EU to formally investigate TikTok over content safety rules

The European Union is set to investigate potential breaches in online content rules by TikTok, according to a recent statement by an EU official. As per the statement, if TikTok is found guilty of breaking rules meant to safeguard children and promote transparent advertising, the popular short-video-sharing platform will be liable to a large fine.

10h ago

How to use the new 'remix' feature in YouTube Shorts

YouTube Shorts, the popular video-sharing platform's short-form video feature, has recently introduced a 'remix' option, with which users can creatively enhance their videos. Here is a quick breakdown of how you can use the new 'remix' feature in YouTube Shorts. 

2d ago

OpenAI announces Sora, AI video generator

OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT and DALL-E, has recently announced that they are working on a new software called Sora, an AI-based video generator that can create minute-long videos from text prompts.

4d ago

Bluesky is no longer invite-only

Bluesky, a micro-blogging platform founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, has officially opened its doors to the public after nearly a year as an invite-only app. With an initial user base of 3 million sign-ups during its closed beta phase, the social media app features an open-source decentralised infrastructure.

1w ago

Meta to start labeling AI-generated images from companies like OpenAI, Google

Meta to detect and label images generated by other companies' artificial intelligence services

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Facebook is now 20 years old

Facebook, a ubiquitous part of most of our online lives, has just reached the remarkable milestone of two decades. Originally launched as 'TheFacebook' on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg and his college roommates at Harvard University, namely Andrew McCollum, Eduardo Saverin, Chris Hughes, and Dustin Moskovitz, the platform has come a long way in defining social media platforms in these 20 years.

2w ago

X to launch in-app payment methods

X, formerly known by Twitter, will introduce payment methods in 2024. According to a blog post by X, ‘2024 will be transformational’ and X will become ‘everything app’. X will soon launch peer-to-peer payments, unlocking more user utility and new opportunities for commerce.

Over 3 lakh Bangladeshi drivers earned via Uber in 2023: report

Over 300,000 drivers in Bangladesh have earned via the Uber app in 2023, according to an annual report by Uber. As per the ride-sharing platform, there were over 6 million Uber passengers in Bangladesh, with December 21 and December 28 being the most popular dates for trips.

OpenAI launches ChatGPT Team, AI-based collaborative workspace

OpenAI has just launched ChatGPT Team, a new version of the popular chatbot ChatGPT that is designed for corporate use. Similar to ChatGPT Plus and Enterprise, ChatGPT Team will be a paid service, ranging from $25 to $30 per month.

OpenAI launches GPT Store, marketplace for custom GPTs

OpenAI has just launched GPT Store, a marketplace where users can build and share GPTs (Generative Pre-training Transformers) to create their own ChatGPT-like AI chatbots. Currently, the GPT Store is only available to users of ChatGPT Plus, Enterprise and Team.

Hackers can now access Google accounts without passwords: Report

A new type of malware exploit has been discovered, in which hackers can gain access to Google accounts without the need for a password, according to a recent report by CloudSEK, a cyber threat monitoring platform. As per the report, this form of cyberattack leverages a vulnerability related to third-party cookies and poses a serious threat to user privacy.

OpenAI sued again for copyright infringement

OpenAI and its financial supporter Microsoft have faced a new class action lawsuit by two US-based nonfiction authors for copyright infringement. Filed in a Manhattan federal court, the lawsuit claims that the two authors' works were improperly utilised by the companies to train the AI models behind ChatGPT and other AI-driven services.

OpenAI surpasses $1.6 bln in annual revenue: report

OpenAI, the company behind the popular chatbot ChatGPT, has surpassed $1.6 billion in annual revenue as of the end of 2023, according to a recent report by the American tech news platform, The Information. 

Microsoft unveils Copilot app for iOS with free access to GPT-4

In a swift follow-up to the recent introduction of the Copilot app on Android, Microsoft has extended its reach by launching the app for iOS and iPadOS. Both versions of the app are now available for download on the Apple App Store.

5 mobile app development trends to look out for in 2024

The realm of mobile app development is an ever-evolving domain in the tech sector. Looking forward to 2024, we delve into the most promising trends expected to redefine the mobile app experience in the upcoming year:

Apps that made headlines in 2023

2023 was a year of technological marvels, marked by revolutionary progress of generative AI as well as being a tumultuous period for social media platforms. Before the year officially wraps up, let's take a look at some popular apps that have made the headlines in 2023.

TikTok releases year-end report on popular trends

TikTok, the popular short-video platform, has just released 'Year on TikTok 2023', its annual year-end report. As per TikTok, this report is a comprehensive reflection on the year's most influential trends, creators, and moments in Bangladesh and worldwide.

Twitter/X down for users worldwide

Elon Musk's X, formerly known as Twitter, encountered a significant disruption earlier today, rendering the service largely inoperative for over an hour. This widespread outage affected users across the globe, with both mobile and web versions of the platform showing signs of malfunction.

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