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Twitter Now Lets You Add Topics to Spaces
Twitter has introduced new Topics features to the Spaces, offering new ways for users to have live audio conversations on the platform. With this new feature, users will be able to Tag their Spaces with up to three relevant Topics.
Currently, Twitter will only allow users to select from a choice of a total of 10 topics. The Topics are also limited only to English for now.
The feature is currently available on the Android app, and the company has claimed that they will expand it to iOS and add more Topics and languages soon.
For now, the topics available on the platform include Business and Finance, Technology, Sports, Music, World News, Gaming, Entertainment, Home and Family, Arts and Culture, and Careers. Users can choose their topic to follow to get related content on their timelines.
Twitter has been testing Spaces since last year and has finally started rolling out the feature to its users.
With the addition of the new feature, Twitter gets closer to what Clubhouse offers, where users can select different topics to explore and join clubs based on selected topics.
A Third of Salvadorans Actively use the Chivo Wallet
El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has claimed that 2.1 million citizens of his nationals are using the government-sponsored Chivo cryptocurrency wallet, offering a glimpse into the apparent success of the country’s bitcoin gambit.
The president said on Twitter, “2.1 million Salvadorans are ACTIVELY USING @chivowallet (not downloads).”
“Chivo is not a bank, but in less than 3 weeks, it now has more users than any bank in El Salvador and is moving fast to have more users than ALL BANKS IN EL SALVADOR combined,” added the president.
Bukele also indicated that it’s only a matter of time before Chivo adoption eclipses all banks in El Salvador combined.
The government-issued Chivo wallet was launched in early September as El Salvador officially recognized bitcoin as a legal tender.
The Chivo wallet, which is available on both Android and Apple devices, enables individuals and businesses to send and receive payments in bitcoin or dollar from anywhere in the world.
Bukele’s latest post indicates that the Bitcoin Law is being received positively across the country, even as some people recently protested against the law.
Medtech Startup Cryosa Raises $21.5 Million in Its Latest Funding
Medical device startup Cryosa has raised $21.5 million in its Series B funding round to revolutionize the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
The funding round was led by Solas BioVentures, an investment company specializing in life sciences.
Existing investors from the Series A funding round also participated including, Santé Ventures and med-tech company HOYA Corporation.
Cryosa was founded in 2018 with a mission to develop a breakthrough minimally invasive treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disease that affects millions of people in the United States.
With this additional funding, Cryosa will continue its first human clinical trial, which is an important milestone in achieving regulatory compliance and bringing products to market.
The devices are developed by engineers and professionals with many years of experience in the health industry.
Since the existing treatment of OSA is insufficient for the increasing demand of patients and healthcare providers, Cryosa is aiming to become a leader in the treatment of the condition.
Facebook Updates Features in Organic Post Testing
Social media giant Facebook has been taking very big steps and has launched some massive updates recently.
The company launched the organic post-testing last year on its Creators Studio and received a great response. However, it is making an update to that feature by adding more layout and expanded post options.
Although the company did not say much about the update, a Twitter user Matt Navarra, who is known to discover hidden features, posted a screenshot where he showed that the new updated option on the organic posts which will let users test various formats for links, images, and texts and determine which one is the most liked by their audience.
With this feature, users can create several variations of the same post, with some changes in each, and then test which format of the said post gave the best results to the audience.
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