Apple Google may be building a competitor, adding more audible podcasts and raising the advertising measurement company to 350 million. This is your Daily Crunch for October 28, 2020.
Big story: Apple is very interested in search
In iOS 14, Apple is now showing its own results when you type questions on the home screen. In addition, there seems to be an increase in functionality from Apple’s web crawler.
There may be more opportunity here The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Google On what is referred to as anticoagulant behaviors around the search. However, this does not mean that Apple and Google will soon be heading into search – it could be a sign that Apple’s Siri Voice Assistant is getting more search queries.
The Illusion of Neutrality by Joe Rogan, Alex Jones and Spotify – Joe Rogan is facing spotty criticism after bringing Infowers’ Alex Jones to his show.
The audible expands into podcasts – Adding about 100,000 audible podcasts.
Apple sees the TickTalk generation with an updated version of the clips – The update brings much needed support for vertical videos, allowing them to share the “stories” feature on TickTalk and other social apps.
Startups, Funding and Venture Capital
Double Verify, an expert in brand security, advertising fraud and ad quality, raises $ 350 million – DoubleRify technology can detect fraud, view and brand security.
Outsider raises M65 million to bring autonomous technology to distribution yards – The startup has built a three-part system that includes an autonomous electric yard truck, software to run operations, and site infrastructure.
Lunchbox raises M20 million to help restaurants create their own ordering experiences – CEO Nabeel Alamgir says if restaurants can handle more online orders (rather than relying on delivery apps), they will make more money by maintaining direct contact with their most loyal customers.
Advice and analysis from extra crunch
When Venture Capital Recovers, What Happens to Venture Debt? – While Venture Capital is setting new records again, little-known siblings can’t match the results of the past few years.
Current and upcoming trends in Latin American mobile growth – Latin America is one of the fastest growing mobile markets in the world.
Dear Sophie: Are there any upgrade options for E-2 visa holders interested in changing jobs? – Another edition of the Sophie Alcorn column that answers immigration questions about working in technology companies.
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Qualtrix CEO Ryan Smith buys majority stake in Utah Jazz 6 1.6b – Smith sold Qualtrix to SAP for $ 8 billion in 2018.
U.S. online holiday sales reach 9,189k this year, up 33% from 2019 – According to a new forecast from Adobe Analytics.
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