Mobile Minutes: Facebook dumps FBX; Twitter curtails buy buttons; Snapchat raises $1.8B; PayPal ditches apps
Twitter shifts strategy on commerce ads
Twitter Inc. on Wednesday confirmed it is curtailing an advertisement effort that encouraged people to purchase products from merchants without leaving the social-media service.
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Snapchat raises $1.81 billion in new funding round
Messaging app Snapchat Inc has raised $1.81 billion in an equity offering, indicating strong investor interest in the company despite concerns that it is struggling to attract advertisers.
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PayPal to Microsoft, BlackBerry, and Amazon Kindle: Buh-bye
PayPal is ditching apps made for Microsoft Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon Kindle Fire devices, the company announced in a blog post Wednesday.
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