TikTok is Testing 🧪 a Watch History Feature to Uncover Lost Videos

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TikTok is Testing 🧪 a Watch History Feature to Uncover Lost Videos

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TikTok is reportedly testing a new feature that will make it easier for users to find and explore past videos.

The new feature called ‘Watch History’ was first reported by Twitter user Hammod Oh and subsequently shared by Geekout founder Matt Navarra saying, “NEW! TikTok Watch History.”

The tweet also shows that the feature can be accessed via the app’s settings and privacy menu — provided it’s been rolled out to your account.

After applying the change, users will be able to see every video they have watched in the last week.

Given the constant stream of content on TikTok, accidentally refreshing the “For You” page would make you lose a video before you had a chance to view and like it.

However, with this new feature, TikTok is looking to solve this issue with the addition of this possible feature.

The test feature is available only to some TikTok users now. However, the video-focused social networking platform has not made any official announcement of launching the feature to a wider audience.

EV Maker NIO Delivers its First ET7 Electric Sedans 🚗

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Chinese EV maker NIO has confirmed saying that it has started deliveries of its new luxury sedan ET7, as per schedule.

The company delivered the first batch of ET7s to consumers on March 28, during an event at NIO’s headquarters in Hefei, China, according to an announcement.

The official commencement of ET7 deliveries is a significant milestone for the EV maker as it marks the brand’s first sedan and fourth model to enter production—the other three are SUVs (ES8, ES6, and EC6).

NIO claims that customers in over 80 Chinese cities have taken a test drive of the ET7 since the kickoff of test drives on March 5.

The company also says that it has converted test drives into orders at a much higher than expected rate; however, it did not provide more details.

While NIO did not specify how many customers took delivery of the ET7 sedan, it is estimated that the company has delivered more than 50 sedans to customers.

The company is expected to announce March deliveries on April 1, including ET7.

Coinbase may Reportedly buy 🛒 Parent Company of Mercado Bitcoin 

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Cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase is reportedly in talks to acquire 2TM, the parent company of Mercado Bitcoin, Brazil’s largest crypto exchange.

According to the Brazilian newspaper Estadão, negotiations between Coinbase and 2TM have been taking place since 2021, and an agreement could be announced in the next month.

Mercado Bitcoin hit the mark of 3 million customers last year, of which more than 1 million were added in 2021, while its trading volume reached $7.1 billion last year.

In June 2021, 2TM secured $200 million in a Series B funding round and closed a $50 million second round of funding in November, taking the company’s valuation to $2.1 billion.

Besides owning Mercado Bitcoin, 2TM also owns other companies, including Meubank, Bitrust, MB Digital Assets, Blockchain Academy, MezaPro, CriptoLoja, Wuzu, and Portal do Bitcoin.

The reported acquisition of 2TM shows the growing global acquisition strategy of Coinbase.

Recently, the crypto exchange platform also acquired an Indian AI startup Agara and a blockchain-infrastructure platform Bison Trails, indicating that their global acquisition strategy is snowballing.

Spacetech Startup Pixxel Raises $25 Million in Series A 💰

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Pixxel, a space-tech startup that builds a constellation of advanced earth imaging small satellites, has raised $25 million in its Series A funding round.

The funding was led by Radical Ventures and also saw participation from Jordan Noone, Lightspeed Partners, Seraphim Space Investment Trust Plc, Blume Ventures, and Sparta LLC.

Founded by Kshitij Khandelwal and Awais Ahmed in 2019, Pixxel is leveraging the unique hyperspectral nature of satellite imagery to build a health monitor for the planet.

The company unlocks a range of novel environment and sustainability use cases, offering advanced tools for agriculture, mining, oil and gas, and environmental agencies to analyze geospatial composites of the earth’s surface in real-time.

The startup is launching its hyperspectral satellites as a part of SpaceX’s upcoming April Transporter-4 mission.

These earth-imaging microsatellites have a 50x higher resolution than existing multispectral counterparts, which will help to capture data on a global scale.

Pixxel is planning to use the funds to expedite the production of its high-resolution hyperspectral satellite constellation and to offer newer AI-powered insights.

Around the Web 🌐

Apple Cuts iPhone SE 2022 production by 20%: Apple is slashing the production of its new budget iPhone SE due to weaker-than-expected demand, according to a report by Nikkei Asia. The iPhone maker is cutting the production of the iPhone SE by about 2 million units to 3 million units, or about 20% of the initial orders.


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