Amazon is shutting down its rival to Instagram because you’ve most likely never even heard of it.

Amazon is closing its Instagram-like shopping feature, Amazon Spark, just 2 years after it launched. Customers could scroll through its Instagram-like feed and click on tagged things in the photos or stories and buy these directly on Amazon’s website.


Amazon is closing its Instagram-like shopping feature before many shoppers even had an opportunity to use it.
Known as Amazon Spark, the shopping tool launched just 2 years ago and was set up to enable users to browse Amazon merchandise more easily.
Users could click on things tagged in photos and stories and buy these directly on Amazon. Spark was only offered to Amazon Prime members.

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Facebook falls following report that Zuckerberg emails link him to controversial privacy practices.

Facebook stock dipped on a Wall Street Journal report that the corporate has uncovered emails linking chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg to the social media giant’s controversial privacy practices.


Shares were down over 2% following the news. The report says employees at the corporate are concerned that the emails could come under scrutiny during an investigation from the Federal Trade Commission.


The FTC is investigating whether or not security lapses associated with the Cambridge Analytica scandal violated a 2012 consent decree between the agency and Facebook, according to the report.


The emails, which were described to the Journal reporters but not seen, reportedly show that Zuckerberg raised questions about how the corporate was sharing information with third-party developers, suggesting he knew of potential issues.

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