Growth Newsletter #119
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News and Links
News you can use:
- Microsoft opened up "new Bing" to Open Preview—meaning no more waitlist for its AI-powered search—and announced a bunch of new features and capabilities. Those include more visual answers (like charts and graphs) and the ability to export, share, or continue chats through multiple sessions.
- Sounds like Google is planning their own search moves, moving away from “10 blue links” and toward more AI convos and short video. The goal: make search more “visual, snackable, personal, and human.” Meanwhile, a leaked Google memo lamented their standing in the AI “arms race.” “While we’ve been squabbling [with OpenAI], a third faction has been quietly eating our lunch,” the author wrote. “I’m talking, of course, about open source.”
- Quick rundown of recent notable product updates: Meta improved Facebook Reels personalization and discovery and previewed new AR Reels ads and Facebook Stories. Amazon’s TikTok-esque video shopping feed, Inspire, is now available to all US customers. YouTube is expanding Shorts and in-feed video ads into video reach campaigns, which use Google AI to improve reach. And they’re adding “for you” recs on channel pages.
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