Techno Blender
Digitally Yours.
Browsing Tag

bluesky

Bluesky now lets its users host their own servers

After ditching the waitlist and opening the platform to everyone, the X competitor Bluesky is now federating its network by letting users run their own servers. The company announced the news on Thursday, adding that users can distance their data from the company’s servers and self-host their data. All social media platforms store users’ data on their servers, and users do not have much control over that data. A server might be vulnerable to cyberattacks and compromise user’s data, which has happened quite often in…

Can’t decide between Bluesky, Mastodon and Nostr? Nootti’s new app lets you post to all three.

Managing a social presence these days can be tough. It’s even tougher for those who are experimenting with the new wave of Twitter-like services, like Mastodon, Nostr and Bluesky, where staying active means a lot of duplicate posts to different networks. Thankfully, developers are starting to address our needs for cross-posting tools. In addition to scheduling services like Fedica and Postpone, there’s now a new app, Nootti, that allows you to post to Mastodon, Nostr and Bluesky from one interface. While we’re still…

Bluesky and Mastodon users are having a fight that could shape the next generation of social media

People on Bluesky and Mastodon are fighting over how to bridge the two decentralized social networks, and whether there should even be a bridge at all. Behind the snarky GitHub comments, these coding conflicts aren’t frivolous — in fact, they could shape the future of the internet. Mastodon is the most established decentralized social app to date. Last year, Mastodon ballooned in size as people sought an alternative to Elon Musk’s Twitter, and now stands at 8.7 million users. Then Bluesky opened to the general public…

Alibaba faces reckoning with once-vaunted ‘new retail’ strategy

In 2017, “new retail” began appearing in Alibaba’s earnings reports. Coined by the Chinese e-commerce behemoth, the term refers to the seamless integration of online and offline retail. Six years later, Alibaba is having a moment of reckoning with this strategy as it looks to offload some of its offline retail assets. On its recent quarterly earnings call, Alibaba’s chairman Joe Tsai revealed that the firm has formed a capital management committee to work on divesting “non-core” assets,…

X and Threads rival Bluesky to roll out full hashtag support and user-controlled content

Bluesky CEO, Jay Graber, has announced the imminent introduction of comprehensive hashtag support on the emerging platform, signalling the next evolution in user engagement that has boosted its profile as one of the strongest emerging rivals to billionaire Elon Musk's X. In a recent interview on the Techmeme Ride Home Podcast, Graber emphasised the logical progression of "linkifying" hashtags to enhance the user experience.The new platform, having recently opened its virtual doors, is gaining traction with nearly 5…

Weekly Tech Recap: From Google Bard rename to LinkedIn’s new AI features, checkout the top tech news of the week

Google Bard renamed to Gemini: In a recent announcement, Google has rebranded its chatbot Bard as Gemini, unveiling it as a powerful AI tool available for users globally. According to the tech giant, users can now engage with the Gemini Pro 1.0 model in over 40 languages across more than 230 countries and territories. Gemini Advanced is now part of the all-new Google One AI Premium Plan, priced at $19.99 per month, starting with a complimentary two-month trial period. This premium…

Bluesky opens to everyone, Rivian reveals its new SUV, and governments exploit iPhones

Hey, folks, welcome to Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s regular newsletter that recaps the last few days in tech. This week, social network Bluesky opened for anyone to join — which feels appropriate here in NYC, given the sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve been enjoying. For those more inclined to while away the days indoors — and contemplating a Vision Pro purchase — Brian published his review. Give it a read; he doesn’t mince words. Lots else happened, including a Rivian SUV…

Twitter alternative Bluesky shows off custom Super Bowl feeds (both with and without Taylor Swift)

Twitter/X alternative Bluesky is gearing up for one of the biggest weekends in social media with the launch of custom feeds prepped for Super Bowl fans. One feed focuses on conversations around the big game itself while the other also includes news about Taylor Swift, who’s expected to attend to cheer on her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. The attention paid to Swift’s attendance at Kelce’s games throughout the season has divided sports fans, leading the NFL to defend its coverage of the pop…

Bluesky CEO Jay Graber Says She Won’t ‘Enshittify the Network With Ads’

Our goal is to combine both approaches—to run a moderation service that tries to provide a baseline and to also have an open ecosystem where anyone who wants to innovate can come in and start building. I think this is particularly useful around cases where information is really fast moving and there's specialized knowledge. There are organizations out there already in the business of fact-checking, or figuring out if a verified account is actually a politician or not. They can start annotating and putting that information…

Farcaster hype grows, Bluesky opens to the public and SEC’s Hester Peirce is open to new token proposals

Welcome to TechCrunch Crypto, formerly known as Chain Reaction. To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important crypto stories delivered to your inbox every Thursday at 12 p.m. PT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome back to the fourth edition of the new and improved TechCrunch Crypto newsletter. You probably know the deal already, but alongside our regularly scheduled news bits, I’ve added some recurring segments and features — so if you like what you see (or don’t), let me know at…