uncork Capital – Clavier said there were an estimated more than 1,000 companies focused on seed investment in the market at the end of 2019, but by the end of this year it will be around 2,000.
Duck Creek Technologies IPO unboxing and $ 2.7 billion valuation hoped – Duck Creek Technologies intends to go public on growing SaaS revenues.
Three Growth Marketing Experts Share Their Best Tools and Strategies for 2020 – Recap of our early-stage virtual event observations by Ethan Smith of Graphite, Susan Su of Sound Ventures, and Asher King-Abramson of Got Users.
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Trump Administration Announces Large Mid-Band Spectrum Auction for 5G – Today the mid-band spectrum of the US spectrum is heavily used by government services such as the military.
Original Content Podcast: "The Umbrella Academy" Returns for a Chaotic but Adorable Season Two – Not only did I cry during the finale, but I sniffed just describing the finale.
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