Russian Sloy wants to compete with TikTok

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Russian tech giant Yandex just launched a TikTok rival called Sloy, which means ‘layer’ in Russian. The app lets you create 90-second videos with augmented reality effects and background music. Currently, the app is only available for iOS users in Russia. The company says it plans to launch Android and iOS versions for a global audience early next year. Sloy’s developers have trained its AI to recognize and tag clothing items worn by you. You can click on the tag and watch videos that contain similar clothes and styling.

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