Apple adds the classic title to Apple Arcade, Microsoft experiences an outage and the coinbase is going public. This is your daily crunch for April 2, 2021.
Big Story: Apple Arcade Expands with Classic Games
Until now, Apple’s game subscription service was limited to only new titles, but today it is introducing two new categories: App Store Greats (popular iPhone games such as Monument Valley +, Fruit Ninja Classic +, Cut Rope Remastered and Badland + ) And play timeless classics (board games) and puzzle games, such as backgammon + and chess and learn +).
This is a major expansion to the Apple Arcade Back catalog, but it is not just a matter of putting free games first behind a paywall. Arcade versions of these titles will be ad-free and without in-app purchases – you’ll never pay beyond the $ 4.99 monthly subscription fee. In addition, some of these games became unavailable in their original forms due to iOS and hardware updates.
Microsoft knocks outage sites and services offline – Microsoft stumbled online on Thursday after an hour-long outage in the middle of the afternoon working on the US West Coast.
Startup, Funding and Venture Capital
Coinbase on direct list on 14 April, provide financial update on 6 April – the company will trade under the ticker symbol “Coin”.
Uruguayan payment startup dLocal raises quadruple valuations by $ 5B to $ 150M – this means that the five-year-old Uruguayan company has effectively quadrupled its valuation in a few months.
Backflip provides an easy way to convert used electronics into cold, hard cash – the company offers customers cash on delivery for their used electronics, which can be anything from iPhones to Game Boys.
Additional crisis advice and analysis
How is EdTech spending its additional capital? – Edtech M & A’s activity continues to grow.
Tech in Mexico: A confluence of Latin America, the Americas and Asia – LatAm entrepreneurs are looking for Asian tech giants for product inspiration and growth strategies.
As investors rose in the RPA market, vendors capitalized on an epidemic-driven technological shift – a move to digitally change companies as robotic process automation unfolded during the epidemic.
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