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TikTok and Billboard team up to launch a top 50 song chart TikTok has collaborated with Billboard to introduce the official TikTok Billboard Top 50 Chart, which monitors the most favored songs on the video-sharing platform. The chart's rankings are determined by views, user engagement, and the number of videos featuring the song. Updated every Thursday, the chart can be accessed via the TikTok app or the Billboard website. The chart emphasizes TikTok's significant influence on the music industry, propelling many artists to viral fame.
X Premium subscribers can now hide the posts they’ve liked Subscribers to X, previously known as Twitter, can now opt to conceal their likes tab from public view. This feature is exclusive to X Premium users. While the likes tab can be hidden, individual post likes by Premium users remain visible. The move follows several instances where public likes led to embarrassment for notable users. Elon Musk, the owner of X, has been enhancing X Premium with features to attract paid users, with the service starting at $8 per month in the US.
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Shuffles by Pinterest on the Mac App Store Shuffles, a new app from Pinterest, is designed for creative expression. Users can curate outfits, visualize dream spaces, create moodboards, or simply craft digital art from their phone. The app offers tools to create animated, immersive collages, and integrates a vast library of images. Shuffles has been positively received, with users praising its ability to foster creativity.
AI-Powered Background changer by ZMO.AI ZMO.AI offers an AI-powered background changer that allows users to create and edit photos with studio-quality backgrounds. The platform features a "Background Changer" for generating realistic backgrounds, a "Magic Remover" to eliminate unwanted elements, and an "Image Variation" tool for generating unique content variations. The tools are designed to enhance photos for social media, e-commerce, and other platforms, with users praising its ease of use and efficiency.
Dev Hunt – The best new Dev Tools every day. Dev Hunt is a launchpad dedicated to showcasing the best new developer tools. The platform, built by developers for developers, is open-source and operates on a fair model. Every week, Dev Hunt features a range of tools, allowing the community to vote for their favorites. Winners receive various perks, including a shout-out in the Dev Hunt newsletter and social media mentions. Some of the highlighted tools this week include "Overtracking Analytics," an alternative to Google Analytics, and "WunderGraph," a tool for mastering API composition.
FirstHR - All-in-one HR platform for founders with dreams and teams FirstHR is a comprehensive HR platform designed to streamline all HR processes, from recruitment to offboarding. Tailored for founders, HR professionals, and team leaders, the platform offers tools for recruiting, onboarding, team management, performance tracking, and more. It emphasizes paperless operations, transparency, and efficient team communication. FirstHR integrates with various tools, including calendars and corporate messengers, and is free for teams of up to 5 members.
Commented: Seamless Feedback & Collaboration tool Commented is a collaboration tool designed for seamless feedback on live web and mobile projects. It combines features reminiscent of Figma and Jira, allowing users to pin feedback directly on live projects. The platform integrates with popular tools like Slack, Linear, and Figma, and boasts an upcoming mobile SDK. Commented also offers an AI content writer for crafting engaging headlines and content, enhancing the overall feedback and content creation process.
Commented: Seamless Feedback & Collaboration tool Commented is a collaboration platform that facilitates seamless feedback on live web and mobile projects. It combines elements of Figma and Jira, allowing users to pin feedback directly on live projects. The platform integrates with tools like Slack, Linear, and Figma, and even offers an AI content writer for crafting engaging content. Commented is designed to streamline communication, making feedback more precise and actionable.
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