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🐦 Twitter is rebranding to 'X'
📉 Threads loses 75% of traffic 15 days after launch
🤖 Apple is already using its chatbot for internal tasks
🐦 Twitter is rebranding to 'X'LINK
Elon Musk plans to rebrand Twitter as X Corp, replacing its iconic bird logo with an 'X' as soon as possible.
Despite buying Twitter last year, Musk's decision has not been publicly addressed by Twitter's CEO, Linda Yaccarino.
This isn't Musk's first 'X' fixation; his new AI company is named 'x.AI', and he once wished to name PayPal as 'X'.
📉 Threads loses 75% of traffic 15 days after launchLINK
Meta's social media app, Threads, has seen a significant drop in user engagement and traffic, with a 75% decrease in visits since its July 6 debut.
Confusion about the app's identity, and a strategic focus away from news and politics, which are mainstays of Twitter, are factors contributing to the drop in usage.
Plans to introduce a rate limit on posts to prevent spam are also in the works for Threads, mirroring a controversial move by Twitter's Elon Musk.
🤖 Apple is already using its chatbot for internal tasksLINK
Apple is using an internal chatbot for tasks like prototyping future features and answering data-based questions, exploring wider use of generative AI within its organization.
The company considers potentially deploying the chatbot tool to its AppleCare support staff, though it recognizes the current limitations of AI and approaches its implementation cautiously.
Despite cautionary measures, Apple, led by its head of machine learning, former Google AI head John Giannandrea, is preparing for a "significant AI-related announcement" next year, indicating serious strides in the AI domain.
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