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Bluesky Social, the new social network from Twitter's founders, has taken a significant step towards open-source development. On May 15th, 2023, the company open-sourced the codebase for its app on GitHub, aligning with its mission to build an "open and decentralized" social network.
Twitter, under the helm of Elon Musk, has made its first acquisition, purchasing the job search startup Laskie. The startup, which likens itself to a dating app for job seekers and employers, was acquired. Laskie's platform, which was known for its "precision matches," is no longer available online following the acquisition.
Meta has expanded its paid verification program, Meta Verified, to the UK. The subscription service, priced at £9.99 per month for both Instagram and Facebook, is aimed at creators and offers benefits such as proactive impersonation protection, access to customer support, and a blue verification badge.
Google has announced a new policy to delete inactive Google accounts after two years. The move is aimed at preventing spam and identity theft, as abandoned accounts are significantly less likely to have 2-step-verification set up and can become vectors for such activities when compromised. The policy also helps free up storage, potentially reducing costs.
"Ramen Club" is a supportive community for founders aiming to make their internet businesses profitable. The club offers an active Slack community of over 120 bootstrapped founders, remote and in-person co-working sessions, expert advice from vetted advisors, and access to discounts worth over $50,000. The club also facilitates mastermind groups with similar-stage founders for regular, private accountability and feedback calls.
Talk to an influencer’s AI clone 🤯 for $1 a minute. CarynAI is the first AI companion product from a new startup called Forever Voices, allowing users to chat with a digital version of the fastest growing Snapchat star.
Apple has previewed a new accessibility feature, Personal Voice, that allows users to create a synthesized voice that sounds like them. This feature is particularly beneficial for people who may lose their ability to speak, enabling them to communicate with friends or family members.
"Starter Story" is a platform dedicated to inspiring entrepreneurs by sharing the stories of successful founders and their businesses. The site features over 4,418 case studies, detailing how ordinary people built businesses to millions in revenue starting from simple ideas or side projects. It provides a community for founders, offering resources such as courses, live events, growth playbooks, and access to a database of business ideas.
Zapier releases a new feature Zapier Tables in beta that upgrades your database experience. It allows you to view, edit, and automate data in one tool.
Microsoft Clarity is a free, user-friendly tool that captures how real people interact with your website. It provides valuable insights such as heatmaps showing where people click, what they ignore, and how far they scroll. It also offers session recordings to observe how users navigate your site, helping you identify what's working, what needs improvement, and where to test new ideas.
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