Instagram

Photo-sharing app now on the Web

Instagram, the photo-sharing app that was created for mobile phones, is expanding to the Web.

The service will launch Instagram profiles on the Web over the next few days. Previously, users' profiles existed only on Instagram's mobile applications accessed on the iPhone or Android devices. Now users will have a website with a profile photo, bio and a selection of the snapshots they've recently shared on Instagram.

Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, made its announcement in a blog post Monday.

The layout of the Web profiles is reminiscent of Facebook timelines, except with little text and no ads. Users will have a large cover image that's a collage of their old Instagram shots. Their profile photo is on the right side and their snapshots cascade down the page.

-- Associated Press

PayPal

Price-matching offered for holidays

PayPal is joining the holiday scramble by offering to match prices on any items bought using the online payment service, joining retailers such as Best Buy and Target, which are extending similar promotions to lure shoppers.

Through Dec. 31, shoppers who make a purchase using PayPal and then find the same product advertised for a lower price elsewhere within 30 days can be reimbursed for the difference (up to $250 per item and $1,000 in total through the entire promotion).

Even airline tickets that drop in price are eligible for a match, within seven days of purchase.

-- Los Angeles Times

Hulu

Older CBS shows for paying subscribers

Older CBS shows like "Medium" and "Numb3rs" are coming to the $8-a-month online video service Hulu Plus.

Monday's deal falls short of what other broadcast networks provide. ABC, NBC and Fox, whose parent companies own Hulu, offer recently aired episodes, such as free next-day access for NBC's "Saturday Night Live." The CW, which is partly owned by CBS Corp., makes recent shows available for free on Hulu as well.

By contrast, the new CBS deal covers only shows that are no longer on the air. CBS offers free, next-day access to some of its current shows including "The Amazing Race" on CBS.com.

-- Associated Press