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Telegram spruces up its channels with new discovery and customization features

Telegram announced new features related to channels including better discovery of similar channels, emoji customization for reactions, and stats for stories to compete better with WhatsApp. The Meta-o

Meta reportedly set to launch Threads in the EU next month

Since its launch in July, Meta’s text-based social network Threads has gained many features, but a major missing part in the puzzle has been the app’s availability in the EU. The company,

It’s official: Evernote will restrict free users to 50 notes

Days after Evernote started testing with limited users a free plan with access to only one notebook and 50 notes, the company has now made this its new default free plan. The notetaking app said that

Type is a bare-bone command bar note-taking app for Mac

Developers are always finding a way to make note-taking simple and quick. Techstars-backed Stashpad built a “DM-to-self” interface for developers to let them take notes rapidly and organiz

Layla taps into AI and creator content to build a travel recommendation app

Many companies are trying to use AI chatbots (beyond ChatGPT) in different industries — especially in the consumer sector. Berlin-based startup Layla is banking on this trend to build an eponymous c

Vimcal raises $4.5 million to expand its team offerings

Vimcal, a YC-backed calendar app, has raised a $4.5 million seed round from Altos Ventures to expand its team and enterprise offerings. The company, founded by CEO John Li, launched its iOS app and Ou

Dbrand is suing Casetify over stolen designs

Dbrand, a company that makes gadget skins, sued competitor Casetify last week in a Canadian court over a set of stolen skin designs. The brand is seeking multi-million dollars in damages as part of th

Mozaic raises $20 million to build payment-splitting solution for creators

Creators often work with different collaborators for different projects. And splitting payments with others is one of the biggest challenges for creators. Mozaic (previously Jammber) is trying to solv

Instagram now allows anyone to download public Reels

Instagram head Adam Mosseri said Wednesday that the app now allows all users across the world to download public Reels to their devices. Prior to this rollout, you could only save Reels to the Instagr

Elon Musk says X will show headlines on the platform again

Elon Musk said that X, formerly Twitter, will start showing headlines in preview cards with URLs on the platform again after removing titles last month. In a post on X, Musk said in an upcoming update

Sunbird pauses its efforts to bring iMessage to Android amid security worries

Sunbird, which aims to bring iMessage to Android users, has halted development and pulled its app from the Play Store amid security issues raised this week. Earlier this week, the company sent a notif

Google admits Spotify pays no Play Store fees because of a secret deal

A Google executive said during testimony in the Epic versus Google trial that a deal with Spotify allows the audio company to bypass Play Store fees, as first reported by The Verge. Don Harrison, Goog

Tinder redesigns profile pages with prompts, info tags and quiz

Tinder is revamping its profile pages to make them more informative and create easier starting points for conversations. The company is launching features like profile prompts as conversation starters

Change in X’s terms indicate EU researchers will get API access

After taking over Twitter last year, Elon Musk famously yanked API access from third-party apps and changed API pricing tiers to make it difficult for researchers to access and study the platform&#821

Instafest now lets you create a music festival poster through a playlist link

Instafest, the app which went viral last year before Spotify Wrapped was officially unveiled, now lets you create a music festival poster based on artists that you have in a particular playlist. The a

YC-backed productivity app Superpowered pivots to become a voice API platform for bots

Calendar apps are essential for productivity but it is hard to differentiate enough to have sustained growth from just the core usage. Y Combinator-backed Superpowered, which is an AI-powered notetake

Airbnb leans on reviews to make listings more reliable as it tests review summaries using generative AI

Airbnb has given hotels a run for their money with offerings that are often more flexible, sometimes cheaper, and more characterful than their traditional hospitality counterparts. One area where Airb

Instagram is finally testing a feature to let you turn off read receipts for DMs

Instagram is finally testing a feature that will let users turn off read receipts for Instagram DMs. This way, even if you have read someone’s message, they won’t see the “seen&#8221

WhatsApp head Will Cathcart says the chat app could introduce ads in Status

WhatsApp’s cat-and-mouse game with ads continues. While the company is not planning to show ads in the main inbox, it could still show ads in Status — the app’s Stories-like feature —

Everything announced at OpenAI’s first developer event

OpenAI held its first developer event on Monday and it was action-packed. The company launched improved models to new APIs. Here is a summary of all announcements in case you missed the event. ChatGPT
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