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

Durbin Disappointed in Quick Fixes for Highway Funding and Import Export Bank

Dick Durbin

Dick Durbin hopes those issues will be addressed when Congress returns in September.

in Local

Kelly Contemplates Another Run for Office

william j kelly

William Kelly has run for several offices and says the Illinois GOP has gotten away from it's values.

in Local

Hastert Closes PAC, Moves Money to Legal Defense Fund

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

Former Speaker of the House under investigation for violating banking laws and lying to the FBI.

in Local

Task Force Hopes to Help Mitsubishi and It’s Employees

mitsubishi

Task force includes Governor Rauner and Congressmen Durbin, Kirk, and Rodney Davis.

in Local

St. Clair County Sheriff Passes on U.S. House Bid

rick watson

Sheriff Rick Watson has declined a run for the house in the 12th Congressional District.