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X Communities Start to Look More Like Facebook Groups with New Member Vetting Feature X, previously known as Twitter, has introduced a new feature for its private Communities that allows admins to require users to answer a question when requesting to join, alongside agreeing to the group’s rules. This feature, already utilized by many Facebook Groups, aids admins and moderators in deciding who should join and provides a degree of protection against spammers and bots.
TikTok Scores Sizable Disney Deal Including a Content Hub and Publisher Partnership TikTok has secured a significant partnership with Disney, involving a premium ad product, Pulse Premiere, and a dedicated content hub within the TikTok app for Disney fans. This hub will feature videos from Disney’s brands, allow users to create their own content with Disney’s music and special effects, play Disney-themed trivia, and collect “Character Cards” of their favorite characters.
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.
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Cursor - The AI-first Code Editor Cursor is an AI-first code editor designed to enhance software development by facilitating pair-programming with AI. It provides a unique platform that allows developers to build software faster by integrating AI into their workflows and offering a chat feature to interact with projects. Cursor enables developers to ask about their codebase, browse documentation, make code changes, edit existing code, generate code from scratch, spot and fix bugs, and debug errors with the assistance of AI.
Character.ai - Open-ended Conversations and Collaborations with Computers Character.ai aims to realize the sci-fi dream of having open-ended conversations and collaborations with computers. Although there was an error accessing detailed content from the website, the meta description provides a glimpse into its objective. The platform seems to be focused on enabling more natural and extensive interactions with computers, potentially leveraging AI to facilitate meaningful dialogues and cooperative tasks between humans and machines.
Website Hunt - The Best Websites You Didn't Know Website Hunt curates and showcases a collection of useful websites that users might not be aware of, providing a platform where people can discover new and valuable online resources. The website features various categories, including what's new, trending, and popular, and allows users to submit new websites for consideration
Relay.app - Workflow automation beyond triggers and actions Relay.app offers a unique approach to workflow automation by combining AI assistance, human-in-the-loop collaboration, and a multiplayer experience. The platform allows users to build powerful automations that incorporate AI and human oversight, enabling the embedding of AI in any workflow without requiring prompts. It can generate content for templated messages, extract information from emails, summarize feedback, classify customer support tickets, and more.
Pickle - Rent Your Style, Share Your Closet Pickle is a peer-to-peer rental marketplace that enables users to rent the latest styles and trends and offers door-to-door delivery within their city. The platform allows users to rent designer pieces for various events without cluttering their closet or spending excessively. Users can let others borrow pieces from their closet and use their earnings to find new items that they can rent instead of buying new, thus saving money.
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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