CNET Update: Shop on Twitter with #AmazonCart
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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]