You possibly can take heed to Apple Music in your Google Nest machine, Apple is working to high Intel with its subsequent set of chips and Cisco acquires Slido. That is your Day by day Crunch for December 7, 2020.
The massive story: Google good audio system add Apple Music help
Google introduced this morning that units together with the Nest Audio, Nest Hub Max and Nest Mini will now be capable to play Apple Music by way of voice instructions.
Google’s speaker ecosystem already helps a variety of streaming audio companies, together with Spotify and Pandora, however Apple Music was an enormous exception till now. (Apple’s HomePod and HomePod mini already supported the service, in fact, as did Amazon’s Alexa-enabled good audio system.)
To set this up, Google machine homeowners might want to hyperlink their Apple Music accounts of their Google Residence app and set it as their default music service. Then they will begin utilizing instructions like, “Hey Google, play New Music Day by day playlist” or “Hey Google, play Rap Life playlist.”
The tech giants
Apple reportedly testing Intel-beating high core count Apple Silicon chips for high-end Macs — In line with Bloomberg, the brand new chips embrace designs which have 16 energy cores and 4 high-efficiency cores.
Cisco is buying Slido to improve Q&A, polls and engagement in WebEx videoconferencing — Slido lets folks average questions and interactions from a bigger group, whether or not at digital conferences or in-person occasions.
Tinder makes it easier to report bad actors using ‘unmatch’ to hide from victims — Tinder notes that customers have at all times been in a position to report anybody on the app at any time, even when the individual used the unmatch function, however most customers most likely didn’t understand how.
Startups, funding and enterprise capital
SpaceX snags $885M from FCC to serve rural areas with Starlink — This funding is a part of the Rural Digital Alternative Fund Section I public sale, which is distributing billions to broadband suppliers to allow them to convey web to under-served rural areas.
Tech growth fund Highland Europe raises €700M to ‘double-down’, strengthens team — The brand new fund means Highland Europe’s property underneath administration have risen to €1.8 billion.
Luko raises $60M for its home insurance products — Luko is promoting house insurance coverage merchandise for each owners and renters.
Recommendation and evaluation from Additional Crunch
The IPO market looks hot as Airbnb and C3.ai raise price targets — A lot for a December slowdown.
Three questions to ask before adopting microservice architecture — Madison Friedman of Vertex Ventures examines “the multiheaded hydra that’s microservice overhead.”
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Every thing else
California’s CA Notify app to offer statewide exposure notification using Apple and Google’s framework — The state of California has now expanded entry of its CA Notify app to everybody within the state.
Original Content podcast: Hulu’s ‘Happiest Season’ casts fresh characters in a familiar story — I’m a straightforward film crier, however man, this one made me cry.
Mixtape podcast: Making technology accessible for everyone — That includes a panel on how advances in AI and associated applied sciences will alter the panorama of assistive know-how.
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