Here is the top trending news from the world of technology. News that every tech enthusiast should keep a tab on.
Threads is testing Trending Topics feature in the US
Meta’s newly launched microblogging platform Threads has announced that it is testing trending topics feature in the US market. As and when this feature will be launched, it will be a great addition to Threads., mainly because trending topics is one of the important features in its main rival ‘X.’ Therefore, adding this feature will help Threads to compete more efficiently with Elon Musk’s ‘X.’ In another major announcement, Meta said that ‘political content’ will be allowed in the trending topic section. This revelation comes barely 24 hours after the company said that it will be curbing political content on Instagram and Threads.
Sam Altman awestruck by Apple Vision Pro
OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman has become a big fan of Apple’s recently launched Vision Pro Headset. He took to his X account to appreciate the mixed reality headset, calling it the ‘second most impressive tech that has been launched after iPhone.’ However, he didn’t specify whether he’d personally tried the headset. While OpenAI CEO’s statement has created quite a buzz in the tech industry, concerns exist regarding accessibility due to the high price of the Vision Pro. The mixed reality headset is priced at whopping $3,500. The lack of essential apps like Netflix. YouTube and Spotify is also considered as a major drawback.
Nvidia briefly surpasses Amazon in Market cap (All thanks to AI)
American chipmaker Nvidia achieved a major milestone on Monday, after its stocks soared during the intraday trading and its market cap peaked to $1.78 trillion. By doing so, Nvidia’s market capitalization surpassed the market value of Amazon, marking a historic milestone for the chip making company. However, this domination lasted only for brief time as Amazon’s stocks rallied back and ended the day with slightly higher market valuation of $1.79 trillion. However, this temporary shift clearly demonstrates Nvidia’s rise and its challenge to the big tech companies. Fueled by its huge demand for AI chips, Nvidia’s growth prospects have improved dramatically over the last one year.
Angry Mob in San Fransico destroy Driverless Waymo Car (here’s why)
In a shocking incident, a group of people in San Francisco vandalized and destroyed a driverless wireless car. A group of approximately 20 individuals reportedly smashed the windows and set it on fire. However, no human casualty has been reported as luckily no one was sitting in the car. Although specific motive behind this incident is not yet known, some source claim that it could be due to the accident caused by the Waymo car. This incident highlights the ongoing debate surrounding the safety and public acceptance of self-driving cars. Waymo is owned by Alphabet, the parent company of Google.
Tripadvisor is in talks to sell stake: Report
Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel guidance platform, is reportedly exploring the possibility of selling a stake in the company. However, Tripadvisor has still not confirmed this news. Possible reasons for stake sell could include raising capital for further growth, attracting strategic partners, or even exploring a full acquisition down the line. Thanks to its reviews and ratings, TripAdvisor helps millions of people in planning their trips and vacations. In fact, today it is one of the largest travel review platforms in the world.