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Apple reports better-than-expected revenue – TechCrunch

Android phones become earthquake detectors – News

Google is using accelerometers in an interesting new way, Twitter allows everyone to limit tweet replies and Mozilla announces major layoffs. This is your Daily Crunch for August 11, 2020. The big story: Android phones become earthquake detectors Google said that smartphone accelerometers are sensitive enough to detect P-waves, which are the first waves to …

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Google, Nokia, Qualcomm are investors in $230M Series A2 for Finnish phone maker, HMD Global – TechCrunch

Google, Nokia, Qualcomm are investors in $230M Series A2 for Finnish phone maker, HMD Global – News

Mobile device maker HMD Global has announced a $230M Series A2 — its first tranche of external funding since a $100M round back in 2018 when it tipped over into a unicorn valuation. Since late 2016 the startup has exclusively licensed Nokia’s brand for mobile devices, going on to ship some 240M devices to date. …

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iOS 14 redirects web links from News+ publishers directly to the Apple News app – TechCrunch

iOS 14 redirects web links from News+ publishers directly to the Apple News app – News

Apple’s still-in-beta operating systems will automatically redirect News+ subscribers to the Apple News app when they click on links from a News+ publisher. In other words, if you click or tap on a link to a paywalled story published by a News+ partner — including stories from our own Extra Crunch membership program — iOS …

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Facebook extends coronavirus work from home policy until July 2021 – TechCrunch

Facebook extends coronavirus work from home policy until July 2021 – News

Facebook has joined Google in saying it will allow employees to work from home until the middle of next year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “Based on guidance from health and government experts, as well as decisions drawn from our internal discussions about these matters, we are allowing employees to continue voluntarily working …

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