Music artists content

Hi guys,

I’m in the process of making an app about a specific music genre where you get to see video’s, news articles etc. The only thing that’s stopping me is the fact that I don’t know if it’s legal to use music artists content for my app without permission from the record labels ? I can’t find an clear answer online and really need to know if I can use it or not.

Something like Reddit where you open an news article from another platform on my platform without actually going away would be nice too if that’s legally possible ! Of course with giving credit to those articles. I don’t want to be considered a thief and want to start a legitimate platform.

I hope that someone with knowledge from the entertainment industry knows if I can use that content and can let me know. Thanks !

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Daily Crunch: Stripe now valued at $36B

Stripe raises new funding, Uber acknowledges financial uncertainty and a controversial facial recognition startup accidentally exposes its source code.

Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 17, 2020.

1. Stripe raises $ 600M at $ 36B valuation in Series G extension, says it has $ 2B on its balance sheet

The economy may be contracting as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but promising startups are still continuing to raise money to shore up finances for whatever may lie ahead.

The latest development: Stripe, a well-known payments unicorn, announced that it had raised another $ 600 million in new capital, money that it plans to use to continue investing in product development, further global expansion and strategic initiatives.

2. Uber withdraws 2020 guidance

“Given the evolving nature of COVID-19 and the uncertainty it has caused for every industry in every part of the world, it is impossible to predict with precision the pandemic’s cumulative impact on our future financial results,” Uber said in a statement.

3. Security lapse exposed Clearview AI source code

The controversial facial recognition startup allows its law enforcement users to take a picture of a person, upload it and match it against its alleged database of 3 billion images, which the company scraped from public social media profiles. And for a time, a misconfigured server exposed the company’s internal files, apps and source code for anyone on the internet to find.

4. Changing policy, Y Combinator cuts its pro rata stake and makes investments case-by-case

Under its new policy, the accelerator is reducing its pro rata investment size from 7% to 4% and is only investing on a case-by-case basis going forward. Apparently the portfolio has gotten too large for blanket investments, and some of the limited partners who back the accelerator’s operations are balking at making commitments to the pro rata program.

5. Announcing the Extra Crunch Live event series

First up: We’ll be chatting with Aileen Lee (former KPCB partner, founder and managing director at and coiner of the term “Unicorn”) and Ted Wang ( partner, former partner at Fenwick & West, and former outside counsel to Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Square and more) on Monday, April 20. And yes, you’ll need to be an Extra Crunch member to tune in.

6. NASA reveals ambitious multi-spacecraft plan to bring a piece of Mars back to Earth

NASA has said many times that it intends to collect a sample from Mars and return it to Earth. But how will the organization go about scooping up soil from the surface of a distant planet and getting it back here? With a newly-revealed plan that sounds straight out of sci-fi.

7. Facebook’s annual virtual reality conference goes virtual-only

Facebook announced that it will be shelving the in-person component of its virtual reality-focused Oculus Connect 7 conference due to COVID-19 concerns and focusing on a digital format. Although the company hadn’t announced dates for the event, the conference is typically held in late September or early October.

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[Klook in New Striats Times] #JOM! DO: Klook recommends ways to be productive during MCO

Klook has these five homebody friendly activities to enrich and entertain yourself:

Read more here.

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Software development for a great idea

Hey guys, I'm a software developer and I develop mobile and web applications and sometimes desktop applications. I currently work full time in a company. I sometimes like to help out people in developing a software. I know that it costs a lot of money to develop complex applications and some people

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Airbnb reportedly lays off contractors and cancels summer internships

Airbnb has ended its contracts with contingent workers early and postponed summer internships, Protocol reports. Contractors at Airbnb serve as property inspectors, home consultants and more.

Contractors will reportedly receive no less than two weeks’ pay after receiving notice from their temp agencies.

Airbnb will also reportedly delay hiring undergraduate students until next year. TechCrunch has since heard from an incoming intern that he was notified yesterday and that he’s now scrambling to find a new internship.

Airbnb is not the only tech company to cancel internships amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, Yelp canceled its summer internship and TC’s Natasha Mascarenhas has since learned StubHub, Glassdoor, Funding Circle and Checkr have also canceled their respective internships.

These personnel changes come just one day after Airbnb secured a $ 1 billion loan. Earlier this month, Airbnb raised an additional $ 1 billion in debt and equity.

TechCrunch has reached out to Airbnb and will update this story if we hear back.

Additional reporting by Natasha Mascarenhas. 

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[MeMed in Globes] MeMed to predict which COVID-19 patients will worsen

MeMed Diagnostics is known mostly for developing devices and tests that can rapidly distinguish between certain bacteria and viruses, based on the immune system’s response, mainly in order to prevent unnecessary use of antibiotics

Read more here.

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COVID-19 Small Business Relief Funds Exhausted

You may have heard that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has run out of money to fund the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. In other words, at least for the time being, the COVID-19 Small Business Relief Funds have been exhausted.  

Congress is currently working on another appropriation to pick up where these funding plans left off. If you’ve already applied for funds, we urge you to continue on that path—at such time that funds are replenished, you will be better positioned to maintain your place in line with that lender or agent. 

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pursue additional PPP funding paths to increase your opportunities in accessing funds. We offer the same advice for those who have started the application process with any lender. We encourage you to stay the course as new funds are likely to be appropriated in the coming days or weeks.

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What to expect over the next few days

We anticipate the processing for PPP funds will likely slow across the board over the next few days—lenders may continue to accept applications in hopes of helping more small businesses, though they may not be ready to take immediate action in approving them. 

We encourage you to be patient with lenders and agents as they work through applications and determine next steps. They understand the role your businesses play in the economy and are as motivated to make funds available as you are eager to receive them.

We are following this situation closely and will share any information we receive to help you navigate what comes next.

What should you do in the meantime?

Here’s what we suggest you do to be best prepared for when additional funds become available:

  • Make sure your bookkeeping is up to date and gather documents lenders may need to verify PPP eligibility and funding amount. Read more about the PPP application here.
  • Join Nav’s Facebook group to stay up to date on PPP fund availability and join more than 10,000 other small business owners in discussing potential paths to funding.
  • On April 14, the SBA shared additional guidance regarding the PPP loan application process for self-employed individuals. It’s safe to assume that these same requirements will apply as new funds are allocated. If you are self-employed, you can learn more about those requirements here.
  • We encourage you to reach out to you representatives in Congress to encourage them to allocate additional funds sooner rather than later.

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We’re still in this together

Although COVID-19 small business relief funds are exhausted, we are committed to providing accurate, timely, and candid information to help you access the capital you need to weather the coronavirus storm. We will make any updates available as we receive them.

This article originally appeared on by Ty Kiisel

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[DailyPay in Home Health Care News] Daily Pay Changing the Compensation Game for Rockaway Home Care

Daily pay tools — services that grant employees faster access to their earnings — have been met with both skepticism and praise within the context of curbing the caregiver crisis. But for New York-based Rockaway Home Care, they’ve been a major boon.

Read more here.

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Inventory Tracking / transaction app

I’m looking for an inventory tracking and transaction app that can integrate with shipstation or woocommerce.

Specifically I need to be able to scan items in and out of inventory and attach the lot info to an order.

I have found some apps but none that cover the transaction physical activity.

Any help or direction is appreciated. Thanks

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