Instagram social media platform is testing a new “Blend” feature

Social Media Platform - Instagram New Feature

The new feature is being designed to allow friends to privately watch a Reel feed together Instagram has reportedly been working on a new “Blend” feature for its social media platform, which is focused on allowing two users to be able to watch Reels together. The first step would be to have one person invite another into the Blend In this way, the social media platform users will be able to create a Private Reel feed that they will be able to watch together. The feed will be composed of…

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iOS 18’s anticipated generative AI feature might not be Apple’s

Generative AI - Apple iPhone

The iPhone 16 could end up having artificial intelligence features through another tech brand Apple’s next operating system, iOS 18, is expected to be the first to come with generative AI features, but many are predicting that if this software is available, it might not be a product developed by Apple itself. Apple has been talking with other generative AI developers Apple has reportedly been in talks with OpenAI, Google, and other companies that have more established generative AI products and may be considering the integration of those features into…

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Japan and ASEAN plan QR code mobile payments integration

QR code - Mobile Transactions - ASEAN Logo

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Japan intend to unify their systems next year Beginning next year, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan intend to combine their QR code mobile payment systems to streamline transactions and skip currency exchange requirements. This strategy will be particularly beneficial to tourists moving throughout the region. This strategy was announced by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan (METI), and the Vietnam News Agency (VNA). Its purpose is to make spending a smoother experience throughout the regions. METI…

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Apple changes its mind on the App Store EU Epic Games ban

App Store - Rewind - EU

The iPhone maker has reversed its decision to cut off the Fortnite maker in the European Union Apple has quite suddenly changed its mind with regards to its choice to ban Fortnite maker Epic Games from launching a competing platform to the App Store in Europe. The decision change occurred one day after the EU announced an investigation Officials from the European Union had only just announced that they were starting an investigation into the App Store competition battle when Apple changed directions.   This move represented the first serious…

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Electronic Arts video game company lays off 5 percent of its employees

Video game - Game Over - Lay Offs

The company is undergoing the second large restructuring it has conducted in as many years. Electronic Arts (EA) recently announced that it is including itself in the recent trend among so many video game companies of late and is laying off about 5 percent of its global staff. This will amount to about 670 people losing their jobs EA CEO Andrew Wilson issued a letter to the entire company in which he explained that the video game company is undergoing a massive restructuring, and the layoffs are a part of…

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