Twitter Loses Its Cool - Kills 3rd Party Apps
Twitter cut off API access and changed rules to bar "competitor" apps such as Iconfactory's Twitterific, Fenix has been pulled from app stores, and Tapbots posted a Tweetbot memorial. Third-party client apps like these made Twitter popular and friendly. Popular and friendly don't seem to be what Twitter is going for now.
Genesis: Crypto Lender Goes Bankrupt
The Crypto business model is live fast, move to the Bahamas, lose a lot of money, and go to jail. Following FTX's bankruptcy Genesis, the crypto lender, part of the Digitial Currency Group (DCG), a group of more than 200 crypto-focused businesses, is no more. Unless you're a lawyer, crypto feels like a dead man walking.
It's official; college students will have to find a new way to procrastinate during lectures. Public universities across the nation are following their state government TikTok bans, citing concerns over cyberbullying and potential security risks.
Cryptocurrency experts at Chainalysis say ransomware is $457M in 2022, down $311M from the year before. Fewer ransomware victims are paying. Revenue is down, but attacks are up. We see online security as a tectonic trend in 2023.
Free TV Gets a High-Tech Upgrade
Sure, we love the old-fashioned way of watching TV for free with an antenna and were sad to see free TV go the way of rotary phones, but with new tech advancements, over-the-air TV is improving. Say goodbye to pixelated images and hello to crystal-clear HD. Don't fall off the roof when you hook up your antenna.
Musk on Trial: Will he fry or fly?
Elon Musk's securities fraud trial starts today. "I am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured" is the go-directly to jail tweet Mr. Musk shared. Was he serious about taking Tesla private, or was he poking fun at the 4:20 weed holiday? The SEC isn't laughing. Does the SEC ever laugh?
Microsoft's Chatbot Revolution
Microsoft is going all in on OpenAI with a $10B investment, the use of ChatGPT-3 in Bing, and the inclusion of OpenAI's generative pre-trained transformer in Office staples such as Word and Outlook. In the no Microsoft stone new category, Azure OpenAI Service will look to incorporate OpenAI's tool into Microsoft Asure.
Sell More Stuff with Instagram Templates
Instagram is taking selling stuff on social seriously with templates from Adobe Stock contributor @Philip. These new "modern design" Instagram product templates have six different layout options that work on Instagram, other social media channels, or even a website for the OG e-commercers.
LastPass Users: Time to Panic
As our Goto and LastPass Breach
article covered, having your password management tool hacked is a nightmare scenario. Now Intego, a mac security firm, recommends finding another password manager.
Something we suggested weeks ago despite recognizing how much pain such a move would cause.
Is Wikipedia Safe?
Rebecca MacKinnon told the BBC that changing the new EU Safety Bill could hurt Wikipedia and other smaller tech content companies with voluntary or decentralized content moderation. Is crowdsourcing content moderation over? MacKinnon and the Wikipedia foundation hope not.
As we wrote in our past post on ChatGPT: How It Will Change Your Website
, OpenAI's chatbot is so good it feels like the ways to use artificial intelligence (and ChatGPT in particular) are endless. Since it's clear the ai tsunami is here, discover our guide to what's next.
AI Invades Microsoft
Microsoft is getting on the AI ChatGPT train. OpenAI's Generative Pre-trained Transformer is coming to Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint after plans to include ChatGPT in Microsoft's Bing search engine announced last week. Impending robot apocalypse? Office work is looking more artificial, so time to start brushing up on your machine-learning skills.