6 investment trends that could emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Rocio Wu is a venture partner at F-Prime Capital who focuses on early-stage investments in software/applied AI, fintech and frontier tech investments. While some U.S. investors might have taken comfort from China’s rebound, we still find ourselves in the early innings of this period of uncertainty. Some epidemiologists have estimated that COVID-19 cases will…

SuperData: worldwide digital video game spending reached a record $10B total in March, up 11% YoY, with $5.7B for mobile games, up 15% YoY (Patrick Shanley/Hollywood Reporter)

[ad_1] Patrick Shanley / Hollywood Reporter: SuperData: worldwide digital video game spending reached a record $10B total in March, up 11% YoY, with $5.7B for mobile games, up 15% YoY  —  Console, PC and mobile games also saw significant revenue bumps amid the coronavirus lockdown.  —  Digital video game spending hit a record high ……

AWS launches Amazon AppFlow, its new SaaS integration service – TechCrunch

[ad_1] AWS today launched Amazon AppFlow, a new integration service that makes it easier for developers to transfer data between AWS and SaaS applications like Google Analytics, Marketo, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Slack, Snowflake and Zendesk. Like similar services, including Microsoft Azure’s Power Automate, for example, developers can trigger these flows based on specific events, at pre-set…

Zoom to improve encryption and security controls in version 5.0 update

[ad_1] Sorry, Zoom eavesdroppers.  Zoom announced Wednesday that its version 5.0 update will add some security upgrades that privacy-minded “Zoomers” will appreciate. Most significantly, Zoom is improving the encryption standard that it uses, which makes call data more resistant to getting intercepted. Encryption has been a big issue for Zoom since The Intercept uncovered that…

Bill Gurley is stepping away from an active role at Benchmark, 21 years after joining the firm – TechCrunch

[ad_1] According to a new WSJ report, Bill Gurley, among the most famous of Silicon Valley’s venture capitalists, looks to be stepping way from Benchmark, the early-stage venture firm that was founded in 1995 and which Gurley joined soon after, in 1999. According to its sources, he will not be investing the firm’s 10th venture…

Sources: Bill Gurley will not be a partner in Benchmark's 10th venture fund but will continue to work with companies he led earlier investments in (Wall Street Journal)

[ad_1] Wall Street Journal: Sources: Bill Gurley will not be a partner in Benchmark’s 10th venture fund but will continue to work with companies he led earlier investments in  —  Lead investor won’t be involved in new fund for first time since he joined firm in 1999  —  Bill Gurley—one of the most prominent ……

Google video chat now supports 16-head grid view

[ad_1] Google Meet supports a grid view of up to 16 people. Google Google’s video chat app now supports a grid view of up to 16 people, the company announced Wednesday. The update comes while many are working from home or taking part in remote education due to COVID-19 quarantines and lockdowns. Google Meet will…