Facebook’s $1 messages: One more way to get your credit card

The latest update to Facebook Messages did more than just change a few settings. It’s also a sign of the social network seeking yet an opportunity to encourage impulse purchases.   (Credit: Facebook) Facebook, which began the year with a reputation for caring more about its users than about making a buck, is ending the … Read more

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Twitter and American Express Team Up To Let You Purchase With Hashtags

Looking to buy a new Kindle Fire or Xbox product? How about making your purchase through a hashtag? Twitter has teamed up with American Express to allow purchases on the site, raising questions about the company’s future in e-commerce. Looking to make a new purchase from Amazon, Sony, or Xbox? How about making your purchase … Read more