Artifact

What happened to Artifact?

Last week, Artifact, a buzzy news app from Instagram’s co-founders, announced it was shutting down after failing to gain critical mass. The news came as a surprise, as the app was generally well

Instagram co-founders’ news aggregation startup Artifact to shut down

Artifact, the news aggregator-turned social network from Instagram’s founders, is shutting down. On Friday, the startup announced via a blog post it had made the decision to “wind down ope

Instagram co-founders’ app Artifact now lets you discover recommended places, too

Personalized news aggregation app Artifact is taking another step to become a place to discover interesting links of all sorts, not just the latest headlines. After last month adding a way to share or

News app turned X competitor Artifact now lets users generate AI images for their posts

Artifact, the news aggregator recently turned X competitor, is adding a new generative AI feature. The app, built by Instagram’s co-founders, announced last week it would allow users to post the

Artifact co-founder Mike Krieger says there’s a ‘flavor’ of Twitter in app’s latest release

The AI-powered news reading app Artifact, built by Instagram’s co-founders, has been transforming itself into a more social experience over time with recent launches like profiles, commenting, l

Artifact takes on X and Threads with new Posts feature

Artifact, a platform built by Instagram’s co-founders, is launching the ability for users to make posts. Up until now, the platform has been an aggregator for news and links, but is now becoming mor

Artifact co-founder Kevin Systrom doesn’t believe in AI doomerism

News aggregation startup Artifact co-founder Kevin Systrom doesn’t believe in AI doomerism, even as he’s developing a new app that’s embracing novel AI technologies. The Instagram co

Personalized news app Artifact becomes a discovery engine for the web with new Links feature

Artifact, the personalized news aggregator built by Instagram’s co-founders, is launching a new feature today that takes the app in a different direction beyond tracking, summarizing and comment

News app Artifact adds AI text-to-speech voices, including Snoop Dogg and Gwyneth Paltrow

Personalized news app Artifact, developed by Instagram’s founders, is adding another new AI-powered feature today. The company is launching an AI-powered text-to-speech feature in partnership wi

Artifact news app now uses AI to rewrite headline of a clickbait article

Last month, the Artifact news app introduced an option for users to flag an article as clickbait. Now, the app founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger has launched a new feature to let AI rewrite a

Artifact news app introduces emoji reactions and flagging articles as clickbait

Instagram founders’ news app Artifact launched a new set of features Monday, allowing users to report clickbait articles, react with emojis and share articles as images. The clickbait flag featu

Kevin Systrom explains why Artifact wants to treat writers like the creators they are

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have already shipped a ton of substantial updates for their news-focused app Artifact, which launched earlier this year but already looks very diff

NFT spinoff from newspaper SCMP gets funded to tokenize historical artifacts

When an NFT series commemorating the handover of Hong Kong from the U.K. to China generated $260,000 in sales, Artifact Labs, the startup that launched the collection, saw the long-term potential of t

Artifact, the news aggregator from Instagram’s co-founders, adds a social discussions feature

Artifact, the recently launched personalized news app from Instagram’s founders, is today launching a key new feature: a social discussions component. Previously in private testing, the feature

Artifact co-founder Kevin Systrom on the SVB crisis, its further impacts and future of tech

Artifact, the new personalized news app from Instagram’s co-founders, is another startup whose funding was caught up in the Silicon Valley Bank failure, and co-founder Kevin Systrom believes the

The tech behind Artifact, the newly launched news aggregator from Instagram’s co-founders

Late last month, Artifact, a personalized news reader built by Instagram’s co-founders, opened to the public. The launch was a surprise to many consumers, who wondered why the team behind one of the

Instagram’s co-founders’ personalized news app Artifact launches to the public with new features

Artifact, the personalized news reader built by Instagram’s co-founders, is now open to the public, no sign-up required. Last month, Instagram’s creators Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, un

Instagram’s co-founders introduce a new social app…for news reading

Can lightning strike twice? That’s apparently the question being raised today with the public introduction of the next social app built by Instagram’s co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike K