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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 2, Nov 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures. 

LinkedIn Crosses 1 Billion Members & Adds AI-Powered Premium Features

LinkedIn made a couple of important announcements last week. The first is a big one about the growth in user base. They say they have crossed 1 billion members. And the second news is about the AI powered features that they are releasing to select group of premium users. If you are a premium user, then you will start seeing pop ups and notifications that are powered by AI. And the announcement says that “these notifications will be personalized takeaways, nudges, suggestions for the skills you should build, and also suggestions on what professionals in your network you need to reach out to, if you have specific questions”. And it’s also powered by ChatGPT, obviously, so it’s not like just suggestions in terms of just text suggestions or just pop ups, but it’s actually a chatbot. So you look at a suggestion, you ask more questions and lead it in whatever direction you want to.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 2, Nov 2023 with source links from Threads, YouTube, X, LinkedIn, Meta.

🗞️ News 1: X’s Paid Subscribers to Get Early Access to xAI’s New Chatbot (Grok)   

Source: Elon Musk

🗞️ News 2: Meta Launches New ‘Reels’ Features Including an Option for A/B Testing   

Source: Meta

🗞️ News 3: YouTube Adds Safety Features & Product Updates to Protect Teens   

Source: YouTube

🗞️ News 4: Instagram Threads Releases New Features & Updates to the Web Version       

Source: Adam Mosseri

🗞️ News 5: LinkedIn Crosses 1 Billion Members & Adds AI-Powered Premium Features 

Source: LinkedIn   

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