We evaluate Apple Health+, Gmail goes down and Pornhub cracks down on unverified content material. That is your Each day Crunch for December 14, 2020.
The massive story: Apple launches Health+
Brian Heater tried out Apple’s new $10-per-month subscription service for guided workouts, prompting some broader reflections on train throughout this horrible 12 months — and on how Health+ may slot in.
The service requires an Apple Watch to enroll, which is a hurdle if (like me) you don’t already personal the system, however Brian writes:
Actually, the Apple Watch integration might be the best-executed side of your complete enterprise — right down to the best way the wearable doubles as a begin and cease button for the exercise. It additionally ensures a extra full rundown of your exercises on the finish of the day.
The tech giants
Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs and other services go down in multiple countries — An enormous vary of Google providers went down for about an hour at this time.
Reddit acquires Dubsmash — Dubsmash will retain its personal platform and model, whereas Reddit will combine its video creation instruments.
Apple launches its new app privacy labels across all its App Stores — The brand new labels goal to provide Apple clients a neater method to perceive what kind of info an app collects throughout three classes.
Startups, funding and enterprise capital
Tonic is betting that synthetic data is the new big data to solve scalability and security — Tonic transforms uncooked knowledge into extra manageable and personal knowledge units usable by software program engineers and enterprise analysts.
German Bionic raises $20M led by Samsung for exoskeleton tech to supercharge human labor — The corporate describes its Cray X robotic as “the world’s first linked exoskeleton for industrial use.”
Mombox is a curated kit of postnatal products that puts new moms first — The usual Mombox consists of natural in a single day pads, a peri bottle, perineal ice pack, post-pregnancy panties and different care merchandise.
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Every little thing else
FDA grants emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, distribution to begin within days — And vaccinations began at this time!
Pornhub removes all unverified content, following reports of exploitation — Pornhub introduced final week that it might be limiting uploads to solely verified customers.
Original Content podcast: David Fincher presents a compelling character study in ‘Mank’ — Gary Oldman delivers a mesmerizing efficiency because the co-writer of “Citizen Kane.”
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