News digest 26.12.2022

News digest 26.12.2022

Text to Shop: Walmart Customers Can Now Shop as Easily as Texting

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Walmart offers customers a new and convenient way to shop — by simply texting them. Walmart’s new Text to Shop experience is available to customers for free on iOS and Android devices. Text to Shop is seamlessly connected to your Walmart account, so they know your usual ordered items. Simply text the items you need, and they get added to your cart. Text “reorder” to quickly review and add your frequently ordered items to your cart.

Netflix branches out into fitness content with the upcoming launch of Nike Training Club classes

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Netflix is officially branching out into fitness content, as the company announced that it’s going to start streaming Nike Training Club classes next week. The streaming service will release a total of 30 hours of exercise sessions in two separate batches. The programs, which include workouts for all fitness levels, will be available in multiple languages on all Netflix plans.

Google uses AI to make its service more helpful, secure, and private for India

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Google hosted its 8th annual Google for India event where they shared their progress on building AI-powered and India-first innovations that reflect the country's unique opportunities. From breaking down language barriers, to helping a billion people access information in more natural ways, to keeping people safe at every step, these innovations underscore the commitment to helping make a digital India a reality.

2022 Qatar World Cup breaks betting records

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Across the FIFA Qatar World Cup in Qatar, in the US betting increased 13% from the last tournament in 2018, when sports betting was freshly left up to the states individually and legislation was still being written up. OpenBet said that sports betting performance in European players broke the record, and Canadian bettors saw an engagement level increase of 22%.

Twitter’s new rules ban links to other social platforms

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Elon Musk has implemented a new rule, one that wasn’t in its terms and conditions previously, that users are now banned from linking to other social platforms in their Twitter bios or posts. As explained by Twitter: “We recognize that many of our users are active on other social media platforms. However, we will no longer allow free promotion of certain social media platforms on Twitter.”

DCMS launches inquiry into UK gambling

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The Digital, Media, Culture, and Sport (DCMS) department has put together a select committee and launched an inquiry into how the government regulates gambling in the UK. The move comes as authorities heed warnings that “more needs to be done” to protect people from gambling harm, including children.

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