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This news item is part of the top 5 news (Week 2, May 2024) specially curated for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures. 

Anthropic, the company behind Claude AI, made a couple of important announcements last week. One is about the release of a team plan. You can now access Claude as a team by paying per seat, so that you have centralized billing, you can change staff, etc. and the plan starts at $30 a month per user. The team plan features include increased usage, access to the entire Claude 3 family, which is Haiku, Opus and Sonnet, also 200k Context Window. The announcement about this team plan includes an interesting detail that says we will be releasing additional collaboration features, including citations from reliable sources like Perplexity AI to verify AI generated claims The next news is the launch of the iOS app for Claude AI. It will sync with the web data and it also has Vision capabilities, which means you can upload your photos straight from your phone, analyze the photos, get contextual understanding of the photos etc.

Here is the full list of the news items from Week 2, May 2024 with source links from Claude AI, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Pinterest.

๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ News 1: Anthropic AI Announces Release of an iOS App for Claude & New Team Plan       

Source: Anthropic

๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ News 2: WhatsApp’s Communities Feature Gets New Tools including Group ‘Events’     

Source: WhatsApp

๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ News 3: Snapchat Releases New Gen-AI Tools & DM Edit Feature in the App    

Source: Snapchat

๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ News 4: LinkedIn Launches New In-stream ‘Thinking-Oriented’ Social Games         

Source: LinkedIn

๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ News 5: Pinterest says Gen-Z are Behind Increased Engagement in ‘Collage-Pins’  

Source: Pinterest

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