THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon turns Twitter into a shopping cart

Amazon is giving English and American customers the chance to shop without leaving Twitter.

 

The online shopping giant is rolling out a new feature called #AmazonCart, which allows users to connect their Amazon and Twitter accounts and add products to their Amazon shopping basket by simply replying to any tweet containing an Amazon link, with #AmazonCart

 

Apple and Samsung damages recalculated

 

A US federal jury has recalculated the damages awarded in the court case involving the two smartphone competitors.

 

The jury raised the amount owed for some patent infringements and lowered it for others.

 

The changes offset each other meaning the total damages awarded in the new verdict stay the same as the original.

 

The court awarded Apple $US119.6 million for patent infringements and Samsung $US158,400.

 

Google and Facebook top three in tech by 2020, Apple not?

 

One of the world’s top tech investors, Fred Wilson of New York’s Union Square Ventures, believes Apple will cease to be important by 2020.

 

Wilson, speaking at the TC Disrupt conference in New York, said Apple is too rooted to hardware and isn’t invested enough in the cloud, something he says will provide the company significant challenges moving forward.

 

Overnight

 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 17.66 to 16.530.55 and the Australian Dollar is trading at US93 cents.

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