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Washington Post Names New Publisher—Ending Ties with Graham Family

The Washington Post, which is now owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, announced today that effective October 1st, it is replacing Publisher Katharine Weymouth with Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., a former Reagan administration official who was part of the founding leadership team of Politico. Weymouth’s departure brings to a close the more than eight decade […]

Smartphone Shipments Spike

This week in tech news, Amazon announces acquisition of Twitch, smartphone shipments increase, largest broadband trial ever is announced.

The Future of Medicine in One Word Cloud

My book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, will become available on in black&white paperback, colored paperback and Kindle formats on the 2nd of September. After sharing an excerpt of the table of contents revealing what trends are featured in the book; here is a word cloud presenting the main concepts and companies […]

Amazon Updates Their Login Screen For The First Time In A Decade

It was time for a change. Like an old car company, Amazon introduces its design updates slowly and seldomly, updating one piece at a time, and never rocking the boat too fast or hard to upset its mainstream audience. In fact, according...Show More Summary

TNT’s ‘Proof’, Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ & Amazon Pilot ‘Man In The High Castle’ Add Cast

David Sutcliffe has booked a series regular role on TNT's Proof, a supernatural medical drama executive produced by Kyra Sedgwick. It centers on Dr. Carolyn Tyler (Jennifer Beals), a skeptical, hard-science, brilliant female surgeon who  is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, and hauntings. Show More Summary

Amazon Bows Third Pilot Season: Video

Amazon's third pilot season has been unveiled. The Cosmopolitans, starring Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny; Marc Foster's Hand Of God; Mena Suvari-starrer Hysteria; Jay Chandrasekhar's comedy Really; and Red Oaks, directed by David Gordon...Show More Summary

Amazon Is Taking A Page From Netflix’s Book

Amazon Prime is taking a page from competitor Netflix. The video service will debut all 10 episodes of new drama series "Transparent" on September 26. Netflix's model for debuting new shows like "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black" has always been to release all episodes of a new season at once to allow fans to binge-watch. Show More Summary

Amazon’s to Offer Student Scholarship

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Amazon has introduced a scholarship program to help American college students fund their way through school. The Amazon Student Scholarship is a merit-based contribution that will supply 50 undergrads with $5,000 in tuition money and $500...Show More Summary

Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Set For September 26 Debut: Video

Amazon will premiere all 10 episodes of Jill Soloway's dark comedy Transparent on September 26 on Prime Instant Video in the U.S. and UK. Written, directed and exec produced by Soloway (Afternoon Delight, Six Feet Under), Transparent...Show More Summary

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 8.27.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro. SocialTimes Amazon Acquires Twitch for $970 Million TVNewser Executive Producer Changes at ABC News FishbowlNY The 2014 Online Journalism Award Finalists GalleyCat How...Show More Summary

15 People Who Are Making Crazy Amounts Of Money By Playing Video Games (AMZN)

Amazon announced on Monday that it was buying Twitch, a site devoted solely to video-game-related live-streaming content, for $970 million. That might seem like a ton of money. But the video games are also a spectator sport, and a lot...Show More Summary

DISNEY DRONES: Filed Patents Reveal Dazzling Applications For Light Shows And Fireworks

Looks like Amazon may be getting some company in its bid to build and use commercial drones. Disney has applied for three separate drone-related patents that discuss the possible uses of "aerial display systems," which means that Walt Disney's theme parks could one day roll out a whole new level of entertainment. Show More Summary

Twenty-Two Trends Shaping the Future of Medicine: The List

My upcoming book, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, will become available on in black&white paperback, colored paperback and Kindle formats in a few days, therefore I thought I would share an excerpt of the table of contents revealing what trends are featured and described in details through stories and a lot of pictures […]

Amazon Buying Twitch For $970 Million, Google Misses Another Social Opportunity

"Sources" fell flat on this one. It was widely rumored, though Variety is generally credited with first, that Google was buying Twitch Interactive and it would be somehow connected to their YouTube empire. Instead Amazon yesterday announced an agreement to acquire Twitch. Show More Summary

Morning Media Newsfeed: 550 Buyouts, Layoffs at Turner | Amazon Acquires Twitch

Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. 550 Buyouts, Layoffs Imminent at Turner; HLN, CNN Among Cuts (The Wrap) Some 550 buyouts are to be offered at Time Warner’s Turner network this week, including a large...Show More Summary

Amazon to Acquire Live-Streaming Service Twitch for Nearly $1 Billion

The deal comes after months of speculation that Google would acquire the San Francisco startup read more

Amazon Scores Game-Video Site Twitch For $970M

After months of negotiating with Google's YouTube unit for an acquisition, popular online-video site Twitch instead was bought today by Amazon, for a price announced at $970 million. The site is only three years old, but exploded inShow More Summary

Chloe Sevigny Flees from Greenwich Village

A couple of fun media strands to note in Marlow Stern‘s Daily Beast Q&A with actress Chloe Sevigny, whose Amazon series The Cosmopolitans debuts August 28. Shortly after departing SoHo restaurant Balthazar, where she had sat down last week for lunch with the reporter, Sevigny was snapped and her outfit turned into a Daily Mail summer item. Show More Summary

Amazon Studios Orders Five Kids Pilots

Along with a ton of comedy and drama pilots from its third cycle, Amazon Studios has greenlit three animated kids pilots--The Stinky & Dirty Show, Buddy: Tech Detective, Niko and the Sword of Light--and two live-action kids pilots--Table 58 and Just Add Magic. Show More Summary

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