WooCommerce Rebrands to Woo and Launches Woo Express
- WooCommerce officially changed its name to Woo, adopting the nickname used by many customers already, and aims to streamline product naming across all Woo services.
- Woo is emphasizing its hosted ecommerce solution, Woo Express. This may reduce emphasis on self-hosted Woo used by many developers.
- While not stated directly, Woo Express takes on Shopify (it’s largest competitor with a ~16% market share compared to Woo’s ~60%).
- How will the hosted Woo Express model affect your ecommerce work?
Biden Administration Issues Sweeping Executive Order Regulating AI
- The order, issued Monday, establishes new standards for AI security, privacy, and testing, and directs the US Department of Commerce is to develop watermarking standards for AI-generated content.
- Developers like Google and Microsoft will need to submit results before releasing models publicly.
- Immigration officials are asked to ease visa rules for foreign AI experts to help companies recruit top global AI talent.
- Deputy White House Chief of Staff Bruce Reed told the Associated Press that the President became more concerned over AI threats after watching the film Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.
- How do you believe these orders will affect the global AI explosion?
WordPress 6.4 is On Schedule for Release Next Tuesday
- Though the much-anticipated Font Library was postponed to a later release, WP 6.4 has several interesting new features like image lightboxes, enhanced command palette, improved pattern organization, and big improvements to the writing workflow.
- A number of performance enhancements will also make sites faster, more usable, and more accessible.
- The new Twenty Twenty-Four Theme is packed with ready-to-use patterns and templates for full site editing.
- Have you embraced the site editor and block themes? If so, this update has a lot for you!
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