Business Name Generator News Digest December 16, 2022

What’s happening in the world of branding, business, startups, and entrepreneurship? We bring you a new roundup every week. Get your weekly news in an easy-to-digest form.

Watch Out YouTube, TikTok Now Supports Horizontal Videos

TikTok has released a new horizontal full-screen mode for select users worldwide. This brings TikTok closer to YouTube in terms of features.

TikTok horizontal video

It’s no secret that TikTok wants to compete with YouTube. The company earlier this year increased the maximum length of videos published on the platform to 10 minutes. With this, TikTok wants to attract video producers with long videos who normally publish on YouTube.

The horizontal video format is the logical next step for TikTok. With this, they want to use all the space on our phones. This should improve the viewing experience for all users. 

Some TikTok creators have started to add “turn your phone around” at the beginning of their videos to let users know that they’re about to watch a horizontal video. 

Not everyone likes this feature. One of the reasons TikTok became so popular was its vertical video format, which other platforms copied. Some users see the horizontal video as a step backward for TikTok. 

It’s not yet officially known when the feature will be available to all users. 

The war between TikTok and YouTube continues. While TikTok is the most popular video platform in the 4- to 18-year-old age group, YouTube isn’t sleeping on old accolades. Both platforms are adding new features, which is good news for all content consumers.

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OpenAI Is Making People Fall In Love With ChatGPT

A new chatbot that can write code, create original screenplays, and answer all your questions has been introduced to the public by OpenAI.

ChatGPT

ChatGPT uses artificial intelligence to have “human-like” conversations with people. It was developed as an alternative to Google. OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, is backed by Microsoft

The main difference between the two is that Google simply scours the Internet for websites that contain the information people are looking for, while ChatGPT actually provides the correct information in the thread. 

Some analysts believe that ChatGPT is a serious competitor for Google, which is currently the dominant search engine. Other analysts believe that this is a great opportunity for Google to release its own AI chatbot. It’s no secret that Google has been developing AI technology for a long time. 

In fact, a former Google employee recently stated that its chatbot has become sentient – a scary thought. 

Be that as it may, ChatGPT is the viral attraction of the internet right now. People from all over the world are excited about the chatbot’s capabilities. 

ChatGPT is based on the GPT-3.5 language generating software, and has been trained to recognize patterns and produce its own text by mimicking different writing styles. OpenAI didn’t reveal the exact data used to train the chatbot, but it’s certain that the bot was trained by crawling the internet, using archived books and Wikipedia. 

Do you think ChatGPT can become a serious competitor to Google?

Twitter Is Killing Its Newsletter Platform

Twitter acquired the newsletter platform Revue in early 2021. The goal of the acquisition was to help authors monetize their Twitter followings by integrating a newsletter directly into the Twitter timeline. 

Revue was founded as an alternative to Substack and Medium and is now being closed down

It’s no secret that Twitter is working on expanding tweets from 280 characters to 4,000 characters. But that alone doesn’t cover all the features Revue offered its users. 

Revue joins Scroll, another Twitter acquisition that was supposed to support long-form writing and was shut down after Elon Musk took over.

Meta, Microsoft, AWS, And TomTom Partner To Counter Google Maps

It’s no secret that Google Maps has a dominant share in the map industry. This new partnership is seen as an anti-Google coalition that wants to challenge the status of Google Maps. 

The partnership is called the Overture Maps Foundation. It’s hosted by the Linux Foundation and driven by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Meta, Microsoft, and mapping company TomTom. 

All the companies involved want to enable new map products by sharing data. Each partner will share their own data and resources with others. 

This is good news for consumers, as it could become a real alternative to Google Maps. Time will tell if the Overture Maps Foundation will produce a viable product.

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This Cybersecurity Startup Focuses Entirely On AI And Machine Learning Code

Protect AI is a startup that provides cybersecurity solutions that work on the code of artificial intelligence and machine learning programs. 

Ian Swanson, the CEO and co-founder, explains what makes Protect AI so special.

“The problem that we’re solving is that code is not code as it relates to machine learning,” 

He adds.

“Machine learning code and tools are different. And therefore they are actually not covered by our traditional cybersecurity companies.”

As more companies deploy AI and machine learning across all aspects of their business, solutions like these could save them from releasing vulnerable code and solutions. 

Protect AI just announced a $13.5 million seed round. The company currently employs 15 people, with plans to hire two more by the end of the year.

A Search Engine That Wants To Rival Google

You.com is a search engine developed by SuSea Inc, a startup funded with more than $45 million. The company is now opening You.com to third-party developers to create a better search experience for all users. 

You.com aims to improve the search experience by integrating apps and static widgets on search results pages. For example, if someone searches for a restaurant, a carousel of restaurants from Yelp will appear in the search results. 

The selection of apps can be found at the bottom of each search page. These apps allow users to browse additional sources that are more relevant to the given search query. 

Can You.com compete with Google in the long run?

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Matija

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Amazing content is the core of what we do. With more than 5 years of experience in branding, name development, and business, Matija helps create and manage content production.

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