Tech Bytes: Free Shipping Day, Facebook Ads

December 15, 2017 07:40 AM

In today's Tech Bytes, it's free shipping day for online shoppers. About 1,000 major retailers like Macy's, JC Penney, Target, and Best Buy are waiving shipping fees all day. There's no minimum purchase needed and delivery is guaranteed by Christmas Eve.

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Facebook is changing how it delivers ads. next year, six- second spots will run at the start of some videos. in the meantime, ads in the of videos will only be allowed if that video is at least three minutes long..

AOL instant messenger is signing off for good after a 20-year run. It reigned long before Facebook and Snapchat, but the chat service known for those excruciating dial-ups and catchy screen names failed to evolve as the world shifted to smart phones and social media.


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