Threads, Meta’s Twitter clone, starts launch countdown, plus a few details on how it works

Ahead of the app’s launch later this week, Meta has launched a landing page for its Twitter competitor, “Threads,” counting down to the service’s launch. In recent weeks, Twitter has effected multiple changes that severely affect the day-to-day experience, including a daily limit on tweets viewed and an upcoming limitation of TweetDeck to only paid … Read more

8 smart strategies for effectively explaining a blockchain scaling solution

Meta is talking to celebrities like Oprah and the Dalai Lama about being early users. ‘We’ve been hearing from creators and public figures who are interested in having a platform that is sanely run,’ a top exec told employees. One of Meta’s top executives showed employees a preview of the company’s upcoming Twitter competitor during … Read more

OpenAI tops 2023 CNBC Disruptor list

A paralysed man has been able to walk simply by thinking about it thanks to electronic brain implants, a medical first he says has changed his life. The electronic implants wirelessly transmit his thoughts to his legs and feet via a second implant on his spine. The system is still at an experimental stage but … Read more

Tech’s next big fights

Old orders are fading while new ones fight to come into focus as the tech world enters a year of deep flux. In every corner of the industry, incumbent powers are faltering, and major new technologies and players have arrived but not yet cemented their sway. Social media: TikTok vs. Washington – TikTok has reshaped … Read more

Twitter makes its first acquisition with a recruiting startup

Twitter appears to have made its first deal of the Elon Musk era: buying a job-matching tech startup called Laskie, Axios has learned. Why it matters: This is the company’s first known acquisition under Musk’s leadership, as well as a transaction that helps fulfill the billionaire’s aspirations to turn Twitter into a “super-app” that offers … Read more

8 smart strategies for effectively explaining a blockchain scaling solution

Blockchain technology can be difficult for the average layperson to understand, and when “layers” are added to the concept — as with blockchain scaling — it can be even more confusing. Companies working on blockchain scaling solutions are led and staffed by experts who fully understand the underlying technology and why scaling is essential to … Read more

Blockchain-based SMP on the rise

Bluesky, a decentralised communications app, is posing a new competition to Elon Musk’s Twitter. The app, which is backed by Twitter co-founder and twice-former CEO Jack Dorsey, is an alternative to centralised social media platforms. Unlike Twitter and Facebook, decentralised social media platforms have no single owner or leader and are not beholden to commercial … Read more

What Google unveiled at its developer event

Google on Wednesday unveiled its latest lineup of hardware products, including its first foldable phone and a new tablet, as well as plans to roll out new AI features to its search engine and productivity tools. The updates, announced at its annual Google I/O developer conference, come as the company is simultaneously trying to push … Read more

Meta unveils A.I. ‘testing playground’

Meta on Thursday announced several new tools and services, powered by artificial intelligence, to help advertisers efficiently build ads and improve campaign results. At an event in New York, Meta unveiled the AI Sandbox, which it called a “testing playground” for advertisers to use as they try out new generative AI-powered ad tools. It’s Meta’s … Read more

Germany reveals €3bn plan to build a quantum computer by 2026

The German government says it will spend €3bn over the next three years to build a universal quantum computer. The project is part of a new initiative to make Germany competitive with countries that have already built or are taking steps to construct such a device. It is hoped the cash will boost the German … Read more