Post Tagged with: "Amazon"

Inside Amazon’s decision to make a video game engine
/ February 12, 2016 4:32 pm
Inside Amazon’s decision to make a video game engine

VentureBeat reports "Amazon launched its Lumberyard video game engine this week, showing its intentions to become a much bigger platform company in the games business. To date, Amazon has shown it wants to compete against the likes of Apple and Google with its own game app store, and it has its own game studios making mobile games and material for the Fire TV settop box. It also bought Twitch for $970 million to enter the gameplay livestreaming business in competition with the likes of YouTube.". Read More

Amazon’s stock tanks 13% despite record $482 million profit
/ January 29, 2016 9:59 am
Amazon’s stock tanks 13% despite record $482 million profit

VentureBeat reports "Amazon made more money last quarter — $482 million in profit for the fiscal Q4 2015 — than it did during every previous quarter combined since Q3 2011. That $482 million figure exceeds Amazon’s previous quarterly record, when, in Q4 2010, it earned $416 million in profit.". Read More

Amazon is reportedly building a ‘Spotify killer’ music service
/ January 28, 2016 9:10 am
Amazon is reportedly building a ‘Spotify killer’ music service

The Verge reports "Amazon could be preparing to challenge Spotify, Apple Music, and other subscription music services with a full-fledged rival that's much bigger than Prime Music. The New York Post reports that Amazon executives have kicked off licensing talks with the music industry for a Spotify-like offering that would tentatively cost $9.99 per month.". Read More

Amazon Will Join Super Bowl Ad Roster For The First Time
/ January 27, 2016 9:18 am
Amazon Will Join Super Bowl Ad Roster For The First Time

Variety reports "Amazon will take to the Super Bowl for the first time to tout the advantages of using “Alexa,” the personal Amazon Echo digital assistant it unveiled in 2014 – and appears to have enlisted actor Alec Baldwin and football great Dan Marino to help it achieve its goals.". Read More

Amazon to stream President Obama’s final State of the Union address on-demand
/ January 11, 2016 12:34 pm
Amazon to stream President Obama’s final State of the Union address on-demand

VentureBeat reports "The White House has teamed up with Amazon to make President Obama’s final State of the Union (SOTU) address more accessible to the people. On Tuesday, not only will the President’s address will be available to stream on-demandthrough Amazon Video, but the speech will be made available across all devices, however people want to view it.". Read More

YouTube Will Join Netflix And Amazon With Support For HDR Video
/ January 8, 2016 12:20 pm
YouTube Will Join Netflix And Amazon With Support For HDR Video

The Verge reports "YouTube will be joining Netflix and Amazon with support for HDR (high dynamic range) video, the company announced this week at CES 2016. The news was briefly mentioned during an onstage conversation about 360-degree video taking place between Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s Chief Business Officer, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman, and VRSE CEO Chris Milk.". Read More

Time Warner Discussing Stake in Hulu
/ November 13, 2015 11:53 am
Time Warner Discussing Stake in Hulu

The Hollywood Reporter reports "Hulu is owned by Walt Disney, 21st Century Fox and Comcast and a cash infusion from Time Warner would help the company compete with Netflix and Amazon.com's streaming service. TheJournal says Time Warner is negotiating for a 25 percent stake in Hulu, which would mean the portion owned by the other conglomerates fall from one-third now to one-fourth if the transaction gets done.". Read More

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