July 18, 2018

Walmart enlists Microsoft cloud in battle against Amazon

Once a seemingly unstoppable retail juggernaut, Walmart's been scrambling to define its digitally in this Amazon-defined era. This morning, the company announced that it's struck a five-year deal with Microsoft, Amazon's chief cloud competitor.

Read more... https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/17/walmart-enlists-microsoft-cloud-in-battle-against-amazon/

July 7, 2018

Expedia Stops Accepting Bitcoin, Driving Users to Alternative Travel Sites

Expedia, the online travel agency that has been one of the largest merchants to accept bitcoin since 2014, has quietly stopped accepting the cryptocurrency, forcing users to seek alternative travel services.

Read more... https://www.ccn.com/expedia-stops-accepting-bitcoin-driving-users-to-alternative-travel-sites/

June 30, 2018

Instagram Stories now lets its 400M users add soundtracks

The right music can make a boring photo or video epic, so Instagram is equipping users with a way to add popular songs to their Stories. TechCrunch had the scoopon the music feature's prototype in early May, and now it's launching to iOS and Android users in 6 countries including, the U.S. Thanks to Facebook's recent deals with record labels, users will be able to choose from thousands of songs from artists including Bruno Mars, Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris and Guns N' Roses. The launch could make Instagram Stories more fun to post and watch in a way that copyrights won't allow on Snapchat, while giving the app a way to compete with tween favorite Musical.ly.

Read more... https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/28/instagram-stories-music/

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