Facebook shutting down Gifts to focus on Buy button
The social network will close the gift-card store, Amazon is paying Prime users for slower shipping, and EA launches a Netflix-like subscription service for games on Xbox One.
It pays to pick slow delivery on Amazon:
In this episode of CNET Update:
- Bid farewell to Facebook Gifts. The network will close the gift-card shop on August 12, and will likely spend more time expanding use of the new "Buy" button.
- Need a buck? Choose the slower option on your Amazon Prime purchase. Prime members that don't use the two-day shipping can get $1 in credit to spend on digital video.
- Play popular EA games with a new subscription service on Xbox One. EA Access costs $5 a month, or $30 a year, for access to select EA games.
- Quickly scan LinkedIn profiles with the redesigned mobile app.
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