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Amazon’s Video App May Finally Be Coming to Apple TV ➝

Peter Kafka and Jason Del Rey, reporting for Recode:

Amazon and Apple may have reached a truce.

The tech giants, who are increasingly competing for customers’ time, eyeballs and money, are close to an agreement to bring an Amazon video app to Apple’s Apple TV set-top box, according to people familiar with the two companies.

Amazon employees expect the app to show up on Apple’s hardware in the third quarter of the year.

I have avoided using Amazon’s video services because of the company’s decision to neglect the Apple TV. The Apple TV is a lot more important to me than a streaming video library that I’ve only briefly browsed. But I wouldn’t mind expanding my options for video content without having to rely on AirPlay for playback.

Apple Pay Coming to Websites ➝

Jason Del Rey, writing for Re/code:

Sources say that Apple is telling potential partners that the Apple Pay expansion to mobile websites will be ready before this year’s holiday shopping season. An announcement could come at WWDC, Apple’s conference for software developers, which typically takes place in June, though sources cautioned that the timing of an announcement could change.

I hope my bank adds support for Apple Pay soon.

Buy Buttons in Social Apps Are a Flop ➝

Jason Del Rey, writing for Re/code:

More than a year after Twitter and Facebook began placing Buy buttons on their social networks, their e-commerce initiatives still appear to be relegated to experimental side projects. And at Pinterest, the tech platform that many believe is most conducive to e-commerce, one of its mainstream launch partners is seeing fewer than 10 purchases a day via so-called Buyable Pins.

Why did anyone think this would work?