My tipster at the Washington Post writes: “The correct answer is: If you’re so concerned about Jeff Bezos, you shouldn’t be ordering stuff from Amazon in the first place.” “The Ethicists” column for March 29 (last question) (nytimes.com) September 2014: Jeff Bezos freezes pensions at the Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)
Amazon and Bleecker Street have struck a multi-year content licensing agreement that see the Prime Instant Video service be the exclusive subscription home for Bleecker Street theatrical releases that stars with the Al Pacino-starrer Danny Collins, and the upcoming Tobey Maguire-starrer Pawn Sacrifice. Show More Summary
Looking to teach a language or offer tutoring skills in your area? Amazon has launched a new division called Amazon Home Services that aims to connect professionals with customers through its normal e-commerce site. Customers can search the site for potential professionals from plumbers to academic teachers to goat grazers. Show More Summary
After recurring during the first season, Madison Lintz (Parental Guidance) has been upped to a series regular for Season 2 of Amazon’s drama series Bosch. Lintz plays Maddie, daughter of Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver), and we’re told her role will have a more prominent presence in the second season. Show More Summary
Dylan Jones self-published his thriller novel Black Book back in December 2013. Since its release, over 30,000 readers have downloaded this title. The book has earned more than 100 four-star reviews on Amazon.com. During a Reddit AMA...Show More Summary
In a move that many industry watchers have been eagerly anticipating, the TV measurement company Nielsen will begin measuring viewership on Netflix and Amazon Prime for the first time. Bloomberg quotes Nielsen CEO Mitch Barns breaking the news during an...
Harper has revealed the cover to Go Set a Watchman, the highly anticipated new work from To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee. The book will be available on July 14th and is currently available for presale on Amazon. It is a kind of sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, however it was finished earlier. It features Scout as an adult woman, who has flashbacks to her childhood.
The BAFTA TV Craft Award nominations announced this morning include a raft of dramas familiar on both sides of the Atlantic. Leading the way for the prizes that honor behind-the-scenes talent is Sky Atlantic/Showtime horror series Penny Dreadful with five nods including for Production Design, Costume Design and Music. Show More Summary
Guess which Amazon princess is getting a makeover? Issue #41 of the Wonder Woman series features the titular heroine donning a new uniform that features full-length sleeves and pants. Both the interior art and the cover were created by Jonathan Glapion and David Finch. Show More Summary
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Dance event will be streamed on Amazon’s gaming-focused live video subsidiary, with sets from Avicii, Skrillex and Steve Aoki Twitch earned its name – and its $970m Amazon acquisition – through streaming live video footage of people playing games, from League of Legends to FIFA. Show More Summary
It appears that Amazon is very serious about walling off its garden. Late last year, it pushed out a firmware update for its Amazon Fire TV devices that not only made rooted devices unusable, but prevented Fire TV owners from rolling back firmware to previous, more root-friendly versions. Show More Summary
Heirs of Hawaii Five-O composer sue CBS, Fox News claims that posting to Facebook is inherently fair use and Amazon to launch free app service.
In the wake of the Snowden leaks, more and more tech companies are providing their users with transparency reports that detail (to the extent they're allowed) government requests for user data. Amazon -- home to vast amounts of cloud storage -- isn't one of them. Show More Summary
“Amazon. What were they thinking?” This feels right, to some of us at least. Accepting the GLAAD Media Award for Best Comedy Series, Transparent creator-writer-producer Jill Soloway had plenty to say (see video of her acceptance speech...Show More Summary
BUSINESS INSIDER. New York. 20 October, 2014. Amazon has inked a multi-year deal with Simon and...
Today’s Throwback Thursday is a look back at a 1993 book that I purchased in 2011 on somebody’s recommendation. It was probably one of those used books you can buy for a penny on Amazon… Creating the New American Hospital: A Time for Greatness. It’s indeed available for a penny today. I had flipped through the […]
Recent Amazon Reviews and Recommendations I posted a review of Mr. Wilson Makes It Home, a new book by Michael Morse. This is a great book from the author of Responding and Rescuing Providence. I hope you will check it out. The The Gemini Effect by Chuck Grossart was a recent Kindle First book, which means as a […]
In just one month since its record-breaking debut, Amazon today announced it has greenlit a second season of its first original hour-long drama series Bosch.