Meta announces legs, Hulu raises prices, and Microsoft embraces DALL-E 2 • TechCrunch
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FOOT: The company formerly known as Facebook held a Meta Connect conference this week where they announced everything from a $1,500 VR headset focus on work cooperation with Microsoft. This is full circle of all news. What does Zuckerberg seem most excited about? His metaverse is receiving foot.
Hulu raises prices: Another year, Hulu prices go up again. This week, the ad-supported plan went from $7 to $8 per month, while the ad-free plan increased from $13 to $15 per month.
Microsoft x DALL-E: AI tools that can generate new images from text prompts are starting to go mainstream, with Microsoft announcing this week that it will integrate DALL-E 2 into at least two of its apps. me.
OG app gets KO’d: The “OG App” promises to deliver the same ad-free/suggestion-free Instagram experience as last year. Unfortunately, it’s not allowed by Instagram to do so. Instagram owner Meta was quick to announce plans to take “all appropriate enforcement actions” against the app, which has now been pulled from both Google Play and the iOS App Store.
Google video calling booths come true: Last year, Google announced Project Starline, a wild “video calling booth,” experimenting with using 3D imaging, depth sensors, and light-field displays to make video chats more like a call. more live chat. So far, Starline booth prototypes have been tucked away in Google’s offices; it’s now expanding that to include “the offices of various enterprise partners, including Salesforce, WeWork, T-Mobile, and Hackensack Meridian Health.”
You’re busy, and isn’t the busy commuting/commuting/household type that allows you to listen to podcasts while getting work done? Here’s what you missed on this week’s CTV podcast:
- Above EquityNatasha and Alex have caught up with Sarah Guo, who recently launched a $100 million early-stage VC firm after being an investor/partner at Greylock for nearly a decade.
- Darrell and Jordan participated in Find by Attabotics founder Scott Gravelle, who detailed how ant colonies inspired his approach to robotics.
- The Chain reaction crew talked about why the SEC is investigating the company behind the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection and what it means for the crypto ecosystem.
Here’s what subscribers read most behind the CTV+ membership wall this week:
Supliful’s Seed Deck: “This is one of the best decks I have ever seen, albeit ugly and full of bugs,” writes Haje in the latest installment of his popular Pitch Deck Teardown series.
Growth hack is really just growth testing: More than 10 years after the term “growth hacking” was coined, what does it really mean today? Growth marketing expert Jonathan Martinez shares his insights.