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Jack Dorsey, the former CEO of Twitter, introduces Twitter rival Bluesky, which can be downloaded from the App Store
Jack Dorsey has now introduced a Twitter alternative, putting an end to any rumors that he might return to the company as CEO. Following his increasing friendship with Twitter's new CEO Elon Musk on the social media site, Dorsey, who left his position as CEO of Twitter in November 2021, was rumoured to rejoin the company. Nonetheless, it appears that they would fare better as rivals than as allies. The experimental version of Dorsey's Bluesky, which has kept the blue hue of Twitter, is now accessible through the Apple App Store.
Users of Bluesky can block, share, and mute accounts just as on Twitter. Users do not currently have the option to add individuals to the list, though. Users do receive recommendations for "who to follow" aside from that. You may check your Notifications on another tab, which is similar to Twitter in that it includes likes, reposts, follows, and replies. The report states that there are no DMs.
Nokia modifies its iconic logo to signify a change in approach
While the manufacturer of telecom equipment concentrates on ambitious growth, Nokia announced plans to alter its brand identity for the first time in nearly 60 years on Sunday, complete with a new logo.
The word Nokia is represented by five different shapes in the new logo. Depending on the purpose, the previous logo's signature blue colour has been replaced with a variety of colors.
We used to be associated with cell phones, but today we are a commercial technology company, said Pekka Lundmark, the CEO, in an interview with Reuters.
"We achieved very good 21% growth in enterprise last year, which is now about 8% of our revenues, (or) 2 billion euros ($2.11 billion) roughly," Lundmark added. We want to increase that to double digits as soon as we can.
To sell private 5G networks and equipment for automated factories to consumers, particularly in the manufacturing sector, major technology companies have partnered with telecom equipment manufacturers like Nokia.
Soon, Samsung smartphones might have direct satellite access
In September of last year, Apple and Huawei both unveiled their first products with basic satellite connectivity. When lost or stuck without cellular or internet connectivity, the capability enables users to contact emergency services. Samsung was rumored to introduce a similar product with the Galaxy S23 series, but that didn't materialize. Nevertheless, according to a recent statement from the Korean business, things would be different for its future products.
The technology would enable direct connection between smartphones and satellites, particularly in rural places, Samsung stated on Thursday. The technology, known as standardized 5G non-terrestrial networks (NTN), will be included in the firm's Exynos modems.
According to the corporation, the adoption of this new technology would "accelerate the commercialization of 5G satellite communications and open the door for the 6G-driven Internet of Everything (IoE) era." In order to advance hybrid terrestrial-NTN communications ecosystems globally in advance of the launch of 6G, Samsung plans to take the lead, according to Min Goo Kim, executive vice president of communication processor development at Samsung.
TikTok announces 60-minute daily screen time limit for users under 18
For users under 18, TikTok is introducing a new screen time restriction.
The social media site declared "changes to help kids manage their time on TikTok" on Wednesday. The firm said that a 60-minute daily screen limit will soon be automatically applied to every account owned by TikTok users who are under the age of 18.
In the upcoming weeks, the default time restriction for qualified accounts is anticipated.
Teen TikTokers will still have the option to use the app for an additional 60 minutes, but they will need to enter a passcode when prompted, "requiring them to make an active decision to extend that time," Cormac Keenan, head of trust and safety at TikTok, wrote in the company's announcement on Wednesday.
TikTok's changes to its screen time restrictions come as experts from all over the world express concerns about the growing amount of time that young people spend in front of screens, particularly on TikTok and other social media platforms, where studies have shown negative effects on both physical and mental health.
Launch of "My AI," a Snapchat chatbot powered by AI, for subscribers
A new chatbot from Snapchat called "My AI'' has been released; it utilises the most recent GPT technology from OpenAI. For Snapchat+ subscribers, the chatbot is a free experimental feature that may be pinned to the top of the Chat tab. It offers customers personalised recommendations, such as gift suggestions or food ideas.
Snapchat cautions that "My AI" can be made to say practically anything, much like any chatbot powered by AI, which could cause issues. All interactions with My AI will be recorded and analyzed to enhance the user experience. Snapchat cautions users from disclosing any secrets or relying solely on the chatbot for guidance because errors could happen.
According to Snapchat, AI will eventually improve the app's usability and promote deeper connections. My AI might temporarily increase the company's paid subscriber base, which recently surpassed two million.