Twitter Officially Launches Blue for Business Service
December 20 – After going live with its personal subscription service Twitter Blue last week, Twitter has now gone live with its Blue for Business service. With Blue for Business, Twitter offers a gold checkmark badge for brands, organizations or people associated with them that are already certified, and the header image changes from a circle to a rounded rectangle to help distinguish users from the regular Twitter Blue. Blue for Business is currently in beta, and Twiiter is only launching a Blue for Business pilot program with select companies, and Twitter has not yet disclosed the price of Blue for Business.
Apple expands the range of models available for the Self Service Repair Program
On December 20, Apple announced the expansion of the Apple Self Repair Program to include iMacs with M1 Series chips, Mac mini, Mac desktops including Mac Studio, and Studio Display monitors, although parts for the new models are currently available only in the United States. The Apple Self Repair Program is a program that allows users to repair Apple products with their own hands. Users can purchase parts, kits, and repair manuals for the models covered by the Apple Self Repair Program on Apple’s partner websites so that they can complete repair services for their devices at home.
TikTok to show reasons for video recommendations
TikTok announced on December 20 that it will soon launch a new feature that will allow users to see the reasons for video recommendations. With this feature, TikTok aims to bring more relevant information to recommended videos and provide users with more and more transparent information. When the feature goes live, users will be able to view detailed reasons for their recommendations via “Share” – “Why I saw this video”, which include: watched, liked, shared, commented on, searched for specific content, or followed a specific account, or the video was popular in their area.
Meta Quest 2 to Unlock More GPU Performance
December 22nd, Meta will unlock more GPU performance in a future Quest 2 v49 release. According to Meta’s latest development log, the v49 firmware will allow the GPU to be dynamically boosted from its original 490Mhz frequency to 525Mhz, which is expected to provide a 7% performance boost without affecting battery life.
Lenovo announced on December 21 the new ThinkVision P Series Mini LED monitors with USB4 interface supporting PD 3.1 protocol for video transmission, data transmission and reverse power up to 140W. The new generation of ThinkVision P Series high-end monitors are equipped with 27-inch or 31.5-inch Mini LED screens, 1152-segment backlight, 3840 x 2160 resolution, 1200 nits peak brightness, DisplayHDR1000 certification, covering 98% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and will be available in August next year for $1699 and $1999 respectively.
According to Reuters, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is planning to acquire Netflix in 2023, and the two companies are currently working closely together, with Microsoft providing ad spend on Netflix’s ad-laden subscriptions and Microsoft President Brad Smith also sitting on Netflix’s board. The deal could work because Microsoft wants to offer game streaming on multiple devices.