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TikTok Begins Testing $4.99 Ad-Free Subscription Tier TikTok is testing a new ad-free subscription tier priced at $4.99 per month, offering users an ad-free experience, priority customer support, and exclusive content. The new tier, TikTok Plus, is being tested with a small group of users in the U.S., U.K., and Germany. The move aligns with TikTok's efforts to explore additional revenue streams beyond advertising, following the path of other social media platforms like Twitter and YouTube that have introduced subscription services.
X to Test Livestream Shopping with Paris Hilton X, previously known as Twitter, is set to test a livestream shopping feature in collaboration with media icon Paris Hilton. The feature will allow users to watch a livestream, chat, and shop simultaneously, and also engage in Spaces. The initiative is part of X's expansion into an "everything app" and follows previous e-commerce endeavors, including mobile storefronts for merchants and product drop teasers. The partnership with Hilton’s media company 11:11 aims to explore new ways to connect with users across various formats, including video, live video, and live shopping.
Google Launches $399 Chromebook Plus Category Google has introduced a new category of Chromebooks, Chromebooks Plus, starting at $399, focusing on productivity with minimum spec requirements like a full HD screen, 1080p camera, and enhanced processing power.
Humanes' AI pin debuts on the Paris runway Humane's AI pin, a wearable tech product, made its debut on the Paris runway. The pin is designed to be both fashionable and functional, offering a blend of tech and style.
X-Twitter has paid almost $20M to creators, CEO says X-Twitter, a platform by Twitter, has reportedly paid out nearly $20 million to creators. The CEO highlighted the company's commitment to supporting creators and their content.
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