Thursday's CNET Update wants to make a deal:
eBay made headlines Wednesday with
a dramatic redesign
, but it's not out of the spotlight yet. Today's tech news roundup looks at eBay's Lifestyle Deals, a service similar to Groupon.
It's being tested now in a few markets
, including New York. Can you handle (or want) another Groupon clone? Is there room in this space for eBay? Share your daily deal experiences and thoughts with us via e-mail or in a 15-second Tout video.
This holiday, Fab expects you to flock to its mobile shopping app. The young site is
growing quickly, boasting nearly 8 million users
. Fab features a new lineup of unique products every day and only sells them for a few days. It just pushed out updates to its apps and a new TV commercial.
Sprint could see a big financial boost from a backer in Japan.
Sprint confirmed that it is negotiating with SoftBank
, a Japanese mobile carrier, about a "substantial investment" in Sprint.
Over at Verizon, the
Motorola Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD will be arriving next week
, on Oct. 18.
Google has rolled out
a major update to Street View
. Google Maps added street-level images for 250,000 miles of road across 17 countries.
Facebook Gifts can be
purchased through the Android app
. Birthday or celebration alerts are popping up on news feeds with a link to buy that person a gift. Apple users will be able to buy gifts off the app in the coming weeks.
And better keep you eye on a new iOS app called Photoset. This photo-sharing tool is made by Tumblr, but you don't need a Tumblr account to use it. It allows users to share several photos at once to social networks through one URL.