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Weird Wide Web: Shopping on Facebook, a Kim Kardashian app and a controversial logo

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

WELCOME TO THE Weird Wide Web – where we take a look at the week’s best offerings in tech and social media news.

Tech partnership of the week

IBM will be selling iPhones and iPads to businesses, as well as developing apps for them, the two tech giants announced this week.

Logo controversy of the week

Source: Airbnb

Twitter was all a flutter when Airbnb unveiled its new logo with many users pointing out its resemblance to sex organs, BBC reported. This included a few variations on the logo that users cooked up themselves. These are just two of our safe for work favourites:

Travel app of the week

Ryanair launched a new version of its app that lets you use your phone as a boarding pass. Handy.

Source: Ryanair

Copycat move of the week

Twitter has already made it possible to buy things directly from your feed but now Facebook is testing a feature that would let users to do the same, simply by pressing an on-screen “Buy” button.

Source: in-a-perfect-w0rld via Tumblr

Absurd app of the week

There’s a Kim Kardashian app now, Business Insider reports. In the game, you’re just a lowly shop assistant in a clothing store in Hollywood. One day, Kim walks in needing a last minute glamorous outfit and, before you know it, you’re her stylist and close friend and she’s setting you up on fancy dates with exotic men. It’s every girl’s dream.

Source: Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

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