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1. Huawei responds to Android ban with service and safety ensures, however its future is unclear
Google is complying with a federal directive that positioned Huawei and 70 of its associates on an “entity listing,” which means that any U.S. firm wants authorities approval earlier than doing enterprise with the Chinese language tech firm.
In response, Huawei stated right now that it’s going to proceed to offer safety updates and after-sales assist to its present lineup of Android smartphones. Nonetheless, what the corporate didn’t say will in all probability spark issues.
2. TikTok proprietor ByteDance’s long-awaited chat app is right here
The brand new app is known as Feiliao, or Flipchat in English, a hybrid of an immediate messenger plus interest-based boards, and it’s at present obtainable for each iOS and Android. It arrived solely 4 months after Bytedance unveiled its video-focused chatting app Duoshan.
three. Id platform Auth0 raises $103M, pushing its valuation over $1B
Auth0 — pronounced “auth-zero” — supplies authentication-as-a-service to its company clients. In different phrases, it provides a safe login system used to correctly authenticate the id of workers.
four. Sam Altman’s leap of religion
Earlier this 12 months, founder-investor Sam Altman left his high-profile position because the president of Y Combinator to develop into the CEO of AI analysis outfit OpenAI. Connie Loizos talks to him about YC’s evolution and his present work.
5. Robin picks up $20M Sequence B to optimize the workplace
Robin hooks into Google Calendar and Outlook to assist workers get a way of what assembly rooms and exercise areas can be found within the workplace, full with pill signage out entrance.
6. This week’s TechCrunch podcasts
The crew at Fairness has ideas on the newest funding spherical for baggage startup Away, whereas now we have loads of opinions about the newest “Recreation of Thrones” developments on Authentic Content material.
7. What Uber and Lyft’s funding bankers received proper
Danny Crichton argues that Uber and Lyft are proof that funding bankers truly are fairly sensible of their recommendation concerning the pubic markets, and founders must be cautious about ignoring their phrases. (Additional Crunch membership required.)