Rest of the Day: Amazon Sells Snacks and Household Items Under Its Own Brand
I love the smell of Amazon breakfast cereals in the morning. The web giant is looking to expand its line of essentials to include food, among others.
- Amazon will soon be selling private label snacks and other household items such as diapers and detergents . Similar to the cheap AmazonBasics USB cables that you may have bought a dozen of, the new items are simple and presumably inexpensive. However, they will have their own brands with names such as “Happy Belly” and “Mama Bear,” according to the Wall Street Journal. Tell us more about the appetizers. [WSJ]
- Apple today released updates for almost every OS, including iOS 9.3.2 , OS X 10.11.5, and tvOS 9.2.1 . The updates are primarily for bug fixes, so you won’t notice any new features, but hey, I’ll fix the bugs. They also made some design changes to iTunes that will make it easier to navigate your media. [9to5Mac]
- Twitter will soon stop counting 140-character photos and links , freeing up another 23 characters for your post. If you often attach both images and links, the character limit gets pretty tight, so I’m happy to change. Old school Twitter followers be damned. [Bloomberg]
- Twitter is also adding a dedicated button to its Android app to launch Periscope . They are currently testing with a small number of users to expand the live streaming application. Of course, Facebook has the advantage that it doesn’t need a second live video streaming app, so I’m wondering if Twitter can eventually just build this functionality into its default app. [The Verge]
- Waze is testing a new car-sharing service in the Bay Area . It is currently available by invitation only to a handful of companies and their employees, but could eventually put Waze (and its owner, Google) in direct competition with Uber and Lyft. [Waze via Recode ]