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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 4, Jan 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.

Discord acquires Gas app; Meta partners with Shutterstock for AI 

Last week we saw one acquisition and one partnership in the digital space that I wanted to bring to your notice. First is about Discord acquiring an app called Gas. Discord is one of the top chat apps today within the web3 ecosystem. And Gas is a new app that has become very popular among teenagers and high schoolers they already have more than a million active users on a daily basis and Discord has now acquired this app. This is a pole based app, so with a very interesting interface.So check it out on the App Store and it will be interesting to see how Discord builds this into their ecosystem. The second news is about Meta’s partnership with Shutter stock. So Shutter stock, as you know, is an image marketplace, image and video marketplace that have been working on AI a lot. So now they say they have partnered with Meta for the user base and their AI capabilities. Very interesting.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 4, January 2023 with source links from Discord, Wikipedia, Twitter, OpenAI, ChatGPT, Meta.

🗞️ News 1: Twitter announces ‘Verification for Organizations’ & annual payment 

Source: Twitter | The Verge

🗞️ News 2: Discord acquires Gas app; Meta partners with Shutterstock for AI 

Source: Discord | Ad Week

🗞️ News 3: Wikipedia Website gets a Design & Interface Makeover after a Decade

Source: Wikimedia Foundation

🗞️ News 4: OpenAI CEO shares details on Future plans – Video AI, ChatGPT, Microsoft   

Source: TechCrunch

🗞️ News 5: [Web3] NAB bank launches AUDN Stablecoin pegged to Australian dollar

Source: Australian Financial Review

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