Amazon goes social?

Amazon announced a partnership with Twitter. Soon you will be able to buy things from Amazon by simply replying to an Amazon tweet. Amazon is finally waking up to the fact that it has thousands of followers on Twitter and is now focused on turning them into customers. And Twitter is finally starting to understand that in order to succeed it has to create other sources of revenue that don't involve serving ads. The by-product of this partnership will be a new platform from Twitter on which others can also build.

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This week brought some interesting articles and news worth taking note of:    
- UN is going to debate if robots will be able to kill on their own. Get use to the term 'human in the loop'. Arnold said he'd be back, and he is!
- DropBox is busy fixing security issues. Your shared links were disabled. Our advice - drop them and create new ones.
- Nokia has a new focus. Cars and connectivity. It put aside $100m to fund new and promising startups.
- Sony has a new tape backup capable of holding 185 terabytes. That's about 3,700 Blu-ray discs. Okay, so this might not fit your "Days of Our Lives" collection, but you'll finally be able to backup all your vacation pictures!
- Google goes retail. It bought UK forecasting firm. Stay tuned to see how your search results will change.

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