Amazon.com, Inc. today announced a content licensing agreement with BBC Worldwide North America that will make Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription home for streaming Season One and future seasons of the intriguing dramatic thriller Orphan Black.
Author Stephan Eirik Clark thinks that he may have been a victim of Amazon’s algorithm rigging. In a column for Slate, Clark claims that his book Sweetness #9 was not available in Amazon search results. The book, which is available for presale and ships in August, only showed up when he entered the title of the book and his name. Show More Summary
Amazon.com today announced a licensing deal with BBC Worldwide North America that will make Prime Instant Video the exclusive online-only subscription home for streaming Season One and future seasons of the dramatic thriller Orphan Black. Show More Summary
Almost exactly two years ago, we wrote about the tacocopter, a sort of proof of concept idea for using drones to deliver products to people's homes. Yes, Amazon got some attention last year for claiming to be working on something similar,...Show More Summary
Amazon Studios is building up its next pilot slate. I’ve learned that the latest project to get a pilot green light by the studio arm of the streaming service is single-camera comedy Red Oaks, which has Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh attached to executive produce and David Gordon Green (Eastbound & Down) to direct and executive produce. Show More Summary
Speaking at a Morgan Stanley conference in San Francisco, the CBS CEO said that the terms the Mouse House agreed to with the satellite provider were "not quite enough for us" and shared his thoughts about Netflix and Amazon. read mo...
Anne Rice has joined a number of authors who have signed a petition to stop “author harassment” in user reviews on Amazon. The petition, which is addressed to Jeff Bezos and Jon Fine, calls for more oversight and control on Amazon’s product reviews system. Show More Summary
Digital publishing platform Vook has introduced a new dashboard for authors and content owners to track eBook sales called Author Control. The tool pulls sales data from Amazon, Amazon KDP, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Nook Press, Kobo Writing...Show More Summary
A look at the (new) local newsroom from CJR:One reason the record can devote itself entirely to local news is because its parent company operates something called Thunderdome. In 2012, Digital First opened a newsroom on the 25th floor...Show More Summary
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether temporary Amazon.com warehouse workers are entitled to receive pay for the time they spend going through theft-deterrence screenings at the end of their shifts.
Re/code's esteemed Peter Kafka is reporting that "sources say" Amazon is in talks with major labels about a streaming music service. Last March The Verge's esteemed Greg Sandoval reported much the same thing. While it can be expected that Amazon would have ongoing discussions, it's hard to tell from random leaks what's really going on. Show More Summary
A lot has been written over the last few days since Zoe Keating released the latest in her series of personal digital music revenue reports which includes data from iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon (physical and mp3), MediaNet, Rhapsody, SoundCloud, Spotify, YouTube and SoundExchange. Show More Summary
Square Pickup, the new invitation only test app from Square, is not a local delivery app — though in a way it’s a cousin of eBay, Google and Amazon’s experiments with e-commerce combined with local delivery services. It’s the opposite: buy online pick-up in store (“BOPUIS”). Pickup is being described as an “order ahead” restaurant […]
Kaplan Test Prep is partnering with Amazon to distribute a new digital GMAT course book. The Kaplan digital courses are available through Kindle apps on tablets, phones and online. This is the first time that these courses have beenShow More Summary
Amazon continues to invest heavily in exclusive content for Prime customers - Amazon Prime Instant Video will be the only subscription service in the UK where members can view the first two seasons of the ground-breaking British drama Ripper Street
Amazon has come to the rescue of British period drama Ripper Street. The online giant is today launching its Amazon Prime Instant Video service in the UK and with that has announced a commission for a 3rd season of the BBC crime series. Show More Summary
As a confirmed cord-cutter, I have four Rokus and subscriptions to Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime. I also have an antenna on my roof that does a pretty good job with local channels, but the vast majority of my viewing--probablyShow More Summary
Big ticket shows including "Arrow," "The Following" and "Revolution" will air on the rebranded Amazon Prime Instant Video service in Britain later this year. read more
Over at Salon Simon Head suggests Amazon is worse than WalMart.As at Walmart, Amazon achieves this with a regime of workplace pressure, in which targets for the unpacking, movement, and repackaging of goods are relentlessly increased...Show More Summary
By now, most people who shop online are aware of the way in which companies try to tailor their offers based on your previous purchasing and browsing history. Being followed by strangely relevant ads everywhere is bad enough, but what...Show More Summary