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Amazon’s Roy Price On “Eventizing” & How TV Is Like The Record Biz – Edinburgh

Clad in a motorcylce jacket and flat-soled sneakers, Amazon Studios chief Roy Price awed, amused and edified the Convention Center house here in Edinbugh this evening. The disruptive Amazon’s vision from the beginning, he said, was that...Show More Summary

Techdirt Reading List: Data And Goliath

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This is our second week of doing the Techdirt Reading List (don't miss last week's!). Once again, each week, we'll be discussing a book that we think our community might really enjoy. If you click on the Amazon link in this story and buy it that way, you'll also be supporting Techdirt in the process. Show More Summary

‘Galaxy Quest’ Series Lands At Amazon For Development

Paramount Television’s TV series take on cult sci-fi comedy feature Galaxy Quest has been set up at Amazon where it is in early stages of development. The project, originally put together in the spring, is based on the 1999 DreamWorks...Show More Summary

Amazon Prime Instant Video to launch in Japan next month

Netflix isn't the only streaming service that has its sights set on Japan. Rival Amazon will launch Prime Instant Video in the country next month.

Amazon To Expand Prime Instant Video Into Japan Next Month

Following Netflix, which launches in the country September 2, Amazon will extend Prime Instant Video to customers in Japan starting sometime in September. No actual launch date has been set at this time, but Prime members will enjoyShow More Summary

Amazon Prime Video to Launch in Japan

The online retailer's online streaming service will join Netflix, Hulu and local platforms in the increasingly crowded Japanese VOD market. read more

Maria Bello Joins David E. Kelley’s Amazon Drama Series ‘Trial’

Maria Bello is set to co-star opposite Billy Bob Thornton in Trial, the Amazon Studios drama from The Practice creator David E. Kelley, which is on track for a 10-episode straight-to-series order. The legal drama, which Kelley co-wrote with his Practice producer Jonathan Shapiro, centers on Billy McBride (Thornton). Show More Summary

Long Hours Leave Employer Liable -- for Working Employee to Death

Long hours are coming under fire. First, there's the Department of Labor's plan to expand overtime pay to millions of white-collar workers. Then there's that New York Times Amazon piece. You know the one -- the one that emphasizes the online retailer's grueling hours and demanding culture. The one that......

Streaming services aren't kidding around as they compete for young viewers

Children's programming might have just become the new front line in the subscription battle between Netflix, and other major streaming services to boost subscriber numbers.

Is your nonprofit workplace like George Orwell’s 1984?

Did you read the New York Times story about working at Amazon? According to the New York Times, at Amazon individual performance is measured […]

Labor and employment roundup

“The employees ran away and refused to talk to us…Even if we’re there to help them.” [NYT cheers New York nail salon raids, earlier on paper’s crusade against the salons] And now, the Times’s campaign to damn the Amazon: “The Liberty...Show More Summary

“Alexa, turn on SmartThings integration” says Amazon

Amazon’s cylindrical Echo home assistant is gaining another automation ability, hooking up with Samsung-owned SmartThings for the speech-controlled smart home. While it’s not the first such integration we’ve seen Echo add in the months since Amazon launched the chipper speaker, it could well be one of the most far-reaching, thanks to SmartThings’ broad compatibility with […]

Why Europe Hates US Internet Giants In Six Charts

Here in Europe, America's domination of the digital world is met with unabated detestation. Today’s first of two articles looks at the facts. Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, GAFA, EU commission, antitrust anti-trust, Related columns: Europe:...Show More Summary

Emmys: John Ridley & Jill Soloway On The Differences Between Working For Amazon Vs. ABC – Video

In our third and final installment of our video series with American Crime and Transparent showrunners John Ridley and Jill Soloway, the two discuss the differences in working for a streaming service like Amazon versus a traditional broadcast network. Show More Summary

Amazon Inks Multi-Year Licensing Deal With Open Road Films

Under the exclusive multi-year deal, beginning in 2017, Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to stream select Open Road titles on the distribution company’s 2016 slate, including comedy Fifty Shades Of Black, action-thriller Triple 9, and romantic comedy Mother’s Day. Show More Summary

Amazon Signs Multi-Year Content Licensing Agreement with Open Road Films

that today, Amazon announced a multi-year content licensing agreement with U.S. film distribution company Open Road Films that will make Prime the exclusive non-cable premium subscription home for Open Road Films’ theatrical releases,...Show More Summary

Techdirt Reading List: The Internet Of Garbage

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We're starting a new feature here at Techdirt, in which each week we'll promote a book -- either new or old -- that we think our audience really might enjoy reading. For a while now, we've had an Amazon widget over in the right-hand column, and all of the books we discuss here will be added to that widget, if they're not there already. Show More Summary

John Rothman Joins Amazon’s Tig Notaro Pilot As Regular

John Rothman (The Devil Wears Prada) has booked a regular role in Amazon’s untitled Tig Notaro comedy pilot, from Amazon Studios and FX Studios. In the autobiographical comedy, Notaro is abruptly summoned home to Pass Christian, Miss.,...Show More Summary

Olivia Thirlby To Co-Star In David E. Kelley’s Amazon Pilot ‘Trial’

Olivia Thirlby (Juno) is set to co-star opposite Billy Bob Thornton in Trial, the Amazon Studios drama from The Practice creator David E. Kelley, which is on track for a 10-episode straight-to-series order. The legal drama, which Kelley co-wrote with his Practice producer, fellow former attorney Jonathan Shapiro, centers on Billy McBride (Thornton). Show More Summary

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