News

Amazon makes shopping easy as a Tweet

Amazon makes shopping easy as a Tweet

SHOPPING:It's the latest in a series of recent moves in which Amazon is expanding the products and services it provides to users. Photo: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon and Twitter are teaming up for shopping. The online retailer is rolling out a service that lets Twitter users put Amazon.com products in their carts — without leaving the social media site.

It’s the latest in a series of recent moves in which Amazon is expanding the products and services it provides to users. And it comes as Amazon tries to make social media a bigger source for sales.

Under the program, users must link their Amazon.com account with their Twitter account.

Once they add the hashtag “AmazonCart” in reply to a tweet that has an Amazon product link, the item gets “dropped” in their electronic shopping cart. Both sites will notify the user that the item has been added.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Vigil for Freddie Gray held in Ithaca; protesters block Aurora Street

Fresh
IMG_0908

Protesters in Ithaca blocked traffic on the 100 block of North Aurora Street as part of a vigil for Freddie Gray.

in Local

Cornell ends investigation into reported burglary involving student

cornell police

Cornell Police had been investigating the incident that happened one day prior to a meeting of the university’s Board of Trustees.

in Local

Skelos, NY Senate leader, says he is innocent of corruption charges

capitol

The charges include extortion and soliciting bribes.

in National

Police raid home of gunman in Mohammad cartoon attack

Local police and FBI investigators collect evidence and survey the scene where two gunmen were shot dead, after their bodies were removed in Garland, Texas May 4, 2015.

Police and FBI searched the apartment of a gunman who allegedly opened fire outside a Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.

in Sports

Craig Counsell replaces Ron Roenicke with Milwaukee Brewers

FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2015, file photo, former Milwaukee Brewers’ Craig Counsell throws during a spring training baseball workout in Phoenix. Counsell was hired as manager of the Brewers on Monday, May 4, 2015, replacing Ron Roenicke who was fired the night before.

The Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke and replaced him with former Milwaukee infielder Craig Counsell.