Since Facebook (FB – Get Report) spun out Messenger as a standalone app, the company has been continuously expanding on its capabilities, and one of the many features being built into the app includes the ability to transact.
But don’t expect Messenger e-commerce to look like any of the social networks’ trendy Buy Buttons.
“I really see Messenger as a new type of medium when it comes to commerce,” said Yoram Wurmser, an analyst at Forrester. “I very much think that Facebook is going to avoid slapping on a buy button. It’s a different experience –much more conversational.”
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According to TechCrunch sources, Facebook is developing a software development kit — also known as an SDK, these are tools to help developers build applications for a specific platform — that would let retailers build bots to interact with Messenger users and enable shopping. Essentially, retailers will be able to create their own version of M, Messenger’s digital assistant.
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Instagram, famously bought by Facebook (FB – Get Report) in 2012 for a now-measly $1 billion, has been in the news lately. First, the social media company updated its platform, severely upping the amount of notifications users were receiving.
Now, it’s upping the length of videos users can post.
Previously, Instagram videos could only be up to 15 seconds, so its four-fold increase to 60 seconds is somewhat significant. The move comes after the company cited that time spent watching videos on the platform has increased 40% in the past six months.
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The move could also have some sort of ties to advertisement, in which longer videos would perhaps be a more lucrative format. Or at the very least, give advertisers more flexibility when it come to posting video ads.
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The new update (on iOS) will also allow
Apple (AAPL – Get Report) is reportedly expanding its mobile wallet beyond apps and into web browsers, but according to some analysts, PayPal (PYPL) need not worry.
Browsers have long been under PayPal’s domination, as other players tackle in-app and in-store payments, but a new report from Re/code suggests that Apple may be bringing Apple Pay to the browser later this year, meaning more competition for PayPal in its core channel.
Apple has been telling potential partners that Apple Pay will be available on mobile iOS browsers (on devices that support fingerprint ID) and maybe even desktop browsers, potentially in time for the holidays this year, according to Re/code. The announcement could come at Apple’s big WWDC conference in June.
Following the report, PayPal shares dropped 4% on Thursday, as investors feared that the Apple expansion would reduce PayPal’s market share.
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But SunTrust analyst Bob Peck thinks investors were too quick to worry.
“Apple Pay extending beyond in-store and in-app should
In need of a new image for your company, or just missing the fresh, inspiring brand? Here are some tips that should take some of that worry off your back:
1. Goals are the wheels guiding probably every human’s life and maintaining a clear picture of what your goals are is the first thing that needs to be done before choosing the best graphic design agency for your company. Be sure to know what you expect the agency to do for you, what your image should reflect. Reducing the number of options by defining your needs is the first step.
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4. Respect the craft and make the designers respect your ideas. The graphic design agency provides the transition between the company’s image and the public.
You have done it! The dream business you have always wanted to have is now a reality! You are growing, you are making money and your practice is full! BUT, and yes there is a but; you are stressed, frustrated and you probably do not know the reason why.
So let me help out here: you see us women think that or have been led to think that we are super humans/ We work, we cook, clean, do the laundry, the kids homework, school runs, we are wives, daughters, sisters, friends and on top of that, we want to be our own Bosses! Fair enough, I love being in business and an entrepreneur!
Now let me ask you something: when you were dreaming about having your own wonderful business, was this the picture you had in mind?
Did you not leave your 9 to 5 job so you could have more freedom, more time with your kids and spouse and family, more me time for self care and travel?
Now that you have and are in business, you are more miserable than ever and maybe wondering if this is meant to be.
Candles can create ambience in any situation. Which is why it is important to have a wide variety to choose from in your store. If you are new to the candle business than you need to know how to buy candles wholesale.
When candles were first introduced to the world they were an absolute necessity. Used to obviously create light at night as well as being able to track time, they were in every single persons home. As times changed and of course the invention of electricity candles became less of a necessity. This did not mean that they were not still used, instead of being an everyday household item they moved into a new category, to become an accessory. Candles are used within homes very rarely to create light in less of course there has been a power outage, instead they are used for creating ambience and emitting beautiful scents. They are also considered to be a very nice gift for others. Having the correct candles in your store is therefore important. When you choose to buy candles wholesale you need to consider the following:
· Bulk and savings: money makes the world go round