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Substack is launching the ability for writers to paywall their entire Chat or specific threads to paid or founding members only, the company announced on Wednesday. The rollout of the…

Substack now lets writers paywall their ‘Chat’ discussion spaces

Since Elon Musk acquired Twitter in the fall of 2022, the market for Twitter alternatives has been saturated with would-be competitors ranging from smaller startups to open source apps to…

LinkedIn is the Twitter/X rival no one is talking about

X, the company formerly known as Twitter, is launching a dedicated TV app for videos uploaded to the social network soon. X CEO Linda Yaccarino announced on Tuesday that the…

X is launching a TV app for videos ‘soon’

Substack is adding new capabilities to its Twitter-like Notes feature that bring it more in-line with the social network now known as X. The company announced on Tuesday that users…

Substack’s Notes feature is getting more Twitter-like capabilities

Elon Musk is planning to charge new X users a small fee to enable posting on the social network and to curb the bot problem. In reply to an X…

Elon Musk plans to charge new X users to enable posting

Social media startup ShareChat’s valuation has cratered below $2 billion from nearly $5 billion in a new funding round.

ShareChat’s valuation drops below $2B after new funding round

Last year, Elon Musk’s social network X (formerly known as Twitter) rolled out a feature for paid users to hide their blue checkmarks from others after the checks became primarily…

X is removing the ability to hide checkmarks for premium users

Lyrak is a new X rival that aims to differentiate itself by focusing on real-time news and monetization options for creators.

Lyrak to take on X by combining the best of Twitter with fediverse integration

X, formerly Twitter, is rolling out support for passkeys, a new and more secure login method compared with traditional passwords, to all iOS users globally. The option debuted in January,…

X adds support for passkeys globally on iOS

Social network X is rolling out access to xAI’s Grok chatbot to Premium tier subscribers after Elon Musk announced the expansion to more paid users last month. The company said…

X makes Grok chatbot available to premium subscribers

Despite its similarities, Instagram Threads is no X. That’s not to say people weren’t discussing the earthquake on Threads — many were.

Meta explains why the NYC/NJ earthquake didn’t trend earlier in the day

For just a brief moment, this was the internet at its best. I stared at a vase of dried out Trader Joe’s flowers, rumbling on my table for maybe 30…

Is it just me, or was that an earthquake?

X is warning users they may see a reduction in their follower counts as the company attempts to clear the network of some spammers and bots in a large sweep.…

X warns that you might lose followers as it does another bot sweep

Weeks before the national elections in India, Elon Musk-owned X said it is rolling out support for posting Community Notes — the company’s crowd-sourced fact-checking program — in the key…

X rolls out support for posting Community Notes in India ahead of elections

X is giving free blue checks to users who have more than 2,500 “verified” followers, which are people who subscribe to X Premium. Popular posters will get a blue check,…

X is giving blue checks to influential users (which is what blue checks were supposed to be all along)

The changes appear to confirm the earlier tests of NSFW communities spotted by various researchers and reverse engineers.

X confirms plans for NSFW Communities

You might’ve heard of Grok, X’s answer to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. It’s a chatbot and, in that sense, behaves as you’d expect — answering questions about current events, pop culture and…

What is Elon Musk’s Grok chatbot and how does it work?

Grok-1.5 appears to be a measurable upgrade over its predecessor, Grok-1 — at least judging by the published benchmark results and specs.

X’s Grok chatbot will soon get an upgraded model, Grok-1.5

Two weeks ago, TechCrunch broke the news that LinkedIn was getting into games, helping users “deepen relationships” through puzzle-based interactions. And on Wednesday, TechCrunch reported that the Microsoft-owned social network…

LinkedIn targets users caught between TikTok and what used to be Twitter

Following Elon Musk’s xAI’s move to open source its Grok large language model earlier in March, the X owner on Tuesday said that the company formerly known as Twitter will…

Elon Musk says all Premium subscribers on X will gain access to AI chatbot Grok this week

Threads, the Twitter-like app from Instagram, is adding live scores for sports games. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday that Threads has started testing live scores for NBA games,…

Threads is adding live scores for sports games, starting with the NBA

Social network X (formerly Twitter) launched new top-up packs for its developer API program on Tuesday. These paid upgrades will allow developers to fetch roughly 10,000 posts for $100 if…

X launches top-up packs for its developer API

Don Lemon announced on Wednesday that X owner Elon Musk has canceled the deal for his upcoming talkshow on the platform. Lemon, a former CNN anchor, says Musk terminated the…

Don Lemon says Elon Musk has canceled his deal for a show on X

Decentralized Twitter/X rival Bluesky announced on Tuesday that it’s open sourcing Ozone, a tool that lets individuals and teams collaboratively review and label content on the network. The company plans to…

Bluesky launches Ozone, a tool that lets users create and run their own independent moderation services

Decentralized Twitter/X rival Bluesky is adding to its ranks by scooping up a member of its developer community. London-based software engineer Samuel Newman, who built the well-received third-party Bluesky client…

Bluesky scoops up the developer of popular third-party app, Graysky

X announced a new long-form post format called Articles today. The feature, which is only available to Premium+ subscribers and verified organizations, lets users publish posts with text formatting, other…

X now allows Premium+ users and organizations to publish articles

Threads, the Twitter-like app from Instagram, is rolling out the ability for users to save a draft and take photos within the app. Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced the features…

Threads now lets all users save drafts and take photos within the app

This year, billions of people will vote in elections around the world. We will see — and have seen — high-stakes races in more than 50 countries, from Russia and…

Political deepfakes are spreading like wildfire thanks to GenAI

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Elon Musk switched on X calling by default: Here’s how to switch it off

In his quest to turn a simple and functioning Twitter app into X, the everything app that doesn’t do anything very well, Elon Musk launched audio and video calling on X last week — and this new feature is switched on by default, it leaks your IP address to anyone you talk with, and it’s…

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Elon Musk switched on X calling by default: Here’s how to switch it off

Another day, another lawsuit involving Elon Musk. Four former Twitter executives, including ex-CEO Parag Agrawal, sued Musk on Monday, alleging that they’re owed over $128 million in severance payments. When…

Former Twitter CEO sues Elon Musk