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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. 

LinkedIn has launched three new games inside the platform. Yes, you heard me say the words ‘Games’ and ‘LinkedIn’ in the same sentence! If you are like me wondering what is LinkedIn doing with gaming, then you have to read this well-articulated announcement that is written by the Vice President of LinkedIn. Where he says there are 3 things that really brings people together knowledge, news and gaming! So their idea is to use gaming as a social break in-between work. where employees can come and they can play a game, they take a break from work, but at the same time interact with each other building camaraderie, having a little bit of professional engagement on the platform. The announcement says “you will be able to play each game once a day, see other connections who have played that day, and engage in some friendly rivalry with leaderboards”. LinkedIn also says “we want to give people a way to exercise their brains while taking a quick break from work”.

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

🗞️ News 1: Anthropic AI Announces Release of an iOS App for Claude & New Team Plan       

Source: Anthropic

🗞️ News 2: WhatsApp’s Communities Feature Gets New Tools including Group ‘Events’     

Source: WhatsApp

🗞️ News 3: Snapchat Releases New Gen-AI Tools & DM Edit Feature in the App    

Source: Snapchat

🗞️ News 4: LinkedIn Launches New In-stream ‘Thinking-Oriented’ Social Games         

Source: LinkedIn

🗞️ News 5: Pinterest says Gen-Z are Behind Increased Engagement in ‘Collage-Pins’  

Source: Pinterest

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