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Recent articles by Panzer:

Microsoft pursuing TikTok purchase by September 15th, may invite U.S. investors to deal –

Microsoft has posted a statement today on its corporate blog that says it will continue discussions on a potential TikTok purchase in the U.S.. As a part of the statement, it says that it may invite other “American investors” to participate on a minority basis. The company says that this is a result of conversations […] → Read More

Vicarious mimics another person’s Twitter feed using lists, but it violates Twitter rules –

That Vicariously app you might have seen pop up in your twitter feed via a little viral growth hacking has run aground on Twitter’s automation rules. We reached out about it after it started spamming my feed with ‘so and so has added you to a list’ notifications and Twitter says that the app is […] → Read More

Apple launches ‘Path to Apple Card’, a 4 month credit worthiness improvement program –

Apple is launching an interesting new Apple Card program for people who have their application declined. Declined Apple Card applicants may begin seeing emails later today that offer them the Path to Apple Card program. It’s an opt-in program that can run for up to 4 months. It leverages the information that Goldman Sachs used determine […] → Read More

Interview: Apple’s Schiller says position on Hey app is unchanged and no rules changes are imminent –

In a brief call today about Basecamp’s Hay email app from the iOS App Store, Apple’s Phil Schiller told me that there would currently be no changes to its rules that would allow the app to continue to be offered. “Sitting here today, there’s not any changes to the rules that we are considering,” Schiller […] → Read More

TechCrunch’s Early Stage, Mobility and Space events will be virtual, too –

You may have heard the news: We’re taking Disrupt virtual. As you would expect, we are taking three of our other events this year virtual, too. The virtual version of TC Early Stage will retain its focus on giving founders the opportunity to absorb direct, practical knowledge about how to grow and develop their startups. […] → Read More

TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 is Going Virtual –

The headline says it all. TechCrunch’s big yearly event, Disrupt, is going fully virtual in 2020. As you can imagine, this is largely due to the impact that the coronavirus has had on the world. But it also gives us a chance to make our event even more accessible to more people than ever before, […] → Read More

The Midnight is the new synth pop you need in your life, here’s the world premiere of their new video –

If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen me waxing poetic about The Midnight, an LA-based synthwave band that has been putting out modern nostalgia for the 80’s set since 2012. Yeah yeah, why is this on TechCrunch? Because I love it and I know a good chunk of our audience will too, […] → Read More

Apple Operations SVP details supply chain safety changes due to COVID-19 –

Today, Apple released its 2020 Supplier Responsibility progress report. In it, Senior Vice President of Operations Sabih Khan published a letter that details an outline of the plan it created to increase safety and protection efforts in its supply chain worldwide. As far as I can tell this is the first time that Khan has […] → Read More

How Apple reinvented the cursor for iPad –

Even though Apple did not invent the mouse pointer, history has cemented its place in dragging it out of obscurity and into mainstream use. Its everyday utility, pioneered at Xerox Parc and later combined with a bit of iconic* work from Susan Kare at Apple, has made the pointer our avatar in digital space for […] → Read More

Review: Apple’s cheep and cheerful iPhone SE –

It’s admittedly difficult to have a comparative conversation about the iPhone SE. This device isn’t really in the same neighborhood as the iPhone 11, even though it’s furnished with the same plush carpeting and fluffy armchairs. The iPhone SE is a value offering. Even though I will use comparatives throughout this piece to help put […] → Read More

Apple’s Magic Keyboard Review: Laptop class typing comes to iPad Pro –

Over the past two years, I’ve typed nearly every word I’ve written while traveling on the iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard Folio. For more on why you can see my iPad Pro review here. For the purposes of this look at the new Magic Keyboard, though, you should probably just know two things: It was reliable, […] → Read More

Apple introduces new $399 iPhone SE with Touch ID and 4.7″ screen –

Apple has dropped a new iPhone SE on the market today. It’s a 4.7” iPhone with a physical home button, Touch ID, a single rear-facing camera and the A13 Bionic chip on board. With a $399 starting price point, the new SE is aimed squarely at new iPhone users or first time smartphone buyers but […] → Read More

Ooni’s Koda 16 pizza oven is the rare kitchen gadget that delivers on its promise –

Ooni (nee Uuni), has been around for a few years now, but its latest oven, the Koda 16, launched in March. Just like everyone else, I’ve been cooped up at home for weeks with nothing but all of the projects I would get around to one day. At the top of my list was learning […] → Read More

Apple and Google are launching a joint COVID-19 tracing tool –

Apple and Google’s engineering teams have banded together to create a decentralized contact tracing tool that will help individuals determine whether they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Contact tracing is a useful tool that helps public health authorities track the spread of the disease and inform the potentially exposed so that they can […] → Read More

Bay Area effort to feed hospital workers partners with Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen –

An effort I’ve been following in the Bay Area to deliver meals to front-line hospital clinicians dealing with the results of COVID-19 is announcing a big new partnership today that should give it a national stage. Frontline Foods is partnering up with World Central Kitchen to scale up its ad-hoc efforts across the US. World […] → Read More

Apple Card gets updated privacy policy on new data sharing and more transaction detail –

Apple is updating its privacy policy for Apple Card to enable sharing more anonymized data with Goldman Sachs, its financial partner. Apple’s reasoning here is that this will make it able to do a better job of assigning credit to new customers. The data is aggregate and anonymized, and there is an opt-out for new […] → Read More

Review: 100,000 miles and one week with an iPad Pro –

For the past eighteen months the iPad Pro has been my only machine away from home, and until recently I was away from home a lot. Traveling domestically and internationally to event locations around the world or our offices in San Francisco, New York and London. Every moment of every day that I wasn’t at […] → Read More

Half-Life:Alyx delivers the watershed moment VR gaming needs –

If you weren’t playing games when Half-Life came out, it’s hard to drive home just how shocking a departure it was from what had come before. Though some familiar mechanics served as a base to build off of, the injection of elaborate scripted sequences that put you into the action, mature humor and genuinely engaging […] → Read More

An Apple Store employee on leave has tested positive for COVID-19 in Santa Monica –

An Apple Store employee who was on leave from the Third St. Promenade store in Santa Monica, California tested positive for COVID-19 late yesterday. The employee had been on leave to care for a relative since March 2nd. Apple consulted health experts and deep cleaned the Third St. store which remains open. Apple says that […] → Read More

Does coronavirus need a brand? –

Stay with me here. As we enter the full throes of coronavirus spread in the US, it’s becoming incredibly evident that we cannot depend on the Federal apparatus to clearly communicate any of the necessary information citizens need. From the CDC removing exact testing numbers from its site to the President saying it would just […] → Read More