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Mobile Minutes: Facebook’s mobile ad business; Waze’s new partnerships; Google Glass goes dark; Amazon Payments surges


Facebook’s 1.5 billion monthly users have become used to seeing targeted ads in their feeds. Soon they’ll be seeing them outside of Facebook on the mobile web, expanding beyond the foundation of third-party mobile apps.
Read more on International Business Times

Waze to scoop up more data through new partnerships
Waze changed how millions of people drive by convincing them to share their locations in return for real-time, crowdsourced traffic information.
Read more on The Wall Street Journal

Google Glass goes dark on its social media accounts
Four years after unveiling its wearable glass headset, Alphabet Inc’s Google shut down several social media accounts linked to the Glass gadget, ending its push to popularize the pricey eyeglasses with consumers.
Read more on Reuters

Amazon Payments’ transaction volume surged in 2015
Amazon Payments’ transaction volume surged in 2015, a sign that Amazon.com’s payment service is finally gaining traction after its inception nearly eight years ago.
Read more on CNBC