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Why don’t public libraries deliver?

Topic: Public Libraries It got me to thinking: Why doesn’t the library team up with somebody with real expertise in the logistics of home delivery — Amazon, UPS or one of the many food delivery services that have sprung up over the past...Show More Summary

‘Bethlehem’ Director Yuval Adler To Helm Eco-Thriller ‘The Last Of The Tribe’

EXCLUSIVE: Bethlehem helmer Yuval Adler has come attached to direct The Last Of The Tribe, an eco-thriller set in the Brazilian Amazon. Mark Bailey wrote the script based on a book by Monte Reel, and Chockstone Pictures optioned film rights. The film is rooted in fact. Show More Summary

Noteworthy Super Bowl ads: Movie stars and constipation

By the end of the second quarter, Super Bowl 50 is looking like it has the most celebrity-studded array of commercials in recent memory. Alec Baldwin, Missy Elliot, Jason Schwartzman and Dan Marino partied for Amazon Echo, Ryan Reynolds looked good for Hyandai Elantra, and Steven Tyler screeched...

TOP POSTS: This Week’s Most Read Posts On Hypebot

Some of Hypebot's more popular reads this week included articles on Apple's shutdown of its free iTunes radio, who's getting wrecked by the SFXE bankruptcy, Amazon's prep for a jumping into the streaming world, plus more. Apple's Free ITunes Radio Has Shut Down 10 People Getting Royally Screwed By The...

Choke the “gig economy,” gag workplace innovation

Amazon is hiring on-demand drivers to implement its Amazon Flex same-day-delivery service. Given the confused state of federal wage-hour FLSA law as inherited from the 1930s, and the ever intensifying legal pressure from class action...Show More Summary

Amazon Stores: Books, Branding or the Future of Retail?

3 days agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Credit: Yelp This past week there has been considerable discussion about Amazon potentially opening several hundred book stores in malls around the country. This was sparked by an article in the Wall Street Journal in which the CEO of mall operator General Growth Properties discussed these alleged plans. GGP subsequently was forced to issue a […]

‘The Interestings’: Jessica Collins & Corey Cott Join Amazon Drama Pilot

Jessica Collins (The Young And The Restless) and Corey Cott have booked series regular roles on Amazon pilot The Interestings, from Sony TV's TriStar Television. Written by Nip/Tuck alums Lyn Greene and Richard Levine and directed by Mike Newell, The Interestings is described as a grounded. Show More Summary

Retail Sales Shocker: Amazon Rumored To Open 100s of Stores

When it came to bookstores, the dirty little secret was that customers would come into the indie or chain bookstore, then secretly purchase on Amazon.

‘The New Yorker Presents’ Review: Amazon & Alex Gibney Do Magazine Proud

Having first seen the light of day online during Amazon's early 2015 pilot season, and then a preview at the just-wrapped Sundance Film Festival, The New Yorker Presents is launching its full 10-episode first run February 16. The result is compelling and entertaining. Show More Summary

Techdirt Reading List: Information Feudalism: Who Owns The Knowledge Economy?

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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. As...Show More Summary

Google, Amazon Underestimate Data Centers’ Carbon Footprints

Google and Amazon are among the companies using an obsolete tool to calculate their data center emissions from the electricity they purchase from the power grid, according to Lux Research. The research firm has developed a new analytical tool that finds data centers underestimate coal usage by 30 percent or more, and thus have much […]

Amazon May Launch Hundreds of Bookstores

4 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The online retailer's first shop, located at Seattle's University Village shopping center, opened its doors in late 2015.

Can Curated Design E-Marketplaces Survive In The Amazon Era?

AHAlife's acquisition of design curation site Bezar suggests consolidations might be the best way for online marketplaces to survive the competition. After rumors surfaced last month that the curated online marketplace Bezar was struggling...Show More Summary

6 Reasons Why Amazon May Be Perfectly Situated to Open Hundreds of Stores

Sandeep Mathrani, the CEO of mall development giant General Growth Properties, got many folks' attention on an earnings call late Tuesday afternoon, though the reason had nothing to do with his company's financial performance. According...Show More Summary

Is Amazon Getting a Sustainability Makeover?

Amazon, which has never published a sustainability report, has recently hired sustainability executives that may change the online retail giant’s strategy — and reputation — according to the Guardian. The publication reports Amazon has grown its sustainability team by hiring global supply chain expert Dara O’Rourke. Show More Summary

Video Streamer Nearly Doubles Its Customers in a Single Year

One of the major rivals to Netflix saw its customer base nearly double during the past year. VideoInk reports that Amazon pulled off the feat with its Prime Video service. “Amazon reported that Prime Video had nearly double the streaming...

3 Count: German Sheperding

YouTube found not liable in Germany, US Commerce department wants lower copyright penalties in the U.S. and Amazon seeks to create a Spotify killer. The post 3 Count: German Sheperding appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

More E-Commerce Brands Are Turning to Television Ads. Is It Money Well Spent?

Amazon, Apartments.com and online lender SoFi all announced their first Super Bowl ad buys last week, joining returning advertisers Esurance and website makers Wix and Squarespace. The moves shed light on an old industry debate: Is it...Show More Summary

Reading list: Hoofnagle on FTC Privacy Law

last weekIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Chris Jay Hoofnagle, Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy (2016) Review copy. The book will be available on Amazon Feb. 5. This is a detailed, clearly written guide to the FTC, with specific attention to its privacy practices...Show More Summary

‘American Girl’ Dolls Getting Live-Action Specials, Possible Series From Amazon

Amazon has inked a multi year, multimillion dollar production deal with Mattel subsidiary American Girl to produce four live-action specials based on the company’s popular American Girl line of dolls and books and to be streamed on Amazon Prime. Show More Summary

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