March 8, 2024 2:00 pm

David Wadler

Hope your week is going Vendorfully thus far. Are you ready to dive into this week’s AI news? All you need is two minutes.

Let’s go!


  • Rich People Fight: Elon and OpenAI get into it
  • Anthropic releases Claude 3
  • Dating apps embrace AI
  • Vendorful product notes: Performance and collaboration improvements

In the News

🚨 A he said/he said situation

Days after Elon Musk filed suit against OpenAI, claiming that he thought he was, in effect, funding a non-profit many years ago but has no stake in what is now OpenAI’s very for-profit business, OpenAI has fired back. In what could be described as “Perez Hilton for nerds,” they posted emails to and from Musk, discussing how best to position OpenAI for success. Musk, unsurprisingly, suggested folding it into Tesla at one point. We’ll be keeping an eye on how this plays out in court.

📰 Bonjour, je m’appelle Claude 3

OpenAI may have other cause for concern, this time relating to their flagship product. The company’s GPT-4 has consistently outperformed all other large language models (LLMs)…until last week. Anthropic’s Monday release of their latest model, Claude 3, opened some eyes at is surpassed GPT-4 on a number of benchmarks. The new model is faster than Claude 2, the previous model, and also supports a number of file upload types. If you have a long document that you’d like summarized, you can try it for free here.

💕 Programming languages, the new languages of love?

The founder and CEO of a new dating app started his business because he found existing apps had a major flaw. They were “missing real connection and chemistry between people.” And how is addressing this? By having his users’ AI avatars go out on virtual first dates. No, I’m not kidding. The next step? Having the AI avatars “Netflix and chill.”

What’s new with Vendorful?

General improvements

We’ve been working on cleaning some things up, improving performance, and laying the groundwork for some significant new features that are coming soon. There were some additional improvements made to the new collaboration features. And we’ve added some documentation for it too. If you’re keen to try out the collaboration features, but prefer to read first rather than dive right in, you can learn how by clicking here.

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About the Author

David Wadler is a co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer at Vendorful. Prior to Vendorful, he was the General Manager for Rich Media & Cloud at Lexmark Enterprise Software, where he was responsible for strategic direction of Lexmark’s initiatives as they related to rich media and cloud products. He came to Lexmark in 2013 with the acquisition of Twistage, where he was a co-founder and CEO. Prior to Twistage, he worked in a variety of industries and roles while trying to figure out what he was supposed to do with himself. David is a holder of a degree in economics from Brown University and is a resident of New York City.

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