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Mobile Minutes: Facebook and Shopify; Apple’s delayed update; Lyft and Uber’s rival; Financial advisers and social

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September 17, 2015

Facebook is becoming a social commerce behemoth

Facebook is becoming a social commerce behemoth

Now that you can buy stuff on Facebook, you’ll never leave
The company has partnered with e-commerce service Shopify to enable merchants who uses Shopify’s services to sell their products directly in a new Shop section on Facebook Pages, a feature Facebook is pushing as a better mobile alternative for businesses than the Web.
Read more on Wired

Apple delays software update for Watch after finding bug
Apple Inc. is delaying the first major software update for Apple Watch because of a bug it discovered in the operating system that couldn’t be fixed before Wednesday’s scheduled release.
Read more on Bloomberg

Lyft teams up with Uber’s No. 1 rival in China
In an effort to beat back the dominant ride-hailing company, Lyft is ganging up on Uber by partnering with Uber’s No. 1 rival in China.
Read more on USA Today

Advisers gain business through social media
More advisers are using social media and winning business because of it. An annual survey from Putnam Investments found that 81 percent of financial advisers use social media for business, up from 75 percent last year.
Read more on Wall Street Journal

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