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TikTok Isn’t the First—or Last—App Instagram Copies – The Wall Street Journal

Facebook Inc.’s hottest property has cloned numerous features from trendy, fast-growing social-media apps—none more intensely than Snapchat. With the launch of Instagram Reels, it’s TikTok’s turn.

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If youve scrolled through Instagram recently, you might have noticed more dancing. More lip syncing, too.
These short looped videos are part of Instagrams new Reels feature. But it wont look new to any Gen Zer. Thats because Reels looks and feels just like TikTok, the addictive app so many teens (andlets be honestsome grown-ups) cant get enough of.
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European stocks decline for a third straight session and U.S. equity futures turn lower as stimulus watch continues – MarketWatch

Ericsson shares surge 8% on earnings news and Nestlé inches up

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European stocks fell on Wednesday, with earnings news overshadowed by investor concerns over the COVID-19 pandemics spread in the region and stimulus progress in the U.S., with Wall Street equity futures also slipping into the red. Headed for a third straight losing session, the Stoxx Europe 600 index
SXXP,
-0.65%
dropped nearly 1%, after a 0.4% drop on Tuesday. The German DAX
DAX,
-0.64%
also fell 1%, while the French CAC 40
PX1,
-0.82%
was down just over 1%, and the FTSE 100
UKX,
-1.02%

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US is nearing ‘rapid acceleration’ of Covid-19 cases, expert warns, as daily infections top 60,000 – CNN

A leading health expert says US Covid-19 cases will begin to rapidly accelerate in a week as the country topped 60,000 new infections Tuesday — triple what the…

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(CNN)A leading health expert says US Covid-19 cases will begin to rapidly accelerate in a week as the country topped 60,000 new infections Tuesday — triple what the daily average was back in June, when restrictions had begun to ease.
The prediction comes after several state leaders reimposed some measures to help curb the spread of the virus, fueled by small gatherings increasingly moving indoors with the colder weather, as well as other factors such as college and school reopenings. The national…

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Amazon launches one-hour grocery pickup at all U.S. Whole Foods stores – CNBC

Amazon has ramped up curbside pickup at Whole Foods stores during the pandemic, amid a broader shift to online grocery shopping.

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Amazon is making it faster for Prime members to place Whole Foods orders online and pick them up at the store, in the latest sign of growing demand for curbside pickup services.
Amazon is launching free, one-hour grocery pickup for Prime members at all Whole Foods stores in the U.S., the company announced Wednesday. To qualify for one-hour pickup, grocery orders must total $35 or more. There are currently 487 Whole Foods stores in the U.S.
The feature presents a new perk for Prime members, who pay…

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