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⚡️Can a magazine thrive with 0 advertising and no website?

PLUS: An art installation for the ages

Happy Thursday, creatives!

Today, we’ve got new AIs that can code.

We’ve got magazines with no advertising.

And a look at companies like Nvidia, Threads, and X.

—Clayton

LEARN TO CODE

Meta, aiming to excel in the competitive field of generative AI, is focusing on open-source initiatives.

Meta has released Code Llama, a machine-learning system that generates and explains code in English.

Code Llama, similar to GitHub Copilot and Amazon CodeWhisperer, can complete and debug code across various programming languages.

Code Llama is available in different versions optimized for Python and understanding instructions.

THE FUTURE OF MEDIA

Can you have no advertising and no website and still have a business?

Inque magazine is bound to find out.

Inque doesn't have a digital version and aims to publish one issue annually for a decade.

And each issue is $70.

It’s a fascinating venture, and I’m here for it.

NVIDIA BOOST

Nvidia's second-quarter revenues doubled to $13.5 billion.

CEO Jensen Huang's net worth increased by about $4 billion due to rising stock prices.

Huang now holds a net worth of around $46 billion.

Nvidia's stock rose 8% in pre-market trading after the strong results.

GENERATIVE AI

Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer has been working with generative technology for a long time.

He developed a program that can generate questions in Spanish, English, German, and French using a dictionary and grammatical rules.

His artwork, displayed at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, could still generate new questions for 271,000 years.

MICROBLOGGING MANIA

Meta is launching an enhanced web app for Threads, as announced by the company.

The web app will allow users to post, interact with posts, and view their feed.

The update is set to roll out over the next few days, according to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Previously, Threads on the web was limited to viewing profiles, lacking features like liking or resharing posts.

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Meanwhile, on another social media site formerly known as Twitter, Elon Musk is considering removing headlines and description text from links posted to the site.

The move would display only the main image from the linked site without additional context in the URL.

Musk claims this change would enhance aesthetics and reduce clickbait.

PODCAST RELEASES

ALWAYS ON

Max (formerly HBO Max) is introducing live streaming news called "CNN Max" from September 27 in the U.S.

The feature will launch in beta and offer live content from CNN US, CNN International, and original programming.

It will provide 24/7 live streaming and allow “experimentation” with product features and content.

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