Shop inside a tweet with Twitter's 'Buy'Twitter takes your credit card as it expands into commerce, Facebook and Spotify put focus on video ads, and TiVo launches a DVR to record three years' worth of video.
Time to go shopping on Twitter and get ready for more video commercials in your streams. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNet update. [MUSIC] Twitter is a network for keeping up with what's happening right now. Within the moment reactions from people around the world. And now Twitter is also for spontaneous shopping. The social network is allowing some companies, musicians and charities to put a buy button, right on a Tweet. Simply stumble on a post to buy something. Once you click on the buy button, you'll get a prompt to confirm your shipping and payment information. Because that means you'll be storing your credit card data with Twitter. And once you confirm, the item is on it's way. The whole sale is completed with out ever leaving the Twitter app. This is first launching to some US members for the iOS and Android apps. Facebook also recently began testing out a Buy button, and Twitter is following suit as it continues to find new ways to make money. Of course, Twitter's not the only medium that's experimenting with new ways of getting revenue. Spotify is launching video advertisements for the 30 million users who do not pay for premium subscriptions to listen to the streaming music. They can watch a sponsor's video ad on their phone to keep listening for another 30 minutes without commercials. This because also hungry for more video advertising, the social network reports that since June, there has been more that one billion video views on Facebook every day. So to woo over marketers and to get more companies to publish their videos, Facebook will show how many people have viewed a video for pages and public figures. By flaunting the number of video views, Facebook could convince advertisers to spend more to put ads on the network instead of on television. And on the topic of video, if you find yourself needing more space on the DVR to record shows. TiVo has a new product that will store three years worth of video. It's called the TiVo Mega and it comes at a mega price, $5,000. It's basically a rack mountable server case with a TiVo log slapped on the front. And when it comes out next year, you can get ten swappable hard drives for a total of 24 terabytes of storage space. You could just transfer video from your computer as a way to store your entire movie catalog. If you don't need that much there's also TIVO's Romeo Pro which stores a week's worth of programming. There seems to be a new messaging app cropping up all the time, but one new app puts a Snapchat spin on audio. It's called chitchat and instead of sending a photo that will disappear, you can send a voice message that will self-destruct, once it's heard. You could argue that that's safer than sending a scandalous photo of yourself. That's your tech news update. Stay updated on the latest at cnet.com, and be sure to follow along on Twitter and subscribe to our podcast. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.