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Vimeo Adds Support For 360-Degree Videos

Well after Facebook and YouTube introduced 360-degree video support, Vimeo has made the same update. The site now lets users upload and play 360-degree content from the website as well as Vimeo's Android and iOS apps. Only some headsets are supported.

Microsoft Teams Launching Next Week

Microsoft's alternative to Slack, known as Microsoft Teams, will become available next week. It's been available since late 2016 for a small group of users. Microsoft will hold an online event on March 14 to show off the new service to Office 365 users.

CNN Creates Dedicated VR News Unit

CNN has established a virtual reality news unit that'll create immersive journalism pieces along with livestreams of major news events. The CNNVR division gives journalists the ability to really bring viewers into the news, says Jason Farkas, VP of premium content video at CNN.

Amazon Prime Arrives In Mexico

Amazon Prime has added a new market: Mexico. The service, which offers things like free two-day shipping and streaming video, is available as of Tuesday. This is the first market Prime is entering in Latin America. Some areas can receive free same-day delivery.

Google AMP Pages Expand To Asia

Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages, a special format used by many publishers to offer less data-intensive content, is expanding to Asia. Search results from Baidu, Sogou, and Yahoo Japan will be directing to AMP. Baidu and Sogou alone account for 90% of the search market in China.

Samsung Pay Reaches India

Samsung Pay is now live in India on some devices. The mobile payment system can be used on the S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, S6 Edge+, A5, and A7. It has rolled out with support for MasterCard and Visa, as well as the following banks: Axis, HDFC, ICICI, SBI, and Standard Chartered.

Facebook Tries Out Dislike Button In Messenger

Facebook has begun testing reactions and a dislike button in Messenger. TechCrunch reports some users have received a reaction feature that shows up when hovering over a message. You'll be presented with options to like, dislike, or send another kind of emoji response.

Facebook Adds City Guides For Travel Planning

Facebook has introduced a travel planning feature called City Guides to its network. The feature, located in the More menu, will highlight cities your friends have visited and also highlight top places to visit and activities to engage in. It shows you which friends have visited.