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Atlassian to acquire Loom for $975M Atlassian has announced it will acquire former tech unicorn Loom for $975 million — the video messaging service is the software giant's largest acquisition to date.
Creators raising venture capital The practice of investing in individual creators, as opposed to companies, is gaining traction, with firms like Slow Ventures and Mythical venturing into this space. Slow Ventures has allocated $20 million to invest in creators, offering capital in exchange for a percentage of their earnings and intellectual property (IP) over a set period
Bluesky gets its first third-party mobile app with Graysky, launching later this month Bluesky, a Twitter alternative backed by Jack Dorsey, is set to welcome its first third-party mobile app, Graysky, which is now available for preorder on the App Store with a launch date of October 21 and will also be available on Android. Developed by London-based software engineer Samuel Newman, Graysky aims to enhance the Bluesky experience by offering features like GIF support, inline translation, viewing everyone’s likes, a feeds-first layout, and hashtag support.
Sony’s new PS5 with a removable disc drive in November Sony has officially announced a new PlayStation 5 model featuring a detachable disc drive and 1TB of internal storage, often referred to as the PS5 “Slim.” This new model, which is somewhat slimmer and shorter than the existing PS5, will replace both the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition. Priced at $499.99 with the drive and $449.99 for the Digital Edition, the new PS5 model has reduced its volume by more than 30% and its weight by up to 24%. The disc drive, which is bulged at the side of the PS5, can be removed and replaced with a side panel.
Amazon’s kid-friendly Kindle Paperwhite has hit an all-time low for Prime Day Amazon is offering a significant discount on the latest Kindle Paperwhite Kids as part of its October Prime Day event, reducing its price to $109.99, which is $60 off the original price. The Kindle Paperwhite Kids edition is identical to the ad-free Kindle Paperwhite released in 2021, but it comes with additional benefits like a kid-friendly protective case, an extended two-year warranty, and an annual subscription to Amazon Kids Plus.
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My Pocket Lawyer My Pocket Lawyer is an AI-powered platform designed to simplify complex contracts, legal documents, and terms of service by summarizing, analyzing, and explaining them in seconds. Users can upload a document (such as a lease, vendor agreement, or NDA) and let My Pocket Lawyer analyze and identify key points, potential issues, and provide recommendations using natural language processing.
Deta Space Deta Space, currently in alpha, presents itself as a new OS, Space OS, aiming to put users in control and simplify software interaction. It introduces "Just Drop," a novel way of interacting with computers, and allows users to own their data, with each app having its own collection that can be managed by the user. Space OS enables users to craft personal apps with prompts or download apps from developers globally and is not tied to any device.
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