This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CNET Update: Shop on Twitter with #AmazonCart
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CNET Update: Shop on Twitter with #AmazonCart

2:52 /

Amazon partners with Twitter to create a special shopping hashtag, Google expands its same-day delievery service, and Nokia begins to re-route its brand in a new direction.

[MUSIC] It's time to go shopping on Twitter. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your c/net update. [MUSIC]. The future of online shopping could be in social media. Amazon has partnered with Twitter to create a special hashtag. That lets you put items in your shopping cart simply by sending a tweet. Here's how it works. First, you have to link up your Twitter account, to your Amazon account. And once Amazon knows your Twitter account, any time someone tweets out a link to an Amazon product, you can reply with the hashtag #AmazonCart to put it in your shopping cart. You'll then get a reply tweet from Amazon confirming that it worked. It doesn't mean you bought the item. It just means that it's waiting for you in your shopping cart, so you can make the final purchase later. It's so easy for anyone to do this, and could be potentially a new way for Twitter to make money. We don't know how Amazon and Twitter are making money from this. Amazon says Twitter is not taking a cut from sales, from their items added to the shopping cart with the hashtag. Oh, and for folks in the UK, they don't call it a shopping cart on Amazon, instead they use the hashtag Amazon Basket. It's not just Amazon testing new ways to order online, Google has just expanded its same-day delivery service called Google shopping express. Express the program first launched in the San Francisco Bay area last year and now it expanded to Manhattan and West Los Angeles. When you visit Google.com/express you'll notice Google partnered with major retailers, to sell all sorts of products you can order basic groceries a yoga mat. Even a 47 inch TV. Customers then choose a delivery time window for that day. Google is promoting this with free delivery for the first six months, and it comes just a few days after Amazon announced it's same day delivery service is also expanding to more cities. With 12 in total. On Amazon, to get same day delivery, it costs an extra $6 on top of the cost of a Prime membership fee. One set company that's not out to disrupt shopping, is Nokia. Yes, there still is a company called Nokia. Microsoft bought the mobile phone, and tablet hardware business of Nokia, but. There are other pieces to the finished company that still remain like, the group that works on Nokia's here maps the map app chain is seeking Android and iOS developers. That means Nokia wants to put its maps on other devices besides Windows and Nokia's venture capital group announced it plans to invest $100 million. Into communication technology for cars. Looks like Nokia is rerouting it's brand in a new type of mobile direction. That's your tech news update. You can head to cnet.com for more details and follow along on Twitter. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC]

New releases

Brainwave tech could help ALS patients...
2:32 August 30, 2014
Patients with Lou Gehrig's Disease can become paralyzed, and technology is now being developed that could...
Play video
ALS patient more independent with...
3:12 August 30, 2014
Eric Valor has been living with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, for nearly a decade, but he says technology,...
Play video
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring...
22:01 August 29, 2014
25 years of Miata: Why it still works. How your commute is worse than just boring, read the secret information...
Play video
Google tests drone delivery, iPhone...
2:54 August 29, 2014
Look up in the sky for a special delivery from Google's Project Wing, keep waiting for that "iWatch," and...
Play video
Make your Chromebook more PC-l...
1:58 August 29, 2014
Do you wish your Chromebook could feel a little more like a regular PC? Here are some simple tips on how to...
Play video
Nvidia Shield Tablet: Best tablet...
2:49 August 29, 2014
The 8-inch Shield Tablet boasts Nvidia's latest powerful Tegra K1 processor and graphics, and plugs into a...
Play video
Indie Games of Summer
3:14 August 29, 2014
Five indie console games that you should check out right now.
Play video
The Lumo Lift is a fashionable...
1:34 August 29, 2014
Track your posture, step count, and calorie burn with this small magnetic fitness device.
Play video