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Apple’s New Sports App for iPhone Focused on Simplicity, Says Eddy Cue

Apple’s New Sports App for iPhone Focused on Simplicity, Says Eddy Cue

Apple today released a new sports app for the iPhone that shows scores, stats, standings, upcoming games, betting odds, and more for a variety of leagues, such as the MLB, MLS, NBA, NHL, Premier League, and the NFL when its next season begins. For ongoing games, the app also displays real-time play-by-play information. The app has a very basic interface with scoreboards, which you can personalize by following your favorite teams and leagues. Apple’s services chief and noted sports enthusiast Eddy Cue said this simple design is intentional. “We created Apple Sports to give sports fans what they want — an app that delivers incredibly fast access to scores and stats,” said Cue, in Apple’s press release announcing the app. “Apple Sports is available for free in the App Store, and makes it easy for users to stay up to date with their favorite teams and leagues.” Cue elaborated in an interview with Fast Company‘s Harry McCracken. “We’re not trying to have you spend 30 minutes on the app,” said Cue. “You can spend five …

Deco.cx grabs .2M to bring simplicity back to brand website creation

Deco.cx grabs $2.2M to bring simplicity back to brand website creation

Guilherme Rodrigues, Luciano Junior and Rafael Crespo met while working at VTEX, a commerce company providing tools for managing web storefronts; however, they bonded over wanting brands to have more control over their website front ends. That’s how Deco.cx came about. The trio created an open source front-end development platform for Deno, JSX and Tailwind that runs websites on a global edge infrastructure. “The web was created to share information to help everyone,” Junior told TechCrunch. “For some reason, we, as developers, have made it very complicated. That is not the case here. We started creating a vision of super tools so that people can focus on what they actually want to do instead of spending time on code that’s not related to their job.” As such, the Brazil-based startup is creating tools for developers of growing e-commerce brands to create high-performance digital experiences by bridging the gap between basic no-code site builders and complex full-code setups. It also incorporates drag-and-drop and natural language tools. Clients using Deco.cx see, on average, a 5x increase in …

Mastercard sees ‘a lot of promise’ in blockchain tech if safety and simplicity are prioritized

Mastercard sees ‘a lot of promise’ in blockchain tech if safety and simplicity are prioritized

Mainstream brands and financial services firms are testing the waters of crypto, but many are hesitant to fully dive into the blockchain realm due to uncertainty and a general lack of trust. Every industry has its hiccups and bumps, but crypto has been especially hit hard recently, facing a lot of headwinds from regulators and its own internal pitfalls as it tries to scale. “The crypto industry has gone through a lot in the last few quarters,” said Raj Dhamodharan, Mastercard’s EVP and head of crypto and blockchain, during a blockchain-focused panel at the company’s North America Innovation Day event. While the web3 world has seen a significant influx of capital, innovation and talent, more work is needed to ensure traditional players — as well as new ones — can enter the ecosystem confidently. “People look at crypto and think of it as an investment, but there’s a whole sector that’s a lot more useful for financial industries as a whole,” Dhamodharan said. “The technology itself holds a lot of promise.” Crypto technology has a …