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Is it too early for ‘best books’ lists? Nope

Topic: Book Reviews Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn scanned the best-books picks from Publishers Weekly, Amazon Books and Library Journal and mined a little data: out of 30 books, only three made more than one list. Reviewers are an eclectic bunch. From Is it too early for ‘best books’ lists? Nope | The Seattle Times Tweet

Why Music Streaming Isn't Really About The Music

It may seem strange for companies like YouTube and Amazon to be suddenly entering the streaming industry, particularly given how notoriously unprofitable it is, but by offering it bundled with other services, music streaming's profitability becomes less important than does long-term customer loyalty. Show More Summary

‘Transparent’ Season 2 First Episode Available On Amazon Prime

Amazon is premiering the first episode of Transparent‘s second season tonight at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT exclusively for Prime members in the U.S. This comes ahead of the series full season premiere December 11 in the U.S., UK, Germany and Austria. Season...Show More Summary

Amazon Commissions Its First Original UK Drama

Amazon has commissioned The Collection, its first original UK drama series, from producers Lookout Point, who also co-produced BBC-TWC epic adaptation War and Peace. The 8 hour long episode series was created by Ugly Betty exec producer...Show More Summary

Jeremy Clarkson Introduces Amazon Drone Delivery Ahead Of ‘#Drive2Prime’

In honor of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and any other post-Thanksgiving shopping manifestations, we bring you Amazon’s video posted today of the company’s new hire Jeremy Clarkson narrating a demonstration of how the online shopping giant’s drone delivery is supposed to work. Show More Summary

Ads with Nazi imagery banned by legacy governor

There’s a new show on Amazon by the name of “The Man in the High Castle” taken from the book by the same name by author Philip K. Dick. It takes place in 1962 and it’s based on the premise that the United States never prepared for World War II and so, when the war […]

Infographic: Xbox and Amazon Drew Huge Social Buzz Going Into Black Friday

This shopping season, Salesforce is using its live social tracker to better understand how, and how often, brands lead the Black Friday and Cyber Monday conversation online. The tool can be used to see which brands people are talking about most as well as the terms mentioned most often and the most-used tags. Show More Summary

Amazon Books should be the future of brick-and-mortar retail chains

Topic: But that might be what it takes for these stores to thrive. What happens when Amazon slowly but surely competes more and more with physical locations? The company’s already expanding its grocery business, for instance, and is reducing the amount of time it takes to ship items to customers with multiple services. Show More Summary

Daily Deal: Pay What You Want Learn To Code Bundle

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Whether you're starting from scratch or are already an expert and looking to keep up with the latest developments, the Learn to Code Bundle is for you. Pay what you want and you'll get the first two courses covering Git and Amazon Cloud Services. Show More Summary


100% NEW ENERGY GRID CAN BE STABLE An All Wind, Water, and Solar Grid Will Be Stable Without Batteries Charles Q. Choi, 23 Novmber 2015 (IEEE Spectrum) “The U.S. electrical grid could rely completely on solar, wind, and water power,Show More Summary

Amazon Pulls NYC Subway Ad for TV Show due to Imagery and Political Correctness

Amazon was advertising for its new show, “The Man in the High Castle,” in the New York City subway system. People were upset at the use of Nazi imagery on the train, but it’s based off of a book! Also, there was imagery from imperial Japan, but people chose to be offended at the Nazi […]

Amazon Pulls Controversial TV Ads From New York Subway (And be forewarned—the second sentence of this item is a doozy!)

A special shout out to our former Crain Commjunications colleague Brian Steinberg for his clever wordplay in the first sentence of this story he wrote for Variety: “A furor appears to have stopped the Führer. Amazon Studios will pull ad signage...

‘The Man In The High Castle’ Ad Campaign Puts Nazi Images On NYC Subway Cars

Based on the Philip K. Dick novel, Amazon’s new drama series The Man in the High Castle imagines a world in which the Axis powers won World War II. And as such, New York City is part of the Greater Nazi Reich. So what’s the line between...Show More Summary

Matt Bomer To Star In ‘The Last Tycoon’ Amazon Pilot, Lifting Contingency

Matt Bomer, coming off a starring role in American Horror Story: Hotel, has been tapped as the lead in The Last Tycoon,  Amazon Studios’ drama pilot based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's final unfinished novel. The project, from Sony’s TriStar Television, was quietly ordered earlier this month as cast-contingent. Show More Summary

Man In The High Castle: When Freedom Really Dies

One of the many things Amazon's new series The Man in the High Castle does well is to refresh our perspective on freedom. The ambitious series, based on the Philip K. Dick novel and now available on the streaming service, projects what...Show More Summary

Obama Champions ‘Transparent’ & ‘The Danish Girl’ With White House/LGBT Seal Of Approval

The White House announced Friday morning plans to screen Focus Features’ The Danish Girl and episodes of Amazon Studio’s Transparent on Monday, November 23, as part of a program recognizing newly-appointed "White House LGBT Artists Champions of Change." The event also notes ??Transgender Day of Remembrance, observed on November 20. Show More Summary

Bob Bowen Joins Amazon As Head Of Music

Former Relativity Media president of music Bob Bowen has been tapped by Amazon Studios to become Head Of Music as the streaming service’s original content operations continue to grow. He will be tasked with leading the studio’s music...Show More Summary

Amazon Debuts Tool for Screenwriting

Amazon has released a new software to make collaborative screenwriting easier.

Amazon Shines Spotlight On Indie Artists In Exclusive Holiday Collection

Amazon today released its second annual collection of holiday music. "Indie for the Holidays" is exclusively available to stream on Prime Music and purchase on Amazon. It features music from from YACHT, Rogue Wave, Lisa Loeb, Langhorne Slim, The LeeVees & Matisyahu, A Silent Film, Sondre Lerche & Jherek Bischoff...

Techdirt Reading List: The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation

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We're back again with another in our weekly reading list posts of books we think our community will find interesting and thought provoking. Once again, buying the book via the Amazon links in this story also helps support Techdirt. This...Show More Summary

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