A few news breadcrumbs leading us to the weekend as Skype adds Slack integration, f.lux politely requests to return to the App Store, Lyft cuts ride prices, and more.
- Night shift drama! The creators of f.lux have asked Apple to reinstate their iOS app while politely welcoming Apple to the field of sleep improvement through technology. [f.lux blog]
- You can now initiate Skype calls with your colleagues directly in Slack. The latest beta release of Skype adds Slack integration when typing just won’t cut it. [TechCrunch]
- Google is hoping a few free goodies will encourage people to use Android Pay. It hasn’t officially launched yet but “Tap 10″ will reward users when they tap their phones to pay with things like free songs or even a Chromecast. [Gizmodo]
- New Amazon Prime memberships are discounted to $73 this weekend in honor of Mozart in the Jungle’s Golden Globe victories. What exactly is Mozart in the Jungle? No one knows! But the show is also free to stream this weekend. [Kinja Deals]
- Lyft is cutting its prices for rides in 33 markets—because Uber recently cut prices in 100 markets. Good for riders. Maybe less good for the drivers’ bottom line, but it’s a complex dance of supply and demand. [Recode]
- Walmart is closing 154 stores in the U.S. 102 of those are the smaller “Walmart Express” stores. [Consumerist]