The Morning After: TikTok has reside purchasing stream ambitions for the US


Based mostly on a profitable characteristic on TikTok’s sister app in China, Douyin, the social community is reportedly planning to launch a reside purchasing TikTok Store within the US later this yr. In accordance with the Monetary Occasions, Douyin hosts 9 million reside purchasing broadcasts a month and offered over 10 billion merchandise in a single yr, from Could 2021 to Could 2022. That’s triple what it offered the earlier yr. The know-how will supposedly be offered by the US firm TalkShopLive and help livestreams hosted by influencers and types. The agreements are nonetheless beneath dialogue, nevertheless.

The report comes only a day after Fb introduced it was abandoning its personal Reside Procuring characteristic. Fb is now suggesting retailers showcase merchandise through Reels. TikTok has had blended success with the strategy already. Final yr, it launched within the UK – the one nation with availability exterior Asia. TikTok Store hasn’t fared particularly nicely to date, and TikTok postponed plans to increase elsewhere in Europe.

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This time: band designs, watch faces and Fitbit integration.

It appears an Amazon itemizing for the Pixel Watch went reside early in Germany. The smartwatch is because of go on sale simply after Google’s October sixth occasion. There will likely be a number of colours in a minimum of 4 band designs, together with silicon, braided and leather-based. The Amazon itemizing, which has been eliminated, urged customers will obtain six months free Fitbit Premium entry, together with deeper health metrics and different train goodies.

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Eliminating sure names might not make an enormous distinction.

The group that oversees USB desires to make it simpler so that you can perceive what varied cables and ports truly do. The USB Implementers Discussion board (USB-IF) desires cable makers to make use of “USB 10Gbps” as an alternative of “SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps” and “USB 20Gbps” as an alternative of “USB4 20Gbps.” USB-C cables licensed by the USB-IF might want to record each information switch speeds and charging wattage. Realizing which cable you want is already difficult sufficient. Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 connectors and ports look precisely the identical as USB-C ones, as an example. The up to date tips do not make clear whether or not a cable helps DisplayPort or sure fast-charging requirements, both.

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The determine was nonetheless beneath analyst expectations.

After pandemic-related disruptions in Q2, Tesla ramped up its manufacturing capability once more final quarter, main the corporate to make a file variety of deliveries between July 1st and September thirtieth. The corporate constructed 365,923 electrical automobiles throughout that interval. That marks a year-over-year manufacturing enhance of almost 54 p.c.

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Magic Leap

Magic Leap has began promoting Magic Leap 2 in 19 international locations, together with the US, UK and EU nations. The glasses are nonetheless for builders and professionals, with a design 50 p.c smaller and 20 p.c lighter than the unique. This could guarantee they’re extra comfy to put on over lengthy intervals. Magic Leap additionally guarantees higher visibility for AR in vibrant gentle (suppose a well-lit workplace) due to dynamic dimming, which makes digital content material seem extra stable. The Magic Leap 2 Base mannequin prices $3,299, and builders who need additional instruments must pay $4,099 for the Developer Professional version.

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It may add years to the growing older telescope’s life.

NASA and SpaceX have signed an settlement to check the potential of utilizing a Dragon spacecraft to elevate the Hubble telescope to the next orbit. The Hubble telescope’s orbit decays over time on account of atmospheric drag, and boosting it to a extra steady one may add years to its life.

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