Roundup: Americans’ political views / Facebook for small businesses / Walmart app 

    Poll: Thus far in 2020, 38% of U.S. adults describe their political views as conservative, 36% as moderate and 23% as liberal, according to a new Gallup poll. This center-right bent is essentially unchanged from the 2019 yearly average. Compared with their self-described ideology on economic issues, U.S. adults are slightly more likely to characterize themselves as liberal or very liberal on social issues (29%). Read the report from Gallup. 

    Virtual window displays: Facebook is making a big push into online shopping through Facebook Shops, enlisting small businesses to sell their wares through its platform and giving them access to its technology at the same time the coronavirus pandemic has upended business worldwide, The Wall Street Journal reports.  The virtual shops will appear on the businesses’ Facebook and Instagram accounts and, eventually, on the Messenger and WhatsApp messaging tools. Read the full story.  

    Click: Shoppers can now order bananas, chicken, a puzzle and a television in the same purchase on the Walmart app for curbside pickup or delivery, USA Today reports. The retailer, which has seen surging sales in the past couple months, has combined its Walmart Grocery app with its main app to allow consumers to shop for items in multiple departments, much like a trip to one of the company’s supercenter stores. Read the full story.

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