Facebook Lite has wider launch, Amazon skips on new Nest productsToday's major tech stories include Facebook Lite expanding to countries like the US and Canada, the reason Nest's newest products aren't available on Amazon and Spotify's upcoming IPO.
This is CNet. And here are the stories that matter right now. Facebook Lite is launching in more countries. Originally designed for developing countries with limited data plans. The app is designed to be a pared down version of the full version of Facebook. the company announced Facebook Lite would now be available for android users in additional countries including the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. Facebook did not have a timeline for an iPhone version of the app. New Nest products like it's Hello Doorbell and Yale smart lock became available for purchase recently. But it looks like Amazon won't be carrying them. It's another show across the bow as the war for your smart home allegiance heats up between Amazon and nest spirit company Google. Amazon also does not sell Google home devices instead pointing customers to its Alexa enabled smart speakers. [MUSIC] After months of speculation, Spotify will become a publicly-traded company in April. The company's CEO, Daniel Ek, confirmed the IPO will take place on April 3rd, with additional investor guidance to be made available beofre the end of March. Spotify holds about 42% of the streaming market, with 71 million paid subscribers, and 159 million active users. Its closest competitor, Apple Music has 30 million subscribers. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNet Tech Today app in the Apple or Google Play Stores.