Walmart’s e-books store opens for business

Walmart’s e-books store opens for business

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Walmart wants to become your new go-to store for digital books. The big-box retailer said Tuesday it’s opening its first-ever e-books storefront, thanks to a partnership with Rakuten Kobo. Kobo’s library of 6 million digital titles will now be available on Walmart’s US website, supplementing Walmart’s existing selection of physical books. Walmart is also offering […]

Airbnb for Work touts its business cred with nearly 700K companies onboard

Airbnb for Work touts its business cred with nearly 700K companies onboard

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Airbnb is serious about business travel. To back that up, the home-rental company on Monday shared updates about how people use its professional community, which was recently rebranded as Airbnb for Work to “better encompass the unique benefits only Airbnb can offer today’s modern workforce.” Airbnb for Work bookings tripled from 2015 to 2016, and then tripled again […]

Instagram’s latest test getting rid of vertical scroll went pretty poorly

Instagram’s latest test getting rid of vertical scroll went pretty poorly

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Some people logged into Instagram on Thursday to an unwelcome surprise: Their vertical scrolling through images had disappeared. It was all part of a test change Instagram has been considering that would do away with the up-and-down swipe that’s become the standard way we practically scroll through anything in the modern age. Instead, Instagram’s been […]

Facebook in violation of new cybersecurity law, says Vietnam

Facebook in violation of new cybersecurity law, says Vietnam

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Trouble is brewing for Facebook in Vietnam. The social network has infringed on a new cybersecurity law in the country by letting users post content it deemed illegal on its platform, state media reported Wednesday. Such posts include those containing ‘slanderous content,’ ‘anti-government sentiment’ and the defamation of individuals and organisations, it added, citing the […]

Facebook acquires AI startup that helps you shop

Facebook acquires AI startup that helps you shop

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Facebook said Friday that it purchased a startup called GrokStyle, which uses artificial intelligence to help shoppers find furniture and home decor.  ‘We are excited to welcome GrokStyle to Facebook,’ Facebook spokeswoman Vanessa Chan said in a statement. ‘Their team and technology will contribute to our AI capabilities.’  Furniture retailer Ikea uses technology developed by […]