Here are the top trending news from the world of technology. News that we feel every Tech enthusiast should keep a tab on.
Microsoft kicks out Twitter from its Ad Platforms
In a fresh setback for Twitter, Microsoft has said that starting from 25th April it is dropping Twitter from all its advertising platforms. Microsoft’s decision comes barely a month after Twitter announced a costly price structure for accessing its APIs. This development, by the way, obviously hasn’t gone too well with Musk who has reportedly threatened to sue the tech giant. Microsoft’s move to ditch Twitter will come as a yet another setback for Musk especially dozens of companies have left the microblogging platform ever since his takeover. Barely few days back, the Tesla boss admitted in a news channel interview that buying Twitter was a financially poor decision. In yet another recent interview to BBC, the tech billionaire said that he is ready to sell Twitter if he finds a right person.
Snapchat’s AI Chatbot is now free for Everyone
Video messaging chat platform Snapchat has announced that it is making its AI chatbot “My AI” free to all its monthly 750 Mn users. This move comes barely two months after Snapchat launched the Open AI powered chatbot only to its paid users. The company’s co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel is hoping that its newly launched AI chatbot becomes a massive creative tool for all its users. However, Spiegel has remained completely tightlipped over the possible impact of its AI chatbot on its advertising revenue, which has been facing considerable challenges.
Elon Musk claims Tesla likely to launch Self-Driving cars this year
In a big revelation, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that his EV car company could launch self-driving cars this year itself and claimed that this would help the company in earning humongous profits. But the tech billionaire refused to give the exact timeline. Musk’s bold prophecy, however, will have to be taken with a pinch of salt as he has made similar predications in the past. As things stand today, self-driving technology faces several regulatory and legal securities. As a result, self-driving cars continues to remain an elusive dream. Currently, Tesla sells Full-Self-Driving (FSD) software as an option for as much as $15,000.
Meta begins fresh round of Layoffs
Social media giant Meta is all set to go ahead with its fresh round of layoffs, eliminating as much as 4,000 jobs in the latest round. According to CNBC, this round of layoffs will affect employees involved in technical roles including software engineers, AR/VR gameplay programmers and user experience designers. Other tech employees may be laid off next month. This fresh round of layoffs is a part of the 10,000 layoffs that Meta had announced last month. Separately, the social media giant had announced first round of mass layoffs in October last year, eliminating as much as 11,000 jobs. Overall, Meta is cutting 22,000 jobs from its global workforce. This is the highest number of employees that Meta has laid off in its corporate history.