The Latest from Ivan Mehta
Ex-Twitter CEO Agrawal, other execs sue firm over unpaid legal bills
Former Twitter employees, including ex-CEO Parag Agrawal, ex-legal head Vijaya Gadde and ex-CFO Ned Segal, have sued the social network over alleged unpaid legal reimbursements. The lawsuit, filed in
Twitter is now resurfacing official Russian accounts in search results
A year after Twitter restricted the Russian government accounts on its platform, the social network appears to have removed those blockings. The Elon Musk-owned platform has resumed surfacing accounts
Twitter’s new feature will show ‘half ads’ to Blue subscribers
Twitter is rolling out additional features for Blue subscribers, including showing 50% of ads in their timeline compared to nonpaid users and a visibility boost in search. Elon Musk has long promised
Google follows Apple by introducing account deletion policy for Android apps
Google announced a new account deletion policy for Android apps today, which means that apps that offer account creation must have an easy way to delete the account as well. The company said that it w
Creator CRM company Pico rebrands to Hype, raises $10 million
Creator CRM company Pico is now rebranding as Hype and launching Hype Kits, which are pre-designed web templates for different kinds of creators looking to build a landing page. The company is also ra
Meta wants to use generative AI to create ads
Major tech organizations are racing to ship generative AI tools. And yet, a few companies have remained silent, including Apple and Meta. Today, the organization led by Mark Zuckerberg said that it ai
Snapchat adds new safeguards around its AI chatbot
Snapchat is launching new tools including an age filter and insights for parents to make its AI chatbot experience safer.
Kobo Plus subscription plans are now available in the US
Kobo is launching its Kobo Plus subscription plan in the U.S. today. The plan starts at $7.99/month and gives you access to 1.3 million books.
Tidal’s new Live feature will let you host a live DJing session
Tidal is rolling out a new feature that lets you act as a DJ and allow your friends to listen to your choices. The feature called Live is available for both HiFi ($9.99 per month) and HiFi Plus ($19.9
PayPal adds Apple Pay support for small merchants using Advanced Checkout
PayPal is adding new tools for small business owners, including Apple Pay support at checkout, the option for customers to save their cards for this specific site and access to IC++ pricing. Small and
After New Zealand, Australia bans TikTok on official devices
Australia banned TikTok on official devices today, joining western countries including the U.S. and the UK to ban the app.
Twitter’s new label makes it hard to differentiate between legacy and paid verified accounts
Twitter has introduced a new check mark label that makes it impossible to separate between legacy and paid verified accounts.
Hulu debuts a new interface with a vertical sidebar on Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku
Hulu is slowly rolling out a new interface on streaming devices like Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku, among other compatible devices. The new redesign moves the navigation to the left side with options for
Read’s AI-powered summary feature squeezes a meeting into a two-minute clip
Read's approach to having a TikTok-style short video summary can appeal to people looking to skim through multiple missed meetings.
New Twitter API tiers still miss the mark, developers say
A number of Twitter developers are expressing their disappointment with Twitter’s new API structure after recently announced changes that some say will still not meet their needs. On Wednesday e
Twitter announces new API with only free, basic and enterprise levels
After weeks of stalling, Twitter finally announced its new API price structures on Wednesday. These three tiers include a bare-bone free level mostly meant for content posting bots, a $100 per month b
Meditation app Simple Habit sells to wellness marketplace Ingenio, pivots the company to Sleep Reset
Y Combinator and Foundation Capital-backed meditation app Simple Habit has been acquired by Alpine Investors-backed wellness marketplace company Ingenio. Because of this deal, Simple Habit will rebran
Google’s new ad transparency center will keep track of a brand’s previous ads
Google is launching a new ad transparency center that will let users search for verified advertisers and their campaigns across all of the company’s platforms, including Search, Display and YouT
Amazon now lets T-Mobile customers make and receive calls via an Alexa-enabled device
Amazon now allows T-mobile customers to link their mobile numbers and make or receive hands-free Wi-Fi calls through Alexa-enabled devices.
Spotify debuts ‘Niche Mixes’ you can build based on description alone
Spotify launched a new feature today called Niche Mixes that lets you create your own personalized mixes based on just a few words of description in the Search tab. For instance, you could type in an