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Facebook perks up Live video by copying ideas from other apps

Will color filters and floating hearts get users to broadcast more live video? Also, Amazon expands Prime Now, and learn why WhatsApp's encryption is a big deal.

It's just like Periscope's hearts... but sideways?

Facebook livens up its Live video with floating reaction icons and color filters. Also, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is making some big changes to boost encryption. Get the details by watching CNET Update below, along with news on changes coming to Twitter, Etsy and the expansion of Amazon same-day delivery:

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[CORRECTION: I mistakenly referred to Amazon Prime's free same-day delivery service as Amazon Prime Now, but these are two different delivery services. Amazon Prime Now is a faster, one or two-hour delivery service, but only available in a handful of metro areas.]

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Facebook perks up Live video by copying ideas from other apps