Facebook is trying to become the next big online retailer, Bing is allowing people to be “forgotten” and Android Wear devices are now available from Best Buy.
Are you ready to do your shopping on Facebook? The social network giant is taking on new ventures by testing a completely new service. This would be the “Buy” button, which would allow users to purchase goods from advertisers without ever going to any other retailers.
Facebook claims this system is completely safe and private. No credit card or private information will be shared with any other vendors. You can also select whether or not you would like to save your credit card information.
Testing is currently limited to the USA, where a select amount of small and medium-sized businesses are starting to sell their goods.
Opinion: I am not sure I want to see more ads in my Newsfeed. Social networks are meant for sharing with friends. Even though I understand advertising is important for keeping the service alive, shopping capabilities may be going a bit too far.
Following Google’s actions, Bing is now granting European users the right to be “forgotten”. This would allow Europeans to stop appearing in search results linked to their names.
It’s relatively simple to be taken off search results. Europeans can now simply fill out Microsoft’s form and get the process started.
Opinion: I am way past the point of worrying about showing up online. We know some of you would prefer that privacy, though. Will you be asking Google and Bing to keep you off their search results?
Best Buy happens to be one of my favorite tech retailers. They don’t have the best prices, nor the best selection (depending on what you look for), but they have an advantage over all other stores. They are all over the country and offer you a hands-on experience with devices. The major retailer is now adding the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live to their repertoire.
The devices are not available for in-store pickup just yet, but you can be sure they will be coming soon. For now you can simply purchase them online. Once the devices reach your local stores, you will be able to get your hands all over them and test them out.
Opinion: Very few of us have actually tested Android Wear, so we know it won’t be easy to spend over $200 on one. For those who are not quite sure yet, we would advice that you wait a bit more and go check these devices out at Best Buy.