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Hard to swallow: Pepsi smartphone, Facebook shopping feed

Some days, it's clear the tech world is out of touch. Facebook is adding a section just to show you shopping advertisements, and Pepsi is said to launch an Android smartphone next week.

When soda companies are making smartphones, it can feel like mobile innovation is falling flat.

A Pepsi smartphone isn't the only new tech that is hard to swallow. Facebook is making a feed just for shopping advertisements. So what new Facebook reaction emoji do I use to express my eye rolling?

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Hard to swallow: Pepsi smartphone, Facebook shopping feed