9to5Mac Daily: May 21, 2020 – Apple releases iOS 13.5 and Exposure Notification API

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Skyflow raises $7.5M to build its privacy API business

Skyflow, a Mountain View-based privacy API company, announced this morning that it has closed a $7.5 million round of capital it describes as a seed investment. Foundation Capital’s Ashu Garg led the round, with the company touting smaller checks from Jeff Immelt (former GE CEO) and Jonathan Bush (former AthenaHealth CEO). For Skyflow, founded in …

Extra Crunch Live: Discuss work and raising cash in a downturn with Revolution’s Steve Case and Clara Sieg at 12pm PT/3pm ET

This afternoon, we’re chatting with Steve Case and Clara Sieg of Revolution as part of our new interview series, Extra Crunch Live. Topping our agenda, we will talk about jobs — in Silicon Valley, on the coasts and in the heartland. The technology sector is suffering through a contraction caused by the COVID-19 global health …

Early Memorial Day deals include up to $500 off latest MacBooks, Apple Watch Series 5 $285, AirPods Pro, more

It’s a loaded 9to5Toys Lunch Break as near all-time lows hit Apple’s latest MacBooks, Apple Watch Series 5, and AirPods Pro. You can get all the details on these stellar early Memorial Day deals just below. more… The post Early Memorial Day deals include up to $500 off latest MacBooks, Apple Watch Series 5 $285, …

Veteran analyst breaks down similarities between Apple and Tesla, how Apple can impact car industry

Morgan Stanley has published a new investor note this week in which veteran analyst Katy Huberty breaks down her thoughts on Apple, Tesla, and the future of both companies. Huberty also acknowledges what needs to change for Apple to have a bigger impact “around cars and transportation.” more… The post Veteran analyst breaks down similarities …

The future of flight can be energy-efficient

Damon Vander Lind Contributor Share on Twitter Damon Vander Lind is general manager for Heaviside at Kitty Hawk, a company whose mission is to free the world from traffic with eVTOL vehicles. We are at the dawn of a new era in transportation. At the turn of the 20th century, cars began to replace horses. …

VergeSense grabs $9M for its people-counting sensor tech as offices eye COVID changes

Facilities management looks to be having a bit of a moment, amid the coronavirus pandemic. VergeSense, a US startup which sells a ‘sensor as a system’ platform targeted at offices — supporting features such as real-time occupant counts and foot-traffic-triggered cleaning notifications — has closed a $9M strategic investment led by Allegion Ventures, a corporate …

T-Mobile giving free service to all first responders, including 5G access

Today, the nation’s “Uncarrier” officially launched the T-Mobile Connecting Heroes program. Connecting Heroes offers completely free wireless service to first responders here in the United States, including totally unlimited talk, text, and data. It even includes 5G access. If you’re a part of a public or not-for-profit police, fire, or medical service — either as …

Personal finance tracker Copilot adds support for Apple Card spreadsheet imports

When Apple added the ability to export transactions via spreadsheet to its credit card, Matthew hit up the folks at Copilot, asking whether they planned to support the feature. The answer was essentially “not yet, but soon.” This week, however, it’s finally official. The makers of the personal finance tracking app announced that users can …

Which U.S. states are using Apple’s Exposure Notification API for COVID-19 contact tracing?

Apple and Google announced plans to build COVID-19 tracing into iPhone and Android operating systems on April 10. The move marked a major partnership between the top two mobile operating system competitors in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Platform updates to enable the COVID-19 contact tracing feature on iOS and Android were publicly …