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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 1, Oct 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures. 

Spotify Launches 'Jam', Social Feature to Invite Friends & Share Music   

Spotify has launched an interesting feature called Jam, which allows people to have a collaborative, social, music or podcast listening experience. This has wide range of applications for ministry set up or a church set up, but let me give you a couple of examples. You can bring a group of people together in person, like a small group or a prayer group, and you can line up worship songs from various playlists that people have on their premium Spotify account. You actually don’t even have to be inside the room. You can be anywhere in the world and join the worship session. Suppose you are streaming your prayer time live on zoom or something, people can contribute to the songs wherever they are. This is one of the applications. There are lots of interesting applications. There are also details that Spotify gives on how to set it up, step by step and how to use it. We will link to all the details in the show notes.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 1, Oct 2023 with source links from Meta, Snapchat, Sphere, Google, Spotify.

🗞️ News 1: Meta adds AI Experiences & Features Across Multiple Apps & Products   

Source: Meta

🗞️ News 2: Sphere, Las Vegas, sets New Media Standards for Live Events & Shows   

Source: CNN

🗞️ News 3: Google Launches New ‘Chromebook Plus’ with Built-in AI Capabilities  

Source: Google

🗞️ News 4: Spotify Launches ‘Jam’, Social Feature to Invite Friends & Share Music       

Source: Spotify

🗞️ News 5: Snap Partners with Microsoft Ads bringing Sponsored Links into ‘My AI’ 

Source: Snap

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