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Facebook’s shuttering its live shopping feature to focus on Reels

Facebook’s shutting down its live shopping feature on October 1st to focus on Reels. Live shopping will go away on October 1st, but will still be...

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Amazon’s new smart shopping cart looks like it has a pair of eyes peering at your groceries

Amazon’s Dash Cart uses cameras to automatically scan items and charge shoppers, letting you skip the checkout line. The company has announced an...

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TikTok is reportedly giving up on its live shopping plans in the US and Europe

Live shopping has been hugely successful for ByteDance and Douyin in China. But TikTok Shop hasn’t caught on in the UK so far. TikTok may seem like...

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Twitter is testing shopping reminders for upcoming product drops

Twitter is testing notifications for upcoming product releases, the company announced today. Shoppers will get in-app notifications 15 minutes before...

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Go read this report on an AI shopping app that was actually just using humans

Tech startup Nate said it used AI to complete purchases by auto-filling shoppers’ payment and personal information. In fact, sources tell The...

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Meta freezes hiring for shopping team, Messenger Kids, and other products

Meta told employees that, while new engineers won’t be added to several product teams across Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram, layoffs aren’t...

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Amazon will pay you for your grocery shopping data

Alexa Shopping List Savings lets you clip coupons in the Alexa smartphone app and get cashback in your Amazon account. While you may buy a lot of...

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Snapchat’s Dress Up feature turns your phone into an AR shopping mall

Snap is investing heavily in augmented reality shopping with Screenshop and other AR tools for buyers. With Dress Up, it’s putting shopping into...

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Instagram rolls out product-tagging feature for users in the US: How it works

Business owners on Instagram will now receive a notification, every time someone tags their product on a post. All these tagged posts will be visible...

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YouTube is adding new ways for creators to make money with Shorts and shopping

YouTube is expanding the ways creators can monetize their content, interact with viewers, and generate new ideas for their channels. Plus, YouTube TV...

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That Walmart VR shopping video is old news — but so is the metaverse

A clip from 2017 purportedly showing Walmart’s vision for the metaverse has gone viral. The video is old, but it illustrates how the metaverse...

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Apple closes several stores due to COVID-19 outbreaks, encourages online shopping

According to Bloomberg, at least seven Apple Stores have temporarily shut down in the last day due to spikes in COVID-19 among employees. Over the...

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Google Chrome’s last-minute holiday shopping tools track prices and abandoned carts

Inside Google Chrome on the desktop and mobile devices, there are some new shopping features. One will keep track of price changes for items you’ve...

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The Epic Games Store finally has a shopping cart

The Epic Games Store finally has a shopping cart, meaning you’re now able to buy multiple games in a single transaction. The feature arrives just...

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Google loses key appeal against €2.4 billion EU shopping antitrust case

Google has lost an appeal against a key EU antitrust judgement. The judgement was levied in 2017 and concerned Google’s promotion of its shopping...

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Pinterest hops on the live shopping trend with Pinterest TV

Pinterest is getting in on the live shopping trend. The platform is launching Pinterest TV, an exclusive series that will star creators from the...

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Cyber Monday spending was reportedly down due to early shopping

Shoppers spent $10.7 billion during Cyber Monday this year, $100 million less than the $10.8 billion spent in 2020. Adobe Analytics says early...

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In Animal Crossing, holiday shopping is ‘Nook Friday,’ not Black Friday

With Black Friday deals happening left and right, don’t overlook the sales happening at Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s in-game store. Nook’s...

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Twitter is the latest social media network to combine shopping and livestreams

Twitter is hosting its first shopping livestream on November 28th at 12PM ET. The "Cyber Deals Sunday" stream will be a collaboration with...

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Google’s latest Maps features help you avoid the holiday shopping crowds

Google is adding a handful of new features to Google Maps in time for the holiday season. There’s Area Busyness, a Directory tab, pricing info for...

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Google expands shopping searches with Lens and in-store inventory checks

Google is creating three new features coming to its shopping search: a new visual search across websites using Google Lens, broader online window...

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The Apple Watch’s new sizes make shopping for bands more confusing

Apple announced the new Apple Watch Series 7 with 41mm and 45mm sizes, which are a bit bigger than before. All of its bands are compatible, though,...

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TikTok tests shopping tabs with select Shopify merchants

TikTok and Shopify announced an expanded partnership that allows merchants to add a shopping tab to their TikTok profile and link to products in...

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Twitter pilots a new shopping section for brands

Twitter is piloting a new feature that allows businesses to add a shopping section to the tops of their pages. The Shop Module launches in the US on...

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Snap buys another company to make AR shopping a reality

Snap has acquired Vertebrae, an AR shopping company that helps brands turn their goods into 3D assets, which could help Snapchat become an augmented...

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TikTok is reportedly pulling a Facebook and adding in-app shopping

TikTok is reportedly testing an in-app shopping tab in Europe, according to Bloomberg. The feature seems to mimic shopping experiences in Instagram...

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Google is shutting down its mobile Shopping app

Google is shutting down its mobile Shopping apps for both iOS and Android and directing users to its web Shopping site instead. The company said it...

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Online shopping has shifted recycling responsibilities to consumers

Cardboard is piling up on curbsides as shopping online becomes more popular. The growth of e-commerce, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, poses...

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