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Patreon launches new features, a redesigned app and a new look Patreon has unveiled new features, a redesigned app, and a new brand identity, aiming to provide creators with more tools and functionalities. The platform is evolving beyond a paid membership company, introducing a Discord-like chat feature that connects creators and fans in group messages, providing spaces for group conversations outside of DMs and comments.
News app turned X competitor Artifact now lets users generate AI images for their posts Artifact, initially a news aggregator and now a competitor to X, has introduced a generative AI feature that allows users to create images for their posts. The app, developed by Instagram’s co-founders, recently enabled users to post updates without requiring a link. The new feature allows users to generate images to accompany their posts using generative AI, enhancing the visual appeal and storytelling of their content.
Docker launches remote container builds, new debugging tools and more Docker announced several new products at DockerCon, including a new remote build service, debugging tools, and the general availability of Docker Scout, a software supply chain security service. Docker has seen its user base grow to nearly 20 million monthly active users and has over 79,000 businesses subscribing to its paid plans.
Induced AI Induced AI, a new startup, is aiming to make large language models (LLMs) accessible to all by offering a free version of its own LLM. The company's model, named "Mistral," is designed to be a general-purpose LLM, similar to OpenAI's GPT-3.5, and is capable of various natural language understanding and generation tasks. Induced AI plans to monetize Mistral by offering a subscription plan for API access, which provides additional benefits like priority access to new features and faster response times.
How an AI Deepfake Ad of MrBeast Ended Up on TikTok A fraudulent MrBeast ad, created using AI deepfake technology, managed to bypass TikTok’s ad moderation technology and was displayed on the platform. The ad, which seemed to offer 10,000 viewers an iPhone 15 Pro for $2, was believable due to MrBeast's reputation for extravagant giveaways.
Spotify to Include a Selection of Audiobooks with Its Premium Subscription Spotify is enhancing its audiobook service by providing Spotify Premium subscribers access to a subset of its audiobook catalog, totaling 150,000 titles, without additional charges. Initially launching in the U.K. and Australia, with a U.S. launch planned later, the service aims to increase user engagement and reduce churn.
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The Leap - Create and Launch Digital Products in Minutes The Leap is a free, AI-powered digital product builder and link-in-bio storefront designed to enable creators to monetize their work effectively. The platform allows creators to build and sell digital products in minutes, offering a user-friendly interface and AI assistance to streamline the creation process.
Trading Digits: Crypto Analytics & On-Chain Market Intel Trading Digits is a comprehensive crypto trading analytics tool that consolidates various analytics on a single page, including market cap, satoshi, funding rates, gas tracker, and more, to enhance trading decisions. The platform provides over 15 real-time analytics tools and boasts fast performance, covering more than 10,000 coins and 100+ exchanges.
WebWave AI Website Builder - Generate Website with One Click WebWave AI Website Builder allows users to generate websites with a single click, offering a platform that tailors websites to users' needs using AI technology. The tool is designed to be user-friendly, enabling individuals to create a professional website without prior web design experience.
Cloaked - The Future of Consumer Privacy Cloaked provides a privacy solution that enables users to generate unique virtual identities, protecting their personal information. The platform allows users to sign up for rewards and discounts, create accounts, and try new apps without sharing personal information.
Humata AI Humata AI provides a platform that allows users to navigate through long technical documents with ease by utilizing AI to summarize findings, compare documents, and search for answers. The platform offers unlimited file uploads, citation highlights, unlimited questions, and the ability to embed the AI in webpages.
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Creators on Air Podcast
Ali Abdaal’s 4.5 million subscribers is impressive
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Ali Abdaal went from making YouTube videos in his spare time to building a creator business that's projected to make £5 million this year. But how exactly has he done it?
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