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Meta’s “Twitter killer” app Threads is on its way – and you can get a cheat code to download it — CBS

The cheat codes are “Thread” or “Threads,” which you enter into the search box in Instagram, writes Aimee Picchi.

Here is the link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/meta-threads-app-release-july-6-twitter-killer-competitor/

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Snowflake to acquire TruEra AI observability platform

Snowflake has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TruEra, providers of an AI observability platform. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Biggest Windows 11 update in 2 years nearly finalized, enters Release Preview — Ars Technica

Microsoft has released Windows 11 24H2 build 26100.712 to its Release Preview testing channel for Windows Insiders, a sign that the update is nearly complete and that the company has shifted into bug-fixing mode ahead of general availability, writes Andrew Cunningham in Ars Technica. 

Elon Musk’s xAI is working on making Grok multimodal — The Verge

Elon Musk’s AI company, xAI, is making progress on adding multimodal inputs to its Grok chatbot, according to public developer documents, writes Kylie Robison in The Verge.