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MWC 2024: Everything announced so far, including a Samsung smart ring, Google AI features

The TechCrunch team is in Barcelona this week to bring you all the action going on at Mobile World Congress 2024. You already know what we’re expecting, so sit back,…

FlowGPT is the wild west of GenAI apps

A few months ago, OpenAI launched the GPT Store, a marketplace where people can create and list AI-powered chatbots customized to perform a number of tasks (e.g. coding, answering trivia…

Substack now lets writers curate a ‘network’ of recommended publications for their subscribers

Substack is updating its peer-to-peer recommendation system, the company announced today. With this new update, Substack is helping writers aid other writers in expanding their reach and potentially getting more…

Bluesky opens up federation, letting anyone run their own server

Social network Bluesky, a competitor to X, Threads, Mastodon and others, is opening up its doors with today’s news that the network is now opening up federation, following its public…

Apple reveals new details about Spotify’s business as possible EU fine nears

With the European Commission set to rule on Spotify’s complaint focused on competition in the streaming music market, there are hints that the ruling will not be in Apple’s favor.…

Reddit downplays risks of developer backlash, decentralized social media in its IPO filing

Reddit’s long-awaited IPO is nearing, promising to be the largest social media IPO since Pinterest. But in the company’s S-1 filing, Reddit fails to fully address the complications that arose…

Arc browser’s new AI-powered ‘pinch-to-summarize’ feature is clever, but often misses the mark

The Browser company’s Arc, a browser focused on a less cluttered web experience, launched a new feature in its mobile app Arc Search that uses AI to summarize web pages.…

Treating a chatbot nicely might boost its performance — here’s why

People are more likely to do something if you ask nicely. That’s a fact most of us are well aware of. But do generative AI models behave the same way?…

Google is sunsetting the Google Pay app in the US later this year

Google has announced that Google Pay is shutting down in the United States in June, as the standalone app has largely been replaced by Google Wallet. The company says the…

Threads starts testing in-app camera shortcut and drafts

Meta said Thursday that it has started to test two “most requested” features: drafts and in-app camera. Instagram head Adam Mosseri said that both features are available to only a…