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Discord updates its bot with ChatGPT-like features, rolls out AI-generated conversation summaries and more

Discord is the latest company to get in on the AI frenzy. The company announced today that it’s launching a set of new AI experiences to a number of servers. Most notably, Discord is updating it

Bach, an app for planning bachelorette trips and group travel experiences, raises $9M

Bach, an app for planning bachelorette trips and group travel experiences, has announced $9 million in Series A funding led by Pritzker Group Venture Capital. The app, available on the Google Play Sto

Social music streaming startup Stationhead launches new live commerce tool

Social music streaming startup Stationhead announced today that it’s launching a new live commerce tool that allows select artists and hosts to sell digital tracks to fans during livestreaming p

Spotify debuts new growth and discovery tools for artists, merch and live events

At Spotify’s Stream On event today, the company introduced new tools to help artists on the streaming service build an audience and grow. Spotify showcased a suite of tools to help artists find fans

Spotify revamps its app with TikTok-style discovery feeds, Smart Shuffle for playlists and more

At Spotify’s Stream On event today in LA, the company introduced a significant redesign of its app, which capitalizes on its investments in personalization technology while also adopting a simil

Google expands VPN access to all Google One members, rolls out new ‘dark web report’ feature

Google is expanding VPN access to all Google One members on all plans and rolling out a new dark web report feature for all subscribers. VPN by Google One was previously only available to members on t

Elon Musk apologizes after publicly mocking Twitter employee with disability

Elon Musk has apologized after publicly mocking a Twitter employee with a disability who was uncertain if he had been laid off by the social media company. Musk questioned the work performance of the

YouTube relaxes controversial profanity and monetization rules following creator backlash

YouTube announced today that it’s relaxing the controversial profanity rules that it introduced toward the end of last year. The company says the new rules ended up creating a “stricter ap

Facebook’s latest test brings back in-app messaging

Facebook head Tom Alison announced today that the company is testing the ability for users to access their Messenger inbox within the Facebook app. Back in 2016, Facebook removed messaging capabilitie

Amazon to close eight Amazon Go stores in Seattle, San Francisco and New York

Amazon is permanently closing eight of its cashierless Amazon Go convenience stores in Seattle, San Francisco and New York. The eight stores will remain open until April 1, a spokesperson for the comp

Sonos to add support for spatial audio on Apple Music on March 28

Sonos announced today that Sonos customers will have access to spatial audio on Apple Music starting March 28. The company says it’s Apple Music’s first partner to bring spatial audio to t

TikTok’s new ‘Series’ feature lets creators put content behind a paywall

TikTok is launching a new feature called “Series” that allows eligible creators to post content behind a paywall, the company announced on Tuesday. The new monetization feature adds anothe

D-ID’s new web app gives a face and voice to OpenAI’s ChatGPT

D-ID, the Israeli startup behind Deep Nostalgia, announced today that it’s launching the beta version of its new web app that allows users to talk face-to-face with photorealistic AI. The web ap

Twitter fixes broken links and images caused by ‘internal change’

Twitter says it has resolved issues with images and links on its platform. Earlier today, many users were unable to view links and images on the social network due to “an internal change.”

Meta rolls out new Facebook Reels features, expands max video length to 90 seconds

Meta announced today that it’s adding support for longer Facebook Reels of up to 90 seconds, along with some new creative tools. Up until now, Facebook Reels were limited to 60 seconds. The chan

Instagram starts testing its age verification tools in more countries

Meta announced today that it has started testing its age verification tools on Instagram in more countries, including Canada and Mexico. Last June, the social media app began testing new options for u

Airbnb is banning people associated with prohibited users as a safety precaution

Airbnb is banning people who are associated with prohibited users as a safety precaution, according to a new report from Motherboard. If a user is banned because they are associated with a person Airb

Zarta, a creator platform focused on pay-per-view video content, raises $5.7M led by a16z

Zarta, a new ad-free creator platform that focuses on pay-per-view video content, announced today that it has closed a $5.7 million seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). The platform allows cr

DoorDash launches its first co-branded credit card with Chase

DoorDash is launching its first-ever credit card with Chase, the company announced on Wednesday. The DoorDash Rewards Mastercard will provide cardholders the opportunity to earn cash back on delivery

TikTok rolls out new screen time controls, adds new default settings for teens and expands Family Pairing

TikTok announced today that it’s introducing new well-being features for teens, families and its broader community. The company is improving its screen time controls with more custom options, in
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